Jerusalem District Warnings and Dangers

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    have a slash proof bag (mine is a...
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  • pickpockets love crowded areas
    pickpockets love crowded areas
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  • souks have many pickpockets
    souks have many pickpockets
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Jerusalem District Warnings and Dangers

  • Old City Jerusalem Streets

    Jerusalem Warnings and Dangers

    My credit card was charged with US Dollars instead of Israeli Shekel. The transaction was done by paper, not electronically, which was a serious mistake on my part. The currency was set to Dollars even though the deal was done in Shekel.

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  • Pickpockets

    Jerusalem Warnings and Dangers

    Being a major area to visit by 3 of the Major Religions of the world, Jerusalem has it's share of scammers, touts, pick pockets, hustlers and more. walking especially at the old city has lots of crowds and some of them are these unholy people so your best bet will be to secure your valuables into bags or back packs that are slash proof (i'm using...

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  • At the Airport

    Jerusalem Warnings and Dangers

    This is the place where you stop being a traveller and you start being considered a possible threat. When the hotel receptionjist told me that I should be in the airport 3 hours in advance, I thought: yes as usual but 1 hour and half will be enough. Fortunatly for some reasons we were in the airport 3 hours before the flight infact, I had been...

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  • Transportation

    Jerusalem Warnings and Dangers

    Traffic in the vicinity of the Jerusalem Shopping Mall is disrupted frequently(2013) by road works and traffic jams caused by the nearby football stadium. Also extensive road works on the main highway to Tel Aviv cause slow-downs.

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  • Guards everywhere!

    before you fly to this city make sure your name in the visa is correct with your passport!it will take 3 hours for youth moslem to pass the immigration especially if your name: Abdullah, Muhammad, etc.very tense atmosphere in the immigration, many of guard holding a weapon (i say it was a real weapons)prepare your self for impromptu interview.if...

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  • Driving to Jerusalem area

    If you are driving to Jerusalem area from the center of Israel (Route no.1) don't drive too fast - the road can be tricky.Also - if it is winter it can be foggy and slippery.While returning from En Kerem i saw 2 car accidents.

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  • Driving

    When driving in Jerusalem District area you should be careful and know where you actually driving, some roads will lead to deserted areas or the west bank, and you really do not want to get lost there.

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  • Don't trust a book by it's cover.

    When on the Temple courts as well as the mount it's self, please don't laugh. The Arabs that live on that mount are watching and will think you laughing at them. And husbands and wives can't hold hands, but a woman and another woman can but please be discreet, and men holding hands is a NO NO.Don't get me wrong here now, I love the Arab people as...

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