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Old 10-20-2015, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Yes,where in the world,do you see a group of tourists escorted by a military patrol ?? Only in israel because it is very "safe"
Well they are actually in the Arab cities like Bethlehem where tourists visit by day, but do not stay the night. Seems that the Police of the Palestinian Authority are nowhere to be found.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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More of that propaganda, now you worry about Palestinians ?? i don't believe you,israel is not a safe place,that's the bottom line
Most of the Arabs in Israel and the territories are fine. It's the few hundred bad ones that make life miserable for the few million by inciting numerous situations. There are even a certain few that show up in numerous videos in numerous areas across the region.
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Well, this was Educational.

I learned that there is a hot geographical debate about where Israel is actually located. Okay.

I also learned that people either passionately say it is very safe, or passionately say it is very dangerous.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:19 PM
 
Location: State of Grace
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Israel, and particularly Jerusalem, are about as safe as you are savvy. If you don't tick off the natives (all factions) by wearing mini skirts, see-through clothing, and displaying religious symbols in the form of jewelry, etc., and if you remember that woman's lib isn't a welcome ideology, you'll no doubt have a good time.

DH and I and our kids lived there for some time and had no problem. However, it should be mentioned that it is perfectly normal to expect armed IDF soldiers on public transportation (and all around the major cities), and it would be unwise to do anything other than ride quietly to your destination. Sudden moves on buses can (and do) get people killed.

Bottom line: be culturally sensitive, reserved, and polite, and you'll find Israel a wonderful place to visit.

That's my take.


Mahrie.
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Old 10-23-2015, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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Israel, and particularly Jerusalem, are about as safe as you are savvy. If you don't tick off the natives (all factions) by wearing mini skirts, see-through clothing, and displaying religious symbols in the form of jewelry, etc., and if you remember that woman's lib isn't a welcome ideology, you'll no doubt have a good time.

DH and I and our kids lived there for some time and had no problem. However, it should be mentioned that it is perfectly normal to expect armed IDF soldiers on public transportation (and all around the major cities), and it would be unwise to do anything other than ride quietly to your destination. Sudden moves on buses can (and do) get people killed.

Bottom line: be culturally sensitive, reserved, and polite, and you'll find Israel a wonderful place to visit.

That's my take.


Mahrie.
Bolded - Um, what? Did you live in Israel in the 50s? There are a handful of neighborhoods that are regressive and violent in nature toward women who dare show so much as their wrists or walk on the same side of the street as a man, but that is the minority.

There are few places a tourist would go where a "mini skirt" or "women's lib" would seem out of place. Certainly both women and men should plan to cover to a certain level at holy sites (I kept a shawl to cover my shoulders wearing a sleeveless dress) but the average Israeli isn't all the different in how they dress than the average American.
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Old 10-31-2015, 05:51 AM
 
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Well, this was Educational.

I learned that there is a hot geographical debate about where Israel is actually located. Okay.

I also learned that people either passionately say it is very safe, or passionately say it is very dangerous.
Israel has a very low crime rate and therefore is considered generally safe. But due to the ongoing (on & off) Palestinian Arab terrorist activities sometimes it feels dangerous to be in Israel.
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Old 02-18-2017, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Macao
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My old boss is Jewish. He visited Israel with his family for the first time a few years back. He said that to his surprise, the vast majority of Israeli towns are peaceful. The whole country gets a bad rap whenever there is a terrorist attack, but it really doesn't affect most folks. It would be the equivalent of thinking that south side Chicago, Watts and inner city Detroit represented what America is like, when that is not the case.
A lot of places suffer from this.

I used to live in Japan, and everytime there was an earthquake in Japan, people from afar seemed to think it was my town.

I also used to live in South Korea, and had that constant, ''What if North Korea attacks?" everytime that North Korea was in the news.
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Old 05-12-2017, 11:13 AM
 
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I felt safer in Israel for 9 days then I do everyday in NYC
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Old 05-14-2017, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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A lot of places suffer from this.

I used to live in Japan, and everytime there was an earthquake in Japan, people from afar seemed to think it was my town.

I also used to live in South Korea, and had that constant, ''What if North Korea attacks?" everytime that North Korea was in the news.
Yeah, it's par for the course... if there's ever a flood, civil unrest, etc, I get messages from people back home asking if I'm okay... even though whatever happened is on the other side of China.

Last week with the flooding in Guangzhou, a lot of people were convinced I must have lost everything, but the reality was that the area I'm in, in Central GZ, is modern and has adequate drainage, so things were basically normal for us.

As far as Israel goes, all of the Israelis I've ever met have said they don't worry about their safety, as have basically everyone else that I know who has traveled there.
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