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Old 11-10-2013, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Israel
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I would be interested how you get from Israel to the surrounding countries. Perhaps Egypt and Jordan. I was thinking about going to Israel, but I would want to go to as many neighboring countries as possible. Not sure how easy regional travel is. Not necessarily flying.
At the moment it is dangerous and not recommended to go to Cairo/Egypt from IL at all !

But to jordan you can take a tour bus from Tel Aviv
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I would love to visit based on a relative who raved about his visit there (and he's an atheist).
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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Actually it kind of is because Israeli potiticians do not allow public Christmas trees and Christmas decorations at all. There is only Arab city with Christmas tree.
Politicians and Rabbis told people to boycott businesses who decorate for the holiday.

Why would they question? There are 2.2 billion Christians worldwide.
Sorry you're wrong. The Jerusalem YMCA has a huge Chritmas tree decorating event, and there are trees in the Chritsian communities. It is definately not "banned". And if you want the abslute Chritmas experience travel to Bethlehem on Chritmas Eve.

For those who mentioned terrorism, it is safe to travel to Israel - and I am not a 52 year old Jewish woman!

Jerusalem is a great destination if you are into history and ancient cultures as well as present day multiple cultures. You can meet Muslims, Christians, Jews, Armenians and recent immigrants from around the world like the Jewish Etheopians, Yemanites etc.

As for the person who said it was just like California, - absolutely not.

Perhaps the biggest impression I got of Israel on my first visit was the outgoing, friendly people.
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:23 AM
 
Location: American Expat
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At the moment it is dangerous and not recommended to go to Cairo/Egypt from IL at all !

But to jordan you can take a tour bus from Tel Aviv

Thanks.

I know, but it will eventually cool down. Any easy way to get from Israel to Saudi Arabia? Guess there wouldn't be much to see anyway. Unless you're flying to some places farther south.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:44 AM
 
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Thanks.

I know, but it will eventually cool down. Any easy way to get from Israel to Saudi Arabia? Guess there wouldn't be much to see anyway. Unless you're flying to some places farther south.
Cross the border into Jordan or Egypt and probably from there you can get to Saudi Arabia.
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