Question regarding traveling to the State of Israel, a Middle Eastern country home to the holy sites of many religions

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How long does it take for a US citizen to get a visa to travel to Israel?

I just want to know how far in advance I need to plan these kind of logistics.
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I would like to visit Israel. How can I work or visit after that in UAE?

I would like to visit Israel. How can I work or visit after that in UAE? I have an Indian Passport.
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How much should I worry about the 6 month rule on passport validity for visiting Israel?

I have reservations on El Al to travel from JFK to Israel on July 5th and return on July 15th. My US passport expires on January 10, 2016. The airline told me that they would not let me board ...
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How do I know when to use an adapter or a transformer? (Israel)

Israel uses a different plug shape than used in America, as well as a different voltage for power outlets (if I'm not mistaken, Israel uses 220V, while USA 110V). I could use an adapter like this one:...
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Is travelling to the West Bank safe?

I am currently signed up for a trip to Israel and am planning an extension to visit the West Bank, probably Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Bethlehem. Given that Israel recently bombed Syria and Hezbollah is ...
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Is there a Sat Nav that works in Israel? (preferably with good coverage)

Does anyone know of a SatNav device or SatNav software for iPhone that has maps of Israel available (preferably with good coverage).
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Short layover in CDG between Morocco and Israel

I have a EasyJet flight from Marrakech (Morocco) to Paris CDG. 2H15 later I have an El Al flight to Tel Aviv. It is my understanding (would love some confirmation) that I cannot checkin my luggages ...
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Renting a car in Israel when under 21?

I'm going to be staying in Israel for the next 6 months, and I would like to be able to get around. I have a valid US driver's license, which is considered valid in Israel as well. The problem ...
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Re-entering Israel after Student Visa expires?

My multiple entry student visa was issued on June 25th, 2012 and expires on June 24th, 2013. I entered Israel on August 26th, 2012. I am planning to leave Israel on June 13th (to Poland) and return ...
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Possibility of praying in Masjid Al-Aqsa (Jerusalem)

I will be visiting Jerusalem in a week. Is Israeli government allow to pray in Masjid Al-Aksa? Can I go there freely? Is there anything I should know before I go there?
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Are taxis available on the Israel side of the northern crossing to Jordan?

After touring in Jordan, my guide will let me off on the Jordan side of the Beit She’an / Sheik Hussein – Northern border crossing (between Tiberias and Jerash). Is there a taxi stand on the Israel ...
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Trying to find a specific restaurant in Jerusalem

I was in Israel for the first time about 10 years ago. I have a vivid memory of that trip, in which my father took me and my sister to get real Israeli schwarma for the first time and it was sooo good....
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Is it possible to carry pepper spray for self-defense? [closed]

I want to carry pepper spray with me when traveling for self-defense purposes only. Is there a way to be allowed to do that or is there any official document that allows me to safely travel with ...
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Is it safe to travel to Jerusalem?

I would travel in an organised group at the time around Easter. I would like to do some sightseeing, but wouldn't insist on anything even remotely dangerous. I'm not sure about the arrangement yet, ...
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Indoor swimming in Tel Aviv. Israel?

Often hotels with swimming pools will let non-guests purchase a pass to their pool but it can be pricey. Sometimes there are municipal swimming pools that do not make it to the guide books but which ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa from Greek embassy with an expired resident visa in Israel?

I'm Philippines passport holder and currently living in Israel. A few months ago my resident permit expired and I'm ready to go back home for good. My question is - can I apply for a Schengen visa in ...
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How likely is it for Israeli airport security to withhold my laptop and send it on later?

I’ll be visiting Jordan and Israel soon in a guided (recreational) group tour. The group will be some 20 people in size. The organiser gave us beautiful leaflets on what to expect in the countries we ...
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Re-entering Israel as a tourist after student visa expires? [duplicate]

My husband and I are British nationals living in Israel with student and spouse visas. Our visas expire on 3rd December 2014, and we have been unable to get an appointment to renew them before January ...
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Transporting an airsoft gun from the US to Israel

There was a question about traveling with a gun: Can Somebody travel with their gun internationally? What procedures, if any, does one need to follow to bring an airsoft gun from the US into Israel ...
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Mobile connectivity in Israel, in and outside small and large cities?

What is mobile connectivity like in Israel, especially outside the cities but also in the smaller cities? For example, will I be able to use GetTaxi, the Israeli equivalent of Uber, at the Beit She’...
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Is there an ATM at Tel-Aviv airport?

A few years ago I saw money changers (costly) in the Tel Aviv airport but not a money machine (kash-po-mat). Is there a money machine at the airport? If so, where is it and does it charge the same as ...
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SIM card using an external 3G modem while traveling in Israel [duplicate]

Will I be able to buy a SIM card in Israel for use with my modem when I'll be traveling there? Where to buy it and how much will it cost?
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Cheapest way from Hussein bridge, Jordan to Tel Aviv, Israel

I am looking for transport from the border crossing at Hussein bridge to Tel Aviv. The most important factor is price.
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Cheap way to get from Israel to Hong Kong

I want to fly from Tel Aviv to Hong Kong. I searched Kayak and so on. I wonder: Do travel agents have cheaper offers which I cannot find on the Internet? Is there any cheaper way to get near Hong-...
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How easy is it to exchange US dollars to shekels in Israel?

In past years, it was easy to exchange US dollars for shekels in Jerusalem. Many small retail stores did money changing on the side. Is that still true? How much better is the unofficial exchange ...
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Re-entry into Israel as tourist (Australian citizen)

I am Australian and I plan to visit Israel on a tourist visa for three months from end of May to end of August. I will be travelling out of Israel to Copenhagen third week of August for six days and ...
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As an Israeli with dual EU citizenship, which passport to use to go to Jordan?

I have a very distinctive Jewish name and a dual Israeli-EU citizenship. I wonder what is the safest way to go to visit Jordan. With my Israeli passport, as an Israeli, I would be probably looked ...
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How long are you supposed to stay out of Israel after your 3 month tourist visa has expired in order to get another tourist visa? [duplicate]

How long are you supposed to stay out of Israel after your 3 month tourist visa has expired in order to get another tourist visa? I am Chilean citizen and I tried to get a meeting for extending my ...
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If I get a tourist visa to Israel prior to traveling can I still get denied entry to Israel?

I heard that it's always a good idea -regardless of your destination- to get a visa to the country you traveling to prior to your travel even if it was the case that you can get a visa upon arrival as ...
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Where can I find customs/import fees for Israel?

Where can I find the fees applicable for entering Israel (and declaring) more than the exempt amount of personal products (foodstuffs). I've found in multiple locations that I can bring up to $200 ...
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How long can I stay in Israel after my student visa expires?

My student visa in Israel expired one week ago, but I'm planning to stay here 2 more months and renew the visa either when I'm back home in Italy in the summer, or re-enter in Israel next year as a ...
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How long are lines in Tel Aviv airport

Is two hours before flight time early enough to show up at the Tel Aviv airport for a mid-morning, El Al flight to the States on a typical Wednesday? Or are the lines there so long that three hours ...
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Is there in the world trails like Israel National Trail? [closed]

In Israel there is something called Israel National Trail (Hebrew: שביל ישראל‎, Shvil Yisra'el). It is a trail that goes from the north of the country to the south in about 1000 km. A trail where you ...
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How long may I stay in Israel after my A2 visa expires?

My A2 student visa will be expired by 7th dec. I would leave Israel by 12th dec. May I stay in Israel these days without visa. Is there any difficulties I will face during my departure time?
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One way trip from Tel Aviv to Petra and more in Jordan?

I am planning a short winter vacation in Israel and the (award) flight back I found goes through Amman and so I thought I would visit Petra and perhaps more on the way back cos why not. So, I will be ...
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Most inexpensive Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem

Is there any inexpensive, decent Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem? I've learned that the east side tends to be Arabic and the west Jewish. We are trying to stay in a Jewish neighborhood to learn the ...
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Entry as tourist with intent to stay as student [closed]

If you enter a country as a visa-waived tourist but plan to stay as a student and obtain the longer term student visa once in the country can/will the country prevent you from entering as a tourist? ...
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Are there any Verizon smartphones that work in Israel?

I know all the new 4G phones have GSM radios, but I heard that many (or maybe even all) of Verizon's smartphones make it so certain capabilities - specifically, data - don't work with international ...
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Are you likely to be asked for medical travel insurance when visiting Israel as a Russian citizen?

I'm going to visit Israel for a couple of days. I am a Russian citizen and don't need to get a visa. How high is the probability that I'll be requested to show any kind of medical travel insurance? ...
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Getting cash in Israel (least expensive way) [duplicate]

What is the least expensive way for an American tourist in Israel to get cash? The options seem to be: Debit card - but there are withdrawal fees, often 5% or more. Credit card - but interest ...
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How safe the neighborhood around the Leonardo Hotel in east Jerusalem? [closed]

Have there been news reports in the past few months of stone throwing, knife attacks and the like along the route from Mea Sharim to the Leonardo Hotel at 9 Saint George Street, 97200 in east ...
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Travel from Tel-Aviv, Israel to Thessaloniki, Greece

I want to get from TLV to Thessaloniki, Greece on 21-24/June. What is the cheapest way?
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American citizen, resident in Israel, getting student visa for France

My family and I (American citizens) have been living in France on tourist visas for the past 87 (88?) days. We plan on staying in France long term. But as you might know, we have to leave the country ...
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Expired Israeli student visa - returning to Israel on this?

I am a U.S citizen and have an expired Israeli student visa which I used to study in Israel for two years. I now plan to go back for another year of study. Will I be able to enter the country on my ...
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I am in Israel after 90 days without a visa, can I get in trouble for this?

Without judgement, please, I need help. I am in Israel at the moment and have been here for longer than 90 days, surpassing my allowed 90 day allowance. Am I going to get in trouble when I go to get ...
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Renting a car in Tel Aviv as a young driver with a new license?

I plan to get a driver's license in February and then visit Israel in May. It would be nice to rent a car somewhere in Tel Aviv as that's the most convenient way of sightseeing the country. However I ...
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Are there any sites where I can buy a same day/following day flight? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I need to fly today, where can I search for options? Are there any sites that show today's/tomorrow's flights that are available? With 70% and more discounts? Interested ...
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Beef jerky to Israel

For the purposes of customs, is beef jerky considered a raw meat product? In other words, can I bring beef jerky from the US to Israel?
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Tourist Visa to Israel for Indian Students studying in the US

I have to travel to Israel for a short trip on my Indian Visa. I'm currently studying in the US on an F-1 Visa. I read that I need a tourist visa to travel to Israel. What are the steps I need to take ...
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Least expensive way for a tourist to get cash in Israel? [duplicate]

What is the least expensive way for an American tourist in Israel to get cash? The options seem to be: Debit card - but there are withdrawal fees, often 5% or more. Credit card - but interest ...