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Since the current answers are rather outdated, here's a web site with recent-enough information. Generally, the no-contract options are affordable. For example, Golan Telecom doesn't require Israeli identification and you can even pay by PayPal. Their activation fee is 49ILS, and for unlimited calls and 1GB data you'd pay 37 ILS monthly (59 ILS monthly for ...


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Many of my friends here in Israel support organisations like Breaking the Silence. This is not unusual. Of course, being citizens we cannot be refused entry and we generally whiz through passport check without any hinderance. I suspect being active in the BDS circles might earn you thorough questioning, but who knows? Much like any border police, the ...


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If you stick to being an average tourist, Jerusalem is as safe as any large city. Do be aware that in Israel you have to pass security checks at every train station, mall and at many tourist places. Though that actually makes stuff safer, so don't worry about that. If you intend to visit places like Mea Shearim, you are advised to dress properly. That means ...


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I can make no subjective comment as could one who lives in the region. If you are a US Citizen, the United States Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Overseas Security Advisory Council (what a mouthful) published, in February of this year, the Jerusalem 2014 Crime and Safety Report which covers everything from what it calls terrorism to petty ...


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You can only apply for a French visa (whether a national long-stay visa like a student visa or a Schengen short-stay visa) in a country where you are a resident (how you can document that depends on the country) but you don't need to be a citizen. So it's perfectly possible for US citizens to apply for a French visa from Israel but you need to have a way to ...


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As you wrote your visa is already expired, so currently you are there illegally. I didn't find official statements, but normally you will get fined for each day you overstay and if you plan to leave after 2 months after the expired date sure you will be questioned with the risk of an issue of deportation. My suggestion is to contact the Italian Embassy and ...


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It is a recurring subject in the Norwegian press that Norwegians are regularly refused entry to Israel without obvious reasons. This problem is also addressed in the travel advices on Israel from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They write that if you can be assumed to be a moslem or of Arab origin or if you have participated in political or ...


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German citizens (born in 1928 or later) do not require a visa to enter Israel, so there won't be any background check in advance. As to the background check at the border, I'm not sure where you're getting your information from about this: "Realistically the Israelis will do a digital background check ... natural language processing of everything you wrote ...



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