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Jerusalem is no longer divided (it was divided between Jordan and Israel between 1948 and 1967). Israel controls all of it, and there are no check points or border control anywhere in the city. There are security checkpoints at the entrance to the Temple Mount, but they're there to keep the Israelis (and weapons) out, not the foreigners (as opposed to what ...


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According to Wikipedia, the Dome of the Rock complex (Temple Mount) was reopened to non-Muslim visitors for limited time and days of the week (for example, non-Muslims are not allowed in on Fridays). Frommer's has a detailed description on how to get tourist access to the site. You may be able to get into the complex and the museum, but probably not into ...


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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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Any Jewish neighborhood is decent, and if you're non-Jewish then most of the Arabic neighborhoods are decent as well (for Jews it may be hazardous, especially if you're there on ideological grounds). You're right about the West/East division (originated in the split of the city between Jordan and Israel between 1948 and 1967, Jordanians banished Jews from ...


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In addition to the other answers: during Ramadan we were not allowed to enter Temple Mount.



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