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

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How common is public wifi in major cities in Israel?

How widespread is public wifi in hotels, public places, coffee shops, trains, buses, or even whole cities in Israel? Also, are they generally password protected (like many coffee shops in the USA)?
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Bus schedules in Israel

I'm looking for paper or pdf schedules of isreali bus routes (that i can use with out internet coverage) i found for the golan routes http://www.golanbus.co.il/Files/art_files/lozhdash72017.pdf but im ...
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Are there lockers on the beaches of Tel Aviv?

I would like to go swimming without being afraid of leaving valuables out in the open. Are there secure lockers at Tell Aviv beach where I can leave my stuff? If so, where are they located?
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.io domains and git ssh blocked in Israel [closed]

When using public transit WiFi such as the "ISRAEL-RAILWAY", I can't access any .io domains or push/pull from GitHub with an ssh key. I have to connect thru another network using my phone for WiFi ...
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Leaving Israel to US

I'm a dual national Belgian/Israeli and I'm entering the US with my Belgium passport and ESTA visa, do I need a visa for Israelis to leave Israel, or is showing my Israeli passport enough?
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Why does Israel question passengers who are departing the country?

Every time I fly out of Israel I am annoyed by the security people asking all kinds of intrusive questions about my trip and where I've been. Every other airport in the world solves the problem by ...
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Travel to the US with a stamp from Israel in my passport

If you are curious and want to see a helpful comment I added (a little late): to comment and answer on this page I am going to travel to Israel at the end of the year for one week. Somewhere I read, ...
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Track & field standard (400 meters) stadiums recommendations in Haifa? [closed]

Could you recommend any track & field standard (400 meters) stadiums in Haifa also with public access for training (free or paid)? Would be nice to know current condition of the track (damages, ...
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Jordan double border crossing?

We will soon be flying into Jordan (from Canada). During our 2 weeks there, we will cross into the West Bank (Palestine/Israel). We will then go back into Jordan for our return flight. Should we buy ...
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Overstaying B1 Visa in Israel [duplicate]

A US citizen, arriving to Israel on a tourist visa, for 90 days. The visa will expire in a week, and the flight tickets are for two days later. Going to the Ministry of Interior is out of the ...
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Are all parts of the 'Jesus trail' in Israel open and safe to hike solo?

The Jesus Trail in Israel is a 65km hiking and pilgrimage trail in Israel that traces the route Jesus is meant to have walked. I'm not that knowledgable about the different areas of Israel / ...
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How does public transit system work in Israel on the New Year (31 Dec - 1 Jan)?

As I saw on wiki page (Public holidays in Israel), there is no holiday in Israel on 31 Dec - 1 Jan. So the public transit system should operate as usual, am I right? And some more facts to the ...
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Is there any place in Israel where you can enjoy walking in huge forests/parks?

Is there any place in Israel where you can enjoy walking in huge forests/parks? And there are some more wishes (not compulsory, but very expected): it should be by the sea it should be cheap to ...
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Traveling to Iran & Israel with British and Spanish passports

I'm planning to travel to Middle East at the end of the year. My aim is to visit Israel, Palestine, Jordan Turkey and Iran. Then I'll fly to Egypt and from there I'll continue my trip. As I'll be ...
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Will I be able to purchase an Arafat T-shirt in Palestine/Israel?

I will be visiting Israel and Palestine next month. Among the places I plan to visit are Bethlehem and Arafat's tomb in Ramallah. I plan to wear a T-shirt with Arafat's picture on it only during my ...
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Can I be refused entry due to my place of birth?

Usually entry requirements are based on country of citizenship, but is it at all possible to be denied entry if you were born in a country in conflict with your travel destination ? This is a ...
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Israel - Identification of Stone statue

I recently read a book about Israel titled "Israel, Enchantment of the World". It features a cover that has a stone wall in the background and what seems to be a tall stone statue with a long carved ...
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Data connection while in Israel [duplicate]

Is there a cost effective way getting a data connection (sim card) for a mobile phone for 3 weeks while I am in Israel? So that I can read emails, and make use of google maps on my phone?
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My passport photo doesn't look much like me. Should I renew it before going to Israel?

In 2010 I got a new passport (I am Australian) and, for some reason I cannot comprehend, used possibly the worst photo of me ever taken. My hair is everywhere and I have a weird look on my face. ...
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May I travel with my father's ashes into Israel?

May I travel with my father's ashes into Israel? The airlines are okay with it, but I'm not sure about Israeli Customs.
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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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Driving in Israel with a US learners permit

Can a US citizen drive in Israel with a New York State learners permit?
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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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Can an Israeli citizen enter Israel with an expired Israeli passport?

Basically the question: Israeli citizen's passport has expired while abroad. Is it possible to reenter Israel with an expired passport?
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What is this Israeli street food dish?

When I was in Israel a few years back I tried this really great street food. I had gotten the recipe, but now have lost it and don't remember what it was called. It is a cross between a pancake and a ...
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How do I address a vertical postcard? [closed]

Currently I am abroad on a summer project in Israel. I would like to send my friends some postcards, and I got this one: and I'm not sure how to address it properly. I've been looking for some tips ...
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Visiting Israel with Tunisian stamp and Russian visas

I am planning to visit Israel for a week of vacation next month and realize I have a stamp from Tunisia in my passport, from three years ago and also for vacation. Would this make any trouble ...
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Can a Vietnamese use a Schengen visa to visit Israel?

I have a Vietnamese passport with Schengen visa and am currently staying in France. Can I visit Israel with this passport or do I need to apply for an Israel visa from the Israel Embassy?
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Can a dual Israel/USA citizen leave Israel without their American passport?

I'm a native born American currently living in Israel as a citizen (dual citizenship). Can I leave Israel to travel to Europe with only my Israeli passport, or is my US one a 'must have'?
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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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How do I visit Petra from Israel?

I am going to Israel later in the year and would like to visit Petra while I'm in the region. I understand that as a UK citizen, I need a visa but I don't need to apply for one prior to travelling? ...
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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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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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Are passengers interviewed for Israeli domestic flights in the same way as they are for foreign ones?

When I fly internationally from Israel, I am routinely given a short interview by security personnel, in which I am asked several questions etc... Because of this, people generally recommend that ...
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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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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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Late night public transit from Tel Aviv airport?

Is there any public transit from Ben Gurion airport to central Tel Aviv departing late enough that I'd be able to catch it after arriving (on an international flight) at 11:20 pm? It seems the ...
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Visa on arrival in UAE for Chinese

We are from China and we need to know about our travel to Dubai and Israel. Before we buy any tickets for Dubai, we just have news that we don't need a visa to go to Dubai. I mean can we get a visa at ...
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Booking issues with Israir Airlines

I booked a domestic flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv in Israel through Israir Airlines, directly on their website (www.israirairlines.com). At the end of the booking process there were security ...
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If I visit countries neighbouring Israel, may some countries deny my entry?

According to WikiVoyage info: Be careful if entering or exiting Israel by land though, as a stamp from the land border crossing or a neighbouring country with Israel will be taken as evidence ...
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Tel Aviv a good base to see Israel & Palestine?

I'm planning to spend 3 weeks in Israel & Palestine. I'm open to seeing all of the region apart from the Gaza Strip. I'm told the region is relatively small and I could feasibly stay in Tel Aviv ...
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Can I go to Israel with a Jordanian visa on my UK passport?

I travelled to Jordan on business with my UK passport and it was stamped on arrival. Will I have challenges later going to Israel or if I can go to Israel with the Jordanian stamp, will I have ...
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Traveling to Israel without a return ticket

Would an American citizen travelling from Japan to Israel on a tourist visa have an issue (legal or with airport security) if they don't have a return ticket?
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Air travel without known date

I am planning a year long trip from the USA to Israel in the near future, however due to personal reasons I may have to delay the trip from anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. That being the ...
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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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Can a Pakistani dual citizen visit Israel without any problems?

Pakistan does not recognize Israel (not sure if vice versa), so Pakistani citizens cannot travel there. However if a Pakistani holds an European passport as well, can s/he travel to Israel for visit ...
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Will a UAE stamp in my passport cause problems entering Israel?

I will be traveling to Israel soon and am concerned because some colleagues have suggested that the visa stamps in my passport from the United Arab Emirates (eg Dubai) might cause me difficulties on ...
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What would be an example of a currently possible overland route from Europe to Israel?

Given the problems between Israel and several of its neighbours added to the problems in several Middle East countries due to the Arab Spring, and perhaps some other closed borders or unsafe countries,...
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Can I pay tips with credit card in Israel (just like in US)

I've asked a couple of times in restraunts but I guess I failed to explain what I actually want after all. So, my question is - can I ask to include tips to the bill in Israel or should I instead ...
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Is it safe & easy to travel from Israel to West Bank by taxi? [closed]

I am going to be in Israel for a while and was invited to a Friday-night dinner by some acquaintances that live in the West Bank. I, however, will be living in Tel Aviv. First, is it possible to ...