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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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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 April of 2015, the Jerusalem 2015 Crime and Safety Report which covers everything from what it calls terrorism to petty crime. ...


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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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It's Melech HaFelafel on the corner of King George and Agripas. (And has been there for decades). Google Street View photo:


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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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There are many options for a family visit to Jerusalem in the summer heat. After all most families in Israel have at least two children. The Israel Museum is air-conditioned and has plenty of Family Activities listed on their website, including a mini-theater Explore the Western Wall Tunnels, which feature 500 meters of cool space underneath the Western ...


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If you are able to enter the country, i.e. if they let you in, then you will be able to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque. In principle, as a Muslim it is much easier to access the Temple Mount that as a non Muslim. You have more entry points at your disposal, and you can avoid the queues at the al-Magrhib bridge. Once you are inside you can of course pray. The ...


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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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There are hundreds of money changers all over Tel Aviv. Most of them charge a relatively small currency spread so there's little point in walking around for comparision unless you're changing thousands of dollars. You can check out the latest cash exchange rates at the Israeli Post website: ] All Postal Offices in Tel Aviv provide money changing services. ...


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You can add the list the Jerusalem Science Museum which is kiddie-friendly and encourages hands-on touching of almost all displays.


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Entry to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is free and unlimited at all times. The church's own website says this.. No ticket is required. This allows you to look round the church and to attend a service. But many people want to do more than that, in which case you can consider taking a guided tour. The church itself recommends a number of guided tours, and ...


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Dated September 2016, Mapsta has The newest official Jerusalem Transportation Map was produced a few years ago (2012) by the Jerusalem Transport Master Plan team. The pdf map includes the network of bus routes in Jerusalem, express bus routes, the light train route, and ‘park and ride’ locations. Click the map below to see the map. It’s a big pdf file, ...


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Some suggestions: Can you ask your father or sister if they remember the restaurant or where it was or where else you went on the tour that was nearby? If you are able to recall (or you father or sister can) any nearby place that you visited, you can use Google Maps to search for schwarma restaurants near that place You can ask in city-specific travel ...


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


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