is it a good choice to go to Israel

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11. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1277 posts) 8w 1 Star this if you like it!

We should be glad that we are able to make choices when it comes to travel. People in some lands do not have that ability for a variety of reasons.

12. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3967 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

I went to Israel in March this year and felt safe, although at times it felt a little tense in Jerusalem. Upon leaving the country, I experienced the biggest grilling I've ever had from immigration because they didn't like the number of Middle - Eastern stamps I had in my passport. I had to give details of each and every trip, going back to about 2012!

Jerusalem is one of the most interesting places I have ever visited - so much fascinating history and loads to see and do. I did a day trip to Ramallah and Bethlehem which was very interesting. I used a company called Green Olive tours for that day trip and they were great; they have a very good reputation for their tours in the region.

For 3 out of my 4 days in Israel it was very cold (mid - March) and on one of the days we had hailstones and temperatures of around 8 degrees, so make sure you take warm clothes and waterproofs!

13. Posted by verch (Budding Member 3 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

I never have visited Israel and I never want to visit. you should chose another country.:)

14. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1440 posts) 8w 1 Star this if you like it!

   

Quoting BeateR

Quoting Borisborough

And, for someone not from the US, the US Customs and Border Protection is far worse than anything I experienced in Israel. 

I never have been to Israel and for sure I don't want to go there.
But I travel to USA twice year as a tourist and I never encountered an unfriendly officer at the Immigration.
I think it always depends on your behaviour, if you are friendly they are also. "We reap what we sow."

I didn't mention anything about unfriendly immigration officers.  And your personal reference to my behaviour is as insulting as it is wrong.

I always greet immigration officials with a friendly hello in whatever language is appropriate and a smile.  The problems I have recently experienced with US CBP is because of countries I've visited in the recent past (Somalia, Sudan and Syria).  Despite having been interviewed and given a ten-year visa, they still feel the need to hold me for questioning for a couple of hours at the border, even if I'm only transitting through.

15. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1277 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

I can vouch that Borisborough is a friendly person with a great disposition. He and his wife are among the kindest and most generous persons I know. I traveled with them this year in Lebanon and enjoyed their hospitality in New Zealand.

It is my belief that travel can help further peace and goodwill. I firmly believe in my Travellerspoint motto, "Travel is a voyage of discovery, about yourself; about others. It's caring, sharing." It's also wise to be open-minded than close-minded.

16. Posted by BeateR (Full Member 184 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

I never and nowhere doubted that Borisborough is a friendly person. And I never and nowhere wrote that he/she is an unfriendly person. Why should I? I don't know he/she.

I only wrote that I never had a bad experience with USA immigration, in the contrary to what Borisborough wrote.

17. Posted by Ils1976 (Respected Member 47 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Quoting bex76

I went to Israel in March this year and felt safe, although at times it felt a little tense in Jerusalem. Upon leaving the country, I experienced the biggest grilling I've ever had from immigration because they didn't like the number of Middle - Eastern stamps I had in my passport. I had to give details of each and every trip, going back to about 2012!

Jerusalem is one of the most interesting places I have ever visited - so much fascinating history and loads to see and do. I did a day trip to Ramallah and Bethlehem which was very interesting. I used a company called Green Olive tours for that day trip and they were great; they have a very good reputation for their tours in the region.

For 3 out of my 4 days in Israel it was very cold (mid - March) and on one of the days we had hailstones and temperatures of around 8 degrees, so make sure you take warm clothes and waterproofs!

Thanks for the info! I am thinking of beginning of March, so I definitely are going to need them!

18. Posted by Ils1976 (Respected Member 47 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Borisborough

   

Quoting BeateR

Quoting Borisborough

And, for someone not from the US, the US Customs and Border Protection is far worse than anything I experienced in Israel. 

I never have been to Israel and for sure I don't want to go there.
But I travel to USA twice year as a tourist and I never encountered an unfriendly officer at the Immigration.
I think it always depends on your behaviour, if you are friendly they are also. "We reap what we sow."

I didn't mention anything about unfriendly immigration officers.  And your personal reference to my behaviour is as insulting as it is wrong.

I always greet immigration officials with a friendly hello in whatever language is appropriate and a smile.  The problems I have recently experienced with US CBP is because of countries I've visited in the recent past (Somalia, Sudan and Syria).  Despite having been interviewed and given a ten-year visa, they still feel the need to hold me for questioning for a couple of hours at the border, even if I'm only transitting through.

My God that's just plain awful ... it is your right to choose to travel where you want to go ... I don't know what peoples problems are ... the strangest thing about it is that you get questioned a lot and somehow people who have the intention of doing something bad, they wals right through it ... sometimes I think customs is a waste of time, but than again ... maybe I am lucky that I don't know all the facts and what they are going through on a daily base.

Hope you get a better treatment next time you visit the US!

19. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1440 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Quoting BeateR

I never and nowhere doubted that Borisborough is a friendly person. And I never and nowhere wrote that he/she is an unfriendly person. Why should I? I don't know he/she.

I only wrote that I never had a bad experience with USA immigration, in the contrary to what Borisborough wrote.

You obviously can't see your sequitor! ☹

Thank you berner256. :):)

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Jan-2020, 06:18 GMT by Borisborough ]

20. Posted by BeateR (Full Member 184 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

""You obviously can't see your sequitor!"""

Sorry, but what means "sequitor"?? Even my translation program don't know this worth?
Maybe you mean "sequitur"????

But if so, you must explain, what you mean with it??