Israel's history stretches back to the beginning of civilisation. As such, it has a remarkable range of holy sites important in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Security is significant throughout the country, and sporadic terrorist incidents are a fact of life. The most popular tourist sites include the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus Christ, Tel Aviv, the party capital of Israel, and Jeruslaem, a UNESCO World Heritage site with holy sites from many different centuries.

The Judean Desert is replete with tales from throughout history. You are likely to face delays at any border crossing or flight in to the country due to the tense security situation.


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Why you should go:

You are Jewish.

Why you shouldn't:

You are Arab and your country does not allow you to visit Israel.

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