My wife and I will be in Israel next week, staying in part at the Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem, one of the nicer hotels. What's appropriate dress code for such a place? Will I feel out of place eating dinner there without a tie? Without a sports jacket? Without a suit?
Also while touring, what's appropriate dress? I've seen postings that say not to wear shorts as it kind of makes you a conspicuous American tourist. On the other hand, I lived in Israel 30 years ago and during the summer the Israelis all wore shorts and sandals to work. Has the dress code gotten more formal in the meantime? May I at least assume shorts are appropriate for a day trip tour to Dead Sea and Massada even if not appropriate for the major cities?