I'm travelling to Israel in november, and I plan to spend 4 days in Jerusalem. I wanted to visit Betlehem and Masada during the time I'll be based in Jerusalem. In order make this visits i tought of renting a car, nevertheless from what I've read in thsi forum I can not make my mind clear and that's why I'm posting the question:
I read that it is not possible to drive a rented car in west bank (under control of the Palestinian Authority) so rent a car to visit Betlehem would be out of question, but on the other side I read reccomendations that in order to drive to Masada from Jerusalem the best way is to take the route nr. 1 eastbound and then the route 90 southbound up to Masada, but this way 80% of the way will be on West Bank.
Can anyone make my mind up about the possibilities of driving through the palestinian authority to Betlhehem and to reach Masada?
Thank's a lot!!