I have a 8 day trip to Israel the first week in January. The first two nights I am staying in Tel Aviv. The 2nd, 3rd and fourth night I have booked at the Intercontinental in Bethlehem using points (I got the Presidential Suite). I am starting to have reservations about staying in the West Bank, should I?
I was also going to rent a car for the duration of my stay. As I understand it, I will not be able to take that rental car into the West Bank. Is there a place I can leave it and arrange transportation to and from the border crossing? How long does the border crossing take? How much is it to the Intercontinental via a taxi from the border crossing? Can I pay in dollars? Is it safe? Any other considerations? Thanks!