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Tunisian planning a trip to Israel

Tunisian planning a trip to Israel

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1. Re: Tunisian planning a trip to Israel

Hello!

You're indicating that you are a French citizen therefore you must use your French passport when entering Israel. If you wish to use your Tunisian passport, that would require you to apply for an Israeli visa in advance, but since you are carrying a French passport - you can just use that one and avoid the visa process.

It is always can be helpful to have an invitation letter from Israelis, but that doesn't gurantee anything, but I would advise to have one.

Whether you would be asked questions at the airport or not - this cannot be determined - I can only advise that if you do- be calm, answer politely (no matter how repititive the questions are, and how pointless they look for you or how privacy penetrating they look) - as long you have nothing to hide you would be let in.

Once you're in - you're free to do anything you like. Israel is a free and democratic state in the same way France is - you can go anywhere you want whenever you like with whom you would like, and the Old City of Jerusalem is no exception.

Saturdays are different from city to city and sometimes between different neighbourhoods of the same city. Saturdays in Tel Aviv - the beach promenade area is packed. National Parks and nature reserves across the country are filled with tourists and Israelis whom are touring the country. You should note that there is no public transportation and that businesses are closed - but you can find some kiosks, restaurants, cinemas etc opened in many parts of the country.

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2. Re: Tunisian planning a trip to Israel

If your are in Jerusalem on Saturday there are quite a few things open too: The Israel Museum, The Biblical Zoo and a few other things. Of course, if you want to see what many Jewish Israelis do on Friday night / Saturday its quite interesting to visit the Western Wall. Some restaurants and cafes are open such as the YMCA restaurant, lots of restaurants in the Muslim and Christian quarters of the Old City and in East Jerusalem. There are in fact less restrictions on entering Haram al Sharif than if you were a non Muslim tourist, I believe that you can enter the Haram from any gate that you wish.

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