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Trip to Israel on October 17, 2013... Is it safe?

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Trip to Israel on October 17, 2013... Is it safe?

Flying from the U.S. to Tel Aviv on the 17th. of Oct. 2013 and leaving on the 27th. I am conc erned about the latest unrest. We will be doing all the historical and religious sites in Bethlehem, Jerusalm, Masada, Galilee, Dead Sea, etc.

This latest trouble in August 2013, with Syria, makes me want to cancel. We are going on a escorted tour with a travel agent. Anything that anyone can contribute to this post is greatly appreciated, rather positive or negative.

Thank you,

Pat

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41. Re: Trip to Israel on October 17, 2013... Is it safe?

Nodedet--you write very wise words. I also think what KristzinaP wrote in # 26 is an excellent example of press emphasizing things that are not reality. Yes, there may be something going on but not near where tourists go. AND, as said, if there are real dangers, the insurance companies that insure airlines pull their insurance and the airlines end up grounded. If that happens El Al becomes the only airline going in and out.

BTW American warnings, are IMO a joke. they are usually so far removed from reality it is pitiful. If they ever, wrote something accurate there would be a real risk of a "boy who cried wolf " situation.

42. Re: Trip to Israel on October 17, 2013... Is it safe?

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