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Lugano, Switzerland
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Hello All,

Can you please let me know if there are any restrictions in regards of still photography (tripod) in Israel.

Thank you,


Tel Aviv, Israel
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1. Re: Photography

Photographing army installations is not permitted (including border crossings). They are clearly marked with "no photography" signs.

While not illegal, police and other security forces are sometimes sensitive to being photographed. But that's not specific to Israel.

Ottawa, Canada
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2. Re: Photography

You can not take pictures on Shabbat in Jewish places such as synagogues and the Western Wall Plaza (the Western Wall is a synagogue). Definitely not in Mea Sherim either. In general, if you are photographing people it is polite to ask first. Druze women and ultra-orthodox Jews do not want their pictures taken.

If you want to take pictures of soldiers, ask first and they will likely pose for/with you! There are certain military areas where you can't photograph but soldiers or border police just on patrol are often happy to pose for you.

Haifa, Israel
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3. Re: Photography

In addtion some museums will not allow taking photos like all over the world.

Enjoy your stay

Tel Aviv, Israel
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4. Re: Photography

Most museums don't allow the use of tripods. Some churches and other indoor venues won't allow them either.

5. Re: Photography

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