Is it safe to visit Ramallah (West Bank) as an interracial couple?
August 8, 2013 10:38 AM Subscribe
I've been to Ramallah once before as a single guy (in the Summer of 2008), just walking across at the checkpoint in Jerusalem and grabbing a taxi, and I had a great time -- everyone was super friendly and extroverted, got by fine in English, fun shopping, tasty food, though I returned to Jerusalem at sundown so if it's really different at night I didn't see it. Now, I'm going back to Israel with my wife for the first time, and I want to show her Ramallah, but I want to double check first that this isn't a bad idea safety-wise for any reasons I might not be thinking of (security situation changing in the last 5 years, treatment of women travelers possibly different than treatment of men, etc.).
posted by Televangelist to travel & transportation (7 answers total)
Me: Ethnically Jewish/white, American passport, speaks no Arabic
Her: Ethnically Indian (could maaaaybe be confused by someone at a glance for Middle Eastern / Pakistani but I doubt it), Australian passport, speaks limited Arabic
Traveling first week in September.