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October 2, 2023

Tel Aviv in late November: travel advice

I will be travelling to Israel for the last two weeks of November to attend a wedding. The days immediately around the wedding are sorted already, but I have a week up my sleeve beforehand where I can do what I want. I was thinking to stay in Tel Aviv and decompress for that first week (I'm coming from many time-zones away and will be heavily jet-lagged). What low key things could the middle-aged budget traveller do? And what are accommodation options like? [more inside]
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen around Israel at 3:49 PM - 3 answers has best

March 17, 2023

Travel to Israel this coming October: Safety advice welcome

Hello Hivemind: My 22-year old stepdaughter, who, like her parents, lives in the PNW, is planning to hold her belated Bat Mitzvah this October in Tel Aviv at the synagogue her beloved grandmother attends (said grandmother can no longer manage international travel). My wife and I are planning to fly to Israel to celebrate with them. Other family members are alarmed by the prospect, and are urging us to not go due to travel warnings and the possibility of random violence. Any additional information or thoughts, especially from Mefites who live there, would be welcome. [more inside]
posted by jokeefe around Israel at 9:06 PM - 12 answers has best

May 20, 2019

Where to buy women's leather jacket in Tel Aviv this week?

I am Tel Aviv this week and would like to buy a cool women's leather / leather- effect jacket. Where should I even start to look? [more inside]
posted by Albondiga around Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel at 12:51 PM - 0 answers

February 6, 2019

Visiting Israel during Shauvot

I’ll be in Israel during Shauvot this June and am wondering whether there’s anything special I might need to know about visiting at this time. [more inside]
posted by mdonley around Israel at 4:27 AM - 1 answer has best

January 24, 2019

Secular Israel tours for an older couple, one with mobility issues

Hi friends - Looking for specific recommendations / resources for secular tours or dedicated tour guides in Israel for 4-7 days for an older couple, one with some mobility issues [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone around Israel at 10:56 AM - 3 answers

November 28, 2018

What should I know about visiting Israel?

Somewhere in the whirlwind, I signed up to spend a week at a scientific workshop in Israel. And that week is next week - yikes! I'm a pretty experienced international traveler, but I've never been to Israel and I've had no time to do my usual research. What should I know? If you've visited, what took you by surprise, and what did you wish you'd brought or looked up or done beforehand? [more inside]
posted by RedOrGreen around Israel at 8:16 AM - 12 answers

October 17, 2017

Israel Travel in 2008 vs. 2018

I'm traveling to Israel for the first time in ten years, and I'm interested in what the latest and greatest travel tech is, as well as what has changed in terms of Israel travel since 2008. Specific questions inside, plus background. [more inside]
posted by juniperesque around Israel at 6:41 PM - 7 answers

July 19, 2017

First-time international travelers' question

We, two Americans, will be taking a group trip to Israel this fall, our first time overseas. When we buy souvenir-type items, what do you experienced travelers recommend we use to pay for them: U.S. dollars, American credit card, Israeli shekels, or something else? My completely uninformed preference is credit card. The places we visit probably won't be very far off the beaten tourist path.
posted by davcoo around Israel at 2:57 PM - 16 answers

January 28, 2016

One airline lost it, another found it?

An airline recently lost my bag and, after some prompting, gave up and paid compensation. Now, about six weeks later, a totally unrelated airline found my bag and has returned it. Err, what next? [more inside]
posted by aramaic around Haifa, Israel at 12:05 PM - 20 answers has best

September 8, 2015

Advice for making aliyah to Tel Aviv or Akko/Acre?

I'm giving serious consideration to making aliyah to Israel, specifically to Tel Aviv or Akko/Acre. Does anyone have experience / tips for picking a city and then finding a place to live? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal around Israel at 9:54 AM - 3 answers

April 6, 2015

Best credit card for traveling outside of the U.S.

What credit card is best in life for traveling abroad? I'm in the U.S., headed to Israel next month. Would like to get a new credit card that has no foreign transaction fees and no annual fee. Any recommendations welcome. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell around Israel at 9:06 AM - 24 answers

March 25, 2015

Best/cheapest smartphone access in Israel

Traveling to Israel in May. What are my best options for using a smartphone while in-country without breaking the bank? I won't need a lot of data, but I'd like to be able to check email and consult Google Maps. I have an iPhone 6 on Verizon in case it makes sense to use that. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell around Israel at 1:46 PM - 6 answers

December 9, 2014

First (only?) trip to Israel next month, best side trips for 3-4 days?

I'm going to Tel Aviv next month for a school function for about 5-6 days, that will include a 1-2 day side trip to Jerusalem. I'll also have a couple days before and after on my own, what should I do? [more inside]
posted by skewed around Israel at 1:00 PM - 8 answers has best

August 29, 2014

Long Term International Health Insurance for Preexisting Conditions?

I broke my back a few years ago and suffer from mild paralysis. I found a great job overseas (in Israel) but now I need to find a health insurance plan that covers my pre-existing condition. [more inside]
posted by arcederberg around Israel at 12:51 PM - 4 answers

October 27, 2013

Can I visit Al-Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount on a Saturday?

Can I (a non-muslim) visit Al-Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount on a Saturday? [more inside]
posted by nanhey around Jerusalem, Israel at 1:44 PM - 3 answers has best

August 28, 2013

Are Israelis really worried that they'll be hit by Syria in retaliation?

Israeli (or Israel-located) responses only, please. :) I'm flying to Israel this coming Sunday morning for a week-long vacation with my wife. The current plan is 1 day Jerusalem, 1 day Ramallah, 4 relaxing days on the beach in Tel Aviv. Now I'm trying to figure out whether I'll be flying into a war zone. [more inside]
posted by Televangelist around Israel at 5:02 PM - 7 answers has best

July 12, 2013

How to get the most out of a five-day trip to Israel

5 days in Israel: what should we see and do? [more inside]
posted by naoko around Israel at 5:30 PM - 6 answers has best

February 28, 2013

Rent a sim card in Israel?

Can anyone recommend a good company in Israel from which we can rent a prepaid sim card? [more inside]
posted by Guernsey Halleck around Israel at 6:41 PM - 2 answers

January 16, 2012

What should I do with 4 days in Israel?

Suggestions for the four days after my Birthright Trip finishes? [more inside]
posted by Strudel around Israel at 8:40 PM - 13 answers

January 10, 2012

Where to rent motorcycles in Israel for an international traveler?

Looking to travel to Israel soon and interested in renting a motorcycle - anyone know of good places to rent in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem that allow for travel around the country? [more inside]
posted by HoyaSaxa around Israel at 10:47 AM - 2 answers