Have you been to Israel recently?

United States
December 6, 2006 11:08pm CST
The last time I was in Israel was in 1999. I was wondering what it is like now and if it has changed a lot. If you went recently, did you feel safe? When I was there (all 3 times) I felt completely safe. I even traveled by myself some. I wonder if I would do the same now.
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@ma_belle (1358)
• United States
3 Feb 07
The last time I've been to Israel was in 1997, which doesn't seem like it was too long ago. However, it is ten years ago! Anyway, I did feel safe. It was a different time then, pre-9/11, and I was younger and most likely more naive. I did travel a little bit by myself and I would do the same now but I would think I would have a different definition of safety now as compared to then.
• United States
11 Jan 07
I went in december 05 and i felt extremely safe. I also went with a tour which was really cool. I highly recommend going back. I would go back anytime. Also I walked around some by myself, and i felt really safe.
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• Pakistan
17 Dec 06
no if u can provide me a visa then i will go
• United States
17 Dec 06
why do you need a visa? what country are you from?
• United States
16 Dec 06
I have never been to Israel in my whole life.
• United States
5 Jan 07
You should go some time. It is great. There are so many things to do and see.
@LydJoyS (13)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I went to Israel in Nov of 05, and I felt completely safe. Maybe to safe since I actually rode the bus system..lol. I actually let more safe there than I do in the US sometimes. Seriously. Anyway, I would go again in a heartbeat. I loved the people, the scenery, and the food. To me it was my favorite place that I have ever been by far. I am part Jewish myself and would love to go back as many times as I can.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
20 Apr 07
No, I have never been to Israel. Always thought I would like to go over there. Why don't you go back again, since it has been quite a number of years. Of course, safety is a valid concern.
@Nahara (1676)
• Israel
20 Apr 07
Israel is amazing and people are friendly I live in Tel Aviv and I feel very safe here.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I've always thought I would like to visit Israel, but have not had the opportunity yet. You've been there three times! That is great. You must have had some reason. Safety must be a concern when traveling in the mid-east. I read of one man who give guided tours of Iraq and Iran. That would also be something to wonder at.
19 Feb 07
I went with my wife and 8 month old baby last spring (before the troubles with Hizbollah) and had a spledid time. My brother has lived in Israel for ten years or more and vows never to return to the UK to live, and I understand why now that I have been to his adopted home. The people are friendly, cultured, easy-going and tolerant. The food is fresh, cheap and delicious. The ice cream in particular is a bit special! The country is beautiful with glorious weather nearly all the time. And best of all, there is a word in the Hebrew language for the cute, fat bits on baby's thighs! Life truly is sweet in Israel when they are left alone. It's just a shame about the neighbours.
@ILANEDRI (1922)
• Israel
6 Feb 07
You are invited to come and visit again! It's safe now.