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Israel All to Yourself

A first-time traveler to Israel finds the country in the grip of a tourism crisis, but otherwise safe for travelers.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/travel/article/israel_all_to_yourself_20010119

I was more than a little conflicted when Israel's Ministry of Tourism invited me to visit the Holy Land for one week in December to judge for myself whether the country was safe enough for tourists. I'd never traveled to Israel before, and while I knew that life was going on as usual for most Israelis, CNN's daily images of conflict and the U.S. State Department's warning fed my apprehension.

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