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Jerusalem Money-Saving Tips


Navigating Israeli streets can be complicated at best. Rules are often chucked aside and can be extremely frustrating to Western drivers. If possible, avoid getting behind the wheel in the city center.


Israelis are notoriously rude when it comes to waiting in lines. Don’t be afraid to speak up if you see people pushing their way past you. Being assertive here is completely acceptable.


The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a very touchy subject always discussed passionately. Exercise judgment and try to keep strong opinions to yourself.

Just to be Safe

Register with the American embassy prior to your arrival. It’s always good to be aware of the current security situation before your visit.


Safety and security remain major concerns for travelers visiting Israel. While the terrorist threat remains real, attacks have decreased markedly over the past few years and continue to abate. While it’s impossible to predict a terror instance, travelers can heed caution by avoiding large city-center bus stations or crowded open-air markets. But for those opting to enjoy such venues – and they are worth visiting – the risk of actual bodily harm remains remote.

Arrive at Airport Early

Before your return flight, be sure to arrive early at Ben Gurion International Airport, both for the endless security checks and to shop its impressive Duty Free boutiques for discounted, Dead Sea salt-rich Ahava bath and body products.


Most Israelis speak English, although it would be helpful to use the Hebrew words slee-cha (excuse me) and todah (thank you) whenever possible.

Off Season Value

Winter in Jerusalem can be extremely cold. Don’t be surprised to experience heavy rains and even the occasional snowstorm. Hotel prices are at their lowest during this time, except for the Christmas/New Year’s period.

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