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Israel in pictures - Eilat
In brief +
FCO travel update: the FCO no longer advises against all but essential travel to areas within 40km of Israel's border with Gaza. The FCO continues to advise against all travel to Gaza (including the waters off Gaza) and to the Sheba'a Farms and Ghajjar along the border with Lebanon. The FCO advises you take care if travelling anywhere in the West Bank, particularly in areas close to refugee camps, in and around Israeli settlements across the West Bank and in the cities of Jenin, Nablus and Hebron.
The cradle of Judaism, Islam and Christianity, Israel is a bag full of history. It has given birth to several civilisations, which is why they are all fighting for it today. No visitor will be unsatisfied with a jaunt around this country, which attracts pilgrims from all over the world. From the Mountain of Olives to Mount Sinai, from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, every tourist, irrespective of their religion, will be seduced by these legendary sites. Moreover, those who love underwater diving and lazing around will not hesitate to visit the white sand beaches with their crystal clear seas.
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