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Things NOT to Do in Israel! – Need to Know **

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There are some things that may seem completely normal to you, but in Israel, they could be taken as an insult. There are many things not to do in Israel. Since you need to know read here.

10 Things NOT to Do in Israel

Israel and You highly recommends these not to do suggestions:

  • When in Israel, you never bring up politics. It is not polite and may hurt someone’s feelings.
  • Never ask for a cheeseburger at a kosher restaurant.
  • Don’t expect to return from a wedding before 2 am.
  • Never touch an orthodox person of the opposite sex.
  • Never Jaywalk.
  • Don’t be alarmed to see armed soldiers everywhere.
  • Always leave a tip.
  • Don’t drive on Yom Kippur.
  • Never hitchhike.
  • Don’t expect breakfast to be light.
  • Never keep walking when Memorial Day siren is heard.



Israel is one of the most fascinating countries in the world. The food, the culture, the history… it’s an amazing place. That being said there are a few things to watch out for while you’re there.


What Not to Miss in Israel

  • Jerusalem: Few cities on this planet can attest to the life that this incredible city has lived. Do not look for whales at the Wailing Wall.
  • Nazareth: Nazareth is known for its New Testament history and is today a centre of Christian pilgrimage.
  • Safed.
  • Tel Aviv
  • Haifa.
  • Eilat.
  • Tel Megiddo.
  • Masada. Do not take the Snake Path up to the top of Masada in summer without a truckload of water.
  • Beit Shean National Park.
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Dead Sea
  • Arava
  • Negev

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8 More Things Not to Do in Israel

  • Do not make the mistake of thinking you MUST stay in a certain hotel because everyone says it’s the place to be.
  • Do not believe that the only thing to eat in Israel is hummus and falafel.
  • Do not feel guilty if you don’t see everything in Israel in one week.
  • Definitely do not feel guilty if you don’t visit a single museum.
  • Don’t think that all you can buy in Israel is a ceramic menorah.
  • Do not settle for the first price offered on anything when at the Shuk HaCarmel market in Tel Aviv or Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem.
  • Do not go looking for a hamburger on Yom Kippur.
  • Do not ask your hotel concierge where to buy a Christmas tree.

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