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Thread #93062   Message #1788502
Posted By: C. Ham
20-Jul-06 - 03:35 PM
Thread Name: BS: WW3, no sign of any effort to stop it
Subject: RE: BS: WW3, no sign of any effort to stop it
There is travel advisory for Canadians that want to go to Lebanon, the West Bank or Gaza but not for Israel.

What does that tell you?


A visit to the Government of Canada website tells me that Dianavan in lying.

There is a travel advisory posted for Israel.

Here it is Dianavan, copied and pasted:

ISRAEL

Canadians travelling to Israel should pay particular attention to current safety and security conditions. Ongoing terrorist activity has resulted in numerous deaths and injuries, and the potential for further violence is high. Visitors should carry passports at all times as a form of identification.

URBAN AREAS

There is a higher risk of terrorist attacks in urban areas than elsewhere in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. Security incidents have occurred in a variety of locations in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Beersheva, Natanya, East and West Jerusalem, and other major population centres. Incidents have occurred in areas frequented by foreigners, many of whom have been killed or injured. For example, the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv and the intersection of Jaffa and King George streets and the adjoining Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Mall in Jerusalem have been targeted in the past. Avoid crowded places and do not use public surface transportation. Canadians visiting urban areas should maintain a high level of vigilance at all times, stay informed about the security situation, monitor local developments, and follow the advice of local authorities.

BORDER AREAS

Avoid high-risk areas in the vicinity of the West Bank and Gaza barriers. The Lebanese border area should also be avoided. There are live landmines in many areas, including the West Bank and along Israel's borders with Lebanon and Syria. Some minefields have not been clearly marked or fenced. Visitors should walk only on established roads or trails. We recommend caution at crossing points between Israel and Jordan.

Terrorist attacks have occurred on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, near the tourist destination of Eilat, which borders southern Israel. Canadians travelling in this region should maintain a high level of personal security awareness at all times, monitor local developments, and follow the advice of local authorities. For further information on safety and security on the Sinai Peninsula, see our Travel Report for Egypt.

Last Updated: July 13, 2006 11:41 EDT
Still Valid: July 20, 2006 15:30 EDT