Israelis advised against travel destinations


JERUSALEM — The National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau in Israel announced travel advisories for Israelis during Passover and other upcoming holidays.

Passover, Israel Independence Day and Lag B’ Omer, according to the advisory, “are liable to provide incentive for terrorists around the world to attack Israeli and Jewish targets abroad.” 

The warning stated that, in light of several terrorist attacks and attempted attacks this year, “Iran and Hezbollah are stepping up their efforts to perpetrate additional attacks.”

The advisory singles out Jordan and Egypt due to “concrete terrorist threats,” and called on Israelis in Sinai to leave there immediately.

It also advises Israelis not to go to the Tunisian island of Djerba in May on Lag Ba’omer to celebrate the yahrzeit of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai,. Tens of thousands of Israelis visited before last year’s revolution there.

Turkey, once a favorite holiday spot for Israelis, joined Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Ivory Coast, Togo, Burkina Faso and Mali as countries where there is a “concrete high threat.”