State Department warns travelers to dress modestly in Jerusalem


The U.S. State Department has revised its travel recommendations for tourists to Israel, advising travelers to dress modestly or risk getting attacked.

The advisory for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, updated last month, recommends under its section on Jerusalem that travelers “dress appropriately when visiting the Old City and ultra-orthodox Jewish neighborhoods.”

“Assaults on secular visitors, either for being in cars or for being “immodestly dressed,” have occurred in these neighborhoods,” the advisory warns.

The advisory comes after several high-profile verbal and physical attacks on women considered to be immodestly dressed by haredi Orthodox Jewish men.