Driving in Israel -Northern to Dead Sea


Jul 11th, 2015, 03:27 AM
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Driving in Israel -Northern to Dead Sea

We are planning to rent a car in Israel and we want to take the car from Tel Aviv up the coast to Haifa, Akko, and then on to our 6 days stay in Amirim. After sightseeing in the North we plan to drive to our next destination which is Ein Gedi Hotel, and along the way more sightseeing in our rented car. Once in Ein Gedi we were hoping to take the rental car to Qumram, but as I read "somewhere in travel-land book(s)" some roads are off limits for Israeli rental cars. Is our itinerary doable in a rented car. Oh, and from the Ein Gedi we plan to drive to Jerusalem drop off the car around the King David St. and continue on with our stay in Israel without a rented car and use public transportation and such.

So can I get from A to B to C (North to South to Jerusalem) in Israeli rented car?
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Jul 11th, 2015, 05:46 AM
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Although Israeli rental cars cannot be taken into "Area A" controlled by the Palestinian Authority, driving along Hwy 90 to Qumran and Ein Gedi is acceptable.
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Jul 11th, 2015, 09:16 PM
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Both Highway 90 through the Jordan Valley & along the Dead Sea and Highway 1 from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea are Israeli contolled roads, therefore the rental companies allow you to drive on them. You are not allowed into "Area A" (Ramallah, Jericho, Bethlehem, Nablus, Kalkilya, Tulkarm, Hebron) because the insurance is not valid there.
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