middle east unrest

Old Mar 28th, 2011, 04:12 PM
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middle east unrest

I would like to have insiders news from, beirut, damascus,aleppo ,and jerusalem as I am planning a trip to these places and am very concerned of my safety because of all the protests and bombs etc... should I cancel ? and loose all the trip ...or things will get back to normal ? please help !!! thank you .....
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Old Mar 28th, 2011, 10:36 PM
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Regarding Jerusalem things are normal - I see no reason to cancel your trip just because of one lunatic. The city is beautiful and safe.
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Old Mar 28th, 2011, 10:51 PM
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As far as Jerusalem and Israel are concerned there is currently absolutely no reason to change your plans.
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Old Mar 29th, 2011, 04:22 AM
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Jerusalem should be fine

Syria pretty dodgy now mightcancel there.


travel.state.gov follow travel alerts

have a backup plan.

has worked well for me in the past
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Old Mar 29th, 2011, 08:27 AM
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Agree... Jerusalem is fine, as I assume will be Beirut. However, I'd have an alternative to your planned visit to Syria. Who can say what will happen there or when.
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I am in Damascus and have been since Mar. 10th and have encountered no problems whatsover other than traffic jams from pro-govt. supporters. Palmyra is also calm and Aleppo too from what I've heard. There are still lots of tourists here and I feel no threat at all and will stay for another week unless the situation changes.
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