Have you ever mentioned to someone that you’d like to visit Israel and received a response along the lines of, “Wow. I don’t think I’d do that. It isn’t safe!”?
You are not alone! Many visitors have had this response from concerned family and friends (and a few strangers!) about travel to the Holy Land. Most of the time when Israel is spoken about in the news, it is because of something bad happening, but there is a difference between rhetoric and reality!
The reality is, Israel Is one of the safest countries in the world to visit. While there are daily security concerns, as there are for any free country, most days are lived in peace. Both Arabic and Hebrew are spoken as official languages of the state. Arabs and Jews both serve in Parliament and other government positions. Many live in peace and friendship everyday, living life side-by-side.
In fact, you are increasingly more likely to be a victim to terrorism in most European countries and the US than you are in Israel!
It is important to remember that millions of visitors come to Israel every year with no incidence. We at Immanuel Tours would never put those who travel with us in harm’s way. If we felt any situation arose that made it unsafe, we would be very upfront and work with our groups to ensure not only safety, but peace of mind. We want those who travel to Israel with us to leave wishing they never had to and understanding why we love this place so much.
Know that every effort is taken to ensure the safety of those who travel with us. We use only the best tour buses that offer superior safety and our drivers and tour guides are well-versed in how to respond in every situation, should one arise. Your safety is the most important thing to us and something we work tirelessly to ensure.
So next time someone tells you it isn’t safe to travel to Israel, feel confident in replying, “yes it is!”!