Top Frequently Asked Questions
What should I read before visiting Israel?
So you are coming to Israel, have booked your hotels, have hired an excellent private tour guide and have based your itinerary on friend's recommendations. Now what? Well if you would like to read up on Israel, it's people, history, culture, geography, conflicts, natural beauty, etc here is a not so short book list to get a running start. Enjoy!
Joe’s Top 10 Must Read Book's About Israel
10. Israel is Real, Rich Cohen
9. Walking the Bible, Bruce Feiler
8. 1948, Benny Morris
7. Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle, Senor & Singer
6. Jesus, David Flusser
5. A History of the Arab Peoples, Albert Hourani
4. Six Days of War, Michael Oren
3. Constantine's Sword, James Carol
2. A History of Israel: From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time, Howard Sacher
and the number one book on the must read book list is…
1. The Case for Israel, Alan Dershowitz
Should women travel in Israel on their own? Is it dangerous?
In my 15 years of touring I have only been accosted once and that was by an ultra orthodox shopkeeper who was mad that I was rushing the tourists out of his store to get to the next stop! Anyone traveling alone should be extra careful. Hitchhiking, while once very common in Israel can be dangerous today and should be avoided. Tour some neighborhoods alone as a women, IF NOT DRESSED MODESTLY can be dangerous in religious Jewish and Muslim areas. Our private tour guides check with the police each day to make sure that all is well in the areas that we will be visiting that day and 99.99% of the time they are just fine. Your guide will tell you where to go and what to do during the day and at night to stay safe and he or she will always accompany you whenever asked anywhere you would like to go as long as the guide feels its safe.