What is the best time to visit the Palestinian capital Jerusalem and the Gaza City
How is the climate like in Jerusalem, Palestine?
- ZenoLv 51 decade agoBest answer
Gaza City is currently inaccessible due to the Zionist siege and East Jerusalem is in turmoil owing to all the recent house demolitions. The best time to visit Jerusalem is usually around Easter when it is flooded with Americans making a pilgrimage; the IDF normally keeps a low profile in order to avoid Americans becoming aware of the police-state apparatus that supports the occupation; however this year Christians showing up for services at the Church of the Nativity or whatever it's called where met with riot police who turned them away after telling them they needed special permits - never before mentioned - to attend services. A riot did in fact ensue,naturally unreported in the U.S. media but covered by the EU and Canadian press.
Currently there is no best time,since Al Quds as it is properly known is essentially in the same situation as Nazi-occupied Paris. There was no best time visit Paris during the occupation. The comparison however is not entirely appropriate since the Nazis did not actually seek to destroy historical sections,drive out the French and resettle Paris with Germans. The Nazi occupation of Paris was mild compared to the Zionist occupation Al-Quds.
- 1 decade ago
The climate is always bareable and usually nice in Jerusalem, Israel.
I see where many reporters and such make it into Gaza perhaps you could too.
I'll bet you could do a lot to help out beng able to read bomb making instructions and editing the children's hour on the TV,
I think it would be a great experiance to you.
Better see Jerusalem first though as you probably won't be allowed to leave Gaza once you are there.
Those nice Hamas boys would most likely have some things to show you too.
Hope you travel well.
- Mia RLv 41 decade ago
You can not visit any city in Palestine, because there is no country of Palestine and there never has been. The city of Jerusalem is in Israel, not in Palestine; again, because Palestine is not a country.
As far as visiting Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, you are welcome to visit 365 days a year. Israel will allow anyone who is a genuine tourist to visit. If you wanted to visit an Arab country, you need to be much more carefull because they are many times more restrictive.
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- dandylLv 71 decade ago
jerusalem is the capital of israel , was always and will be always.Jews have been living in Jerusalem continuously for nearly two millennia. They have constituted the largest single group of inhabitants there since the 1840's (map of Jerusalem in 1912) .Jerusalem contains the Western Wall of the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism.
Jerusalem was never the capital of any Arab entity. In fact, it was a backwater for most of Arab history. Jerusalem never served as a provincial capital under Muslim rule nor was it ever a Muslim cultural center. For Jews, the entire city is sacred, but Muslims revere a site — the Dome of the Rock — not the city. "To a Muslim," observed British writer Christopher Sykes, "there is a profound difference between Jerusalem and Mecca or Medina. The latter are holy places containing holy sites." Besides the Dome of the Rock, he noted, Jerusalem has no major Islamic significance
Ever since King David made Jerusalem the capital of Israel more than 3,000 years ago, the city has played a central role in Jewish existence. The Western Wall in the Old City — the last remaining wall of the ancient Jewish Temple, the holiest site in Judaism — is the object of Jewish veneration and the focus of Jewish prayer. Three times a day, for thousands of years, Jews have prayed "To Jerusalem, thy city, shall we return with joy," and have repeated the Psalmist's oath: "If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning."
Jerusalem "has known only two periods of true greatness, and these have been separated by 2,000 years. Greatness has only happened under Jewish rule," Leon and Jill Uris wrote in Jerusalem. "This is so because the Jews have loved her the most, and have remained constant in that love throughout the centuries of their dispersion....It is the longest, deepest love affair in history."3
“For three thousand years, Jerusalem has been the center of Jewish hope and longing. No other city has played such a dominant role in the history, culture, religion and consciousness of a people as has Jerusalem in the life of Jewry and Judaism. Throughout centuries of exile, Jerusalem remained alive in the hearts of Jews everywhere as the focal point of Jewish history, the symbol of ancient glory, spiritual fulfillment and modern renewal. This heart and soul of the Jewish people engenders the thought that if you want one simple word to symbolize all of Jewish history, that word would be 'Jerusalem.'” — Teddy Kollek
its always a good time to visit jerusalem its a great place, the weather is very good, hot in summer but not humid, however during the winter months it might get cold
- Shay pLv 71 decade ago
Dear gal, don't you read English, THERE IS NO PALESTINE, there is no P in the Arab language.
As for Jerusalem, It's Israel's capital.
There is a Jerusalem Ohio- In Monroe County, about half way between Steubenville and Marietta, the east border of Monroe county is the Ohio River, Jerusalem is located in the north central part of the county.
No other cith by that name found.
Maya you might wan't to learn somthing new too, by the way are you from the upper midwest.
1. For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital. Jerusalem has never been the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Even when the Jordanians occupied Jerusalem, they never sought to make it their capital, and Arab leaders did not come to visit.
2. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in Tanach, the Jewish Holy Scriptures. Jerusalem is not mentioned once in the Koran.
3. King David founded the city of Jerusalem. Mohammed never came to Jerusalem.
4. Jews pray facing Jerusalem. Muslims pray with their backs toward Jerusalem.
- 1 decade ago
Best time to visit Jerusalem is anytime, Gaza city that's another story.
March 19, 2008
This Travel Warning is being issued to update information on the general security environment in the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, and to remind American citizens of threats to themselves and to U.S. interests in those locations. The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to remain mindful of security factors when considering travel to Israel at this time. In addition, the Department of State urges U.S. citizens to defer travel to the West Bank and to avoid all travel to the Gaza Strip. This warning supersedes the Travel Warning issued July 13, 2007.
The Gaza Strip
Areas of conflict shift rapidly and unpredictably in the Gaza Strip and American citizens should avoid all Gaza travel. Those already in the Gaza Strip should depart immediately. This recommendation, which the State Department has maintained since the deadly roadside bombing of a U.S. Embassy convoy in Gaza in October 2003, applies to all Americans, including journalists and aid workers. No official travel is permitted inside the Gaza Strip at this time.
Hamas, a State Department-designated foreign terrorist organization, violently assumed control over Gaza in June 2007, making worse the already dangerous security situation there. The Gaza Strip is wracked by ongoing violence between Israeli security forces and several Palestinian terror groups. In recent months, extremist factions in the Gaza Strip have specifically targeted Palestinian Christian groups. Militants there have abducted Western citizens, and terrorist organizations have threatened attacks against U.S. interests. The American International School in northern Gaza was the target of an attack on April 21, 2007, and again on January 10 and 12, 2008. Hamas and Islamic Jihad (another designated foreign terrorist organization) have intensified the launching of daily rocket attacks against Israeli towns as far north as Ashkelon. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) are responding to these attacks with military force.
The security environment is very fluid in the vicinity of the Gaza Strip. Rocket and mortar launches into Israel are unpredictable and occur frequently with little or no notice, resulting in a potentially unsafe situation. Gunfire from Gaza into Israel is a danger. On January 15, 2008, a Palestinian sniper killed an Ecuadorian kibbutz volunteer working near the Gaza border. As a result, travel in the surrounding area is strongly discouraged. Due to heightened tensions and violence in and near the Gaza Strip, all U.S. Embassy and Consulate General employees are required to provide 24 hours advance notice of any official travel to the city of Sderot, crossing points into Gaza, and any other areas bordering Gaza. Hamas has recently threatened to carry out suicide bombings in the neighboring Israeli towns.
The West Bank
The security environment in the West Bank remains volatile. Violent demonstrations, kidnappings, and shootings are unpredictable and can occur without warning. The Department of State urges Americans to defer travel to the West Bank at this time.
The IDF continues to carry out security operations in the West Bank, including nightly raids to arrest terrorist suspects that sometimes result in gun battles. Israeli security operations can occur at any time, including frequent raids to arrest terrorist suspects that result in shootings, demonstrations and often violent conflict. This heightens the risk of Americans being caught in the middle of potentially dangerous situations. Some Americans and Europeans involved in demonstrations and other such activities in the West Bank have become involved in confrontations with Israeli settlers and the IDF. The State Department recommends that Americans, for their own safety, avoid demonstrations.
All those who pass through the West Bank should exercise particular care when approaching and transiting Israeli military checkpoints. Travelers should be aware that they might encounter delays and difficulties, and might even be denied passage through a checkpoint.
American citizens should be aware that as a consequence of the current limitations on official travel to the West Bank, and the prohibition on travel by U.S. Government employees to the Gaza Strip, the ability of consular staff to offer timely assistance to U.S. citizens in these locations is extremely limited (particularly in the Gaza Strip).
- Anonymous1 decade ago
GOD BLESS PALESTINE!!!
Sooner or later Jerusalem will return back to its aboriginal people, to Palestinians.
Go thousands of years back in History, their were no tyranny that stayed for ever.
FREE PALESTINE.Source(s): the logic
- 1 decade ago
Who told you that Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine?
mmmm...strange things happening here:)
Never mind, you can visit Jerusalem anytime you want!
Welcome to Israel and enjoy your stay!
- 1 decade ago
You are welcome at anytime but best is either in April or in September when it is neither hot nor cold.
By the way, you can't visit Gaza city because the Israelis made it like a prison and no one can enter it or leave it.