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16/05/2013 at 19:55
H's work are trying to send him for a week in June for some training. He's resisting and trying to get them to do it all over video link. He doesn't want to be away from home for a whole week.
I haven't asked him if the destination is a concern to him, thought I'd try and find out a bit about the situation first. So, anyone know if it's safe (as much as any international travel is safe).
16/05/2013 at 20:19
Depends which part he's going to but looking at the Foreign Office advice, I wouldn't bother, the area is too volatile - www.gov.uk/.../israel
16/05/2013 at 20:46
What on earth does he need training in that he has to go to Israel?!? DS's link is the right one to use to explain no.
16/05/2013 at 21:00
My mother is Israeli and we frequently travel to Israel to visit family. We only ever go to Tel Aviv which is very safe. The city is very contemporary and not at all like people imagine. Think New York by the beach. However, if the training is anywhere near the West Bank etc (whch i would be very surprised about) then it's not advisable to go and this is the area which the article in the link above is saying to avoid. I would never go there.
Israel is much more westernised than all other middle easten countries due to America's huge influence and support.
17/05/2013 at 13:54
Thanks ladies. QI one of the products that H's company distributes is an Israeli product, the head office is there. They have been trying to get him to go for three years, and he's running out of excuses! I think the office is not far from Tel Aviv. He doesn't like going away from us for more than a night or two (ah!) and he doesn't like flying, the destination isn't the only issue. Have sent him the foriegn office link so he can show it to his boss if needed!
17/05/2013 at 14:12
I've been to tel aviv with work and it was an amazing place, not at all what I expected, but I wouldn't have wanted to be travelling around.
If he does go, and there is a chance you b be visiting other middle eastern countries it is worth asking them not to stamp your passport as it can cause problems
17/05/2013 at 14:59
Thanks Jelly Baby, that's worth knowing.
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