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  Elul 18, 5772 , 05/09/12

Counter Terrorism Bureau Issues Holiday Travel Warning

Israel's Counter Terrorism Bureau issued on Wednesday a travel warning for the High Holidays. "The New Year may be used by terrorist groups to exercise attacks against Israeli and Jewish targets abroad," the Bureau stated. Israelis traveling abroad are asked to remain vigilant against suspicious activity. 
The highest travel warnings are for Middle Eastern countries, specially Egypt and Jordan. The Sinai Peninsula, once a popular destination due to the historical significance of Mount Sinai and its close proximity to Israel has ben declared off limits. The Sinai was part of Israel until the Camp David Accords of the late 1970s. Rosh Hashanna will usher in the High Holiday season on September 16th.

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