Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Weatherman2020, Jun 2, 2018.
What do they have to fear because I entered Israel?
Oh yeah, I know the truth.
You aren't banned unless your passport was issued by Israel genius. I've got Israeli entrance and exit stamps on mine and I'm not banned anywhere but France and that is unrelated.
An Israel stamp in your passport bans you from entering:
Iraq (except the northern Kurdish region)
Wrong. An Israeli issued passport does though.
True and not true. There are several countries -- eight off the top of my head -- which will not allow you entry if you have an Israeli stamp in your passport.
However ... Israeli customs will, on request, give you a removable chit to place in your passport when you enter that doesn't have to be in your passport after you leave.
Also ... based on my own experience, depending on the custom official, the customs agents of the aforementioned countries have adopted a don't ask, don't tell, policy. If you don't outright tell them you have traveled to Israel they will avoid looking through your passport for Israeli stamps. You can, however, be done in for putting shekels in the tray when you dump your coins at the x-ray machine. Don't rub their noses in it and they will look the other way.
At the end of the day, the -- no Israeli or visitors to Israel allowed policy -- is government posturing, which is frequently ignored on a local level, particularly with American and European visitors, to avoid stirring up controversy with tourists.
Business visas to Israel are different. Those have a full page sticker and can't be removed. Customs officials are touchier about those.
Are You Banned From Certain Countries If You Have An Israeli Stamp In Your Passport? | The Expeditioner Travel Site
I have not run into any issues.
I have also not made a point to tell anyone I had recently been to Israel.
Many Arab / Muslim countries take a very hard line against Israel and can't publicly say that visitors to Israel can enter. So they play a legal fiction game to get around the fact that they just can't ban everyone who has ever set foot in Israel from entering.
If you don't want that option, is it proper to say "Hey don't give me that chit!"?
Israel now only stamps passports if you request it.
Islam is terrified of the truth.
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