CTB issues travel warnings ahead of High Holidays

Ahead of upcoming Jewish holidays, Counter-Terrorism Bureau releases travel advisories to dozens of countries

The Counter-Terrorism Bureau (CTB) issued on Monday a list of updated travel warnings ahead of the High Holidays. It is recommended to avoid non-essential visits to Turkey, Kenya, Nigeria and Azerbaijan due to continuous potential threat.


"The High Holidays coming ahead, specifically Rosh Hashana and Sukkot, could be a target for terrorists to conduct attacks against Israeli and Jewish targets abroad," the CTB statement read. "The commemorating day for the Twin Towers attack (September 11) may be a preferred date for attacks by al-Qaeda and global jihad agents, even against Israeli and Jewish targets in different places."


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The travel warnings emphasize several key advisories in regards to travel around the world. The CTB statement once again validates a severe warning of travel to Sinai, given the security reality in the region, which included violent clashes in Sinai and Egypt recently. The current travel warning to Sinai is also given in light of information regarding potential future attacks.


It is also advised to not travel to Tunisia in light of threats against Israelis. The increased threat against Israeli businesses around the world is also mentioned in the report, emphasizing threats in Africa, given the exposure of terrorist agents in Nigeria in the past year.


Israelis are asked to keep alert in light of the continuous global terror campaign by Iran and Hezbollah against Israeli and Jewish targets around the world. The report further reiterates the legal ban on Israeli travel to Syria, Iraq (including Kurdistan), Iran, Lebanon, Yemen and Saudi Arabia.



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