US president Donald Trump intends to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but the administration is readying for possible riots which may break out in the wake of the declaration and has issued a travel warning to US citizens regarding visits to Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.
With widespread calls for Muslim riots and terror attacks on Israeli civilians and security forces beginning December 6 in Jerusalem and Judea-Samaria, US government employees and their family members are not permitted until further notice to conduct personal travel in Jerusalem’s Old city and Judea-Samaria, including Bethlehem and Jericho.
Official travel by U.S. government employees in Jerusalem’s Old City and in Judea-Samaria is permitted only to conduct essential travel and with additional security measures.
United States citizens should avoid areas where crowds have gathered and where there is increased police and/or military presence.
The Bureau of Diplomatic Security recommends that U.S. citizens take into consideration these restrictions and the additional guidance contained in the Department of State’s travel warning for Israel, Judea-Samaria and Gaza when making decisions regarding their travel.
The IDF, Police and Border Police are on “High alert” due to President Trump’s expected announcement on Jerusalem, as Hamas, Fatah, other terror groups and Arab factions call for 3 ‘days of rage’ against Israeli civilians and security forces starting tomorrow.