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Israelis Banned From Taba Hotel Ahead Of Rosh Hashanah

Acting on mounting credible terror alerts ahead of Rosh Hashanah, Israel has banned entry to citizens into the Taba hotel district of Egypt. While the local hotel once served as a preferred venue for Israeli holiday travelers, citizens wishing to cross via the Taba Crossing are being restricted as the security establishment has decided to take the extreme step in light of warnings of another attack along the border, similar to last month’s attack on Route 12 near Eilat.

A local tourist official in Taba speaking to Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) host Razi Barkai explained that while there are a few tourists, without the Israelis, the area if basically vacant.

The IDF ordered the Taba Crossing closed to Israelis on Sunday morning, seeking to prevent Israelis from making their way to that area before Rosh Hashanah.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

2 Responses

  1. Why go to Taba for the yom tovim when you can go to Uman? Is sad when yidden have to choose between Egypt and the Ukraine. Is c’v staying home and davening c’v no longer a viable option

  2. The thought of leaving Israel to go to all places, “Mitzriyim”, for Yom Tovim is sad!

    The truth is (other than for Breslovers)I not aware of any Heter to leave Israel for the Haggim other than for Parnasa or Kibud Av V’Am.

    I was recently by one of the Gedolim when a bachur who was having difficulties traveling to Uman asked for a bracha.

    The Gadol responded, “There’s NO better place in the world to be for Rosh Hashana other than Eretz Yisrael!”

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