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Arab and Muslim countries
« on: November 23, 2011, 01:10:19 AM »
Curious which hostile countries Jewish  people have been to, and what their experiences were. Also did bringing teffilin etc create problems. I personally was in Cairo and Petra Jordan and found them both to be a lot of fun. No one checked any of our bags so we were good on the teffilin.

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries.
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2011, 01:11:46 AM »
LHR, CDG, and DTW.
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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2011, 01:23:28 AM »

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 03:38:14 AM »
The only places that would be problematic are Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and possibly Kuwait.

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2011, 04:11:14 AM »
TLV is pretty hostile ;)

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2011, 12:14:31 PM »
I had a few friends that went to Yemen, but it was before the whole Arab spring. and they evacuated all the Jew's a few months ago 

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2011, 02:43:07 PM »
I had a few friends that went to Yemen, but it was before the whole Arab spring. and they evacuated all the Jew's a few months ago
Wow now that's doing it right!

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2011, 05:45:48 PM »
The only places that would be problematic are Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and possibly Kuwait.

Niger is and pakistan, as well as afghanistan, lybia, and algeria I wouldnt advise

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2011, 10:51:30 PM »
Niger is and pakistan, as well as afghanistan, lybia, and algeria I wouldnt advise
Sudan would prob be same story. Question is what would happen if you went to say Pakistan and kept a low profile. These guys don't know a thing about Jewish looks etc. I also wonder how these French Jews went to Iran to the kevarim of mordechai and Esther.

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2011, 03:09:54 AM »
Niger is and pakistan, as well as afghanistan, lybia, and algeria I wouldnt advise

Not sure about Niger and Libya at the moment but Pakistan, Afghanistan and definitely Algeria are no issues with Teffilin etc. I have a friend who goes back to Pakistan and Afghanistan monthly with tefillin and lots of kosher food and has never had an issue as the people there have no clue what Jews even are.

    With regards to Algeria, there are lots of French and Israeli Jews who visit there every year for a Yartzeit (Hillula).
 

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2011, 09:25:05 AM »
Not sure about Niger and Libya at the moment but Pakistan, Afghanistan and definitely Algeria are no issues with Teffilin etc. I have a friend who goes back to Pakistan and Afghanistan monthly with tefillin and lots of kosher food and has never had an issue as the people there have no clue what Jews even are.

   
What does your friend have in Afghanistan and Pakistan?

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2011, 10:33:18 AM »
    With regards to Algeria, there are lots of French and Israeli Jews who visit there every year for a Yartzeit (Hillula).
 

Then they are mad.

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2011, 10:47:06 AM »
What does your friend have in Afghanistan and Pakistan?

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2011, 10:47:49 AM »
Then they are mad.

If you saw the food and wine that they had there you'd be on the next flight...... I doubt that they even made it to the Kever