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Jerusalem

Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Demonstrations and marches are pretty common in Jerusalem and while they are usually peaceful, it’s still a good idea to remain vigilant in case things get rowdy. The Mount of Olives has not always been the friendliest area to walk and some female travellers walking there alone have been hassled by locals. If possible, visit the area in pairs.

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While you're there

Medical services

Dr E Reichenberg (645 2033 or 050-873-6889; reclinic@yahoo.com; 2 Hillel St) Recommended dentist in the City Centre.

Hadassah Hospital (684 4111) On Mt Scopus. There’s another Hadassah Medical Centre above Ein Kerem (677 7111).

Magen David Medical Centre (652 3133; 7 Himem Gimel St, Romema; 24hr) Five minutes’ walk from the central bus station.

Orthodox Society (627 1958; Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Rd; 8am-3pm Mon-Fri, 8am-1pm Sat) In the Old City’s Christian Quarter, the Orthodox Society operates a low-cost medical and dental clinic that welcomes travellers.

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