Israel's National Security Council today issued warnings to citizens regarding travel abroad, due to rising anti-Semitism around the world, while the war against Palestinian Hamas continues.
For several countries in Western Europe (including Great Britain, France and Germany), in South America (including Argentina and Brazil), and Australia and Russia, the warning has been raised to level two, meaning that Israelis in those countries are advised to take extra precautions .
In several countries in Africa, including South Africa and Eritrea and in Central Asia - Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, the warning has been raised to the third level and it is advised to postpone travel to those countries, if not necessary.
The council reiterated the recommendation that Israelis consider the necessity of all travel abroad and called on all those who must travel not to openly demonstrate that they are Jewish and Israeli.
As assessed, since the beginning of the war on October 7, the efforts of Iran and its allies, the extremist organizations Hamas and Islamic Jihad, to attack Jews and Israelis around the world have intensified.
On this basis, with the increasing level of incitement to violence, attempted attacks and anti-Semitism, the Council recommends that all non-essential travel be considered.
The Israeli media reports this warning and states that the destruction in the Gaza Strip and thousands of civilian deaths, according to the authorities there, has caused international criticism and pressure, even American, on Israel, with an increase in anti-Semitic incidents around the world.
The council has released a map showing each country's alert level, from one to four. The fifth level orange - red shows that the threat is not the same in all parts of the country.
In addition, Israelis abroad are advised not to participate in protests and rallies and to be constantly vigilant.
Specially postponing travel to Arab and Middle Eastern countries, the North Caucasus region, Russia, Iran and Muslim countries in Asia is recommended.