U.S. Travel Warning Gets It Wrong, Says Israel

(Reuters) A warning to U.S. citizens that they should know where the nearest bomb shelter is if they travel to the Red Sea resort of Eilat has irked Israel's government, which says the alert should apply to next door Aqaba in Jordan. There is no equivalent warning for Jordan, where one taxi driver was killed and three other people injured last week by a rocket which exploded outside a five-star hotel in Aqaba. There was no travel advisory either for Egypt's Sinai, where the rocket salvo came from. "Drawing a distinction between Israel and its neighbor was inappropriate," said a Tourism Ministry official, who accused the State Department of "discriminatory" behavior.

2010-08-09 09:11:08

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