An Israeli travel advisory issued on Monday for its citizens traveling abroad ahead of the Yamim Nora’imreflected the worrying rise in terrorism and anti-Semitic violence around the globe in recent months, particularly in Western Europe.
With the attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May of this year in mind, Israel’s National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau warned of possible terrorist attacks in that region, thought to be relatively safe in previous years.
The threat, the Bureau says, comes mainly from “graduates of Syria and Iraq” returning to their countries of origin. According to the information in its possession, revenge threats of murder or kidnapping continue to be made against Israelis overseas, especially against business people and former government officials.
Also on the list were Turkey, Thailand, Kenya, Nigeria, Jordan, Egypt and the Sinai.