I'm flying to Israel from the UK later in the week. I'm really looking forward to visiting Israel for the first time. I will be spending 3 nights in Tel Aviv and then 4 nights in Jerusalem before flying back to the UK. I'm travelling with a colleague/flat ate. We're both in our late 20s and white with no family connections/ties in the middle east.
I visited Syria 5 years ago on holiday for a week (visiting the sights in Damascus and Allepo) and now have a Syrian stamp on the first page of my UK passport. After reading reports on various forums, I'm now concerned about security procedures when entering Israel. Am I likely to be interrogated for hours? I don't have anything to hide, but it would be good to know - if possible - what to expect? Does anyone have recent first hand experience?
I still have my travel journey from my Syrian trip. This has all my tickets and various receipts etc (I tend to keep these things as souvenirs). Would bit be sensible to take this alone with me or is that just over-doing it?
Thanks to all for sharing your experiences.