Are there any safety issues to consider when driving from Masada to Jerusalem?
We are thinking of touring Masada and Mineral beach (or similar beach nearby) on our own (family of 5 incl. 3 teens) on our way to Jerusalem from the north (probably Amirin), in early August .
In the google map it seems that Mineral beach (which has been recommended multiple times in this forum and sounds great to me) is located in the Palestinian territory? Am I reading the map correctly: North-west Dead Sea Coast is under Palestinian-control, South-west Dead Sea coast under Israel control?
My Frommers Israel 2011 edition advices agaist driving in the Pal. territoriy...at the same time recommending route 90 as a beautiful scenic road along the Dead sea coast.
Thanks for helping me make sense of this area and all the other great, reliable and generous advice you all always give to us tourists. Cant wait for our trip!