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|district = Jerusalem District
|map = <map lat='31.78' lng='35.22' zoom='11' view='0' country='Israel'/>
|pop = 747882,600 652 (20072016); Metropolitan Area 1,027,400 (2008)|motorways highways = 1, 50, 60, 443
'''Jerusalem''' is a the largest city in Israel and the [[Middle East]], capital of the state since its establishment in 1948. Jerusalem's status is under dispute between [[Israel]] and the Palestinians, both claiming it . The Palestinians have claims to the city including a claim to be their capital city.
== Hitchhiking out Hitching in ==Jerusalem is quite different from Tel Aviv, there is a lot of religious communities in the city. In '''religious neighborhoods''', it can be perceived as offensive not to dress modestly, and can attract unwelcomed attention. However, in the city center and old city (not inside the religious sites themselves, obviously) there is no such problem.You can hitch hike in the nighbourhods, just find deserted stations and try. most of the city are walkable and the buses are cheap. Make plastic card "Rav Kav', otherwise you can't pay. It's free and possible to make in the CBS and another spots
==Hitching out = To the =__TOC__[[File:CraigIsraelKfarAdomim.jpg|thumb|220px|right|[[Dead SeaUser:Halt, Stop! Reudnitz kommt.|Craig]] and at Maale Adumim Junction en route to [[AmmanDead Sea (5 mins).]] ([[JordanMoriya:]]) ===Jerusalem has at least 6-7 roads to get out,to different directions. It's changes often by the massive constractions but in general, choose your next destination and ask local where the best spot to hitch out. the following is list of spots based on the direction:
From the city center you have two options:
# You can either take service taxi (== MAIN Junction to get out: =="SheirutHayeziaa Me'A'ir"- The enternace of the city, called as well Ginot Sacharov. ([ Google street view]) Number 361 road, the huge Trempiyada that close to the CBS. it's the road to Tel Aviv, Haifa and all Gush Dan, and the way to the states highways- 2, 6.. If you come from Damascus gate of city center, you walk through tram lines to the old cityugly bridge, in and down the direction of [[Abu Dis]]bridge you continue will see 2 crossroads and on your right will be to petrols stations- yellow one and one call Sonol. Keep staright. you will see huge place to stand, a ride bus statins and often tons of 5 NIS onlypeople that hitch hike too. Go down in Maale Adumin junction find your spot and continue hitchhiking weststand. Most likely you will see other hitchhikers standing there too. If you take this ride you get directly bored or want to road #1burn some time, just behind you there is an old Arab village (Lifta), which was deserted in 1948. Go down the stairs and find your way to the local spring. Although basicly from which this spot people go to all the country, not many people stop, and you need to continue hitchhiking westwards towards may stuck inside all the Dead Sea traffic jams. So if you want easyer, beautyer and Jordanoften shorter way to south or north, use another way.
# Or take buses 25Hitch hike to Tel Aviv on road 443: You can stand at French Hill just in the other side of the tram of Givat Hamivtar. This is not the best spot to hitch towards Tel Aviv - use it only if you hitched here from the Dead Sea, 4 northern Israel or 4A from the West Jerusalem bank, and you wish to get continue to Har Ha'tsofim Junction, (French Hill)Tel Aviv. The place On the other side of the big intersection there is usually crowded with hitchhikersa smaller bus stop. Cars that pass here might be going into Jerusalem, or towards Tel Aviv through highway 1 or highway 443, so a sign here can be a big help. There are no good places to stop on highway 1 except the Hemed station and drivers stop oftenLatrun intersection. It’s better to wait for a direct ride. Most likely they will go only half ways, in which case If you should ask to go down in can get a ride part of the entry junction way on highway 443, to their settlementModiin for example, that is much better, and continue hitchhiking from the because there are bus stationstops in almost every intersection on that road.
When reaching == To the Beit-HaArava junctionnorth, next to the border with [[Jordan]], the road turn south and from there you can ask to get off in any location at the shore of the Dead Sea.sea: ==
If your destination Jerusalem locate, geographicly in the excat center of Israel, which explaines why to hitch hike to nirth and south is [[Jordan]] the same spot. for years, the best way was through the Trempiyada in French hill, but roads changed and assuming you donpeople barely stop there nowdays .(2018) Currently spot is the station to Maa't have an Israeli passport, you can continue le Adumim that close to Jordan through the Allenby Bridge border terminalHebrew Uni. From Road 1city center- take the tram to Ammunition Hill, ''or'' you can hitchhike from in front the Damascus gate (sounds strange, but worked numerous times: 10 mins, 5 mins). Get down, cross the road to [[Jericho]] (search for the Palestinian green license plate) right, you can see huge white stutue on your left. Keep it on your left. and from start walk, You will walk like 15 minutes. Than you will see station that have many buses that stop. Check if it's written that there take is a bus or hitchhike out of that go to Kfar Adumim. if the western exit of answer iis yes- than you are in the cityright staation. Your other option is Take a lift to hitchhike to the Beit-HaArava junctionKfar Adumim (or further) you will pass Maale Adumim, and from there stand and hitchhike northwardsMishor Adumim. when you get down, you will see that you are in road 1#. all the next turn right is lifts good for you, try to get to the Bet Haarava junction, where road 1 meets highway 90, which can take you north towards Beit She'an, Tiberias and generally northern Israel (serving also Allenby border crossingand Sheikh Hussein border crossing to Amman) and south towards the Dead Sea and Eilat. You might be able So if you need to get to walk it from the main roadDead Sea and your ride goes to northern Israel (Beit She'an, although bewareTiberias etc.) or vice versa, get off at the Israeli army didnlast junction before Beit HaArava - at Almog junction. Almog junction functions as a refreshment stop, so kiosks, mini-market and (free) toilets are available here, so that't allow [[User:Guaka|guaka]] to walk from s the border best way to the roadhitch another ride. Beware! this is a desert area, so being near a refreshment stop helps.
=== To [[Eilat]], [[Aqaba]] ([[Jordan]])the west bank- north area: Binyamin and Samaria sttelments, [[Taba]] ([[Egypt]]) =Nablus and cet: ==Follow the direction to go to the [[Dead Sea]], but continue south on [[Highway 90 (Israel)|Highway 90]] until its end. From there you can continue east towards [[Jordan]], or south towards [[Egypt]].
Check the section of [[Filewest bank]] for more detalis, but anyways, from Jerusalem:Hitching_out_of_JerusalemFrench Hill used to be the best spots, but it's changed (2018).JPG|thumb|Nowdays the Trempiyada is in Hizma Junction. take the tram to Sayert Duchifat (almost last station), get down and take the crossroad to your right|250px|Orthodox Jews hitching out . there is a station, not so good spot but for lazy people you can hitch hike there insted of Jerusalemwalk 20 minutes down in the road to Hizma junction. every lift is good to Hizma Junction, and sometime you will get lift straight to your destination. Hizma Junction is a soldiers checkpoint, you will see many people standing there. Sign can help and watch the que.The people that stop will be 90% of the time religius setllers, so if you want to go to Rammalla cheeck where excatly you need to get down to coninue, and be aware that people will not like the idea you go there, and can't give you ride straight to there, due the politics issues. You can hitch from the same place towards Ramallah (and from there you can reach Nablus and other Palestinian cities). Be advised that if you’re standing in this stop with a sign that says “Ramallah” on it, it's quite possible people are going to look at you like you’re crazy, and might try to convince you not to go there, that it’s dangerous, etc. It's almost secret but you can even hitch hike to Netania, Tel Aviv, Haifa from this stop if you heading to Samaria (through 60 road, 5, 6) but it longer and you will need many lifts. Rides from here are available to the Ramallah area ([[Ramallah]], [[Ofra]], etc.) As well as further in, towards [[Nablus]], via "Tapuach Junction" ([[Ariel]], [[Salfit]], [[Buddya]]etc.)The buses to this area are really cheap (sometime 3 shekels!) so check where you need exactly to go and your time- maybe bus is better..
==To the west bank- south- Gush Ezyon, Hebron, Beer Sheva- = To = Same rules about the [[Tel Avivwest bank]] ===section. Take a bus to the main bus station Gilo (71, 31, 30..) get down in JerusalemAfarsemon street. Go on walking further on Jaffa road, till you get cross to the main junction where left, you can will see the "Begin" highway. go on walking straight and pass this junctionhuge road, and on your right (after the petrol station) left there is Trempiyada. If you will see a bus stationneed to Go to Hebron, the best spot ask people where exactly to hitchhike. Most likely you will see other hitchhikers standing there toostand. If you not sure where to get bored or want to burn some timedown ask the driver, just behind you there where is an ancient Palestinian village the Gush Ezyon's Trempiyada. To Tekoa (Gush Ezyon) : take the bus to Har Homa (LiftaHomat Shmuel)74, which was deserted 75. Get down in 1948Shmuel Meir-Kvish 378. Go down It's the stairs same way to Bet Lechem, but Israelies car not aloud to go there, and find your arabs not aloud to do the way around.A bus ride to Bethlehem only costs 8 NIS, consider using the bus. Bus #231 or #234 can be taken from the bus terminal in front of Damscus gate of the Old City of Jerusalem. You can hitch a ride to [[Gush Etzion Junction]] and continue from there to most of the local springvillages in Gush Etzion or on to Hebron and Kiryat Arba.Though, to get to the Hebron or Kiryat Arba, there is a bus #381 which costs just 8.1 NIS.
In case it's too crowded you might be better off going a bit back up the street to the :[[petrol stationUser:Vulla|Vulla]]s and hitch thereYou can consider to walk instead of HH. Also, Israeli hitchhikers seem Jerusalem to have an aversion against [[sign]]s, so if youBethlem is just 8 km. I're not local using a sign could work out ve done it in your advantageless than 2 hours walking slow and take my timeThere is also a [[petrol station]] on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway at Shaar Hagai (שער הגיא‎) [,35.108185&sspn=0.250939,0.376282&ie=UTF8&The view=map&cid=10709258174763436664&ved=0CBIQpQY&hq=gas+station&hnear=&ll=31.88572,35.024414&spn=0.501407,0.752563&z=10&iwloc=A Google map link] This might be useful if a ride is not going all the way best but if you arrive walking you will able to Tel Aviv as there are very few spots to stop on the highway between see the two cities. === To [[Tiberias]] and the [[Golan Heights]] ===Your first goal is the Beit HaArava Junction, big wall which connects Highway 1 going west from Jerusalem, to Highway 90, which goes north it separetes Israel to the KinneretWest Bank.  From the city center you You have two options:# You can either to take service taxi ("Sherut") Number 36, from Damascus gate of the old cityentrance for tourists, in the direction of [[Abu Dis]]very fast, a ride of 5 NIS onlyfew people pass there. Go down in Maale Adumin junction and continue hitchhiking westThe palestinian pass by another gate. If you take this ride Above all you get directly to road #1, from which many rides will take you straight to Beit HaArava Junction.# Or take buses 25, 4 or 4A from West Jerusalem to get to Har Ha'tsofim Junction, (French Hill). The place is usually crowded with hitchhikers, and drivers stop often. Most likely they will go only half ways, in which case you should ask to go down in see the entry junction to their settlement, wall and continue hitchhiking from the bus station. From the Beit HaArava Junction, head north on Road 90 until you reach the Tsemach Junciton at read the bottom different stories of the Kinneret. From there, You can either hitchhike to [[Tiberias]] by going westwards on Road 90, or use the [[Trempiyada]] (hitching spot) up to the Golan. People either drive up to Road 92 or Road 98 from there. Road 98 goes right up to palestinian during the Golan, occupation and Road 92 runs along the west coast of the Kinneret from where you can pick up Roads 789 or 87 to will see many grafitti on the Golan. Highway 789 connects to Road 98 from where you can chose to either continue north or head south. Road 87 also connects to 98, but a bit laterwall, and it also turns west over the Kinneret or east through the center some of the Golan until it picks up 98 at its endthem were made by Bansky.  === To [[Ramallah]], [[Samaria]] ([[Palestinian Territory]], [[West Bank]]) ===Take a city bus (25, 4, or 4a) to the [[Har HaBansky'tzofim Junction]] and stand there. Rides from here s graffitti are available to the Ramallah area ([[Ramallah]], [[Ofra]], etc.) As well as further in, towards [[Nablus]], via "Tapuach Junction" ([[Ariel]], [[Salfit]], [[Buddya]] etc.) However, due to the lack of rides to this area, it is probably best to take a service taxi (very cheap) to this area from Damascus gate in spread around Jerusalem. === To [[Bethlehem]], [[Judea]] ([[Palestinian Territory]], [[West Bank]]) ===Take the #31 bus to Giloh (but if you'll have to ask people how to get go to the ''[[trempiada]]''). From there you can hitch rides to [[Bethlehem]] and [[Gush Etzion]] areas, center the ([[Efrat]], [[Bethlehem]], [[Alon Shvut]]annoyng), etc, as well as further south, to the [[Hebron]] area of [[Hebron]], [[Kiryat Arba]], [[Tarqumia]], [[Yatta]], etc. To get to the latter area, however, it is better to hitch a ridge to [[Gush Etzion Junction]], and try from there. == Sleep == === Free hospitality ===In projects such as [ BeWelcome] and [ CouchSurfing] you can find many Jerusalemic members who taxies will host take you for a night or two in their homes... === Hostels and cheap accommodation ===As to a rule of thumb, the Western part of the city is much (much!) more expensive than the Eastern part, especially when it comes tour to hostels. In the old city and around Damascus gate you can find a dorm bed for as little as 20 NIS (4 Euro) for a night. Check [ Wikitravel] for more detailssee Bansky's graffiti.[[trash:Jerusalem]] [[Category:Palestinian Territory]]

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