The owner of Christian travel company Galilea Tour in North Jakarta, said on Thursday that the Israeli authorities had permitted Indonesians to enter the country until June 26.
According to Galilea Tour, Israel has waived its travel ban for Indonesian passport holders until after Idul Fitri.
Galilea Tour said it had received the information from GEMM Travel, an Israel-based Christian travel company, which released an official letter stating that the Israel Foreign Affairs Ministry had permitted all Indonesian travel groups to enter Israel until June 26.
Previously, the Israeli authorities had reportedly barred Indonesians from entering the country following Jakarta’s decision to bar entry to Israelis in response to the ongoing unrest in Palestinian territory Gaza.
Israel, is a Middle Eastern country on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea. It has land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip to the east and west, respectively, and Egypt to the southwest. It is regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land. Its most sacred sites are in Jerusalem.
Within its Old City, the Temple Mount complex includes the Dome of the Rock shrine, the historic Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Israel’s financial hub, Tel Aviv, is known for its Bauhaus architecture and beaches.
Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia is a transcontinental unitary sovereign state located mainly in Southeast Asia, with some territories in Oceania. Situated between the Indian and Pacific oceans, it is the world’s largest island country, with more than thirteen thousand islands. At 1,904,569 square kilometers (735,358 square miles), Indonesia is the world’s 14th largest country in terms of land area and the 7th largest in terms of combined sea and land area. With over 261 million people, it is the world’s 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Austronesian and Muslim-majority country. Java, the world’s most populous island, contains more than half of the country’s population.