Accessible Israel

My husband, Leon, uses a wheelchair, and on our 3-week visit to Israel we found that most places tried to accommodate people with disabilities.

This was true even for the Old City of Jerusalem, where there were curb cuts and ramps here and there. The cobblestones were difficult, but I found that tipping the chair onto the two back wheels helped in maneuvering over the ancient stones. People were very kind and constantly offered to help push the chair up a ramp or over the cobblestones. The newer buildings and museums all were accessible.

Because of the wheelchair, we did not take buses, which were crowded with passengers. We took no tours but were able to see everything we wanted to see.


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