Tourist Tip #287 'Ramadan Kareem'

A few tips for Western visitors to keep in mind when visiting the region during the Muslim holy month.

The month of Ramadan began last Wednesday, meaning that Muslims around the world are now in the midst of their annual month of dawn-to-dusk fasting. While not all of Israel’s more than 1.6 million Muslims are religiously observant, most do continue to follow the precept of sawm, which is one of the five pillars of Islam.