The State Department has issued a travel warning for Israel, as it has for Syria. Apparently, though, Egypt is perfectly safe to visit
As far as the U.S. State Department is concerned, Israel is as risky a place to visit at this time as is Syria – while Egypt, which just underwent a raucous election and an upheaval in the army (not to mention a major terror attack) is perfectly safe to visit.
That, at least, is the conclusion one would come to in a review of the latest travel warnings issued by the State Department. A travel warning was issued for Israel several weeks ago, because of, as the web site with the warning states, because of “long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable lead the State Department to recommend that Americans avoid or consider the risk of travel to that country.