To get into Israel, we did the drive up from Aqaba, following the Dead Sea Highway to the border crossing point called the Allenby Bridge (aka King Hussein Bridge aka Al-Karamaeh Bridge – depending if you’re Israeli, Jordanian or Palestinian).
It forms the only entry/exit point for Palestinians who live on the West Bank & is the only point where Palestinians can travel abroad (by exiting from here into Jordan & then to Jordan’s International airport).
The process of crossing into Israel (on this particular day) was not the most “welcoming” shall we say & it took us 3½ hrs to get through.
There was a lot of frustration & feeling that the processes (apart from the security screening which I’m happy to put up with) were more about showing who’s boss & making life difficult for a certain group of people.
That’s all I’m going to say apart from this bit of advice: don’t take photos of the Israeli soldiers at the border – they don’t like it & it will result in you being taken off the bus & questioned.
Before you say anything – it wasn’t me !!