Some of the countries that have restricted travel to the country are: United States, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Brazil, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, Argentina, Germany, Netherlands, Canada and Israel.
The ban comes after President Donald Trump signed a bill on January 31, 2018 that temporarily blocks the entry of citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries to the United States.
Israel, like the U.S., has long been considered one of the country’s most critical allies.
Israel is the only country in the Middle East that is a permanent member of the U and U.N. Security Council.
Israel and its Jewish citizens are not allowed to travel to other countries without permission from Israeli authorities.
Israelis were among the first to be allowed to visit the U, UK, Australia and France.
However, the new restrictions have come in response to what is seen as a spike in violence and unrest in Israel and the Palestinian territories.
According to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), there were 982 “terrorist attacks” in Israel in 2017, including more than 70 attacks on Israeli civilians and six attacks against Israeli military facilities.
While the attacks on civilians were down from the previous year, the IDF reported the attacks increased from July to September of 2017.
The IDF has accused the Palestinian terror groups of launching the recent wave of attacks in Israel, claiming it was aimed at targeting the Jewish state.
Israel has blamed the Palestinian Authority (PA) for the rising violence, which has caused a rise in Israeli deaths and injuries.
Following Trump’s signing of the bill on the eve of his trip to Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the move and said it would hurt the Palestinian people.
In an interview with Al Jazeera, Abbas called the restrictions a “shame on the entire world.”