WASHINGTON -- The State Department advised travelers to Israel, the
West Bank and Gaza to "increase their vigilance with respect to
their personal security," saying it believes the potential has
increased for terrorist attacks in the region.
U.S. citizens should stay off public buses and exercise caution
near bus stops and crowded areas, the department said.
Separately, the department said U.S. tourists may wish to steer
clear of Prague, Czech Republic, during the second half of
September due to anticipated demonstrations before and during
meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, Sept.
26 to 28.