Israel is a small country in the Middle East. That is: the other end of Asia. Climate is warm and sunny.
This bid is still under construction.
 Local Team
- Tzafrir Cohen (DD)
- Lior Kaplan (DD)
- Shay Gover (Israeli Open Source supporter)
- Talat Batheesh (SW Eng)
 Getting There
Through TLV (Ben Gurion) airport. From there by train to $VENUE_CITY.
Visas are automatically granted automatically for the usual suspects. Specifically the following countries:
- European Union member states, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Japan, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Macao, Macedonia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, the United States, Uruguay and Vanuatu.
We think of 3 options of:
- Jerusalem has the most tourist and historic value.
- Tel Aviv is the closest to the airport and the most vibrant.
- Haifa: hosted Wikimania (~700 people) in 2011.
All 3 have major universities which are potentially great venues.
Generally: plenty of food. As a side effect of the prevalence of kosher food, vegan options (such as hummus and falafel) are widely available.