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ISRAEL holidays now come with a travel warning as Iran threatens to attack popular tourist city Tel Aviv should the USA strike Iran in response to Iranian retaliation for the death of General Qassem Soleimani. Is it safe to travel to Israel now?

PUBLISHED: 10:37, Wed, Jan 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:59, Wed, Jan 8, 2020

ww3 israel iran news tel aviv holidays fco foreign office travel advice latestWW3: A senior Iranian official has warned Iran will strike Israel if the USA were to respond (Image: Getty Images)

Israel holidays could be under threat amid escalating Iran and American tensions. A senior Iranian official has warned Iran will strike Israel if the USA were to respond militarily to any Iranian retaliation for the assassination of Qassem Soleimani. Israel is a long-time enemy of Iran.

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Mohsen Rezayee, Secretary of Iran's Expediency Council and a former IRGC commander, issued the caution to the USA.

He said: "If the US takes any action after our military response, we will level Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground," reported Iran’s Fars News Agency.

Haifa is the third-largest city in Israel after capital Jerusalem and Tel Aviv boasting a number of tourist attractions.

So how safe is it to travel to Israel and popular tourists destination Tel Aviv at this time?

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ww3 israel iran news tel aviv holidays fco foreign office travel advice latestWW3: The crisis was sparked after the US killing of General Qassem Soleimani (Image: Getty Images)

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated their travel advice to the country.

“Following the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in a US strike in Baghdad on 3 January, the incident has led to increased tensions in the region,” said the FCO.

“There is a possibility of an increased threat against Western interests and the security situation could

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