There have recently been advertisements showing Israeli tourists invited to visit North Korea, but the Israeli government is warning its citizens to stay away.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises Israeli citizens not to travel to North Korea, which is under heavy international sanctions,” the ministry said in its warning.
“Due to Israel not having any diplomatic relations with North Korea, in case an Israeli citizen is in any distress while traveling there, Israeli representatives will not be able to assist in any way.
“We emphasize that the decision on whether to travel to North Korea is up to your judgment and under your responsibility.”
North Korea is heavily involved in developing nuclear arms and technology against repeated warnings from the United Nations. It has also been building up its ties with Iran, Syria and other enemies of Israel.