The iPad is not welcomed in Israel. In fact, if you take one to Israel, there is a possibility that it will be seized:

“If you had thought to buy Apple’s new iPad tablet computer any time soon and bring it to Israel, you may have to change your plans: Starting yesterday, the Communications Ministry has blocked the import of iPads to Israel, and the customs authority has been directed to confiscate them.”

link: Beware at Customs: Gov’t has banned iPad imports

Yesterday, it was noted that Apple had delayed the global launch of the iPad. However, if in your country there are present restrictions on having the iPad, please let us know. It may prevent some ‘fellow-gnomies’ from having a very unpleasant surprise at some international customs.

Catherine Forsythe