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October 17, 2012 7:59 pm

New Data: Majority of Tourists in Israel are Christian

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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Photo: Berthold Werner.

More than half of the tourists visiting Israel are Christian, according to a recent poll by the country’s tourism ministry.

According to the poll, Christians comprised 58 percent of tourists in Israel during 2011, while 25 percent were Jewish and only 1 percent were Muslims.

Among returning tourists to Israel, however, 82 percent were Jewish and 80 percent came to visit family or friends. Sixty-one percent of total tourists were first-time visitors.

“This data supports the basic assumption of the new ‘Everyone brings someone’ campaign, in which friends and family are the main significant factor in the decision on whether to visit Israel,” Israeli Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov said, according to Israel Hayom. “Everyone can participate in the effort to bring more tourists to Israel, thereby contributing to the economy, job creation and Israel’s image in the world.”

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  • well c’mon lets face the truth and not be so naive.
    xtians go because they are still looking to see where jesux was buried and walked while handing out missionary material and preachin.Yeah yeah they love Israel…only to bring jesux again…which is a transgression of TORAH..SO THEY GO TO ISRAEL BRINGING SIN…

    The xtian population is 2.3 billion people while the Jewish population is 7 million outside of Israel so of course there will be an overwhelming imbalance if you look at it that way.
    I look at it that its quality that HASHEM wants
    not idol worshippers and not those that violate the 1st and 2nd commandment.
    One would think that the xtians visiting GDs holy land would want to please the ‘ONE GD’ and not LOOK TO SUBSTANTIATE their creative stories.
    One would think the xtians would want to learn WHY ‘Israel the nation’ always rejected their gods.
    INSTEAD THE XTIANS ATTEMPT TO CONVERT THE ‘LIGHT UNTO THE NATIONS’INTO THEIR DARKNESS AND NOW WE HAVE TO SEE A REPORT that more xtians visit Israel?
    And what did they learn from HASHEMS HOLY LAND? NOTHING!!!
    Those kind of statistics are distorting and rightfully called lying.Is it to encourage Jewish visitors?

    JEWS LEARN THAT HASHEM WANTS QUALITY NOT QUANTITY.
    TRUTH NOT LIES.
    XTIANS BELIEVE THAT THE ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS.
    Anyway the xtian can get a Jew to convert is ok even if it destroys his soul and family.

    I AM UPSET WITH THESE KINDS OF REPORTS.

    If Jews believe and learn about what HASHEM wants
    not what xtians and world opinion wants,not only will we be blessed and protected but we would be able to realize Mashiach and a higher level of HASHEMS PROTECTION,PEACE ,HEALTH, LOVE AND ALL THAT ‘HE’ PROMISED.
    WE WOULD WITNESS AND KNOW WHAT TORAH TEACHES ABOUT THE HEAVENLY GARDENS

  • Jack de Lowe

    So where are YOU? We are waiting to welcome you here!

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