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March 12, 2015 4:49 pm

Israeli Ambassador Aims to Bring 100,000 Chinese Tourists to Israel

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Matan Vilnai said he aims to bring 100,000 Chinese tourists to Israel by 2017. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – Israeli Ambassador to China Matan Vilnai said he aims to bring a one-year total of 100,000 Chinese tourists to Israel two years from now.

“My personal goal is 100,000 tourists in Israel in the year 2017,” Vilani said Wednesday.

“That is why we are promoting a process of abolition of visas,” he said, explaining that the process for canceling visa requirements for Chinese citizens traveling to Israel is already underway and is a crucial step in the growth of diplomatic and economic relations between China and Israel, The Jerusalem Post reported.

The announcement comes after Hainan Airlines, which is China’s fourth-largest airline as well as the country’s largest private carrier, said in January that it plans to offer three direct flights per week from Beijing to Tel Aviv beginning in September. The new flights will operate on days during which Israel’s El Al Airlines does not fly along that route.

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  • Thinking Zechariah 14, of Sukkot,and the barakot and cussed events to come. The calling of all to aliyah.
    As for blessed and cursed, the Brak v Aaron, and wh was told to Abraham.
    Let us all be as Ruth and Abraham and male a Lekh l’Kha.

  • Reform School

    Don’t Chinese tourists need a taste for Kosher Chinese food?

  • zadimel

    where are the other comments?

    • zadimel

      Oops: The above “w” should be capitalized.

  • zadimel

    What are you talking about regarding the’chosen race scam’? In Judaism the “chosenness” is the belief that the Jewish people were chosen to enter a covenant with G-d to account for all of their iniquities. This held that the entire Jewish people were endowed with a special religious faculty first given to Adam and then to all of them. This uniqueness allowed them to enter a closeness to G-d through which they could make G-d known to the world. The Jewish people introduced the idea of one G-d of righteousness and holiness.

  • Elere

    I knew some people we never want to hear this type of good news coming from Israel as it obvious from the numbers of commentators visa-vise replies.
    I one to say emphatically that this is one of the reasons why there are propagandas again Israel and Jews as a whole because of their equivocal abilities to penetrate so many Nations. some quarters see this as a threat that if such continues Israel might be too powerful to control in the nearest future.
    I personally wish the state of Israel more grease to her elbow
    Elere from Nigeria.

  • American

    Try as you may, the Chinese won’t fall for your “chosen race” scam. 🙂

    • also american

      Wow, such a prophet. You not only know ahead of time what all of China will think, and that “chosen people” is a scam, but you would seem to insinuate that you speak for America. Maybe you’re the scam???

      • American

        Just like you, I am free to have my own opinion. Don’t like it? Don’t read my post. 🙂

    • Linda Golden

      Scam…hardly…3000 years of history …you however are an idiot , how clever to use the name American…truly a dumbed downer.

      • American

        Is there a map of Israel from 1776? I think not. Joke’son you sweetie. 🙂

        • zadimel

          There is,indeed a “map.” It is called the Jewish Bible.