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November 9, 2015 3:15 pm

Despite Gloomy Predictions, Terror Wave Not Deterring Tourism to Israel

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Palestinian terrorism has not reduced Israel's attractiveness as a tourism destination. PHOTO: Eilat, Wikipedia.

Eilat, Israel. Palestinian terrorism has not hindered tourism. Photo: Wikipedia.

Israel is still an attractive destination for tourists despite the recent wave of Palestinian terrorism, the Israeli news site nrg reported on Monday.

According to the report, Tourism Ministry figures indicate a record number of visitors — 290,000 — entering the country during the month of October.

This constituted a 29% increase in the number of tourists (224,000) who came in September — and  a 5% increase in the number of tourists who arrived in October of last year.

According to nrg, the data also revealed that 25,000 of the tourists who visited Israel last month were from Jordan and 8,000 from Egypt, constituting a 3% decrease from visits from those countries in October 2014.

The statistics indicate that the drastic decrease in tourism predicted by Israeli tourism officials was overly pessimistic, according to nrg.

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  • Jonah

    I would move to Israel if I had the money and my health. Scripture states very clearly that Israel will still be standing after God plows this earth up and replantes. One thing for sure if you are in Europe or the U.S., Get Out!….God has a bone to pick with you. I mean you cannot even decide what signs to put on your bathrooms all the while cultivating Jewish hatred in your liberal university’s. If I want to use a public bathroom there is man/woman, woman/man, man who thinks he is woman…mtw…. woman who thinks she is man… wtm, transsexual…tsx…, politician who is pervert…pip….Yada,Yada, Yada, ad in finitum. In your military it is a punishable crime to use the word Jesus, by anyone including the clergyman. What about Allah? You found room for him…he is protected. America is a country that has lost its mind and has gone mad and Europes not far behind. It’s plowing time…time for God to separate the tares from the wheat. And you can bet your life on it….the process has begun.

  • David Levavi

    Right on. No Jew should allow himself to be deterred by rampant Arab savagery. It is a disgraceful fact that during the last intifada, American Jews got cold feet while our Christian Evangelical brothers and sisters kept coming. My wife and I will be enjoying our annual vacation in Israel in January whether Mohammed’s bloodthirsty followers and their boosters at the State Department like it or not.