Figures on January foreign tourist hotel stays are not yet available, but December's numbers were down 9% compared to December 2014 and 28% compared to December 2013.05:09 10.02.16 | 0 comments
The hatred and distrust are now part of the cultures of Arabs and Israelis. No one expects that the Arabs will keep the West Bank demilitarised for very long once there is some type of evacuation/disengagement. Israel's ex-negotiator is right about the arab position. However, an Israeli evacuation to the 1967 border would create a civil war. It just won't happen, I have visited and know these people in Judea/Samaria. The Israeli's will keep the dialogue going for years and so "facts on the ground" will become relevant. I think there will be some type of partial withdrawal behind the security barrier and the Arabs will not accept this. The other issue is that Israel's demographic is changing. There will be more religious in Israel's population due to their higher birth rate. This will harden attitudes on both sides. It is complicated indeed.