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
And it's a whopper! Huge! Which is why it makes such a load THUMP! when Daniel knocks it over. "The Saudi so called initiative wants Israel to withdraw behind the pre-1967 cease fire" - ARMISTICE line, Daniel, but that's a minor nit. "AND apply the UN resolution 194" - nope, don't see Res 194 mentioned, just a determination in principle for a "just solution" to the refugee problem. "which means in no uncertain terms that ALL refugees and their families have the right to return to Israel." - whoah! Who put THAT there? Oh, yeah, that's right - Daniel did. Looking again at the Saudi plan...nope, it doesn't say that at all. It says a "just solution" to the refugee problem. The Saudi's neither insist nor expect that 5 million Arabs will flood into israel. But they expect the issue to be put on the table - both because it is only proper that the refugees be compensated, and because it is a very good bargaining chip to play at the right time.