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
Israel is a sovereign state, ergo, it defines itself. The only thing required by OTHER states is to recognize that Israel is sovereign i.e. they recognize that Israel has a right to define itself. It ISN'T the job of other states to put their stamp of approval on that self-definition otherwise - du'oh! - that very notion is incompatible with the sovereign right of Israel to define itself. Abbas recognizes Israel, Netanyahu defines Israel to be whatever he wants it to be, Abbas then says "whatever, dude", precisely because it is up to the ISRAELIS THEMSELF to decide if they agree with Netanyahu's definition of the state.