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
Bibi is not a big man with vision. He is a small religious nationalist, conditioned that way from an early age. He is not clever enough to see beyond the immediate political moment and is too short-termist and power-motivated to look ahead to Israel's future. He is just a political tactician, the only levers available to him are the ones Mark says - plus bluff, bluster, delay and the launching of the next air strike on somebody to divert world attention for another few months. He is never going to find the gonads to tie up with Kadima and Tzipi. She and Barak should take a deep swallow and invite Yisrael Beiteinu to join in a minority government. Avigdor will be gone soon and, despite his anti-Arab racist phobia and disastrous diplomacy, YB at least supports the creation of an independent Palestine. That's 56 MKs, 5 short of a majority - but there's 13 Meretz and Arab ones who would keep them in power. Better than dithering BIbi.