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
"Michael would you expect Hamas to fix damage from 8000 Qassams?" I do wish Israel and its supporters would stop comparing Israel's behaviour with the behaviour of the Arab nations, and Hamas, and Hezbollah. What we hear ad infinitum is "Well, we're better than Saudi Arabia!" So what? And are you really? You are supposed to be a light to the nations. Unlike Saudi Arabia, Israel claims to be a western democracy. So act it. Another "excuse" frequently raised is Dresden and Hiroshima. "You did it! Carpet bombing and the atom bomb!" That was more than 60 years ago. Our attitudes are supposed to evolve. Ours have. Now it's your turn. After half a century of conflict, why can't you get the message that violence is not the solution to the Palestinian problem? I love Israel. I love Jews. I expect better of you than this.