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    • Caryn
    • 30.07.07 | 09:08 (IDT)

    1. This is the point in the summer at which many Jewish-and-mostly-American-teens-tour-Israel programs come to an end. Thousands of teens have to fly home. If the airport were closed, Israel would be stuck with tens of thousands of noncitizen minors. Where would they stay? Who would pay for their food, housing, insurance, etc.? How would they react and comport themselves? How would their parents be to recommend Israel summer programs, or just Israel travel in general, to other parents? 2. Furthermore, as a country whose economy depends on a large and not always successful tourism sector, it is in Israel's best interest to keep the airport open. No one wants to invest thousands of dollars in an Israel vacation and then either be unable to enter (and therefore have wasted their money) or leave (and therefore have to pay for an extended and unwanted stay) the country because of a strike--certainly not a strike whose outcome is already apparent.

    from the article: The sanctity of the airport
    First published 00:00 29.07.07 | Last updated 00:00 29.07.07
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