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
…. which Israel is in complete control of. We all know that "the situation has only been deteriorating" since the Oslo accords - for the Palestinians that is. Israel on the other hand has done well with a working security agreement with the PLO, large tracts of land under complete Israeli control on which hundreds of thousands of Israelis now live. On the other side, Abbas and Fayyad showed that the Palestinians can build the institutions and infrastructure for a state, despite the continuous efforts of Israel to destroy what they have done. Israel is in control of the negotiations - it has all the weaponry needed to continue the occupation, without any risk of losing support from the electorate, who have learned never to look in the face of the excesses of their army and security forces. The only opposition to continued and expanding occupation is the international community. Netanyahu may see this as important, but our beloved Foreign Minister has made very clear his opinion of the liberal democracies.