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's delegitimacy is propagated in a few global metropolises - such as London, Madrid and the Bay Area - that are hubs of international NGOs, media outlets, academia and multinational corporations. Therefore, an extraordinary effort is required to respond to and isolate Israel's delegitimizers. We must play offense and not just defense." Which corporations are you alluding to? CNN? the BBC? These media outlets accept Israel's legitimacy in her 1967 borders (as mainstream opinion worldwide). Are you concerned about some campus NGO's that do not accept "Israel's tight to exist". How much political clout can these NGO's wield? You build yourself a very convenient straw man that you can whip around and blame it for Israel's bad image. Criticizing Israel, even in very harsh terms, is not a threat to Israel's existence. Israel's resources can certainly be put to better use than feeding a persecution complex that nobody buys anymore.