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
When we don't have the consensus within the Israeli government to decide upon taking some necessary steps towards initiating the peace talks with the Palestinians, it's really unfortunate to all. How different would it be if the coalition states that the announcements of Jerusalem construction of 1600 units, to now another announcement albeit lowered number of only 20 units at the Shepherd Hotel, was not prudent in context to peace talks, while on the other hand, the Quartet is asking to temporarily refrain construction as the core issue of Jerusalem is addressed? There's really no difference in what it implies. It implies that there are areas which remain disputed territories within the vicinity of Israel's capital - and that's been on the table for decades or 42 years - to address the disputed ownership of areas within the region of , let's call it, "Greater Jerusalem."