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
I seem to recall, the rabbi was not willing to sign a statement forced upon him by the defense ministry; though he made clear (very) publicly, he would not have encouraged nor supported political protests within the IDF, the kind of which took place at swearing-in ceremonies. He maintains he was not consulted and had he been, he would recommend against these sorts of protests. This is small potatoes compared to the larger, central issue; that is the forcible removal of Jews from the land of Israel. Should Rabbi Melamed reverse his position that Jewish soldiers should "not" obey immoral orders to expel Jews from the land of Israel, then he will have capitulated.