If the ultimate goal of exposing human rights violations is to protect people from rights abuses, the U.S. and the EU must initiate a proactive strategy to change Israel’s policies.
With the date of the Israeli elections brought forward to September 4, tens of thousands of Israelis are expected to cancel vacation plans to stay home and vote.
Nobody wants to think about ending their vacation in the hospital. That may be why, unlike car, health and life insurance, travel insurance is usually a last-minute affair.
If the security situation does not worsen in the next few days, then the tourism industry expects no real effect on Passover holiday business.
Some 232,000 foreign tourists visit in February - 6% more than in February 2011 and 4% more than in February 2010.
Finance Minister also directs his staff to consider financial assistance to private-sector employees who had to stay home for the same reason.
State sets target of 5 million tourists by 2015; 1,700 new hotel rooms.
Ten months ago, the town that overlooks Israel's Grand Canyon looked set to take off as a tourist destination. But so far nothing has shaken off the desert sand that seems to have kept Mitzpeh Ramon sleepy.
It's too early to estimate how much the accident will cost Carnival, analyst Sharon Zackfia says.
More than 100,000 Israelis visit Thailand every year, said Issta VP-marketing Ronen Carasso. It is Israelis' second most popular long-haul destination, after the United States.