BDS efforts to curb Israel travel have failed badly

THE TOWER
Israel’s Tourism Triumph: The Air Bridge
by Edwin Black
March 29, 2019

In 2016, 2.9 million total worldwide visitors came to Israel. By the close of 2018, that number had boomed to 4.1 million — and the totals keep climbing. Within the coming decade, Israel expects to employ 98,000 people in its tourism sector. When Israeli tourism prospers, so does the Palestinian community. Christian pilgrims make a beeline for Bethlehem. Thus, tourism breeds economic interdependence and strengthens co-existence…Today, most North American travelers to Israel are not Jewish; they are Christian, often seeking Biblical discovery. From North America, Jews comprise about 40 to 45 percent of the travelers, while Christians generally hover at about 60 percent year to year…READ MORE

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