Tourists

Building On A Record Year

Ignoring talk of war, foreign tourists flock to Israel; hotels gearing up for winter season.

Special To The Jewish Week
11/06/2012

Despite dire warnings of imminent conflict between Israel and Iran throughout the year, foreign tourists flocked to the Holy Land in record numbers.

According to Israel’s Ministry of Tourism, the Jewish calendar year 5772 was the “best tourism year ever,” with over 3.5 million visitors spending at least one day in Israel.

Checking Your E-Mule on a Donkey In Israel

Back in December 2004, I wrote about my technology experience at the Mamshit Camel Ranch, a Bedouin village in Israel. I explained how funny it was to be at a Bedouin village that appeared to be authentically rustic to the Birthright Israel participants I was chaperoning, but behind-the-scenes the place was equipped with the latest technology.

Tourists at Kfar Kedem in Israel will now have WiFi access while riding donkeys
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