Israel Sees Sharp Rise in Tourists from Arab States

(Ynet News) Itamar Eichner - Since 2009, more than 250,000 Muslim and Arab tourists have visited Israel for religious reasons, business and shopping. 124,000 tourists came from Indonesia, 81,000 from Jordan, 23,483 from Malaysia, 6,440 from Morocco, 38 from Saudi Arabia, 168 from the UAE, 73 from Qatar and 73 from Oman. 13,333 tourists arrived from Egypt, including 4,368 since the beginning of 2014. Kuwait announced last month that it would allow its citizens to visit Israel and the PA as part of a tour package with the government's approval.

2014-11-18 00:00:00

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