Israel Ministry of Tourism Update 11/30/2015

Many of our clients may be interested in this letter from the Israel Ministry of Tourism regarding tourism and the current unrest. Discipleship Travel LLC provides this letter to help you make informed decisions regarding travel to Israel.

You may see the original letter as a PDF. Click HERE

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From the Office of the Director General of the Israel Ministry of Tourism

Dear Friends,

We welcome you to enjoy the warm weather, tourism sites, museums, holy places, attractions, restaurants and night life – all open and operating as usual in Jerusalem and in Tel Aviv as in all areas of the country.

Currently more than 100,000 foreign tourists are on holiday in Israel. Groups and individuals continue to arrive daily and they feel safe and are enjoying themselves. Everyday life in Israel is normal. Children go to kindergarten and school, local residents go to work and business continues as usual. The headlines about the situation in countries along the Mediterranean Sea are not relevant to our daily lives.

A wide range of international events are taking place at various locations in the coming days and weeks including the 19th International Harp Contest in Acco from November 23-December 3, the European Short Course Swimming Competition in Netanya and Superstar American comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perfrom in Tel Aviv in December as part of his world tour. Christmas celebrations are underway preparing for the thousands of foreign tourists who will partake in the festivities.

In addition, international conferences and exhibitions are going on in venues throughout the country as planned.

We look forward to welcoming you to Israel.

Sincerely,
Best Regards,

Amir Halevi
Director General

 

Israel Ministry of Tourism Update 10/19/15

Many of our clients may be interested in this letter from the Israel Ministry of Tourism regarding tourism and the current unrest. Discipleship Travel LLC provides this letter to help you make informed decisions regarding travel to Israel.

You may see the original letter as a PDF. Click HERE

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Israel Tourism LogoFrom the Office of the Director General of the Israel Ministry of Tourism

October 19, 2015

Dear Friends,

Headlines about the situation in Israel can be alarming, but the reality is that:

Everyday life in Israel is normal.

Children go to kindergarten and school, local residents go to work and business continues as usual.

Currently more than 100,000 foreign tourists are on holiday in Israel. Groups and individuals continue to arrive daily and they feel safe, enjoying the warm Mediterranean weather, tourism sites, museums, holy places, attractions, restaurants and night life – all open and operating as usual in Jerusalem, as in all areas of the country.

A wide range of international events are taking place at various locations in the coming days and weeks, including the Jerusalem Open House Festival from October 22-24, Israel Museum Jerusalem 50th Year Celebration, TUNE IN TEL AVIV – Israel’s international live music industry conference and showcase, recognized as the most important industry event taking place in the Middle East from November 11-15; the Manofilm Festival of Contemporary Art in Jerusalem from October 15-22, where visitors are invite to visit galleries and exhibition venues around the city; Wheels of Love – an annual Bible Ride extending over five days in Israel and overseas; the Terra Sancta Organ Festival (Holy Land Organ Festival), an international music event and cultural activity taking place in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Nazareth and Jerusalem, produced by the custody of the Holy Land.

In addition, international conferences and exhibitions are going on in venues throughout the country as planned, in the field of health, medicine, graphics, just to mention a few.

The Ministry of Tourism is in contact with all relevant authorities to monitor the situation and ensure the safety of our visitors from abroad.

We look forward to welcoming you to Israel.

Sincerely,
Amir Halevi
Director General

 

Unrest and Tourism in Israel

Below is a video report on the current unrest and tourism published on October 15, 2015 by SarEl Tours, one of the largest ground agencies in Israel.

Jerusalem Ice City

The Jerusalem Ice City exhibition runs through the end of April. What is Ice City? It’s a collaborative effort of Israeli and Chinese artists who have created an unbelievable display of ice sculptures, including an Old City Walls landscape.

The Ice City has been created at the Old Jerusalem Railway Station near Liberty Bell Park. Below is a video that may draw your interest in attending.

More information and tickets are available here.

Good News from Israel

Many people who would otherwise sign up for a tour to Israel in a heartbeat are concerned by “all the bad news” that comes from the region, particularly news from Israel. Interestingly, “all the bad news” rarely has any noticeable effects on tour groups. However, people are concerned.

Very Good News Israel is a blog that is attempting to counter “all the bad news” with very good news from Israel. The topics range from political to technology (including medical and other) to culture t0 sport to economics to Jewish issues and more.

Discipleship Travel LLC recommends Very Good News Israel as a good source of good GREAT news from Israel. You might be surprised at how much GREAT news is coming from Israel, and you might be surprised at how much your life is positively affected by the GREAT news from Israel, particularly in terms of medical and technology advances.