ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 14 July 15, 2010
Topic # 1 Jerusalem Best in Africa and Middle East
Travel and Leisure magazine has declared Jerusalem the number one city to visit in the Middle East and Africa for the summer and fall vacation seasons.
Cape Town, South Africa placed number two on the list of 10, and Tel Aviv came in third place.
The list was compiled based on a survey of readers who had recently visited the region. They ranked cities according to enjoyment of sights, culture and arts, dining, attitude of local residents, shopping and overall value.
From January to July of this year, Israel has seen a record number of tourists. Well over 1.5 million people have visited Israel during the first half of the year, and the numbers are expected to grow as the biblical High Holy Days approach. (Israel Today Magazine—www.israeltoday.co.il.)
Three headlines in ten days illustrate the duplicity of the Palestinian “Peace Partner”.
Abbas honors Hezbollah spiritual leader PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah have honored Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah, who was on the U.S. list of wanted terrorists.
Mahmoud Abbas: “If all of you [Arab States] will fight Israel, we are in favor. Palestinians will not fight alone because they don’t have the ability.”
Abbas honors mastermind of Munich Olympics massacre. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has praised the mastermind of the murders of 11 Israeli athletes in the 1972 Munich Olympics as “a wonderful brother, companion, tough and stubborn, relentless fighter.” (Please visit Palestinian Media Watch to read each article at www.palwatch.org).Arise, Jerusalem! Let your light shine for all the nations to see! For the glory of Yahweh is shining upon you. Darkness as black as night will cover all the nations of the earth, but the glory of Yahweh will shine over you. All nations will come to your light. Mighty kings will come to see your radiance.… Your gates will stay open around the clock to receive the wealth of many lands. The kings of the world will be led as captives in a victory procession. (Is.60:1-3, 11 NLT)