Tourism has also taken a toll because of the summer war. Why? I dunno. Why would someone cancel a tour coming in the fall and winter when the war lasted only 22 days. Don't people understand that we fight only short wars? But never the less, even with a drop of 30%, the majority of tourists that did arrive were Christian and Messianic groups, their numbers may have been smaller but they made an important statement by showing up. Just their being here showed support for the Jewish nation. So once again israel had to make a stand in front of Islamic fanaticism and in many ways . . . . . alone. No matter what the Israelis do - they always seem to be at fault. The modern world still has not seen the signs coming from the Moslem world. But there are those who still believe in God and the prophesies. So i end this year's message with this passage from Isaiah 60 . . . . .
"Arise, shine: For the Light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For beyond, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and his glory will be seen upon you. Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising."
Happy New Year and God Bless,