Jewish association launches tourism project promoting the West Bank as “part of Israel”

Friday, 29 July 2011 15:15 | MEMO

Hebrew press sources have unveiled a tourism project that urges Israeli citizens to visit the occupied West Bank and learn about its history and landmarks as “part of the State of Israel”.

According to the Thursday (28/7) edition of Haaretz newspaper, a new Israeli association allocated $2 million dollars to support the project which is expected to ensure half a million Israeli visits to the West Bank.

Quoting the Director General of the association, Bany Khane, Haaretz reported that the objective of the project was “to carefully introduce Israelis to areas of the West Bank linked to the Jewish religion, thus allowing them to see parts of the State of Israel thoroughly.”

Kahane added that the association will cover the bulk cost of the project, which will be carried out in collaboration with various Jewish schools. Participating students will contribute a small amount of the total cost of trips while the rest will be taken care of by the association.

In recent years, Israeli associations and organizations have increased the number of projects being run to facilitate trips to the West Bank for press and social figures. Last year alone, there were three hundred such trips.

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