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The New Era of Tourism

Leading speakers will include: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Dr. Uzi Landau- Minister of Tourism, Naftali Bennett- Minister of Economy and

Commerce,  Mr. Sheldon Adelson, Chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Dr. Richard Florida, Professor at the University of Toronto

and NYU and the Senior Editor for The Atlantic, Michael Arad, Partner at Handel Architects and designer of the National September 11 Memorial at the

World Trade Center site, Alison Copus, Vice President, marketing at TripAdvisor for Business, Hugh Aitken, UK Commercial Manager at easyJet, Mr. Uri

Levine, Co-Founder and President of Waze, etc.


The Second Jerusalem International Tourism Summit will take place on May 28-29 at the Jerusalem International Convention Center.

 The conference is one of the most important summits on innovative technologies in tourism and travel. The summit will focus on subjects such as Urban Tourism and Groundbreaking technologies and include leading speakers on the subject of tourism and innovation such as Mr. Sheldon Adelson- chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Dr. Richard Florida- Professor at the University of Toronto and NYU and the Senior Editor for The Atlantic, Michael Arad- Partner at Handel Architects and designer of the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site, Alison Copus- Vice President, marketing at TripAdvisor for Business, Hugh Aitken- UK Commercial Manager at easyJet, Mr. Uri Levine- Co-Founder and President of Waze, etc.


Urban tourism focuses on bringing visitors to inner-city areas rather than the traditional historical sites and nature reserves. The idea sets on creating special visitor districts which combine various attractions such as cultural, sports, hospitality, shopping and amusement activities all in one clustered location to help stimulate the urban economy. With this new competitive advantage, the city can promote itself, create a unique yet strong local identity and pave its way into the global world.


The Second Jerusalem International Tourism Summit for 2013 is initiated by the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Tourism, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Jerusalem Development Authority in cooperation with the Hebrew University and the Jerusalem International Convention Center. The conference will focus on Planning Models for Urban Tourism and new tourism technologies while discussing the challenges and trends that influence world tourism. The summit will bring together global leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and experts in the field of tourism to conduct panels on a wide range of subjects that affect tourism in general and urban tourism in particular. The international gathering of decision makers will bring together a business network offering important and influential discussions and connections within the industry. The JITS is one of the most important annual conferences in the field of tourism, presenting Israel as a Start-Up Nation and Jerusalem as a leader of technology.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Dr. Uzi Landau- Minister of Tourism: "We are pleased and proud of the opportunity to host key world figures within the tourism industry at the Second Jerusalem International Tourism Summit. Israel encourages innovation and leads the world in innovative technologies. The combination of innovation and tourism, similar to cooperation between countries, are a prerequisite for the promotion of tourism across the globe, and we will continue to strengthen the two."  


Nir Barkat- Mayor of Jerusalem: "Jerusalem is proud to continue the tradition and host the Second Jerusalem International Tourism Summit of 2013. As a world leader in innovation and tourism, Jerusalem has broken numerous records for the number of foreign and domestic tourists arriving to the city. Jerusalem is most befitting to host the key figures within the world and national tourism industry and also to present the next world changing technological advancements."


Moshe Leon- Chairman of the Jerusalem Development Authority: "Jerusalem is a leading international tourist destination and is the prime location to host the summit. The Jerusalem Development Authority initiated the Tourism Summit in order to promote Jerusalem as an engine for economic development."


Tourism and Economic Ministers from different countries, Mayors from around the world, world tourism experts, business leaders, entrepreneurs, academic and industry leaders, travel writers, bloggers, such as Charm Lee - president of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), Dr. Dirk Glaesser - Acting Director, Sustainable Development of Tourism Programme, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and many others will attend the various panels.


Alongside the conference sessions, the summit will host a professional exhibition of the consulates, hotel chains, airlines networks, startups, etc, and include a display of recently exposed findings and tourism discoveries.


Website- http://jits2013.com/

Facebook - www.facebook.com/jitsummit

Twitter - www.twitter.com/JITS2013

Instagram - http://instagram.com/jitstagram



 

On Thursday evening, July 20th, the Embassy of Colombia in Tel Aviv celebrated Colombia’s National Day, the anniversary of the signing of the country’s declaration of independence. The event was held at the beautiful home of Colombian Ambassador to Israel, H.E. Mr. Fernando Alzate Donoso, and  wife Mrs.Nancy, in Kfar Shmaryahu.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Wednesday, 19 July 2017), held a series of bilateral meetings with the heads of government of the Visegard Group: Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico. (Prime Minister Netanyahu met yesterday with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.)

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​PM Netanyahu: We face common challenges, the first of which is to defeat the forces of terror that rampage through the world and threaten both our countries. We must stand together in this battle, much as we work together to perfect the future.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, this evening (Tuesday, 4 July 2017), at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem, hosted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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The EU Delegation in Israel and the Municipality of Tel-Aviv-Yafo presented:  Performance Europa!
Urban celebration of live performances and interactive installations
Tel Aviv’s White Night ,Rothschild 1 Plaza, 29 June 

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 On 11 June 2017, the 5thPhilippine Tourism and Country Fair organized by the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv,Municipality of Haifa and Castra Mall, opened in a festive atmosphere in the northern city of Haifa as the Philippines tries to sustain the rapid tourism growth from Israel.

During the one-day event, simultaneous activities on tourism and cultural promotion and highlights of the 60 years of strong bilateral relations between the Philippines and Israel were featured at the Castra Mall. Around 800 Israelis and Filipinos enjoyed the cultural program that showcased multi-awarded Filipino soprano singer, Ms. Francis Anne “Princess” Virtudazo, and the best talents from the Filipino community in Israel.

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Over 60 leading women from across the world joined together last month for a panel discussion showcasing Israeli females in the lead.
Organized by The Israel Project (TIP) and the Embassy of Cyprus in Israel, the event served as a platform to discuss and understand the challenges and opportunities facing women in Israeli society in the modern age.
Among the panelists were popular journalist Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes. Former IDF commander Miri Eisin and Israeli Olympic athlete Maayan Davidovich.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, today (Thursday, 15 June 2017), in Thessaloniki, at the third trilateral summit, signed joint statements for the continued strengthening of relations.

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A senior delegation from Tanzania, headed by Dr. Aloyce Nzuki, Permanent Secretary Ministry for Natural Resources and Tourism, arrived in Israel for a series of meetings and events designed to increase cooperation with the Israeli tourist industry, and encourage Israeli tourism and investments to enchanted, exotic Tanzania.

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At a festive ceremony attended by Minister of Education Naftali Bennett, the Lauder Dormitory Building was inaugurated today at the Technion
state of the art building was donated to the Technion by World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder and his wife Jo Carole

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09 June 2017 – Jerusalem) The U.S. Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations Nikki Haley visited Yad Vashem today. The Ambassador was guided through the Holocaust History Museum by Dr. Robert Rozett, Director of Yad Vashem Libraries, participated in a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance, visited the Children's Memorial and signed the Yad Vashem Guest Book.

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President Reuven Rivlin today (Wednesday) met at his residence in Jerusalem with United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Nikki R. Haley.

President Rivlin welcomed her and said, “You are a dear friend of Israel. We appreciate your strong stand on the world’s most important stage, in support of the security of the people and the State of Israel. With your support we see the beginning of a new era. Israel is no longer alone at the UN. Israel is no longer the UN’s punching bag.”

He continued, “When I spoke at the UN on Holocaust Memorial Day, I said that the UN must learn from the lessons of the past, and stand up against hatred and racism. I said it must end its obsession with targeting Israel. Progress has been made. Israel’s standing at the UN has improved. But sadly, we have a long way to go. Both in holding to account, public statements made by officials, and in supporting regulation to reduce the ridiculous number of discussions and resolutions against Israel. This is also true in the Human Rights Council - which has been hijacked as a weapon against Israel - and in UNESCO, where they seek to rub out the history of the Jewish people.”

The President thanked the Ambassador for her great contribution to the State of Israel, and said, “Ambassador Haley, as the representative the US - Israel’s greatest and strongest ally - we appreciate very much your support of Israel, and all you do to stand up for the values of freedom and democracy which we share. Welcome to Israel, welcome to Jerusalem.”

Ambassador Haley thanked the President for his warm welcome and said, “Thank you Mr. President for taking the time to meet with us, it is an absolute thrill to be here in Israel, I so much appreciate the support we have received from the people of Israel. But I feel somewhat guilty because all I did at the United Nations was tell the truth. I have never taken kindly to bullies, and the UN has bullied Israel for a very long time, and we are not going to let that happen anymore. It is a new day for Israel in the United Nations. We just got back from Geneva, talking about the Human Rights Council and hopefully it will be a new day at the Human Rights Council when it comes to Israel.”

She concluded by saying she was greatly looking forward to her visit to Israel and said, “I am looking forward to taking in the history, the beauty, the tradition, and all that comes with the magic of Israel. Thank you very much for having me it is a pleasure to be here.”

Photo credit: Mark Neiman (GPO)

Friday was a beautiful late spring day; the gardens were lovely, the weather was fine; the guests were elegantly attired; the refreshments were generous and delicious; all the makings of a happy celebration marking the National Day of Sweden. H.E. Carl Magnus Nesser, ambassador of Sweden to the State of Israel, hosted the event at the ambassadorial residence in Herzlia Pituach.

The event was attended by many Swedish nationals living in Israel; Swedish music, Swedish food, Swedish sponsors and a generous open bar – all the makings of a happy event.

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A fundamentally agricultural holiday, Shavuot commemorates the custom of bringing offerings to the Holy Temple from the first fruits of the harvest and the first animals born to the flocks.

Shavuot, the Holiday of Weeks, is one of the three pilgrimage holidays, along with Pesach and Sukkot. These are the holidays on which the whole Jewish people would come to Jerusalem​ in ancient times, when the Holy Temple was there, and would offer animal and grain sacrifices.

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Tel Aviv Eat presents three evenings of tastings and workshops featuring the region’s leading restaurants and most prominent chefs. Entrance is free (including the chefs’ demonstrations), and tasting portions range in price from NIS 20-35. Doors open each evening at 18.00. There are several performance stages, live music, and stands selling beer.

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"Only when we remember the families who were torn apart from everyone they loved, who suffered that terrible darkness and evil, who had endured the unbearable horror of the Holocaust, only then can we prevent this agony from ever repeating." President Donald J. Trump

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