Tourism to Israel Reaches All-Time High - Ron Friedman (Jerusalem Post)
Israel's Tourism Ministry announced Monday that 280,000 people visited Israel in July, 11% higher than last July and an all-time record for the month.
1.9 million tourists arrived between January and July, an increase of 34% over the same period last year, and 10% more than in 2008 - a record year for tourism.
According to a survey, 34% of tourists in 2009 were Jewish and 58% were Christian. 52% were repeat visitors.