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TRAVEL TO ISRAEL CONTINUES TO RISE

More than 2.5 million travelers arrived in Israel between January and September of this year--27% more than during the same period last year and an all-time high in travel to Israel. 270,000 tourists visited Israel in September 2010--an 11% increase compared to September 2009 and 2% greater than the same period in 2008, the record year for travel to Israel.

LONGTIME NBC CORRESPONDENT MARTIN FLETCHER RELEASES NEW BOOK, WALKING ISRAEL

Walking Israel CoverEmmy Award-winning journalist and longtime NBC correspondent Martin Fletcher released his new book Walking Israel last month, and appeared on NBC's Today Show to speak about it in full detail. In Walking Israel, Fletcher shares stories from his two-week, 110-mile journey from Rosh Hanikra in the north to Ashkelon in the south--detailing his experiences and encounters with the people that inhabit the coastal towns along the way.

ISRAELI DANCER AND CHOREOGRAPHER CAMPAIGNS FOR THE DEAD SEA

Ido TadmorIsraeli dancer and choreographer Ido Tadmor recently released a collection of breathtaking images taken at the Dead Sea's Kayla Beach in support of its advancement in the finals of the New7Wonders of Nature online competition.

KEMPINSKI HOTELS TO OPEN FIRST PROPERTY IN ISRAEL IN 2013

The Kempinksi luxury hotel chain has announced plans to open it's first property in Israel in 2013. The hotel, which will be built in Tel Aviv, is slated to have 23 floors and 220 rooms, including 50 suites.

REGGAE SUPERSTAR SHAGGY TO PERFORM IN TEL AVIV, NOVEMBER 4

ShaggyBritish reggae superstar Shaggy will perform in Israel for the first time ever at Hangar 11 in Tel Aviv, November 4. The concert follows performances by Ozzy Osbourne and Rihanna earlier this year.

BRITISH AIRWAYS LISTS TEL AVIV IN TOP TEN FAVORITE "CITY BREAK" TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

Tel AvivBritish Airways has included Tel Aviv in a new list of 10 favorite "City Break" travel destinations around the world. The British airline chooses 10 out of the hundreds of destinations on offer every year to create special flight packages for tourists.

JERUSALEM HOSTS 7TH ANNUAL JAZZ GLOBUS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 3

Globus JazzThe 7th annual Jazz Globus International Festival will feature an eclectic lineup of solo artists and bands from around the world, from November 25 through December 3. The festival will feature more than 120 musicians and 28 ensembles in eight concerts at the Harmony Hall in the center of Jerusalem.

CIMBER AIR ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECT SERVICE FROM COPENHAGEN TO TEL AVIV

Danish airline Cimber Air has announced three new weekly flights from Copenhagen to Tel Aviv, beginning November 1. The new service is being launched in response to the 16% increase in Scandinavian travel to Israel between January and September 2010 compared to the same period last year.

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Jerusalem Tours is # 1 in my tarvel book. Carl Cornehls and his wife are strong Christians, and I have played tennis with Carl for years. His son Scott C. is the personal trainer for Helen Johnson of Johnson Wax Company; he's a real Pro! ....  But we have more fun and I was bragging about you and E-tai in the locker room today. Send them an E-mail and get to know them so they have a menu of trips to choose from. I recommended that their church group hook up with Rev. Kevin Taylor or Dan remus of our Assembley of God for their trips to Israel, and side trips to Greece or Egypt. They are wonderful people and would welcome your E-mail. Good luck and God Bless! Send me E-tai's name spelling and his E-mail. He's the best !!!

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