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A record number of tourists entered Israel last month, a bit of good news amid concerns that the tensions in the south might stem the flow of visitors over the busy Passover season.

Some 232,000 foreign tourists visited last month - 6% more than in February 2011 and 4% more than in February 2010, the previous record for the month.

Particularly impressive this year was the 55% rise in the number of visitors who entered over land for a day. Last year, this segment suffered a sharp decline due to the unrest in Egypt....

Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov said his ministry would continue efforts to promote tourism to Israel, targeting developing markets in China, India, South Korea, Russia and South America.
source: http://www.haaretz.com/business/reco...ruary-1.418133