The falloff of tourists to Israel is not only harming the Israeli economy, but also causing Israelis to resent the Jews of the world for steering clear of Israel when it needs their support.
Ehud Olmert, Jerusalem's mayor, yesterday severd ties with the Reform movement for this reason:
The J post reported:
"Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert announced over the weekend that he is severing all ties with the US Reform Movement, because of its unprecedented decision to cancel all of its youth trips to Israel this summer due to the security situation. The mayor called the move "spitting in the face of the State of Israel."