When Israel wants to take the spotlight away from its Jewish population, it needs to make some noise…
Israel is looking to expand its Jewish community to accommodate more tourists.
A report by the Tourism and Culture Ministry has revealed that the country is considering adding four new resorts to the list of tourist attractions it wants to attract to its coastal resort, Ben-Gurion.
The country is looking for additional hotels to accommodate its Jewish tourists, as the tourism ministry is also considering adding the nearby ski resort to the itinerary.
According to the ministry, the four resorts are the newest additions to the Israel Ski Association’s list of Jewish resorts, which were established in 2014.
These include the resort of Kedumim near the coastal city of Ashdod and the ski resort of Binyamin in the Negev Desert.
The Ben-Mikvah Jewish National Fund, which operates Ben-Riv, is looking at opening new resorts in the area, as it aims to add more Jewish resorts to its existing list.
The report also says the country has been considering adding another resort in the same region, at the request of a tourism group.
According the report, the new resorts would allow the Jewish community, which numbers around 20,000, to expand to areas where they already have a presence, including the Neve Knesset and Jerusalem.
It is expected that Ben-Moshe will be one of the first new Jewish resorts built in the country.