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Tourism Minister Calls on Lebanon to Exchange Tourists Not Shells

Minister of Tourism Moshe Kol last night called upon Lebanon to “exchange tourists not shells.” Mr. Kol was speaking at ceremonies marking the opening of “Art Week” in Safad during which painters and sculptors living in that ancient community’s “Painters Quarter” exhibit their works. Safad has become a major tourist attraction. Since it is located near the Lebanese border, Mr. Kol called upon Lebanon to open the Ral E1 Nakoura border crossing for tourists and to cooperate in spurring tourism between Lebanon and Israel.