Part-Time Residents Helpful


The article “’Jerusalem Is Becoming A Ghost Town’” (Jan. 6) does not consider the facts that the part-time residents have invested huge amounts of money in Israel. We pay taxes, we pay maintenance fees, we pay insurance, we keep accounts at local banks, we support the airlines, silver and art shops, and charities for Israel. We love Israel and support it politically, economically and any other way possible.

To single out Jews who buy apartments in Israel and live there part time is not right.

No country can prosper without outside help, and there are many foreign investors who support Israel in a way far greater than those who live in Jerusalem full time.

We want to attract foreign investment to give hope to others to come to Israel. It may be part time now but it could be full time in the future.

The writer lives in Israel and America.