Israeli officials are trying to convince U.S. Jews that Israel is still a safe place for tourists, despite the ongoing violence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. In a conference call with American Jewish media, Israeli officials conceded that the tourism industry had suffered from mass cancellations and subsequent layoffs because of a travel warning issued by the U.S. State Department. But the officials assured reporters that “life goes on” as normal for Israelis, and the country remains safe for travel.
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