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Ben Gurion International Airport

Nearly two million tourists have visited Israel so far since the start of this year, and we haven’t yet reached Hanukkah.

According to the Population and Immigration Authority, since January 1, 2016, 1,802,182 visitors have entered the State of Israel.


Nearly one million of those have come from five countries, led by the United States, and followed by Russia, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

The breakdown among the five nations is as follows:
USA: 385,084
Russia: 168,156
France: 159,717
Germany: 110,599
UK: 110,404


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.