Hi everyone, how you all doing?
I would like to make a discussion out of this: People worried about traveling to Israel.
As you all know, Israel has been under attack from the Palestinians for nearly 4 years now. This has cause major events not to take place in Israel (Maccabi Haifa had to play their Champions League clashes in Cyprus.. and that's only 1 example out of many).
Now, following the terrorist attack on London, my home city, I would like to ask ya'll: Why are you worried to come to Israel?
What's so different here than anywhere else in the world? 9/11, Baali bombings, Madrid, London...... nowhere is safe nowadays, so why not come and visit Israel?
The last suicide attack in Israel was over 6 months ago (which is a long time considering that during the first 6 months of the Intifadah there were around 2 attacks every week..).
I would like to argue the fact that sports organizations and culural organizations over the world are "affraid to come to Israel because of the ongoing war".
And I ask: Is it THAT much safer in New-York? London? Paris?
It's just a matter of time until the next one.
Israel, and this is a fact, has the safest airline in the world, the safest airport in the world, and generally is the safest place in the world considering the ammount of attacks that are attempted every year (hundreds are attempted, and the most you could get nowadays is 2 in the worst case, leaving 10-20 dead in the worst worst worst case).
So, do you now have any different feelings about the safety in Israel? I think it's sad that people brag about the safety of their country, when they don't even have 1 security guard at the entrance to the malls, a thing that could easily allow a mad terrorist to enter and blow up the place leaving tens dead and hundreds wounded... I think it's time the world woke up - using security guards can only help the country, and even the economy!!
Just think - more security guards = extra safety, AND LESS UNEMPLOYMENT.
Think about it - that's thousands of extra jobs for unemployed people who can get some cash in their hands and actually live a proper life.
What are your thoughts on this issue?