Mideast powers team up to promote tourism
January 22, 1997
Web posted at: 1:50 p.m. EST (1850 GMT)
JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Fresh from a new round of Middle East
peace agreements, Israel, Jordan and Palestinians have begun
a tourism campaign to attract more American visitors. The
slogan: "Peace -- It's a Beautiful Sight."
Israel's Tourism Ministry said the advertisements will start
appearing in Thursday editions of The New York Times, Los
Angeles Times and The Washington Post. Ads will also air on
Christian television networks.
The Tourism Ministry said Palestinian cooperation in the
effort follows last week's agreement on Israeli pullbacks on
the West Bank.
The peace agreement reached last week calls for the
redeployment of Israeli troops in the West Bank in three
phases, ending no later than late 1998. Included in the deal
was the Israeli handover of 80 percent of Hebron to
Palestinian control early Friday. The city was the last West
Bank town under Israeli occupation.
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