The Jordanian Tourism Ministry said that the total number of Israeli tourists decreased by 14.3% for the first eight months of this year compared to last year.
91,333 tourists came this year from Israel compared to 106,538 tourists during the same period last year.
The number of Israeli tourists who stayed overnight also fell by 13.8% compared to the same period last year.
What a surprise!
Jews are not allowed to bring in religious objects to Jordan, so observant Jews cannot stay overnight because they cannot bring in what they need to pray in the mornings.
Recently, archaeologists discovered a menorah carved into a stone in a Byzantine church in Abila, Jordan, that is assumed to have been taken from a destroyed synagogue.
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