New in Israel: Selfie Stations

January 22, 2016 by Lydia Weitzman
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Israel’s Tourism Minister Yariv Levin has launched a new and innovative project  allowing tourists to update their social media pages as they land in Israel.

The first of many planned  Selfie Stations has been established at Ben Gurion airport.

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin selfie himself with two newly arrived tourists.

He said: “Several other Selfie Stations will soon be in place in Jerusalem, Acre, Eilat and the Dead Sea. I invite suggestions for other locations.”

J-Wire readers are welcome to send their ideas to [email protected].

Tourism Minister with new arrivals at Ben Gurion   Photo: Chen Galili

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin with new arrivals at Ben Gurion Photo: Chen Galili


Yariv Levin takes a selfie. Photo Chen Galili


One Response to “New in Israel: Selfie Stations”
  1. Gil Solomon says:

    Instead of wasting his time involving himself in this claptrap, it is time the entire cabinet faced up to the challenges of how to crush rampant terrorism spreading like a wildfire throughout the land by so called “Palestinians” and so called Israeli Arab “citizens”! This on top of illegal Arab construction which includes surrounding Jerusalem and Hebron, massive illegal eyesores dotting the landscape of the Negev and most recently a total capitulation of sovereignty by Israel in looking the other way to a highway being constructed by the PA from Gush Etzion to the Dead Sea, all funded by the EU. It seems that in the so called “sovereign” nation of Israel, all the enemies of the country need to do to go ahead with illegal construction is to put up an EU Logo for Israel to back off.

    As far as tourism is concerned some people I know returned from Israel recently, were too frightened to go to the Temple Mount mainly thanks to Netanyahu’s instructions to Israeli police to do the work of the Muslim WAQF in ensuring this holy site becomes totally “Judenfrei”. So much for Jewish heritage. Well done Netanyahu. Keep on maintaining the “status quo” so in the end all heritage is lost. These people did not go to the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron because of Muslim intimidation. The country is desperate for some leadership and yet all this Tourism Minister does is involve himself with “selfies”.
    Apart from the above rather mild criticisms, I won’t put in print what I really think of the state of the nation and where its headed.

    No doubt people will state the usual mantra: “Netanyahu is doing his best”, “He can’t do this or that for this or that reason” etc. etc. ad nauseum. Obviously Netanyahu’s best is not good enough. Enough with excuses for the actions of this man, enough with trying to rationalise the irrational. enough.

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