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The Holy Land’s tourism industry has taken a nose-dive of Biblical proportions. From cave-dwelling cheese makers to the suited executives of its finest hotels, Israel frets over the rapidly decreasing numbers of guests to the country. While internal security remains vigilant, outside perceptions of the country have changed, leaving trips to Israel