In First, Israeli Company Offers Tours Of North Korea


The Israeli company Tarbutu announced Sunday that it is adding North Korea to its list of destinations, the first time an Israeli travel agency has offered organized tours to the East Asian rogue state.

Tarbutu is the sole operator in Israel for the trips, and will handle the visa application process with North Korean authorities.

Israelis have previously been allowed into North Korea only through Chinese tourism companies, and only about 100 Israelis have gone on such trips. Tarbutu’s initiative was made possible after it joined forces with a North Korean tourism company operating under the auspices of the Korean International Sports Travel Company, a state-owned tourism agency.

Tarbutu announced dates for four organized tours in April to May 2017. The tours will include sightseeing at important landmarks and regions, including the large monuments in North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang.

“North Korea is undoubtedly one of the most interesting countries on earth,” Tarbutu program manager Haim Peres told Israel Hayom. “It is an isolated state that is cut off from the rest of the world, including its neighbors.” JNS.ORG

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  1. North Korea and Iran are partners in developing missile technology. Your tourist dollars will be supporting missile technology used to target Tel Aviv. This isn’t even mentioning the many atrocities perpetrated by the absolutely evil North Korean regime.

  2. North Korea is so in need of money they would even accept help from Israel. But remember they are against religion, free business functioning, and freedom and free access to many parts of North Korea. What happens when they get angry will they then take over the business and chase the owners out of North Korea or imprison them? Israel is foolish even in thinking about it, and I believe they will not convert them into a different country then they are, and does Israel think it is worth the gamble.


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