Hva er da mer fristende enn å besøke Israel?
Her er det ikke bare anledning til bad, men til å hilse på havfruer.
The nautical nymph is only seen in the evening at sunset, according to media reports, drawing crowds of people with cameras hoping for a glimpse.Dermed har verken Israelsvenner eller andre noe valg, om man da ikke er så hjerteløs at man vil skuffe det lokale turistbyrådet.
"People say it is half girl, half fish, jumping like a dolphin. It does all kinds of tricks then disappears," Mr Zilberman said.
Asked whether a dolphin or large fish could be a more rational explanation, he insisted: "They say it is a female figure, it looks like a young girl."
The council denied its offer of a reward was a publicity stunt, but said it hoped to nurture the mermaid as something which could bring in more tourists.