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Al-Manara Square with the UN chair  
   

Al-Manara Square with the UN chair

Ramallah, Jenin and the Rest

December 28th 2011
Spending a month in Ramallah was a great idea. The small city-town—with its bars, well-paid jobs, expensive restaurants, and international NGO offices—is a bubble sheltered from many of Palestine’s problems. But through its numerous bus and taxi services, I had access to towns and villages all over the West Bank. Day trips to the WB would have been more difficult if I had been living in Jeru ... read more
Middle East » Israel » West Bank

Israeli Flag Following World War II, the British withdrew from their mandate of Palestine, and the UN partitioned the area into Arab and Jewish states, an arrangement rejected by the Arabs. Subsequently, the Israelis defeated the Arabs in a series of wars without... ... read more
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