Wall Art: Bethlehem November 22nd 2011 The Israeli separation barrier, made of a combination of fence and concrete wall, can be spotted from nearly everywhere in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Its ominous contours are unavoidable. Begun in 2002, the wall is set to extend some 470 miles upon completion, several times the length of the Berlin wall which was 96 miles long.
There’s nothing nice about the wall—called the Apartheid Wall by ... read more
Middle East » Israel » West Bank » Bethlehem 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