Deep in the West March 12th 2016 We woke up way earlier than anyone should on Spring Break today. About 5:30, to be precise. We hopped on a bus with about 40 other people at 6:30 for a hike with an alternative travel company. An hour and a half later, we were deep in the West Bank, the semi-desert hills.
Most of the other hikers were ex-pats living in Israel, although a couple were also just visiting the area. Some were Americ ... read more
Middle East » Israel » West Bank » Nablus 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