West Bank

What happened when famous authors visited hardcore Jewish settlers

Arriving aboard a tour bus, accompanied by a former Israeli machine-gunner turned human rights activist, an international delegation of pretty famous writers came to the heart of this old city to see for themselves how 850 hardcore Jewish settlers, protected by 650 young Israeli soldiers, live among 200,000 angry Palestinians.

Israel opens doors to more Palestinian workers

The Israeli government is pushing a plan to allow an additional 30,000 Palestinians to enter Israel for work, in a bid to ease tensions that have fuelled a four-month wave of violence in the occupied West Bank.

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