The Next Foreign Headache

The next major hurdle to clear in the Middle East is a Palestinian State

One of the more implausible sights i've ever seen was a 114-room resort hotel on a beautiful, palm-studded strand of white beach ...

At the edge of a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip. The Palm Beach Hotel—the name seemed hilarious—was besieged by a serious fence topped with thick rolls of concertina wire and guarded by Israeli troops in blockhouses. There didn't seem to be many guests. Who on earth would choose to spend a holiday there? I had similar feelings about the Israeli settlers...

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