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Israel’s High Court Spares West Bank Agriculture

Israel’s high court has ordered the state to come up with an alternative to a separation fence that would have threatened valuable agricultural land in the West Bank. The fence was planned for an area near Battir that Palestinians have been farming for hundreds of years using traditional techniques, but in a historic provisional ruling, […]

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Bethlehem’s Mayor Without Water For 34 Days

A mental health hospital in Bethlehem is completely without water, and the mayor has been buying his own. Can Israel, Jordan and the PA make hydro peace? A Palestinian water and environmental engineer from Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME),  Nader al-Khateeb recently discovered that the mayor is among many in Bethlehem who have […]