How Tourism Facilitates Control of the West Bank

"We need the room," says Berg, who opened the winery 16 years in the past in an Israeli agreement at the West bank, land Israel conquered from Jordan within the 1967 Six Day battle, and which stands on the coronary heart of the warfare with the Palestinians, who need to establish an impartial country on the territory.

Berg's expanded winery, set to open in February, is part of the developing Israeli tourism industry at the West bank, some other sign of the increasingly more everlasting nature of Israeli manage over territory that has long been seen as up for negotiation. Israeli high Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is searching for a 5th term in the Sept. 17 election, reiterated in a nationally televised speech on Tuesday a plan to annex about 60% of the West bank, inclusive of all of the settlements, a circulate strongly adverse via the Palestinian Authority and plenty of foreign governments because it'd take the region off any destiny negotiating desk.