An Israeli-Jordanian park: mission impossible?
An abandoned hydroelectric power station founded in the Jordan valley in 1927 serves as a vestige of regional cooperation; an environmental group is now collaborating with Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian planners to preserve the historical site - a process fraught with obstacles.
“Why hasn’t the train arrived yet?” screams out the graffiti carved into one of the pillars in the train station in Naharayim, in the northern Jordan Valley. It was written on April 1, 1939, two years after the station was officially opened. There are other messages scrawled on the walls of the white train station. One of them was written by the adolescent daughter of the...
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