A Bird's-eye View of the West Bank

The Israeli government is working hard to change the map on the ground, while telling the people and the world that we have no partner with whom to talk.

On a recent trip back to Israel from the east, my El Al jet flew over the hills of the West Bank before making its descent into Ben-Gurion International Airport. The view from the airplane's windows said more than a thousand words could have possibly said about the problems facing Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.