By Demolishing Homes, Israel Is Demolishing Hope

While the world’s attention is turned to Gaza, the UN and Jerusalem-area settlements, stealthier military maneuvers in the West Bank are pushing Palestinians off their land. If the recent joint U.S.-Israel military exercises actually took place in the Jordan Valley, then Washington is complicit in torpedoing the two-state solution.

As we turned off the road, there opened up before us a vista of the most exquisite and rugged splendor. Hugged on both sides by majestic mountains, the...