Ramallah

We went for lunch in Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestine authority, where we learned more about the impossible and hopeless intractability of relations (or non-relations) between Israel and Palestinians, ever since the breakdown of the second Camp David negotiations when the two states got close to agreement about the settlement of boundaries not once, but twice;  but, also, the liveliness and intelligence of the Palestinian artistic community.   We had a very articulate defence of BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions), but it sounded more like a negotiated agreement between equals, clearly highly desirable, not a blanket boycott:-

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2 thoughts on “Ramallah

  1. Ramallah is the de facto administrative capital for Arabs of the occupied West Bank, not of Palestine, a country unlikely to be created under the current Israeli government. Striking to see how close the red roofs of Jewish settlements come to this “capital”.

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