Jerusalem Report

Model city

Bashar al-Masri is the driving force behind Rawabi, the largest private-sector project ever carried out in the Palestinian areas.

Entrepreneur Basher al-Masri shows off his Rawabi project, February 23
THE VIEW from Rawabi is nothing short of breathtaking.

The drive to Rawabi, located in the West Bank just 10 kilometers north of Ramallah, may be the most pastoral in the entire Land of Israel: Route 465 is a narrow, two-lane road that winds its way through picturesque olive groves, traditional agricultural terraces and mainly open space, eventually giving way to a bustling construction site on an isolated hilltop.

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