The Jerusalem Post is on a tour of Judea and Samaria (Area C of the West Bank) hosted by YESHA. We started at the Psagot winery with a conversation with YESHA foreign envoy & Efrat Council head Oded Revivi. pic.twitter.com/KSeW51DVl9— Tovah Lazaroff (@tovahlazaroff) July 4, 2018
It is one of the fastest growing regions of the country and the heart of Biblical Israel. It boasts wineries, such as the Psagot Winery, archeological sites such in Shiloh where the ark of the covenant was once housed and industrial areas such in Barkan.
Settlet’s council (YESHA) says it wants to see the number of settlers grow from today’s 400,000 to 1 million within the next 10-15 years pic.twitter.com/42rjlRU3hn— Tovah Lazaroff (@tovahlazaroff) July 4, 2018
OFER ALTER, of Harsa studio, employs 65 Palestinians to work at his factory in the West Bank’s Barkan industrial park, but the PA boycotts its products. pic.twitter.com/yr1rTtR7in— Tovah Lazaroff (@tovahlazaroff) July 4, 2018
Eliana Passentin talks about the 3,000 year old disposable dishes from the time when Shiloh was the capital of biblical Israel and the site of its first temple. pic.twitter.com/VPpZ8YkwN2— Tovah Lazaroff (@tovahlazaroff) July 4, 2018
At the Achiya winery in the Shilo valley. It’s owner says he struggles with lack of water and Israeli government support and that there is also the issue of Palestinian vandalism. pic.twitter.com/dwml5iDQ1d— Tovah Lazaroff (@tovahlazaroff) July 4, 2018
Palestinians hold that Area C is occupied territory and that Jewish presence there is a stumbling block to a peace process for the creation of a two-state solution.Israel holds that in building communities there they acting on thousands of years of Jewish history and in the nation’s best security interests.