'The world hasn’t treated the Jewish population well, but Israel is a thriving country nevertheless. I don’t know how you could come to Israel and not be impressed,' said one professor who participated.
It’s not clear why the article had to be mainly about the "settlements" at all, rather than simply a feel-good feature about Jews and Arabs working together. The 'Times' unfortunately took the opportunity to fit this one into an existing [and false] narrative about the “occupation.”
Jamaican musician Ziggy Marley, eldest son of the late, great reggae singer Bob Marley, reiterated his support for Israel while accepting an award from the Jewish National Fund in Los Angeles last week.
Although the Palestinians have resisted cooperating with Israel over connecting the new Palestinian city of Rawabi to the national water grid, Israel announced last week that it approved the move anyway.