Alarming News

June 7, 2010

Looking for a hot, “cosmopolitan” destination?

The NY Times recommends Ramallah in the West Bank.

Hat-tip Ark.

Posted by Karol at 11:05 PM |

I was wondering if the article would have something reminiscent of Marion Barry. “Aside from the occasional violence, Ramallah is a very peaceful place in the West Bank.”

But bad joking aside, I’d like to believe it’s true that Ramallah is a booming center of commerce and nightlife, that Palestinians — as individuals acting in peaceful contrast to their leaders’ agendas of violence — realize there’s more to gain from voluntary exchange with Israelis than attacking them. But I still wouldn’t want to visit there, just like I said to a friend who spent a couple of weeks in Iraq as an actual tourist.

Posted by: Perry Eidelbus at June 8, 2010 at 2:16 pm
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