West Bank http://kunc.org en The Latest Frontier In Gourmet Salt, From The Lowest Point On Earth http://kunc.org/post/latest-frontier-gourmet-salt-lowest-point-earth When you go to the Dead Sea for a float in its extraordinarily buoyant waters, signs warn you not to drink a drop. "Did you swallow water?" one Dead Sea do's and don'ts list asks. "Go immediately to the lifeguard."<br /> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:13:00 +0000 Emily Harris 48932 at http://kunc.org The Latest Frontier In Gourmet Salt, From The Lowest Point On Earth The Complications Of Getting Running Water In The West Bank http://kunc.org/post/complications-getting-running-water-west-bank Four enormous water tanks sit high on a hill in the West Bank. These hold the lifeblood for Rawabi, the first planned, privately developed Palestinian community, about 25 miles north of Jerusalem.<p>After five years, the first neighborhood is nearly built. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 09:13:00 +0000 Emily Harris 48243 at http://kunc.org The Complications Of Getting Running Water In The West Bank Israel OKs New Settlement Construction In West Bank http://kunc.org/post/israel-oks-new-settlement-construction-west-bank Israel's housing minister has given the green light to build 1,200 apartments in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, complicating newly revived peace talks with the Palestinians.<p>The decision comes as the two sides prepare for a second round of talks in Jerusalem after a high-level meeting in Washington, D.C., on July 31 — the first in five years.<p>The Associated Press writes:<p><blockquote><p>"The Palestinians want to establish a state in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, captured by Israel in 1967. Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:28:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 48223 at http://kunc.org Israel OKs New Settlement Construction In West Bank A West Bank Spring At The Center Of Deadly Struggle http://kunc.org/post/west-bank-spring-center-deadly-struggle There's a pretty little spring in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, where fresh water has dripped from the rock, probably for centuries.<p>Now it is the center of a deadly struggle over land.<p>Israeli teenagers from Halamish, the Jewish settlement a short walk uphill, found the spring several years ago. It flows from a small cave.<p>"The kids were always looking for something to do in the summer," says Shifra Blass, who moved to Halamish, also known as Neveh Tzuf, more than 25 years ago when her husband became the community rabbi. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:22:00 +0000 Emily Harris 47948 at http://kunc.org A West Bank Spring At The Center Of Deadly Struggle Trying To Restart Peace Talks, Kerry Will Fly To West Bank http://kunc.org/post/trying-restart-peace-talks-kerry-will-fly-west-bank U.S. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:13:00 +0000 47285 at http://kunc.org Trying To Restart Peace Talks, Kerry Will Fly To West Bank