A trip down Israel’s route 60 shows why a two-state solution proves elusive

FROM TOP:FROM LEFT: Mahmoud Dadooh harvests grapes on his farm near Bethlehem in the West Bank. Jews on their way to the Western Wall pass Muslim-owned shops in Jerusalem. Palestinian children in the West Bank city of Nablus hang a poster of a teenager shot dead during an Israeli raid.
VIDEO: Driving along Israel’s Route 60. (Steve Hendrix/The Washington Post)

Israel’s Route 60 begins at a traffic light in the city of Nazareth and heads due south along a course that can be measured in both miles and centuries.

Its path largely follows the ancient “Road of the Patriarchs,” running through Nablus and Hebron just as it did in biblical times. The roadway traverses an antique landscape from the Galilean hills in the north to the Negev Desert in the south, winding among terraced hillsides — slanted pancake stacks of white limestone rising from olive groves and tobacco fields — and skirting the great stone walls of Jerusalem’s Old City.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/interactive/2021/israel-palestinians-two-state-solution/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_world A trip down Israel’s route 60 shows why a two-state solution proves elusive

Huynh Nguyen

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