Backlight: The Promised City

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Shuchen Tan
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On the Western Jordan Banks a wonder takes place. Next year 40,000 people from the new Palestinian middle class will live in the new supercity Rawabi City.

As long as we can remember, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been at the background of many of the geopolitical conflicts. The so-called peace process seems to be more stuck than ever. In the midst of this situation a Palestinian millionaire is laying the stepping stones for a spectacular breaktrhough. Bashar Masri is building a model city at 25 km from Jerusalem, in the middle of the occupied territories.