I’m only using the #FakeNews term “West Bank” in the title to draw in more clicks. It is an invented term to describe the land the Jordanians had conquered and illegally occupied in 1949.
Driving through the otherwise achingly beautiful biblical heartland of Israel, I’m horrified by how some of it looks. As you drive along amongst the beautiful and largely empty hills the roadsides are littered with huge, ugly concrete blocks. There are concrete watch towers and fences and military equipment. Every bus stop is protected.