Here’s a thoughtful piece by Meron Benvenisti in Haaretz. In his work, he suggests that the situation in the West Bank is worth contemplating, even if it doesn’t make the newspapers all the time.
The accepted dictum is that the situation in the occupied territories interests Israelis only when something violent takes place there and when the events fit with the standard narrative about the settlers, the roadblocks and the injustices of the occupation. The truth of this maxim is proven again in that change for the better in the security situation and the economy and the general atmosphere in the West Bank merits very little interest and negligible reporting.
So what’s the best way forward? Benvenisti doesn’t fully answer that question. But he does say there is potential for progress; we just need to keep our eyes open.