THE WORLDPOST
08/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

2 Ultra-Orthodox West Bank Settlements Reveal Hope For A Deal

MODIIN ILLIT, West Bank Seen from afar, this fast-growing settlement embodies everything that the Obama administration wants to address through its demand for a freeze on settlement building: it sits on land captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war and, with 45,000 residents and 60 births a week, it is the largest and fastest-growing Jewish community in the West Bank.

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