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Once an oasis of peace, Jericho now fears Israeli annexation; Netanyahu plans to extend Israeli control in the West Bank as soon as this week.

Jun 29, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

JERICHO, West Bank - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat built a glitzy casino 22 years ago in this dusty town on the edge of the desert. He named it Oasis, and Israelis flocked to take a gamble on peace.

The casino's golden sign still shimmers in the hot sun, but the building sits empty, shuttered since the outbreak of the second intifada, the Palestinian uprising of the early 2000s. Weeds now wind through the paving stones at the once grand entrance.

The vision for peace captured he...