Construction continues as West Bank settlement debate rages
New housing under construction on December 4, 2012 in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel. Israel plans to build 3,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a move that has prompted wide-spread, international objections. Palestinians claim the plans, authorized a day after the UN upgraded the status of the Palestinians to non-member observer state, will bisect the West Bank and cut any future state in half. (Getty Images)
A decade after the world’s most expensive real estate project was announced, King Abdullah Economic City has completed many of its key components. Chief executive Fahd Al Rasheed explains why tourism, education and entrepreneurship are now his biggest focus.