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)
Just about everything Badr Jafar touches turns to golD, formed just seven years ago, his crescent enterprises is raking in over a billion dollars in revenues and is highly profitable. But the young Emirati insists profits are just part of the plan.