War At The Front Door

Palestinian-Americans like Abdel Hamid Kased returned home to invest in peace. Their hopes aren't dead yet

Sitting behind the reception desk in the unlit lobby of the City Inn Hotel in Ramallah, Abdel Hamid Kased wearily eyes a group of uninvited guests: rifle-toting Israeli soldiers, who for the past six weeks have used the hotel's modest lobby as a sharpshooters' base. This is not quite what Kased had in mind when he went into the hotel business.

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