Tagged: Aid

The Trump Administration Has Frozen Obama’s Quiet Attempt to Send $221 Million to Palestine News Roundup
Alex Lockie & Associated Press, Business Insider

The Trump Administration Has Frozen Obama’s Quiet Attempt to Send $221 Million to Palestine

The State Department is reviewing a last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million dollars to the Palestinians late last week over the objections of congressional Republicans.

on January 25, 2017
As Israel Prospers, Obama Set to Give Billions More in Aid While Netanyahu Demands Even More Op-Eds & Analysis
Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept

As Israel Prospers, Obama Set to Give Billions More in Aid While Netanyahu Demands Even More

For all the chatter about animosity between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Washington Post reports that “a senior Israeli official will arrive in Washington next week for a final round of negotiations involving the largest military aid package the United States has ever given any country and that will last more than a decade”...

on August 3, 2016
Displaced Two Years After Israel’s 2014 Attack on Gaza Videos
IMEU

Displaced Two Years After Israel’s 2014 Attack on Gaza

Two years after Israel's attack on Gaza, Palestinian families remain living in shipping containers designed as temporary shelter. Yousef Najjar and his family are still displaced after Israel destroyed his village of Khuza'a.

on July 13, 2016
Israel Demolished $73M Worth of EU-Funded Projects in Palestine News Roundup
TeleSUR

Israel Demolished $73M Worth of EU-Funded Projects in Palestine

Israel has destroyed US$73 million worth of European Union funded projects in Palestine over 14 years, according to a new report by Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, which urged the bloc to take financial action against the Israeli government. The report, titled “Squandered Aid” and obtained by Al-Jazeera Monday ahead of its release later this week, estimates the total lost EU aid money at US$73 million lost over the period 2001-2015...

on June 6, 2016
Expert Q&A: On the Obama-Netanyahu Meeting & the Crisis in Palestine-Israel Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A: On the Obama-Netanyahu Meeting & the Crisis in Palestine-Israel

The IMEU offers the following expert roundtable Q&A on yesterday’s meeting between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the ongoing crisis in the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel, with analysts from Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network.

on November 10, 2015
Palestinians Getting Poorer for Third Year in a Row News Roundup
The World Bank

Palestinians Getting Poorer for Third Year in a Row

Reduced donor aid, war, suspension of revenue payments and ongoing restrictions by the Government of Israel have had a severe impact on the Palestinian economy. The World Bank economic report to the Ad Hoc Liaison committee (AHLC), a forum of donors to the Palestinian Authority, examines current economic trends and recommends measures and reforms to stop further deterioration.

on September 29, 2015
Even Netanyahu Calls Them “Terrorists”: How the U.S. Aids Israelis Convicted of Violent Crimes Op-Eds & Analysis
David Palumbo-Liu, Salon

Even Netanyahu Calls Them “Terrorists”: How the U.S. Aids Israelis Convicted of Violent Crimes

A complaint filed last week with the New York state attorney general by T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights is casting light on the fact that an Israeli organization called Honenu has been getting a U.S. tax write-off. There is nothing alarming or unusual about that fact alone. What is of grave concern is that Honenu’s sole purpose is to defend and offer material support to Israelis accused and convicted of violent crimes against Palestinians, including murder.

on September 1, 2015
Questions We Need to Ask About Israel’s War in Gaza Op-Eds & Analysis
Zeina Azzam, The Huffington Post

Questions We Need to Ask About Israel’s War in Gaza

With the anniversary of Israel's war on Gaza, activists, analysts, and policymakers have been writing about the situation on the ground one year later, and how the political landscape has (or hasn't) changed. The 51-day onslaught devastated this besieged parcel of land by the Mediterranean Sea and left thousands dead, wounded, homeless, jobless, poor, and hungry.

on July 22, 2015
Video: Israelis Use Electric Stun Guns On Gaza Flotilla Passengers News Roundup
The Electronic Intifada

Video: Israelis Use Electric Stun Guns On Gaza Flotilla Passengers

Contrary to Israeli claims that the Marianne was taken peacefully, this video shows that armed commandos used brutal violence against unarmed passengers aboard the Gaza-bound boat early on Monday. According to the organizers of the flotilla, 14 of the 18 civilian passengers and crew remain in Israeli custody more than two days after they were violently abducted in international waters.

on July 2, 2015
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