Tagged: Aid

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
Israel Intercepts Gaza-Bound Aid Ship In Mediterranean News Roundup
The Washington Post

Israel Intercepts Gaza-Bound Aid Ship In Mediterranean

Israeli naval commandos intercepted a protest ship at sea bound for the Gaza Strip on Monday and diverted the vessel toward a port in Israel. The Israelis said no one was injured in the operation. The Swedish-registered Marianne of Gothenburg was attempting to enter Israeli-controlled waters in the Mediterranean Sea and deliver aid packages to Gaza.

on June 29, 2015
Activists Set Sail for Gaza in New Bid to Break Israeli Blockade News Roundup
John Davison, Yahoo! News/AFP

Activists Set Sail for Gaza in New Bid to Break Israeli Blockade

Activists aboard a flotilla of boats are to soon set sail for Gaza in a fresh bid to break Israel's blockade of the territory, five years after a similar attempt ended in a deadly raid. The so-called Freedom Flotilla III -- a convoy of ships carrying pro-Palestinian activists, at least one European lawmaker and an Arab-Israeli MP -- will try to reach the shores of the Gaza Strip by the end of the month.

on June 23, 2015
Poll: Half of Gaza Residents Considering Emigration News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Poll: Half of Gaza Residents Considering Emigration

Half of Gazans say they are considering emigration from the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research reported Tuesday. Unemployment in Gaza increased in 2014 "to reach 44 percent -- probably the highest in the world," the World Bank reported, with the poverty rate in the occupied Palestinian territory reaching 39 percent...

on June 10, 2015
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