Tagged: Economics

Palestinians Denounce Trump’s Economic ‘Peace to Prosperity’ Plan Op-Eds & Analysis
Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times

Palestinians Denounce Trump’s Economic ‘Peace to Prosperity’ Plan

An international conference to promote the Trump administration's $50-billion economic support plan for the Palestinians kicks off in Bahrain.

about 3 weeks ago
Fact Sheet: Palestine’s Occupied Economy Fact Sheets
IMEU

Fact Sheet: Palestine’s Occupied Economy

The IMEU provides a fact sheet on the Palestinian economy. The Palestinian economy in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza is subject to severe restrictions imposed by Israel’s occupying army, most notably the limiting of freedom of movement for people and goods and the theft of natural resources. (Photo: Aafar Ashtiyeh / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images)

on June 19, 2019
Denied Entry to US, Palestinian Diplomat Hanan Ashrawi on US “Peace Plan” & Israeli Political Crisis News Roundup
Democracy Now!

Denied Entry to US, Palestinian Diplomat Hanan Ashrawi on US “Peace Plan” & Israeli Political Crisis

Israel will hold new elections after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government in six weeks of negotiations following the April 9 election. This marks the first time in Israeli history a prime minister-designate has failed to form a coalition government.

on June 5, 2019
The Trump-Kushner “Deal of the Century” Was Just Torpedoed By Israel’s Political Chaos Op-Eds & Analysis
Alex Kane, VICE

The Trump-Kushner “Deal of the Century” Was Just Torpedoed By Israel’s Political Chaos

Jared Kushner arrived in Israel Wednesday looking to make a deal — but his negotiating partner was, to put it mildly, distracted. While President Trump’s son-in-law was readying his framework for Israeli-Palestinian talks, Israeli legislators were busy doing something they’ve never done before: dissolving the Parliament after failing to form a government.

on June 5, 2019
The Trump-Kushner Peace Plan Looks Doomed Already Op-Eds & Analysis
Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post

The Trump-Kushner Peace Plan Looks Doomed Already

The Trump administration unveiled Sunday its first significant move in a plan to forge peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

on June 5, 2019
Palestinian Business Leaders Reject Trump’s Economic Overture News & Analysis
David M. Halbfinger, The New York Times

Palestinian Business Leaders Reject Trump’s Economic Overture

Promising tens of billions of dollars in foreign investment as part of its peace plan for the Mideast, the Trump administration announced an “economic workshop” in Bahrain next month to show Palestinian business leaders the potential windfall they would reap under the American proposal, which has yet to be publicly disclosed.

on June 5, 2019
How Palestinians Hope to Increase Exports News Roundup
Al-Monitor

How Palestinians Hope to Increase Exports

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Palestine Trade Center (PalTrade) announced at a Sept. 5 press conference, held in al-Bireh, the opening of registration for the Palestine Exporter Award 2016 for six categories that include industry, agriculture, services, tourism, female investors...

on October 11, 2016
Israeli seizure of Palestinian tax revenues is “collective punishment” News Roundup
The Electronic Intifada

Israeli seizure of Palestinian tax revenues is “collective punishment”

A new report by a Palestinian human rights group has slammed Israel’s practice of withholding tax revenues from the Palestinian Authority. As part of agreements signed under the Oslo accords, Israel collects taxes from Palestinians in the West Bank and is supposed to then transfer the monies to the PA.

on April 10, 2015
Palestinian finances suffer as Israel withholds transfers News Roundup
The Wall Street Journal

Palestinian finances suffer as Israel withholds transfers

A standoff over Israel’s withholding of tax payments to the Palestinian Authority has drawn mounting complaints of hardship in the West Bank, where civil servants have seen their salaries slashed and some teachers don’t have enough cash to commute to work, according to officials. Abdel Rahman Bayatneh, spokesman for Palestinian Authority’s Finance Ministry, said some hospitals in the West Bank are running short of medicine.

on March 10, 2015
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