Tagged: Economy

Israel Resists US Push for Opening Palestinian Economy News Roundup
John Reed, Financial Times

Israel Resists US Push for Opening Palestinian Economy

The US is facing strong resistance as it presses Israel to ease its controls on the Palestinian economy as part of Washington’s efforts to revive the moribund peace process, according to Palestinian and US officials.

on June 19, 2017
404 Not Found: How Silicon Valley Forgot Palestine Op-Eds & Analysis
Gisel Kordestani, Venture Beat

404 Not Found: How Silicon Valley Forgot Palestine

At times, the most ordinary of occurrences leaves a lasting impact. Such was the case when a student, by simply arriving late to an event, transformed how Google, and I, understand the politics of tech in Israel and Palestine. As Google’s Director of New Business...

on June 4, 2017
50 Years on, Israel Keeps Tight Grip on Palestinian Economy News Roundup
Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press

50 Years on, Israel Keeps Tight Grip on Palestinian Economy

Fuad Maraita’s alarm goes off at 3:30 a.m. His hometown of Salfit, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, still lies in darkness. He drinks a cup of strong Arabic coffee and a glass of milk in silence. A few minutes later, he slings a cloth bag with his lunch over his shoulder...

on June 4, 2017
Palestinian Farmers Accuse Israeli Settlers of Stealing Harvest from 400 Olive Trees News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinian Farmers Accuse Israeli Settlers of Stealing Harvest from 400 Olive Trees

Palestinian farmers in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus reported on Monday that Israeli settlers stole the harvest of 400 olive trees planted on their private lands.

on November 8, 2016
Gaza’s Women Are Being Besieged on All Sides Op-Eds & Analysis
Reem Amer and Tanya Rubinstein, +972

Gaza’s Women Are Being Besieged on All Sides

Over the past few weeks the Israeli media has focused much of its time on the all-female flotilla to Gaza, which was stopped by the Israeli army on the way from Sicily to the Strip. As was made clear by the recent Channel 2 report, the women aboard the flotilla...

on October 18, 2016
The Dolls That Defend Palestinian Culture News Roundup
Dalia Hatuqa, Al Jazeera

The Dolls That Defend Palestinian Culture

Ramallah, occupied West Bank - In the dead of a cold December night, Israeli soldiers came for Yasser. They rummaged through the shelves and behind the looms of a darkened factory, searching for the little man, only half a metre tall. They knew he would be easy to spot, wearing his signature black-and-white keffiyeh...

on September 15, 2016
Who Would Want to Build a Tech Startup in Occupied Territory? Meet the Optimists of Palestine News Roundup
Lindsey Kennedy, Quartz

Who Would Want to Build a Tech Startup in Occupied Territory? Meet the Optimists of Palestine

“I think starting a business here is in itself a political act,” says Christina Ganim. In 2015, Ganim co-founded the Ramallah-based lingerie company, Kenz Woman, with Nicola Isabel. “We could both be in the States or anywhere else doing this, but we chose to do it here, because we want to contribute"...

on September 14, 2016
Palestinians Say They Need PayPal, But PayPal Isn’t Interested News Roundup
Ben Sullivan, Motherboard

Palestinians Say They Need PayPal, But PayPal Isn’t Interested

PayPal is battling a growing chorus of opposition to its refusal to serve customers in the Palestinian territories, as British politicians join a US campaign group and hundreds of Palestinian nationals in calling for the payments service to lift its Palestinian blackout.

on September 13, 2016
UN: Palestinian Economy Could Double Without ‘Occupation’ News Roundup
Associated Press

UN: Palestinian Economy Could Double Without ‘Occupation’

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s development agency estimates the Palestinian economy could be twice as large as it is now if it were freed from Israeli control. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has reported for years about conditions in Palestinian areas. But its latest report issued...

on September 7, 2016
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