Tagged: Economy

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
PLO Joins Petition Demanding PayPal Extend Services to Palestinians News Roundup
Latin American Herald Tribune

PLO Joins Petition Demanding PayPal Extend Services to Palestinians

JERUSALEM – The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Sunday announced it was joining a petition demanding U.S.-based online payment company PayPal extend its service to the Palestinian Territories to promote economic and technological development in the area...

on August 24, 2016
Evangelical Lutheran Church Should Approve Human Rights Investment Screen Op-Eds & Analysis
Rabbi Michael Davis, Dale Loepp, and Philip Farah

Evangelical Lutheran Church Should Approve Human Rights Investment Screen

This week, members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) gathering in New Orleans for its triennial Churchwide Assembly will discuss a resolution calling for the adoption of an investment screen that will prevent the church’s social responsibility funds from profiting from human rights abuses...

on August 10, 2016
Fishing to the Limit in Gaza Videos
IMEU

Fishing to the Limit in Gaza

"6 miles, 9 miles, 3 miles. It's all the same." For fishermen in Gaza, Israeli gunfire, harassment, intimidation, and arrest remain constant threats to their daily lives. Whether 9 miles or 3 miles, the restricted area simply doesn't have enough fish.

on June 8, 2016
Israel: Quarry Shutdown Harms Palestinians News Roundup
Human Rights Watch

Israel: Quarry Shutdown Harms Palestinians

Israeli military authorities closed down about 35 Palestinian quarries in the West Bank in late March 2016 and confiscated millions of dollars’ worth of equipment. The crackdown, which has paralyzed the quarries, puts the livelihoods of up to 3,500 workers at risk and highlights the discriminatory nature of Israeli rules for Palestinian quarries, which have been unable to obtain new licenses for more than 20 years.

on April 21, 2016
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