Tagged: Economy

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
ULYP Empowers Marginalized Youth In Lebanon News Roundup
Karmah Elmusa, IMEU

ULYP Empowers Marginalized Youth In Lebanon

Since 2010, Unite Lebanon Youth Project (ULYP) has been working on the front lines in refugee camps across Lebanon -- the country with the highest per capita concentration of refugees in the world -- to empower young Palestinians, among others, through a comprehensive set of programs that focuses on education, opportunity, and stability.

on April 18, 2016
Israeli Ban on Palestinian Goods in Jerusalem Slammed News Roundup
Rania Zabaneh, Al Jazeera

Israeli Ban on Palestinian Goods in Jerusalem Slammed

On March 22, the Palestinian Authority [PA] decided to impose a ban on the products of five Israeli companies in the Palestinian market. The decision came in response to a recent Israeli ban, earlier this month, on selling dairy and food products of five Palestinian companies in occupied East Jerusalem.

on March 29, 2016
Open Shuhada Street Videos
IMEU

Open Shuhada Street

Today in 1994, Jewish extremist settler Baruch Goldstein massacred 29 Palestinians as they prayed inside Hebron's Ibrahimi Mosque. In response, the Israeli military shut down the city's main commercial street for Palestinians, Shuhada Street. 22 years later, Shuhada Street remains closed and freedom of movement in Hebron is more restricted than ever for its Palestinian residents.

on February 25, 2016
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