Tagged: West Bank

Palestinian app helps drivers avoid Israeli checkpoint bottlenecks
Rami Ayyub, Reuters

Palestinian app helps drivers avoid Israeli checkpoint bottlenecks

A new locally-developed app helps Palestinian drivers in the occupied West Bank negotiate traffic at Israeli military checkpoints and uncover routes to towns mainstream providers often miss.

on August 22, 2019
Palestinian app helps drivers avoid Israeli checkpoint bottlenecks News Roundup
Rami Ayyub, Reuters

Palestinian app helps drivers avoid Israeli checkpoint bottlenecks

A new locally-developed app helps Palestinian drivers in the occupied West Bank negotiate traffic at Israeli military checkpoints and uncover routes to towns mainstream providers often miss.

on August 22, 2019
Jared Kushner Ignores Israeli Occupation As He Unveils Palestinian Development Plan News & Analysis
Cristina Maza, Newsweek

Jared Kushner Ignores Israeli Occupation As He Unveils Palestinian Development Plan

"Underdevelopment in the Palestinian territories is not the result of natural market forces; it is the direct product of over fifty years of Israeli military occupation and policies explicitly designed to stifle the Palestinian economy."

on June 27, 2019
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
U.S. Ambassador Says Israel Has Right to Annex Parts of West Bank News & Analysis
David M. Halbfinger, The New York Times

U.S. Ambassador Says Israel Has Right to Annex Parts of West Bank

Israel has a right to annex at least some, but “unlikely all,” of the West Bank, the United States ambassador, David M. Friedman, said in an interview, opening the door to American acceptance of what would be an enormously provocative act.

on June 11, 2019
Love in the Time of Apartheid Op-Eds & Analysis
Ahmad Abuznaid, The Nation

Love in the Time of Apartheid

"For Palestinians like my fiancée and me, falling in love means scaling walls and defying occupation."

on February 14, 2019
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held in Condemned Bedouin Village News Roundup
Bel Trew, Independent

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held in Condemned Bedouin Village

A Christmas tree lighting ceremony was held in Khan al-Ahmar, a Bedouin village in the West Bank, that this year has been the focus of international outcry after an Israeli court ordered it be demolished.

on January 6, 2019
Spotify’s Palestinian Launch Puts Local Artists On The Map News Roundup
Rami Ayyub & Lara Afghani, Reuters

Spotify’s Palestinian Launch Puts Local Artists On The Map

Palestinian musicians are fast reaping dividends from their presence on Spotify, which launched its internet streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa last week.

on December 3, 2018
Israel Reacts With Anger to Airbnb Removing Rental Listings in West Bank Settlements News Roundup
Noa Tarnopolsky, Los Angeles Times

Israel Reacts With Anger to Airbnb Removing Rental Listings in West Bank Settlements

Israel has reacted with anger to Airbnb’s announcement that it will drop rental listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

on December 3, 2018
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