The latest World Bank report on Palestinian economy — told in Tweets

The most interesting report to last week’s Ad Hoc Liaison Committee [AHLC] meeting of major Donors to the Palestinian Authority was that of the World Bank, published in advance on 15 March. Here is a summary of some of the World Bank points, told in Tweets [by @marianhouk] **********************************************************************...

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Donor Opium: making an argument that needs hearing

Here is an interesting film critical of the role that donor funding has played in making and keeping Palestinians aid-dependent in the occupied West Bank, Donor Opium: It was produced by Palestinians in the West Bank with funding from the German Rosa Luxemburg Foundation [named after a committed 19th Marxist who starved CORR: see above,

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Part of the trouble with this place…

Take a look at this article, published here: Look at the headline: The Children of Shu’fat Camp Rejoice at “Animals” Muppet Show . OK. Now, read the article itself. It’s not so long. It appears, from careful reading, that this WAFA article was produced entirely on the basis of a press release from UNRWA. In […]

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The Rafah Crossing + the 2005 Agreement on Movement and Access

Egypt formally reopened the Rafah crossing today. Journalists on the scene report that the numbers of Palestinians crossing were fewer than anticipated — apparently partly because of suspicions based on long experience that things might not work out as expected, and partly because of a shortage of money among many in Gaza. It was one [&hellip...

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Hamas + Fatah announce in Cairo they've reached agreement

This was a surprise. The announcement came at the end of the day, in the early evening. Reuters broke the story. Hamas and Fatah, meeting in Cairo, had reached agreement on reconciliation. Further details were not immediately available, and only a few pieces of information filtered out as evening became night, and later. With the […]

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