web analytics
September 21, 2014 / 26 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Apartment 758x530 Africa-Israel at the Israel Real Estate Exhibition in New York

Africa Israel Residences, part of the Africa Israel Investments Group led by international businessman Lev Leviev, will present 7 leading projects on the The Israel Real Estate Exhibition in New York on Sep 14-15, 2014.



US Gives $75 Million to PA High Impact Micro-Infrastructure Initiative

In Bethlehem on November 6, 2013, Secretary Kerry announced an additional $75 million in support of the Palestinian Authority’s High Impact Micro-Infrastructure Initiative (HIMII), bringing the total U.S. Government commitment to $100 million for the initiative.

Germany has committed over $10 million to HIMII projects in the PA.

According to the State dept., HIMII projects will create jobs and fund infrastructure projects throughout the PA, including the construction and repair of health clinics, roads, water systems, community centers, and schools. The HIMII is designed to show tangible benefits to the lives of Palestinians as negotiations advance and lay the groundwork for further economic growth. HIMII is part of a broader economic effort to support the Palestinian economy, which also includes direct budget support, debt relief and private sector investment. The United States views the economic track as a vital complement to the ongoing direct final status negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians.

As part of the HIMII, the Palestinian Authority (PA) selected priority community-based projects to be commenced within the next six months. At the September 25th Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) meetings in New York, Secretary Kerry committed an initial U.S. contribution of $21 million to the HIMII, which was subsequently increased to $25 million. Secretary Kerry’s announcement of an additional $75 million in funding to support these new PA priority infrastructure projects brings the total U.S. commitment to $100 million.

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided over $4.5 billion in assistance to the PA and Gaza since 1994. Over the past ten years, USAID infrastructure projects alone have created more than 127,000 temporary jobs for Palestinians, in addition to generating economic growth and improving living conditions.

 

About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

3 Responses to “US Gives $75 Million to PA High Impact Micro-Infrastructure Initiative”

  1. Ben II says:

    Obama and the Democrat party are slime, they fund Islamic terrorism. Why is Israel allowing this to happen? Netanyahu is a weak bitch and should toss John Kerry out on his behind.

  2. Yechiel Baum says:

    USA funding Hamas and Hizbollah terrorism!

  3. This funds is for "propaganda" against Israel, the same did Goebels's "propaganda" against the jews?.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Dozens of children were traumatized but escaped injury Sunday morning when Arabs in eastern Jerusalem attacked their bus.
‘Benign Neglect’ May Be Setting Up Eastern Jerusalem Jews for Expulsion
Latest News Stories
A  new discovery of an ancient stalactite cave has revealed fascinating colors and shapes.

The exact location is secret because of safety concerns. How long before the PA claims it is theirs?

Police confiscate marijuana from a walled farm.

Police arrested three men from central Israel on Friday after confiscating 3.5 tons of marijuana in a raid on a farm that was hidden by walls. Police said the farm was located in the Sharon region, which covers the area north of Tel Aviv and includes Netanyahu and neighboring communities, but the exact location was […]

President Ruby Rivlin greets new Olim as they step off the plane.

Israel wellomed 24,801 new immigrants this past year. Another 6-8 million did not make it – yet.

Dozens of children were traumatized but escaped injury Sunday morning when Arabs in eastern Jerusalem attacked their bus.

Benign neglect could be setting up Jews in eastern Jerusalem for “Gush Katif No. 2”

A good Jewish boy has a Bar Mitzvah at 13. A good Muslim fanatic joins the ISIS.

The ISIS terror group has released its first “feature length” film.” It’s worthy of an Oscar. Not.

Unconfirmed reports from Syria claiming that ISIS has executed UK aid worker Alan Henning.

Ashkenazi Jews begin saying Selichot tonight, the week of Rosh Hashana.

Someone with a Jewish calendar must have finally realized that Wednesday night is Rosh Hashana.

Turkey has retrieved 49 citizens who were held hostage by the ISIS terror organization in Iraq, allegedly without paying ransom.

For the first time ever, Iran and China have begun joint naval drills focusing on “relief and rescue operations” in the Persian Gulf.

US Defense corporation Lockheed Martin has registered an Israeli subsidiary after opening an office in Be’er Sheva.

PM Binyamin Netanyahu and FM Yair Lapid have reportedly come to an agreement over the 2015 state budget for Israel.

A delegation of 12 Jordanian parliamentarians have cancelled a planned visit to Gaza on security grounds.

ConEd has created a series of multilingual gas safety videos for New Yorkers.

Even secular Jews are slamming Yair Lapid for a calling a press conference on Shabbat about absolutely nothing important.

More Articles from Jewish Press News Briefs
Police confiscate marijuana from a walled farm.

Police arrested three men from central Israel on Friday after confiscating 3.5 tons of marijuana in a raid on a farm that was hidden by walls. Police said the farm was located in the Sharon region, which covers the area north of Tel Aviv and includes Netanyahu and neighboring communities, but the exact location was […]

Ashkenazi Jews begin saying Selichot tonight, the week of Rosh Hashana.

Someone with a Jewish calendar must have finally realized that Wednesday night is Rosh Hashana.

US Defense corporation Lockheed Martin has registered an Israeli subsidiary after opening an office in Be’er Sheva.

ConEd has created a series of multilingual gas safety videos for New Yorkers.

Even secular Jews are slamming Yair Lapid for a calling a press conference on Shabbat about absolutely nothing important.

The two Iranians had changed the photos in the stolen passports, replacing them with their own.

The victims found the bomb, began to tinker with it, and it exploded.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/us-gives-75-million-to-pa-high-impact-micro-infrastructure-initiative/2013/11/06/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: