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Israel's transportation minister has threatened to withdraw funding for a Tel Aviv bicycle rental project if it allows the bicycles to be used on...
A cash crunch due to a severe drop in foreign aid since 2011 may be ushering in business failures and layoffs in the area under Palestinian Authority rule, leading to the worst crisis in the PA's 18-year existence. It appears that the Palestinian Authority will not survive this crisis without a major infusion of cash. But the PA owes too much already and can no longer borrow money to fill its gaping deficits.
The Report of the World Bank is a bitter commentary on the Palestinian economy, currently in a self-inflicted decline induced by the violence it brought on itself by launching the Second Intifada in 2000. Above all, the fundamental requisite for economic and political progress is to end the violence.
Let’s explain what is usually considered a major paradox: the US provides billions in military aid to Israel, enabling it to keep its enemies at bay. But at the same time its diplomats claim that they don’t know what the capital is, and the major thrust of US policy since 1973 has been to force Israel to withdraw to indefensible boundaries, despite the obvious damage to its security.
A recent CNN Money article focused on how more students than ever are requesting need-based financial aid from the private schools they attend. “Private schools are getting flooded with financial aid applications, and a growing number of the parents seeking help are earning $150,000 or more a year,” the article stated. It also pointed out that “overall, the average cost of tuition at private schools across all grades is nearly $22,000 a year, up 4% from a year ago and 26% higher than it was in the 2006-07 academic year, according to the National Association of Independent Schools.”
A report by NGO Monitor reveals that several western governments providing funds for Church-based efforts to delegitimize Israel.
The Palestinian Authority has received more aid money per person than anyone else in history and yet the results have been remarkably unimpressive. The Western taxpayers give the money, the PA leaders steal or use the money for political purposes, and the average Palestinian suffers more from this situation than from the largely extinct "Israeli occupation."
Many Americans, and particularly Jews, are starting to receive mailings encouraging them to vote for or donate to the reelection campaign of President Barack Obama by arguing that he is pro-Israel. Several readers have asked me to provide them with responses. Here is a brief answer.
Warren Weinstein, an American humanitarian aid worker kidnapped by al-Qaeda begged US President Barack Obama to free all al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners in US...
Students of tractate Bava Kama would probably pay special attention to this item, reported by the Israeli website Mynet.com. Yael Cohen, 18.5, sustained external injuries in her stomach and legs, after being gored and thrown across a fence by a vigorous, young Bull. She says that usually the young bulls are afraid of humans and wouldn't dare, but this one came up and began to ram her against the fence.
The US Agency for International Development will pour $147 million into Palestinian Authority infrastructure, education, health projects, and humanitarian aid, just six months after a funding freeze was imposed by President Barack Obama.
Last Sunday night, a Palestinian woman arrived with her 12-day-old baby girl at an IDF post in the Benjamin region of Judea and Samaria. The infant was having trouble breathing and needed immediate first aid. Commanders from the Benjamin Regional Brigade explained that Palestinians in the region know that if they have a life-threatening emergency, they can come to the IDF post for assistance.
The US Congress is expected to pass legislation giving $680 million to Israel to pay for more Iron Dome anti-missile systems.
The IDF on Thursday, ahead of the Passover holiday, issued a closure order affecting Palestinians crossings into and out of Judea and samaria. "In accordance...
The West Bank's Palestinian Authority government, headed by Salam Fayyad, has appealed to donor countries to increase financial aid to strengthen the Palestinian economy, especially in the Gaza Strip. But before the donors make any decisions, they really should ask Fayyad and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas about the $7 billion they have already spent on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip over the past four years: Where is it?
Whilst it is difficult to imagine exactly what sort of effective controls GMJ organizers have been able to implement in order to prevent their intended one million man march from descending into violence, it should also be noted that a considerable number of the GMJ organizers are veterans of the flotilla project who describe the Turkish activists aboard the IHH-sponsored Mavi Marmara in 2010 as ‘humanitarian aid workers’.
If Syria and Egypt have nothing to fear from the President of the United States, what will Iran fear?
AFP reports that Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu Weimin told reporters at a regular briefing that "China is concerned about the escalation of the...
Israel's Channel 2 News reports that in a meeting held between Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, the latter clarified...