Economic Empowerment Institution Law Passed The Palestinian government passed, on Tuesday, the draft law for the National Palestinian Institute for Economic Empowerment, and sent it to President Mahmoud Abbas for ratification, according to a statement issued by the cabinet, following its weekly meeting in Ramallah. The aim of the law, according to WAFA, is to […] Israeli Military Drills Commence in West Bank and Gaza The Israeli occupation army, on Tuesday afternoon, began military training at the Zikim military point, near the Gaza shore north of Beit Lahiya, where Gazans could hear the sound of explosions and the movement of active army forces. Israeli Channel 7 said that, in the evening, the army will begin […] Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jerusalem Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, three Palestinians during a nonviolent procession in Salaheddin Street, in occupied Jerusalem.
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The international architecture dealing with this is collapsing. Desalinization is declining and hospitals are failing because normal electricity is available only 12 hours a day, he said.
He noted that overall unemployment is now at 45 percent, and, for youths, at 67 percent, and 40 percent of the residents of Gaza live in poverty. By contrast, he said, in the West Bank, where the Palestinian Authority governs, there has been progress, and international assistance exists.
He compared that to Gaza, under Hamas governance, where there is no access to development financing, and institution-building has stopped. The key, therefore, to alleviating this humanitarian crisis, he said, was bringing the legitimate Palestinian national authority back to Gaza—which is the stated purpose of the Cairo agreement.
He said that there were commonly acknowledged steps to be taken to put the agreement into practice, like clearing closures and moving to restore services and bringing back legitimate governance, but that neither side had followed up on them.
What was missing, he was asked.The Washington Institute seeks to advance a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East and to promote the policies that secure them. | About the Institute The Institute is a (c)3 organization; all donations are tax deductible.
| Support the Institute. The Project on the Middle East Peace Process is committed to providing America's policymakers with timely analysis on issues of critical concern to Israel and its Arab neighbors. There is one conventional wisdom regarding the Middle East Peace Process, which has already become axiomatic: There can be no peace without active American involvement.
As conventional wisdoms go, so is the case with this one, argues Josef Olmert, former Israeli peace negotiator. STABILITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST THROUGH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: AN ANALYSIS OF THE PEACE PROCESS, INCREASED AGRICULTURAL TRADE, JOINT VENTURES, AND FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS Aspects of the Middle East Peace Process) (class notes on file with the Drake Journal of Agricultural.
Law). 2. In parallel with resolving the Gulf crisis, Trump seeks to accelerate the Middle East peace process is meant to bring Israel closer to the GCC as part of a broader strategy toward isolating Iran. Preface The peace process in the Middle East has been pursued, in one fonn or another, for thirty years.
Thus, a short time after the war, intensive negotiations on the language of a Security Council resolution began, leading eventually to the famed Resolution