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Business & Economy

Silicon Valley accord recycles myth of Israel's green record

Charlotte Silver
7 March 2014

Benjamin Netanyahu omitted any reference to theft of Palestinian water resources during his visit to a parched California.

Unlicensed banks provide "safety net" to besieged Gaza

Hana Salah
Gaza Strip
29 October 2013
Close-up of hands handling stacks of various paper curreincies

Public sector employees are receiving their salaries against the odds.

Siege puts holiday tradition beyond reach of many Gaza families

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
15 October 2013

Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha spoiled by Israeli-Egyptian siege on the coastal strip.

Israel's tax policies suffocate Palestinian Jerusalem

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
28 May 2013
Israeli police walk by display of T-shirts marketed to tourists

High municipal taxes are forcing shopkeepers to close their businesses.

Farmers' markets bypass foreign aid to Palestine

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Ramallah
28 February 2013

Donors have helped undermine human rights, say groups working in the West Bank.

Plastic to petrol scheme unveiled at Ramallah science show

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Ramallah
17 December 2012

“Made in Palestine” displays how inventions continue despite occupation.

Palestinians voice anger as prices rocket, wages stagnate

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Bethlehem
12 September 2012

Thousands took to the streets this week to protest high costs of living and the Palestinian Authority’s economic policies.

Bubble in aid-dependent West Bank bound to burst, say economists

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Ramallah
6 August 2012
The economic bubble in the West Bank will burst, and instead of working to remove Israeli restrictions, the Palestinian Authority continues to push for investments in the private sector.

Bamboo furniture-making tradition, brought from Jaffa, survives in Gaza

Rami Almeghari
Gaza City
17 January 2012
It is a craft that has been passed down from one generation to the next. The al-Mathloums were one of the best-known bamboo furniture-making families in Gaza but now, of his brothers, only Zakariya, the eldest son, is struggling to keep the tradition and the business alive.

Blockade dictates types of flowers grown in Gaza

Mohammed Omer
Rafah
16 January 2012
Israel’s ongoing blockade has suffocated countless export industries and continues to dictate the types of crops grown in Gaza, including flowers.

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