A United Nations Seminar on Assistance to the Palestinian People this afternoon held a panel discussion on priorities for humanitarian and economic assistance for Palestinians with experts speaking of the need to support the Palestinian Authority’s budgetary needs, to restore essential services in the occupied territories, to rehabilitate the physical infrastructure and agricultural land, to reduce unemployment and poverty, to alleviate the plight of refugees through the support of UNRWA, and to boost the recovery of the private sector. Read more about UN Seminar on Assistance to Palestinian People holds panel on priorities for humanitarian and economic assistance
Business & Economy
A specially commissioned poll to coincide with the World Economic Forum’s Global Summit of Peace and Reconciliation in Jordan shows huge agreement between the majority of Palestinians and Israelis concerning the peace process. Read more about New survey shows that ordinary Israelis and Palestinians are keen to move forward with the Road Map and are in favour of starting economic cooperation
Business confidence continues to be deeply affected by the global geopolitical situation, according to a survey released on the eve of the World Economic Forum’s Extraordinary Annual Meeting at the Dead Sea. Read more about World Economic Forum survey finds 30 per cent of business leaders pessimistic about the future
An Alitalia pilot stunned passengers flying to Tel Aviv by announcing “Welcome to Palestine, Happy Independence Day to Palestine.” Read more about Alitalia pilot: "Welcome to Palestine"