April 2, 2012 2 Comments
Our last post mentioned a UNESCO report to the European donors’ conference in Amsterdam last month. This group, known commonly as the “Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), also received a report form the Government of Israel on the measures taken by Israel to support the Palestinian economy and to encourage enterprise and growth in the PA-controlled areas.
The UNESCO report highlighted that financial issues are putting the Palestinian efforts to create a state at “increased risk“. The Israeli report echoes this, pointing out that, not only has the PA suffered from the effects of the worldwide financial turmoil, but also that it only enjoys limited support from the Arab states. A brief extract from the report’s executive summary, however, gives an indication of how much support Israel is pouring into the PA in one form or another… Read more of this post