RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday.
* Gaza Strip economy set to shrink as much as 15 percent * But post-war reconstruction could spur growth * Palestinian economy has grown for past seven years By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Sept 16 (Reuters) – War in Gaza will contribute to a reversal of seven years of growth in the Palestinian economy, now expected to shrink by nearly four percent this year, the World Bank said in a report on …
Fifty days of conflict with Israel in the Gaza Strip will compound damage to the crippled Palestinian economy, the World Bank said in a report. After growth dropped to 1.9 percent last year, the economy in the West Bank and Gaza contracted 1 percent in the first quarter of 2014, the Washington-based bank said today in the report prepared for a Sept. 22 meeting of donor nations in New York
By KARIN LAUB Associated Press RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) – The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday. The bank issued the report ahead of a meeting next week of donor nations to the Palestinians on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly
NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education and the World Jewish Congress will be supporting the official observance of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with Auschwitz: The Past is Present, a global communication and education program
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jewish leaders will speak Sunday at a Berlin rally against anti-Semitism after the latest Gaza conflict sparked an upsurge in hate speech against Jews. The event, to be attended by German President Joachim Gauck, coincides with a meeting in the capital of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), whose president Ronald S. Lauder is among the speakers
The leader of the World Jewish Congress is warning that European voters risk giving their countries a bad name by electing far-right politicians and says he's worried Islamic extremists are trying to “use all means” to stir hatred.
Jerusalem Violence Overlooked Amid Gaza Crisis While the world's attention was focused on the air strikes and rockets over Gaza and Israel this summer, a wave of violence hit the streets of Jerusalem – and still is hitting the divided city…