Israel Declares War On Palestinian Banks

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It would no longer allow Palestinian banks to transport their surplus Israeli currency to the Israeli Central Bank. In effect, Israel is declaring war on the Palestinian economy. By Sam Bahour - Sabbah Report § Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip use the Israeli currency, the New Israeli Shekel, for … [Read more...]

Freedom, Not Handouts, Will Save Palestine

Palestinians celebrate on a street in Gaza City November 30, 2012. The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution on Thursday to upgrade the Palestinian Authority's observer status at the United Nations from "entity" to "non-member state," implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestine not only has a pie in the sky, it also has one off the coast of Gaza and many more across the land. The pies here are strategic economic assets for a Palestinian economy worthy of a state. But all of them are under total Israeli military control, rendering them paralyzed at best. Until the collective international community — not just the United States — starts … [Read more...]

USA: Dissolving the Union

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An indestructible Union, composed of indestructible states? The recently reelected President was laughing hard at his lame aide; the latter didn't know where to hide the report he had just shown. It summarized the online secession petitions from all American states. Texas led it with over 100,000 thousand signatures; yet, this state has over 25 million inhabitants. Still … [Read more...]

Ireland to advance EU-wide ban of Israeli settlement products

Eamon Gilmore, Foreign Minister of Ireland. Photo by AP

Irish FM says his country would support, on moral grounds, EU ban of Israeli products manufactured across Green Line. Ireland plans to use its presidency in the EU Council, set to begin in January 2013, to convince all 27 member-states to implement a joint decision that would ban products from West Bank Settlements, Haaretz reported. The plan was revealed in a letter by … [Read more...]