Discussion in 'Israel and Palestine' started by P F Tinmore, Dec 3, 2010.
Must be some more palistanian porn.
That was 3003. This is 2008.
This could get big.
Must be more abdallah porn.
"Economic Prison Zones
November 19, 2010
(Sam Bahour is a Palestinian business management consultant living in Ramallah. This essay was made possible with partial support from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.)
"When a project mixes the feel-good words of jobs, economic development and Israeli-Palestinian cooperation, how can anyone complain?
"These things are some of what the international community has been promising to deliver through the construction of industrial free trade zones in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
"The free trade zone model has been promoted locally and globally by powerful third parties like the United States, France, Germany, Turkey and Japan for two decades, but none has much to show for the enormous efforts and amounts of money spent to bring these zones to life.
"Nonetheless, the projects proponents expect the zones to constitute the economic foundation for a future Palestinian state.
"They hope that, by bolstering Palestines economy, the zones will make Palestinians less prone to social upheaval, less insistent on their national rights and more amenable to the status quo. The idea is that a peace agreement with Israel will ensue.
Foreign owned sweat shops do not make an economy. This is what Nutandyahoo and that idiot Blair are proposing.
The UN ranks Israel among the 15 best countries to live in (out of 170 countries) in the world and with the highest qualities of life, emphasizing political and cultural freedom and equality in education, healthcare, life expectancy and income, ahead of England, Spain, Greece, Italy, Finland, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg and Austria
Statistics | Human Development Reports (HDR) | United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Haven't seen any reputational points.
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