How the PA Sabotages Palestinian Economic Development

The West Bank city of Rawabi, a brainchild of the Palestinian American entrepreneur Bashar Masri, was built to provide affordable homes for middle-class Palestinian families and spur economic growth. But despite good intentions and massive foreign investment, little has been achieved. Evelyn Gordon explains:

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More about: Israel & Zionism, Palestinian Authority, Palestinian economy, West Bank

Understanding Hizballah’s Sprawling South American Crime Syndicate

July 29 2021

Sunday marked the 27th anniversary of Hizballah’s bloody bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which demonstrated to the world the long reach of the Lebanon-based terrorist group. But its presence in Latin America goes far beyond plotting attacks: located on the continent is the heart of its global criminal empire, which Hizballah uses to supplement the income it receives from its masters in Tehran. Emanuele Ottolenghi, drawing on detailed and extensive research, explains the inner workings of the group’s illicit operations, and its recent attempt to relocate networks disrupted by the U.S. and Europe to the tri-border area (TBA), where Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil meet.

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More about: Crime, Drugs, Hizballah, Iran, Latin America