How Israel’s Economic Prospects Relate to Its Diplomacy

April 13 2021

In conversation with the Israeli publisher Rotem Sella, Shlomi Fogel—an entrepreneur involved in developing commercial ties between the Jewish state and the United Arab Emirates—explains the vast opportunities for business and trade brought about by the Abraham Accords. Fogel argues that these flourishing economic relations will also lead to commercial ventures involving Saudi Arabia (which does not have diplomatic relations with Israel) and with Egypt (which does, but absent economic ties)—in turn breeding further diplomatic good will. Moreover, Fogel believes that these trends will bolster Israel society by strengthening its Arab citizens’ sense of investment in their country. Lastly, Fogel addresses the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and identifies reasons to be optimistic about the recovery. (Video, 36 minutes. Hebrew with English subtitles.)

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Hamas and Fatah Compete by Shedding Jewish Blood

During the past four weeks, there has been a rash of violent attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank. These are not a response to any Israeli actions, nor are they spontaneous outbursts. Rather, as Itamar Marcus and Maurice Hirsch explain, the violence is the result of deliberate incitement by the Palestinian Authority (PA), which began when its president, Mahmoud Abbas, realized he was unlikely to win the upcoming national elections. The violence, write Marcus and Hirsch, was originally a way to win votes, and is now a way to maintain popularity after Abbas’s decision to postpone the elections in definitely:

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More about: Fatah, Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian terror