• Chicago Tribune: America’s opponents in the Mideast see divine retribution in US’s financial meltdown,
    Washington Post: US enemies in Mideast gloat over financial crisis,
    both article-versions by Paul Schemm, Associated Press (11 October 2008).
  • Atlanta Journal Constitution: OFFICE DEPOT: European sales target for growth, by Shelley Emling (4 October 2008).
    This articles describes Office Depot attitude toward Israel as nothing more than a rich potential market.
  • Washington Post
    Israel releases 5 prisoners in Hezbollah swap, by Ali Daragmeh, Associated Press (6 August 2008).
  • Ynet News: Report: UN to demand Israel pay Lebanon $1 billion, by Roee Nahmias (6 September 2008).
    Quote from article “UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will demand that Israel pay Lebanon $1 billion in compensation over damages caused during the Jewish state’s 2006 war against Hizbullah… According to the report, the sum, based on World Bank appraisals, is aimed at covering the environmental and material damages caused by the Second Lebanon War, to neighboring countries as well. The fundamental part of the compensation demanded is for the damage caused to the Lebanese coast due to an oil spill following an Israeli bombing of a southern Beirut power plant, which the Lebanese said had caused ‘an ecological disaster.’”
  • Chicago Tribune AP Interview: Blair says West Bank life must improve at faster pace, asks Israel to ease bans,
    Washington Post Blair to AP: West Bank downward spiral halted,
    both article-versions by Karin Laub, Associated Press (5 September 2008) – describes details of how growth is still slow largely because of Israeli restrictions – “… the World Bank said in a report in April that the Palestinian economy won’t grow this year, largely due to Israeli movement restrictions.”.
  • Christian Science Monitor: In one town, Gazans yearn for previous Israeli presence, by Rafael D. Frankel (12 August 2008).
    This article describes the economic decline in a Palestinian village that had been located in the center of Israeli settlements in Gaza, wherein it had enjoyed full employment. These days following the withdrawal of the settlements and then the Israeli blockade, the village has fallen on hard times in comparison, and regrets it.
  • Washington Post
    Gazans line up outside banks as cash runs out, by Ibrahim Barzak, Associated Press (11 August 2008) – describes impact of Israeli blockade on Gaza money supply to civilians.
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
    Boston Globe,
    Washington Post:
    Raids, budget shortfall _ a double blow for Abbas, by Karin Laub, Associated Press (27 July 2008).
  • Philadelphia Inquirer (22 June 2008),
    Washington Post (15 June 2008)
    West Bank poverty pushes boys into work force, by Muhammed Muhaisen, Associated Press (thus dropping out of school at very young age).
  • New York Times: At West Bank conference, dreams of investment, by Isabel Kershner (22 May 2008).
    This article describes the investment conference held in Bethlehem which was part of the Annapolis peace effort – only obstacle – Israeli restrictions on building and movement.
  • New York Times: The Day After Peace: Designing Palestine, by James Bennet (15 May 2008).
    This article describes a plan for a Palestinian State put together by American professional city planners that includes a transportation-communications-utility arc stretching from Jenin in the north through to Jerusalem in the center and onto Nablus in the south and then across to Gaza, reactions to it from an array of Palestinians, Israelis and others both technically and politically.



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  • Jabr, Hisham. “Financial Administration of the Israeli-Occupied West Bank”, in Playfair, Emma (ed.), International Law and the Administration of Occupied Territories, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK (1992), p 377.
  • Von Glahn, Gerhard. “Taxation under Belligerent Occupation”, in Playfair, Emma (ed.), International Law and the Administration of Occupied Territories, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK (1992), p 341.