Some $800 million is lost annually as a result of the Israeli occupation’s control of the Jordan Valley which is the agricultural heartland of the Palestinians, the PLO’s Abdullah Al-Hourani Centre for Research and Documentation reported yesterday. In its fact sheet on the Jordan Valley, the Centre stated: “Settlement activity in this area is very important to the occupation state.” It also noted that area’s significance lies in “the area’s fertile agricultural lands, large cow farms, and several factories relying on agricultural and animal products for their production, especially medicinal herbs.” The centre estimated that settler profits as a result of the occupation of the area amount to approximately $650 million a year. The Jordan Valley is located in the […]
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Speaking today at the opening of the conference dedicated to structural reforms held at the ECB headquarters, the president of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, did not concern the monetary policy decisions expected from the ECB on October 26.
Broken promises, political ambiguity and illegality characterise the unfolding narrative of the 1917 Balfour Declaration and its incorporation into the British League of Nations Mandate for Palestine. J. M. N. Jeffries, a war, foreign and political correspondent based in the Middle East from 1914 until the 1930s, was prompted to write an assessment of the diplomatic manoeuvring culminating in the brief communication which he deems to have been “unlawful in issue, arbitrary in purpose and deceitful in wording.” “Palestine, the Reality. The Inside Story of the Balfour Declaration” (Olive Branch Press, 2017) was first published in 1939. The new edition retains the original introduction by Jeffries, as well as a Foreword by Dr Ghada Karmi. Reflecting upon the centenary of […]
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The siege imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain is undermining the efforts against Daesh, Qatari foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani said yesterday. Speaking to CNBC, Al Thani told the American satellite channel that the measures taken by the blockading countries in dispute with Doha had damaged the US-led campaign against Daesh. Qatar is part of the US coalition fighting against Daesh, but its ability to support the campaign has been hindered by the Saudi-led blockade since 5 June. Qatar’s neighbours cut diplomatic and trade ties and suspended air and cargo routes with the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas. The four countries say Qatar supports Iran, the regional rival, as […]
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Here’s the latest on other key pairs 18 Oct
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HydroMiner launched with a view to open up the business of cryptocurrency mining in an industry that is notorious for its prohibitively high barriers of entry. It isn’t the only company trying to democratize access. Other start-ups and existing enterprises are attempting to do the same, using various models of bitcoin cloud-mining and crowdfunding to … Continue reading HydroMiner Profitability – a Comparative Analysis
A group of banks, now including Santander, is planning to create a business venture in Ireland for its in-development blockchain commerce platform. The post Bank Consortium to Launch Joint Venture for Blockchain Trade Platform appeared first on bitcoi…
Rapid technological developments are changing our lives in many ways, and commerce is no exception. More and more businesses are moving online, and as a result, the digital marketing industry is growing fast – by approximately 20% annually. …
The Qattan Centre for the Child has launched its science festival in Palestine; Days of Science in Palestine. Considered an important event across Palestine, the event is held in many cities including Jerusalem, Ramallah, Gaza, Qalqilya, Jenin, Hebron and Bethlehem. It aims to build and develop scientific ideas and display some of the scientific theories children learn in school. The exhibition in Gaza has been divided into several sections, including an agricultural section that displays how to deal with crops. Another section shows how to deal with school curriculums using modern methods and the delivery of information. In another area, details relating to the medical field were exhibited, showing the human body’s functions and systems, while the chemistry section showed […]