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The Economic Impact of Conflict on the Israeli and Palestinian Workforce

January 11, 2007


 Source: If Americans Knew The Israeli unemployment rate is 9%, while the Palestinian unemployment rate is estimated at 40%. “[A] recent World Bank study predicts that, if the current situation continues throughout 2006, this may be the worst year in the Palestinian economic history. The average Palestinian’s personal income will fall by 40%, and 67% […]

Torture in Egypt: Part 4–Officer ‘Arrested’

January 11, 2007


Please note that although a couple of the officers were eventually arrested, they represent only the tip of the torture iceberg. So far, the track record of Egyptian authorities in pursuing police torturers is relatively weak (see the 2002 table below), and this is why the torturers who dishonor Egypt feel they have impunity to […]