By Miriam Shaviv, August 20, 2009
The notion that Israel is strangling the PA economy is part of the standard Western narrative — though it has little bearing in fact.
While the rest of the world is deep in economic crisis, the economy on the West Bank is growing by 7 per cent. Mr Brown, eat your heart out.
The lessons are twofold. First, while the “official” peace process seems stuck — Mr Obama’s efforts notwithstanding — on the ground, something real is happening.
The Palestinians on the West Bank are investing positively in their futures for the first time in years.