Mar 3 '16 / EIPA Updates

Israel has decided to take a series of steps meant to help improve the economic situation of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in an effort to create hope on the Palestinian street that would mitigate the current wave of violence. The measures include the transfer of NIS 500 million in withheld tax money to the PA. Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, after consulting with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, …

Feb 8 '16 / EIPA Updates

‘The difference between us and our enemies is our values’, says Yair Lapid While two young Israelis convicted of murdering Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khedir in summer 2014 were sentenced to life and 21 years imprisonment respectively by a Jerusalem District Court, Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas hosted families of terrorists from Jerusalem, some of whom carried out deadly attacks against Jews. The meeting, which took …

Sep 22 '15 / EIPA Updates

The Palestinian Authority and Fatah have been the driving force behind the ongoing riots in Jerusalem that peaked during the Jewish New Year with violence at the Temple Mount,  according to a report by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). PMW is an Israeli research institute that studies Palestinian society from a broad range of perspectives by monitoring and analyzing the Palestinian Authority (PA) through its media. The report by the …

Aug 27 '15 / EIPA Updates

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas is building a $13 million palace for himself in Ramallah, the PA governmental seat in the West Bank, as revealed in an official website. The Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction (PECDAR) official website announced the massive construction two-year project of the Presidential Guest Palace in Surda, Ramallah. “The goal of this project is to establish the Presidential Guest Palace in Surda, Ramallah within an area of …

Jun 11 '14 / EIPA Updates

This article by Jake Wallis Simon, features writer at The Telegraph, was published on June 9th. At first glance, it doesn’t seem particularly unusual. In April, four Palestinian protesters were arrested after disrupting a performance by an Indian dance troupe at the Al-Qasaba theatre in Ramallah. The protesters – Zeid Shuaibi, Abdel Jawad Hamayel, Fadi Quran and Fajr Harb – were activists in the Boycott, Divestment and …

May 6 '14 / EIPA Updates

A week after rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas signed a reconciliation deal that is aimed at forming a unity government , senior Hamas leaders Khaled Meshaal and Mahmoud al-Zahar have said they remain committed to jihad (“holy” war) against Israel. “Our path is resistance and the rifle and our choice is jihad,” Meshaal said by audio-conferencing to the 1,000 attendees at the funeral of Adel …

Dec 9 '13 / EIPA Updates

The European Court of Auditors, the Luxembourg-based EU body which examines the accounts, expenditures, management, and overall efficiency of the European Union’s institutions, will present this week a report detailing its conclusions and recommendations on the EU’s direct financial support to the Palestinian Authority. According to the Court, from 2008 to 2012, the EU’s largest financial programme, called PEGASE Direct Financial Support (DFS) provided approximately …