Throughout the history of Arab-Israeli peace negotiations, security has been the most important-and most challenging-issue for Palestinians, Israelis, and their neighbors. This study examines key external security issues that must be met for there to be a successful independent Palestinian state following a peace
In April 2005, the RAND Corporation released two path-breaking studies focused on an issue of enormous global consequence: How can an independent Palestinian state be made successful? The studies are summarized in this book. The first study, Building a Successful Palestinian State, survey
Earlier this year, Israel and the Palestinian Authority announced a cease-fire in the four-year-long intifada. Whether the peace holds or not, Israeli companies have adapted their business to the current threat. In this interesting and well-written book, these companies share their secrets. Information from interviews is presented as Q&A, then discussed. The author interviews an Israeli CEO, for example, then discusses the main points. A summary follows. The book proceeds like this through three sectors: hotel/tourism, high technology, and transportation...
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học Critical Care giúp cho các bạn có thêm kiến thức về ngành y học đề tài: Sleep habits and sleep problems among Palestinian students...
Rockets from Gaza documents rocket attacks by Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups in Gaza against Israeli population centers before, during and after Israel's three-week military offensive in Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009. This report describes the rockets fired, the number of attacks, and the cases of individual civilians harmed by the attacks.
The reader of this book will find within it ideas and models based on my 25
years of experience in clinical, educational, developmental, and medical psychology
among Arabs, Muslims, Jews, and Americans, but mainly among Palestinian
Arabs. I studied for my master’s degree in clinical psychology at Haifa
University in Israel, during which time I received some practical training at
Jewish psychological centers in Israel. Thus both my theoretical study and practical
training were based on the Western-oriented theories of psychology.
The socialist fiscal system was implicit in the vertical structure of planning and
prices. In the Soviet Union, virtually all investment activity was channeled through the
budget. The primary nominal sources of tax revenue were enterprise profits and resource
rents, turnover taxes charged on the difference between retail prices of consumer goods
and their nominal enterprise cost, and profits of a foreign trade monopoly.
The oil spill required extended closures of fishing areas. These closures not only impact the people
shrimping, crabbing, fishing and harvesting oysters, but also the seafood and hospitality industries as a
whole. Transport companies, stores, sports fishing operations, trappers and restaurants also felt the
impact of the spill.
President Barack Obama inherited an unenviable legacy from his
predecessor in the greater Middle East. At the time of his inauguration,
U.S. troops were involved in two theaters of war. The wars in
Afghanistan and Iraq had started well and allowed the United States
to gain quick victories against incumbent regimes. Securing these
victories, however, had proven elusive. In Afghanistan, the Taliban
had managed to put up resistance, seriously curtailing the authority
of the central government beyond major centers of population.
This occasional paper explores lessons that the unresolved Israel-Palestinian conflict can draw from South Africa's 'negotiated revolution'. Six realms are compared: economic interdependence, religious divisions, third party interventions, leadership, political culture and violence. The author also sheds light on the nature of ethnicity as well as the limits of negotiation politics.
A first option for providing additional monetary accommodation, if necessary, is
to expand the Federal Reserve’s holdings of longer-term securities. As I noted earlier,
the evidence suggests that the Fed’s earlier program of purchases was effective in
bringing down term premiums and lowering the costs of borrowing in a number of
private credit markets. I regard the program (which was significantly expanded in March
2009) as having made an important contribution to the economic stabilization and
recovery that began in the spring of 2009.
The goal of this study is to evaluate the attractiveness of the stock market
to foreign investment, the obstacles which hinder it from doing so, and the
steps that need to be taken to increase these investments. We hope that the
study’s recommendations will contribute to the development of policies
that enhance the role of the stock market in Palestine and increase its
capacity to attract foreign investment, which will have a significant impact
on the Palestinian development process. ...
The Palestinian stock market has a number of key players, including the
Palestine Securities Exchange, public listed companies, brokerage firms,
the Capital Market Authority (CMA) and shareholders. The Palestine stock
market was created in 1996, performing its first deal early in 1997. It
evolved quickly in the last ten years, the number of listed companies
reaching 35 with a capitalization of US$ 950 million.
An exploration of the lessons that the unresolved Israel-Palestinian conflict can draw from South Africa’s ’negotiated revolution’. Six realms are compared: economic interdependence, religious divisions, third party intervention, leadership, political culture and violence. Contrasting insights form two opposite solutions to a nationalist conflict shed light on the nature of ethnicity as well as the limits of negotiation politics.
Once you’ve saved money for investing, consider carefully all
your options and think about what diversification strategy makes
sense for you. While the SEC cannot recommend any particular
investment product, you should know that a vast array of invest-
ment products exists—including stocks and stock mutual funds,
corporate and municipal bonds, bond mutual funds, certificates
of deposit, money market funds, and U.S. Treasury securities.
Diversification can’t guarantee that your investments won’t
suffer if the market drops.