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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Guess who is encouraging foreign investment in the Pal territories?

Israel's Defense Ministry is.

The Defense Ministry's Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories just instituted new procedures meant to streamline the process for foreign investors to be able to visit and evaluate investment opportunities in the Palestinian Arab territories.

The document is entitled "Encouraging Foreign Investment in the Palestinian Territories" and its stated purpose is "Presenting a process for dealing with foreign investors, with the goal of encouraging the development of the Palestinian economy."

At the same time that the PA and its official media are doing everything they can to demonize Israel, and even as they refuse to even speak with Israel to bring a lasting peace to the region, Israel continues to work towards cooperation and peace. At the same time that Palestinian Arabs are trying to cripple Israel's economy by boycotts and sanctions, Israel is trying to help the Palestinian Arab economy by encouraging foreign investment.

It is just one more proof that there is only one side that is truly interested in peace and co-existence.