Sunday, May 01, 2016

Noura Erakat is one of the more prominent of pro-Palestinian so-called academics in the US. She writes weighty papers pretending that Israel has no legal right to defend itself whatsoever, and her sycophants eat it up.

She has proven yet again that her interest in truth-telling is nil.

She tweeted:

She is quoting Middle East Monitor which in turn is quoting Qudsnet, two highly unreliable media outlets - and ones that this assistant professor of law trusts completely.

In fact, the 2015 unemployment rate in Gaza, released today,  is at 41%, a little better than it was in 2014!

It is the unemployment rate of women that is at 60%, and the quality Palestinian media that Noura Erakat relies on for her pseudo-facts got it wrong.

I'm not trying to argue that Gaza is a paradise. But Erakat simply believed that the unemployment rate there went up by some 20 points in very little time when in fact it went down.

There were some other interesting facts in the annual May Day labor report that Noura would not want you to know.

Regarding wage employees in the West Bank, more than half of the employees 51% work in the private sector compared with 25% in the public sector and 24% work in Israel and Israeli settlements.
24% of all West Bank employees are employed by Israelis - and they are paid more than twice what their counterparts are paid. This means that some 40% of the wages paid to West Bank employees are coming from Israeli employers! (h/t Gabriel for fixing my math...)

If Gaza was not run by terrorists, its labor statistics would be dramatically better. But people like Noura Erakat will never admit that simple, obvious fact - because they are more interested in finding new ways to bash Israel than to actually help Palestinians.

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