Editor’s Note: Elections, elections, elections! … and Resistance!

6 Mar

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InvestPalestine took a brief mini-break this month to consider new directions for this website, given the declining outlook for the Palestinian economy since this blog was first set up in June, 2011, as well as the recent turmoil on the ground in Palestine. Here’s a few thought-provoking articles we came across that we’d like to share with you about the current situation.

Samer Abdelnour, writing for the Palestinian policy think tank, Al Shabaka, along with Alaa Tartir and Rami Zuraykh, outlines a new approach for the country’s vital agricultural sector that combines investment and development with fostering resistance to the occupation. It’s worth reading, even if just the “Overview” and “The Culture of the Land,” if your time is short.

http://al-shabaka.org/policy-brief/economic-issues/farming-palestine-freedom?page=show

Asmaa Al-Ghoul, writing in Al Monitor.com, outlines the movement for a “third party” in the forthcoming elections that would challenge both Fatah and Hamas. It’s the kind…

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