Maryknoll Middle East Notes: Five Articles

Posted on Jul 5, 2019

 

The five articles and secondary links in this issue of the Middle East Notes focus on the Trump administration’s economic peace plan and meeting in Bahrain and reactions by Palestinian political and business leaders, events and discussion of politics and human rights related to Israel-Palestine, the involvement of U.S. companies in the production of weapons used against civilians in Gaza, the support from Israelis for ending the blockade in Gaza and the recommendation of a senior advisor to the European Court of Justice for products from Israeli occupied territories to be labelled as such to inform consumers. Finally, a link to the latest Churches for Middle East Peace Bulletin is provided.

Please note: Opinions expressed in the following articles do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.
  • Matt Spetalnick reports in Reuters that Palestinian officials rejected the Trump administration’s economic peace plan.
  • Rami Ayyub reports in Reuters that Palestinian business leaders boycotted the Trump administration’s Bahrain workshop and called for a diplomatic path to statehood.
  • Maureen Clare Murphy reports in The Electronic Intifada that the bombs dropped by Israel that killed civilians in Gaza in May were made by U.S. company Boeing.
  • Anna Ahronheim, reports in The Jerusalem Post that nearly half of Israelis favor ending the blockade on the Gaza Strip.
  • Agence France-Presse reports that a senior advisor to the European Court of Justice recommends that products from Israeli-occupied territories be clearly labelled as such to avoid misleading consumers.
  • Churches for Middle East Peace Bulletin

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