Economy

Gaza cement being diverted to black market - and taxed by Hamas (update)

Elder of Ziyon 3 December 2014

Yesterday, 600 tons of cement were sent into Gaza. Assuming that Balousha is telling the truth, here's where some of it ended up. The other big news in the Palestinian Arab press

 

The smell of petrodollars in the Tunisian elections

Middle East Monitor 2 december 2014
By Dr Mohammed Al-Misfer

Israeli media have reported a meeting in Paris between Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caïd Essebsi and officials from Gulf States. The meeting is alleged to have focused on

 

Egypt Warns Qatar to Stop Destabilizing It

Arutz Sheva 2 December 2014
By Mark Langfan

In a wide-ranging interview in Asharq Al-Awsat, a pro-Saudi Arabian paper, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri warned Qatar to cease its efforts to destabilize Egypt and stated

 

'Terror link’ charities get British millions in Gift Aid

The Telegraph 1 December 2014
By Andrew Gilligan

Charities accused of supporting jihad in Syria and other forms of terrorism have been paid millions of pounds by British taxpayers. Groups under investigation for allegedly

 

Blood Money: How Isis makes up to €4.5m a day

Irish Examiner 1 December 2014

The Islamic State’s staggering successes come at a cost. After all, it’s not cheap to wage war and manage territorial conquests whose population is now roughly the size

 

Sharjah show to give thrust to UAE's halal move

Zawya 1 December 2014

With the UAE all set to introduce a label to certify halal products, the halal industry is eagerly waiting for the first major gathering of scholars, government bodies and

 

10 tips for businesses to avoid financing terror

Money Jihad 25 November 2014

If you run or work for a medium or small business that can’t afford to have an entire compliance department, or even a compliance officer, here are a few tips that will help

 

Qatar and Terror

Breaking Israel News 25 November 2014
By Denis MacEoin

Although outwardly more liberal than the Saudis, the Qataris have surpassed them as financiers of extremism and terrorism. U.S. officials reckon that Qatar has now replaced

 

Charity Commission ‘targets’ Muslim orgs – report

RT 25 November 2014

More than a quarter of British charities under investigation by UK authorities are Islamic organizations, according to a report. Muslim leaders and activists have criticized

 

Tanzania evicting 40,000 people from homeland to make room for Dubai royal family

Salon.com 24 November 2014
By Joanna Rothkopf

40,000 Masai people will be evicted from their homeland in Tanzania, because the Dubai royal family has bought it with the intention of using it as a reserve to hunt big game

 

Palm Jumeirah in Dubai to get first Sharia-compliant hotel

The National 18 November 2014
By Sananda Sahoo

The Palm Jumeirah is set to get its first Sharia-compliant hotel. R Hotels, the hospitality arm of Ajman-based R Holding, expects to open its 259-room four-star resort

 

Despite getting huge amounts of Western aid, nearly 1 in 4 Palestinian Arabs support ISIL

elderofziyon 17 November 2014

Here are the results of a survey from the Doha-based Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, in answer to the question, "In general, do you have a positive or negative

 

The deeper implications of the Ofsted Report - Actions are louder than denials

Sharia Watch UK 13 November 2014
By Sam Solomon

It is poetic justice that the "plan” which kick-started recent events in the British school system-and now proclaimed to be a "hoax”—both fits the description of the

 

Hamas got rich as Gaza was plunged into poverty

IsraelBehindTheNews 13 November 2014

While the fighting is only expected to worsen the distress of the residents of Gaza, the Strip’s economic outlook for the Strip was never good. The unemployment rate in Gaza

 

World Cup 2022: Confusion Surrounds Blatter Comments on Qatar

SPIEGEL 13 November 2014

Sources allege that FIFA President Joseph Blatter, at a dinner in Oslo, questioned whether Qatar would ultimately host the 2022 World Cup as planned. But did he?

 

Q&A: The Man Behind LiveLeak, The Islamic State's Favourite Site For Beheading Videos

Businessinsider India 12 November 2014
By James Cook

Video sharing site LiveLeak isn't your average startup. There's no CEO, office, PR team or venture capital funding. But LiveLeak has grown to be one of the biggest video

 

Michael Moore: In Defense of My Friend Bill Maher's Statements on Islam

OpEdNews Op Eds 12 November 2014
By Michael Moore

Bill Maher is a friend of mine. He stood up for me when I was attacked after my Oscar speech (given on the fourth night of the Iraq War, a war Bill publicly opposed while 70%

 

How Amnesty International Suppresses Free Speech

Gatestone Institute 12 November 2014
By Alan M. Dershowitz

Last month the Columbia University chapter of Amnesty International invited me to deliver a talk on human rights in the Middle East. I accepted the invitation, anxious to

 

Troops from Hungary, Iceland, Ireland and Italy leaves Afghanistan

Balochwarna News 12 November 2014

The Hungarian, Iceland and Italian troops are preparing to leave Afghanistan as the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission concludes by the end of next

 

German MEP: EU aid could fund Hamas terror tunnels

The Jerusalem Post 12 November 2014

The EU pledged €450 million to rebuilding Gaza out of a total $5.4 billion promised by participants in the donor conference in Cairo last month. The funding the EU pledged to

 
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