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PA confirms economic talks with Israel

PA Finance Minister confirms he met Israeli counterpart Kahlon to discuss an economic agreement to boost the PA economy.Elad Benari, 2/24/2016, 5:14 AM

Report: Israel formulating economic assistance plan for PA

Kahlon reportedly putting together a series of economic measures to help alleviate the pressure on the Palestinian population.Ben Ariel, 2/22/2016, 3:13 AM

Saudi Arabia Increases Financial Aid to the PA

Saudi Arabia to increase its monthly aid to PA to $20 million, bringing its yearly aid to the PA budget to $60 million.Ben Ariel, 7/28/2015, 3:14 AM

IMF Calls for Donor Support for PA Territories

International Monetary Fund calls for more donor aid to support the economic recovery of the PA-assigned areas.Ben Ariel, 5/20/2015, 4:46 AM

Abbas Threatens Israel Over Frozen Tax Revenues

PA chairman tells European leaders he will stop security coordination with Israel if it continues to withhold the PA’s tax revenue.Elad Benari, 2/23/2015, 1:16 AM

Kerry Concerned Over 'Viability' of Palestinian Authority

Kerry warns PA may cease to exist if it does not soon receive tax revenue which has been withheld by Israel.Ben Ariel, 2/22/2015, 6:19 AM

IMF: Gaza War Pushed PA Economy to Recession

Last summer's Gaza drove the Palestinian economy into its first contraction since 2006, says International Monetary Fund.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/30/2015, 4:13 AM

Saudi Arabia Gives the PA $60 Million

Saudi Arabia provides the PA with $60 million, covering the Kingdom's financial contribution to the PA for October, November and December.Ben Ariel, 1/14/2015, 4:16 AM

Washington Reviewing Financial Aid to PA Over ICC Bid

The United States reviewing its annual $440-million aid package to the PA because of its effort to join the ICC, says State Department.Elad Benari, 1/6/2015, 6:16 AM

Boycott? PA Reports Increase in Imports from Israel

The PA has seen an increase in both importing from Israel and exporting to Israel, according to new statistics.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/28/2014, 9:36 PM

PA Wants to Drill for Oil in Judea and Samaria

PA announces tender for oil exploration, ignores the fact that the exploration area is in a region under Israeli control.Elad Benari and Dalit Halevi, 3/19/2014, 5:15 AM

Financial Crisis? PA Planning Airport and Railway

PA announces several new transportation related projects and is even seeking to expand into areas under Israeli control.Elad Benari, 2/11/2014, 6:44 AM

IMF: Failure of Peace Talks Will Further Hurt PA Economy

New IMF report says that success in peace talks could boost the PA’s economic growth, but failure could cause increased debt.Elad Benari, 2/7/2014, 6:16 AM

Abbas: We Can't Pay Salaries, and it's All Israel's Fault

PA Chairman blames Israeli "occupation" for his entity's difficult economic situation.Elad Benari, 10/13/2013, 5:50 AM

Israel, PA Agree to Resume Economic Cooperation

Finance Minister Yair Lapid and PA counterpart agree to resume economic times frozen since November.Elad Benari, 6/17/2013, 1:15 AM

Sweden May Slash its Aid to the PA

Sweden is considering slashing its aid to the PA because of a lack of progress in achieving a two-state solution, says a Swedish minister.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/15/2013, 12:05 AM

PA Official: The Financial Crisis is Getting Worse

The PA is $4.2 billion in internal and external debt, announces its deputy prime minister.Elad Benari, 6/12/2013, 6:44 AM

Kerry's Plan for PA Economy Receives Cool Reception

A $4 billion U.S. plan to boost the PA's met with a cool response as PA leaders insist on a political dimension to the stimulus.Elad Benari, 5/28/2013, 6:43 AM

Kerry Announces Plan to Boost PA Economy

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry unveils plan to boost the PA's economy by attracting $4 billion in private investment.Elad Benari, 5/27/2013, 6:14 AM

U.S. Quietly Unblocks Financial Aid to PA

The United States has quietly unblocked almost $500 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority which had been frozen by Congress.Elad Benari, 3/25/2013, 4:44 AM

International Donors Progress in Raising Funds for Failing PA

International donors are making progress toward finding the $1.2 billion needed to help fund the PA, officials say.Elad Benari, 3/20/2013, 3:43 AM

PA Asks the World: Help Our Failing Economy

The Palestinian Authority has urged the world to step up financial aid and press Israel to allow economic development.Elad Benari, 3/19/2013, 5:46 AM

IMF Warns Over PA Economy in New Report

The International Monetary Fund calls on Israel and the PA to help support the economy of Gaza and Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 3/15/2013, 6:53 AM

Saudis Offer More Money to Cash-Strapped PA

Saudi Arabia will contribute $20 million each month to the Palestinian Authority, a Saudi official says.Elad Benari, 1/20/2013, 6:15 AM

PA to Receive $100 Million from Saudi Arabia

The Palestinian Authority, facing its worst financial crisis ever, will receive financial assistance from Saudi Arabia.Elad Benari, 1/17/2013, 4:15 AM

Abbas Warns of Hardships for PA Without Arab 'Safety Net'

PA Chairman warns that if Arab countries don't deliver on their promised 'safety net', the PA will be in a difficult situation.Elad Benari, 1/4/2013, 4:15 AM

Arab League Chief to Visit Ramallah, Discuss 'Safety Net'

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi will visit Ramallah and focus on a financial "safety net" to ease the economic crisis in the PA government.Elad Benari, 12/26/2012, 6:15 AM

Arab Countries Evading Commitment to PA, Charges Fayyad

PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad calls for an urgent Arab summit to address the PA's financial crisis.Elad Benari, 12/24/2012, 6:14 AM

PA Government Workers Go on Strike

Employees of the Palestinian Authority government across Judea and Samaria start a strike over unpaid salaries. As usual, they blame Israel.Elad Benari, 12/20/2012, 2:13 AM

Fayyad Urges Arab Nations to Follow Up on 'Safety Net'

PA prime minister Salam Fayyad urges Arab League nations to make good on $100 million a month in pledged "safety net" funds.Elad Benari, 12/17/2012, 4:15 AM

Arab League Pledges Financial 'Safety Net' to Abbas

Representatives of the Arab League pledge to transfer a monthly sum of 100 million dollars as a “financial safety net" for PA.Elad Benari, 12/10/2012, 5:42 AM

9 Illegal Entrants Crammed into Truck Wall

Guards find nine illegal PA entrants crammed behind a false wall.Maayana Miskin, 12/7/2012, 12:35 PM

Report: Fayyad to Resign as PA's Prime Minister

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has presented a plan to form a more inclusive factional government.Elad Benari, 11/1/2012, 4:44 AM

Israel Helps PA Economy, Lets More Workers In

Israel’s latest measures to improve the PA economy include approval of construction projects, more permits, and more Gaza exports.Elad Benari, 10/18/2012, 6:14 AM

European Minister Blames Israel for PA Crisis

European minister blames Israel for PA's financial crisis as its finance minister warns that efforts to create a state could collapse.Elad Benari, 9/24/2012, 6:44 AM

Israel, PA Talking About Developing Gas Field Off Gaza

Israel has held talks with the PA over the development of a gas field off the coast of Gaza, says a report by the Israeli foreign ministry.Elad Benari, 9/24/2012, 12:16 AM

PA Ends Restriction on Imports from Israel

Decision is an attempt to reduce spiraling prices as transportation union says it plans new protest actions.AFP, 9/23/2012, 10:10 PM

'Arab Spring' Hits PA as Hundreds Protest in Shechem

Hundreds of protesters gather in the main square in Shechem, calling for the ouster of PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.Elad Benari, 9/6/2012, 6:13 AM

Israel Has Removed All but 10 Roadblocks in Judea and Samaria

Only 10 roadblocks remain in Judea and Samaria after more than a hundred others have been removed as “goodwill” measure to Abbas. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/14/2012, 1:09 PM

Abbas to Ask Islamic Countries for Major Aid

PA Chairman Abbas to present Islamic countries with a multi-sector aid plan to lift the PA out of its financial crisis.Elad Benari, 8/13/2012, 6:40 AM

Is Israel Helping PA Prepare for War?

Israel is boosting the PA economy while the PA continues its incitement and enmity – which could help the PA in case of open conflict.Maayana Miskin, 8/3/2012, 11:14 AM

PA, Israel Sign Agreements on Taxes, Transfer of Goods

Finance Minister Steinitz and PA Prime Minister Fayyad agree on arrangements regarding taxation and the transfer of goods.Elad Benari, 8/1/2012, 4:48 AM

World Bank Says PA Economy Unsustainable

New World Bank report says the economic growth in the PA is unsustainable and cannot support a future state.Elad Benari, 7/26/2012, 5:10 AM

Obama Bypasses Congress, Frees Aid to PA

President Barack Obama signs a waiver declaring that aid to the PA is “important to the security interests of the United States.”Elad Benari, Canada, 4/28/2012, 12:30 AM

U.S. Unblocks Aid to Palestinian Authority

Two Republicans in the House of Representatives release restrictions on the disbursement of U.S. assistance to the PA.Elad Benari, 3/25/2012, 3:47 AM

PA Denies 'Secret Economic Talks' with Israel

Israeli press reported that the Finance Ministry and the PA hope to sign a new economic agreement.Gil Ronen, 3/18/2012, 9:07 PM