Saturday, June 30, 2007

Marshall Plan for Palestine Recommended

Bashir Goth, a veteran journalist, freelance writer, the first Somali blogger and editor of a leading news website has posted a short article in which he recommends a Marshall Plan for Palestine. Quote:

. . . one may hope that Blair will at least give some hard advice to Bush. One important idea could be to push for a Marshall Plan for the Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas (a.k.a. Abu Mazen). Given the grinding poverty and harsh economic realities in which the Palestinian people live, the Quartet’s initiatives will not find receptive ears unless the Palestinian people see a real change in their livelihood. Massive economic assistance can start projects, generate employment, win the trust of people and turn them into stakeholders in peace initiatives.

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