Despite COVID-19, and partly because of it, Jewish-Arab business partnerships progress

Despite COVID-19, and partly because of it, Jewish-Arab business partnerships progress

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The Integrated Business Roundtable, founded with the belief that the path to peace between Israelis and Palestinians will come through investment in high-quality enterprises, held its second annual Israeli-Palestinian Economic Forum.

Original Article from Jewish News Syndicate

BY JOSH HASTEN

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has devastated economies and businesses around the world, but a bright spot exists towards the opening of new avenues of investment for Israeli and Palestinian entrepreneurs. This is thanks to the signing of the Abraham Accords, which normalizes relations between the Jewish state and Arab Gulf nations, including the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

In light of such realities, this week the Integrated Business Roundtable (IBR)—a group of impact investors committed to developing the capacity for joint Israeli-Palestinian Initiatives in Judea and Samaria—held its second annual Israeli-Palestinian Economic Forum (IPEF 2020).

The IPEF was founded with the belief that the path to peace between Israelis and Palestinians will come through investment in high-quality business enterprises, which will lead to shared prosperity in Judea and Samaria.

The event featured panel discussions with Israeli and Palestinian business experts and entrepreneurs, along with clips showcasing businesses throughout Judea and Samaria, which benefit both communities, and where Jews and Arabs work together side by side.

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