Yellen Demands Israel Take Actions to Support Palestinian Economy

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(JNS) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sent a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a list of demands for Israel to support the Palestinian economy in Judea and Samaria.

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The United States “urged the Israeli government to release clearance revenue to the Palestinian Authority to fund basic services and to bolster the economy in the West Bank,” Yellen said on Tuesday during a press conference in Brazil ahead of a G20 finance meeting.

The statement and letter appear to be the most direct public concerns that Yellen has raised about the state of the Palestinian economy since Oct. 7.

“I also recently outlined in a letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu a number of steps that the United States believes must be taken, including reinstating work permits for Palestinians and reducing barriers to commerce within the West Bank,” she said.

Israel collects so-called “clearance revenue” taxes on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, the P.A.’s main source of income. The P.A. said in November that it would refuse to accept the transferred funds after Israel announced that it was deducting a portion of the revenue intended for Gaza.

Yellen said on Tuesday that a deal had been reached to transfer the funds, which have started to flow.

“These actions are vital for the economic well-being of Palestinians and Israelis alike,” she said.


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Conservative Carl
Conservative Carl
1 month ago

They can have an economy when they start valuing their lives over their terrorism.

d.b. cooper
d.b. cooper
1 month ago

How about taking care of the US economy?

Freefacer
Freefacer
1 month ago

Enough with these libtards.

Broodje Halfom
Broodje Halfom
1 month ago

From the river to the sea, Israel shall be Islamofascist FREE !!

VeNeHaPochHu
VeNeHaPochHu
1 month ago

So on the one hand they say the world should NOT to support the Israeli economy, and on the other they say that Israel should support the Palestinian economy -which is what Israel have been doing already and look where it got them.

Brandon
Brandon
1 month ago

Liberal Jews will continue to vote only one way.

See
See
1 month ago

So she admits that this is Israel’s territory, other wise why’s Israel responsible for what is going on outside it’s boundaries, maybe Israel should help Afghanistan …

Educated Archy
Educated Archy
1 month ago

Money so that they can pay families of terrorists

Simple
Simple
1 month ago

Really ?

Kvetch
Kvetch
1 month ago

Y’mean like USA after 9/11 needed to support the economy of Bin Laden, Pakistan and Taliban. And should Israel copy US exit from Afganastsn enriching and arming terrorists!?

Heavenly Justice
Heavenly Justice
1 month ago

GD will pay them if full soon enough

Meir
Meir
1 month ago

I don’t remember her being voted in – not in the US and definitely not in Israel

Voice-Of-Reason
Voice-Of-Reason
1 month ago

Government democrats trying to window dress before Super Tuesday. Prepare for more democrats to make Palestine friendly announcements this week to appeal to their base.

Turk
Turk
1 month ago

Just like to tell you Yanta that there is no Palestinian Economy only a Jewish Economy in the land of Israel

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago

Get lost altitchke !

I was a democrat it I saw the light
I was a democrat it I saw the light
1 month ago

That’s about right for a leftist support those trying to kill you.
We’re talking about a women that’s help destroy our economy

Kvetch
Kvetch
1 month ago

If only she’d quit Yellen hot air from herrear and switch to logical statements from her mouth.

Benjamin
Benjamin
1 month ago

Why should Israel have any responsibility for the economic welfare of another country?
WTF is Yeilen to give directives to ANY country?

Zumy
Zumy
1 month ago

Israel should help their economy? Look what they did with the millions of dollars the world poured into them! Built an astonishing network of tunnels for purposes of war. They could have built hotels and resorts. Maybe good housing and schools. They could have built plants to manufacture and export products. These savages even dismantled the phenomenal greenhouses the residents of Gush Katif left or them on a silver platter. That was a multi million industry. Janet, you cannot help someone who doesn’t want to help himself.

BigMo
BigMo
1 month ago

I’m wondering what the American Secy of Treasury has to do with any foreign affairs. She should stick to the lousy job she’s doing here in America. The situation in Israel is as they say , not on your purview.

A REAL YID
A REAL YID
1 month ago

She must be nuts. How many “Yellins” have been killed by arab terror?

lazerx
lazerx
1 month ago

Yellen has always impressed me as sharp, but that we Israelis should do something to help the Pals? They get plenty of money in from other Arab states, but most of it stays with the top bosses, and only a small amount trickles down to the peasants.

f. biden
f. biden
1 month ago

To appease the Jew hating Muslims in our country, Obama y’m’s and Brandon and Swamp are going to revv it up against Israel. Have faith in Hashem, pray, and vote Trump. Vote especially G.O.P. in local and statewide elections. Disengage from any Jewish Demonrat voter .

Dumdems
Dumdems
1 month ago

The old bag should stick to counting beans…

Doc
Doc
1 month ago

That is among one of the stupidest statements I have heard a US government official ( other than o Biden) blurt out

Alta Bubby
Alta Bubby
1 month ago

So funny!
Why on earth should Israel be concerned about the palestinian economy???
Let their fellow muslim nations, which are many, come to their aid.
Maybe Mrs. Yelling wants to support them with her own personal monies
That’s her business.
Better support our own people first

Larry
Larry
1 month ago

Yeah, we should economically support our enemies…..?

Kate
Kate
1 month ago

She is a confused old woman. Let her go to her rocking chair and stay out of important matters.

Paul Near Philadelphia
Paul Near Philadelphia
1 month ago

The care of these people is a responsibility of the Israeli government.