Sealing The Peace With Prosperity

Building a lasting peace in the Middle East rests on building a lasting prosperity. While a handshake symbolizes the political mood of the moment, it may well take the invisible hand of the market to provide the economic foundation for political success. The accord between Israelis and Palestinians is a rare opportunity to remake the region's economies and generate growth to change people's lives. For too long, the Middle East has been home to archaic state-dominated command economies that stifled growth.

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