Building Palestine, Share By Share

As Yousef Ghanem, a leading diaspora Palestinian, tells it, the Israelis' repeated openings and closings of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are enough to turn off most would-be investors. It's particularly frustrating to Ghanem, who is chief executive of Palestine Development & Investment Ltd. Established as a $200 million private investment company in June, 1994, PADICO has yet to put as much as a dime into the emerging Palestinian economy.

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