Palestinian Authority

    Tony Blair, in his new role as Middle East envoy, unveiled a package of measures Nov. 19 designed to aid the moribund Palestinian economy and inject fresh momentum into Israeli Palestinian peace talks. Blair said the four development projects had been the subject of debate for some time, and that their significance should not be exaggerated. The projects are an emergency Gaza sewage treatment plant; a Turkish-sponsored industrial park in the southern West Bank; an agroindustrial park in Jericho; and cooperation on reviving the Palestinian tourism sector, with a focus on Bethlehem. (The Financial Times (UK)

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