Skip to comments.$58 Million USAID Contract to Help Steer Tourists Out of Israel and into West Bank, Gaza
Posted on 01/07/2012 7:55:13 PM PST by Steve Peacock
A $58 million contract to foster Palestinian economic development -- which includes plans to help steer tourists away from Israel and into the West Bank and Gaza -- was awarded yesterday by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
As U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor reported (April 20, 2011) last spring:
Despite the richness and variety of sites across Palestinian land, "the vast majority of religious tourists confine their visits to brief visits to the religious sites in Bethlehem. Since tourists often visit Bethlehem and then return to Jerusalem, they often spend little or no money in Palestine," the RFP says.
"The tourism strategy must be to induce these visitors to spend more time in Palestine, visiting alternative sites, eating in local restaurants, staying overnight in Palestinian hotels, hiring Palestinian guides, and buying Palestinian souvenirs."
Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI), a Bethesda, Md.-based contractor, will carry out the Enterprise Development for Global Competitiveness, or EDGC, project on USAID's behalf.(Contract award #AID-294-C-12-00001).
Although the original solicitation revealed this plan to divert tourists to Palestinian businesses, the ambitious endeavor likewise will involve efforts to promote the development of Palestinian agriculture and agribusiness, stone and marble, and information technology sectors.
There is “no” Palestine and never has been. This is a crazy article.
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This POS mozlim can’t be booted quick enough.
I wonder if 75% of the Jews will vote for him again.
“the ambitious endeavor likewise will involve efforts to promote the development of Palestinian agriculture and agribusiness, stone and marble, and information technology sectors”.
Thats damn fine when we have people here in a full blown economic crisis. The Gov. of Mass had to declare an Economic Disaster in New England due to the fishery disaster NOAA has created there. He wanted $21 million in aid to the American fishermen there and got ZILCH!
In the SE, same thing. American’s going belly up because of unwarrented fishery regulations.
The fact that they don't have them reflects their lack of desire to have them.
The Obama doctrine: Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall defer any price, shirk any burden, avoid any hardship, betray any friend, kowtow to any foe, in order to assure the failure and the death of liberty.
Other than some loser leftie hikers, who in their right mind would go near a muzzie controlled area? You’d have to be crazy. I remember reading that Rachel Corries parents went and spent the night in Gaza, and the family they stayed with had to stop them being kidnapped. Of course that didn’t faze the idiots opinions of the muzzies.
There most certainly IS a future in tourism to places like Gaza and other habitats of the Palisimians.
Old Huey gunships could be overhauled and used for sightseeing. Extra charges could be made for use of one of the door guns, either on a cost per minute , cost per round, or both.
“Okay, here’s the sales pitch. Instead of visiting modern, friendly and historic Israel, why not take in the sight of a picturesque garbage dump, populated by repressive and violent Muslims, so obsessed with the conquest of the lands of others that they are indifferent to their self-inflicted squalor and chaos.”
Count me out on that.
And folks we MUST get these people out of office and into prison as soon as possible or there will be no money or America left.
Add to that “and a distinct possibility of being kidnapped or beheaded!”
I stopped paying taxes when Obama came into office. He’s not my president and I will not fund this liberal police state.
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I wish there was no AID, BIS, World Bank, or IMF, either. They are poverty creators.
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