Shared Prosperity in Israel

While the politicians debate pathways to peace in the West Bank, a group of investors and entrepreneurs are advancing shared prosperity among the Israelis and Palestinians living there. Commonwealth is supporting this effort with a pitch competition at the July 2020 Israeli Palestinian Economic Forum.

2019 Israeli Palestinian Economic Forum

The Israeli Palestinian Economic Forum is hosted annually by the Integrated Business Roundtable. A unifying conviction among the Roundtable partners is that increased direct investment in high quality business enterprise is the sturdiest pathway to shared prosperity and eventual peace in Judea and Samaria.

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Former Jerusalem may be advancing economic solutions for Palestinians


Read the full article at At Netanyahu’s request, Likud MK showed Kushner his ‘win-win’ proposal for 12 industrial zones, the network of Biblical sites aimed at Evangelicals; Greenblatt, Friedman ‘like it’ Israel has presented to senior members of the Trump administration a major, long-term economic proposal to employ a quarter of a million Palestinians […]

Milken Innovation Center creates pathways to economic development across Israel


Read the full article at The Milken Innovation Center at the Jerusalem Institute focuses on developing market-based solutions to Israel’s greatest challenges as it transitions from a startup nation to a global nation.  Our goal is to accelerate economic growth, build human capital, and cement Israel’s role as a pioneer in addressing global challenges in water, […]

Milken Innovation Center’s on Palestinian Economic Growth


Read the full article at This policy brief argues that, given the political and diplomatic gridlock at which the Israeli-Palestinian conflict stands, new and innovative thinking is needed to spur economic development and build a stable foundation of shared growth. In particular, engaging the private sector in shaping regional economic development is the key […]

Israelis and Palestinians Launch Economic Development Initiative in Biblical Heartland


Read the full article at A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! Psalms 133:1 (The Israel Bible™) Jerusalem witnessed the launch of a new economic initiative, aimed at advancing business opportunities in Israel’s Biblical heartland (Judea and Samaria) – and with the active support […]

Former Jerusalem mayor proposes an economic plan to complement US investment strategy


Arguing “work and quality of life will bring peace and security,” Likud lawmaker, former Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat calls to establish 12 industrial areas in Area C to boost Israeli-Palestinian economic cooperation. Read the full article at Likud lawmaker and former Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has a plan of his own for improving the […]

Integrated business model win-win for Palestinians and Israelis


Ever since the Oslo Accords of 1993, various attempts at segregating our populations have resulted in limited markets and heavily regulated trade. Read the full article at Few people know that Palestinians and Israelis in the West Bank are working toward developing a paradigmatic economic development model of shared prosperity. All too often, the […]

Expanding Israel’s economic success stories to the peripheries


Read the full article at Despite stretching just 424 kilometers from north to south, Israel is home to a clear geographic and economic periphery, falling behind in economic growth and prosperity. Often coined the “Start-Up Nation,” the State of Israel’s unprecedented hi-tech success has become a veritable national brand. Yet the vast majority of […]

Israel Florida Innovation Alliance


Transforming Entrepreneurial Go-To-Market Journeys into Lasting Prosperity & Growth! Read the full article at StartUp Nation Ventures (SUNV) aligns its High Touch Capital Investments™ program with research & development grants from the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA), supporting Israeli companies in their expansion into the U.S. and Latin American markets. StartUp Nation Ventures (SUNV), in […]

Jared Kushner Reveals White House Prosperity Plan for Palestinians


Read the full article at Download The Economic Plan in ArabicDownload The Economic Plan in Hebrew Generations of Palestinians have lived without knowing peace, and the West Bank and Gaza have fallen into a protracted crisis. Yet the Palestinian story will not end here. The Palestinian people continue their historic endeavor to realize their […]

Harvard’s Michael Porter Helps Bolster Israel’s Economic Competitiveness


Photo: Harvard professor Michael Porter (left) greets Nir Barkat (center), mayor of Jerusalem. On the right, business strategist Yagil Weinberg. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff) By Robert Weisman Boston Globe. Read full article here. Jerusalem traces its history back to the fourth millennium BC. But looking to the future, its new mayor is turning to Harvard Business School […]