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August 2014

My Startup Was Attacked by Rockets — Medium

„I have no idea how the Palestinian’s in Gaza feel. They do not have free press and speaking against the Hamas can cost you your life. They might all be pacifist hippies for all I know, but the fact is that Gaza did not become Singapore [citation needed]. But it can become a paradise. It really is possible.

Imagine international industrial parks with access to the Mediterranean and to Europe. Image the countries of the world really helping the Palestinians, building infrastructure, establishing free trade zones, improving education, health, employment, giving the poor people of Gaza hope. Rebuilding Gaza with a future unclouded by war.

Will happy Palestinians in Gaza stop firing rockets at Israel? I have no idea, but I’m pretty sure the miserable souls living there now will not.“…

Afghanistan's IT Revolution | OZY

Eine etwas ungewöhnliche Vorstellung – Afghanistan als künftiger IT-Hotspot. Auf der anderen Seite gibt es dort eine Reihe beachtlicher Fortschritte – und die IT-Industrie trägt 10% zum Steueraufkommen bei…

Gaza fighting is 'proxy war' for the Mideast

„The Israel-Hamas conflict has laid bare the new divides of the Middle East,“ says Danielle Pletka, vice president of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. „It’s no longer the Muslims against the Jews. Now it’s the extremists — the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Hezbollah, and their backers Iran, Qatar and Turkey — against Israel and the more moderate Muslims including Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.“…