A peace dividend? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 02.09.10 | 11:14 (IDT)

    The same dividend was suggested in the 1990's. However Israel's economy has gone on to become far more focused on the military and security complex than before and the arena in which those products are tested out and subsequently marketed [ie. the Gaza strip] is fundamental to the growth of that sector, Hence the relative indifference to economic factors in the peace equation. Put simply, the possible theoretical economic benefits of peace are well matched by the very real economic benefits of endless low level conflict.

    from the article: Fischer: Peace could give GDP a boost of 5%-6%
    First published 02:58 02.09.10 | Last updated 02:58 02.09.10
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