Why Is No One Addressing the Real Reason for the Weak Palestinian Economy?

When a journalist was invited to a meeting, asked a question, and the distinguished speakers invoked their right to remain silent.

I never expected that Dr. Rajiv Shah, the administrator of United States Agency of International Development, would ignore my question completely, but he did. I thought he would make some general statement or perhaps say that the answer was too complex to be given in the short time available. But he chose to act as though the question had not been asked, as if I was not there.