Make High-tech, Not War: Israel and Palestinians Forge Cutting-edge Coexistence

Far from the rockets, fiery kites and snipers, cooperation between Palestinian techies and Israeli entrepreneurs – as seen in the Rawabi Tech Hub in the West Bank – is booming. Will ventures with the Arab world be next?

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Sari Taha, director of the Rawabi Tech Hub, a high-tech entrepreneurial center in the West Bank city of Rawabi, June 6, 2018
Sari Taha, director of the Rawabi Tech Hub. “The first mission of the Tech Hub is for Rawabi to become the home of local and multinational companies,” he says.Credit: Eliran Rubin
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The Rawabi Tech Hub. Just over the border, an hour by car from Tel Aviv, is a pool of skilled workers who can help ease the labor shortage in Israel’s high-tech industry. Credit: Eliran Rubin
ASAL Technologies director Murad Tahboub, in the Rawabi Tech Hub. "It’s a win-win situation. You [Israelis] need workers and we can supply demand at an attractive price."Credit: Eliran Rubin
Playing table tennis at the Rawabi Tech Hub. Credit: Eliran Rubin
The main shopping area of Rawabi. Home of the Tech Hub, it is the first planned city for Palestinians in the West Bank.Credit: Bloomberg

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