Saturday, December 15, 2007

"Bank Hapoalim and Israel Discount Bank are facing charges in New York federal court that they violated American anti-terrorism finance laws by allegedly serving as a conduit for Hamas. The accusations come from the Arab Bank of Jordan, which was first accused of similar charges and is now striking back by throwing the charges at the Israeli banks." (thanks Yasmine)
PS That reminds me. For the hitherto best and most thorough critique of the "financial war on terror," see Ibrahim Warde, The Price of Fear: The Truth Behind the Financial War on Terror. (Berkeley: UC Press, 2007). Warde's critique should be integrated into the mainstream debate, but it will not. Not in the US and nor in the Saudi (and Qatari) Arab press.