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Growth against Stasis - Help for Palestinian IT Start-ups

Said Nashif and Yadin Kaufmann could easily be enemies. Instead, the Israeli and the Palestinian are business partners. They’ve founded a venture capital firm that lends Palestinian IT start-ups seed capital and, as a side effect, is helping build trust among neighbours who have long lived in enmity.

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These entrepreneurs believe Israel's rise as a major IT player in the region could be repeated in the Palestinian territories. They say the potential is there: qualified young people who want to see change.