Friday, June 18, 2010

New site, new logo

So, I promise more posts are on the way - I mean it this time.

As part of the new website launch (www.holylandpeace.com - don't forget to reset your bookmarks), I am happy to unveil the new Holy Land Peace Project logo designed by my brother Seth. His other work can be viewed here, so please check it out while you wait for new analysis and news articles here at Holy Land Peace. The logo is the culmination of a nearly year-long creative process which involved various workshops, marketing and branding sessions, many late nights, and no fewer than 16 specially selected focus groups. So without further ado, I present the new Holy Land Peace Project logo! Please take a few moments to let me know what you think!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Movin' on up...

Hello all,

My apologies for the lack of posts in the past month. I'll be starting up regular posting this week, as there is plenty to write about on the Holy Land and the seemingly endless pursuit of peace. As some of you may have noticed, Holy Land Peace has moved up in the world, and now has it's own "grownup" spot on the web at www.holylandpeace.com.

Please reset your bookmarks and drop me a line at josh@holylandpeace.com to share your thoughts or comments!

Obama pledges $400 million aid package for Palestinians

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was in Washington today for a meeting with President Barack Obama. The American administration promised $400 million in development programs and aid for both the West Bank and Gaza, though the State Department's official statement concerning the aid seemed to indicate it would be used predominately in Gaza. No details as to how the aid would be administered were mentioned, however:


“The president has described the situation in Gaza as unsustainable, and it demands a significant change in strategy. While we work with our partners in the Palestinian Authority, Israel, Egypt, and the international community to put such a strategy in place, these projects represent a down payment on the United States’ commitment to Palestinians in Gaza, who deserve a better life and expanded opportunities, and the chance to take part in building a viable, independent state of Palestine, together with those who live in the West Bank.”