Call to reopen Palestinian trade office

Shraga Brosh, president of the Manufacturers Association of Israel, said on Wednesday that after six years of remaining closed, it is time to reestablish a Palestinian trade and industry office in East Jerusalem.

Shraga Brosh, president of the Manufacturers Association of Israel, said on Wednesday that after six years of remaining closed, it is time to reestablish a Palestinian trade and industry office in East Jerusalem. Brosh, who has recently held meetings with various Palestinian businessmen, said reopening the office would both aid the Palestinian people in building up trade and Israeli businessmen, who would benefit from establishing new business ties with Palestinian customers or suppliers. The office has remained shut since the outbreak of the second Intifada.