Given this research and data, how will the U.S. assure that a further input of aid money will not result in a similar increase in violence and terror?
A [Thomas Goldberger]: This question seems similar to the one I just responded to. There is no question that economic conditions for the Palestinians have deteriorated severely in the past seven years despite foreign assistance. There are controls in place to ensure that U.S. and international money is not misused, and the PA’s budget is transparent an open to monitoring. Q: [Naimat Ullah Khan – LC Karachi]: Dear Mr. Goldberger, what role does MEPI (Middle East Partnership Initiative) playing in support of Palestinian State, despite the ethnical and religious discrimination in roots of Palestinian Society? A [Thomas Goldberger]: MEPI is sponsoring several small-scale programs intended to promote democratic reforms and openness within the Palestinian political system. Q: [Naimat Ullah Khan – LC Karachi]: Mr. Golberger, what results Donor Conference generated in December? Would you like to share? Was it up to the mark you were expecting or does it still has miles to go? A [Thomas Goldber