The question of the Middle East is obviously a very complex one, but I have to think that economic development that provides jobs and financial security has to be a good thing. It looks like a number of innovators in both Israel and Palestine agree and are putting money and expertise to help build an indigenous Palestinian IT industry.
Palestinian information technology is still in its infancy with just two dozen software houses, a few thousand engineers and $15 million in exports a year.
I have to admit, these numbers surprised me. I didn't think the Palestinian IT industry was even this big. It looks like a very positive development.
Palestinians pin biz hopes on high-tech industry - Yahoo! News