About This Issue
- Fall 2010, Volume 25 Number 1
- The fall 2010 issue of Centerpiece focuses on the Center's recent activities, including the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture and the Warren and Anita Manshel Lecture in American Foreign Policy, summer research summaries of four Undergraduate Associates, and an update on the Program on Transatlantic Relations. The feature, “A History of Money in Palestine: 1900s to the Present,” by Sreemati Mitter, provides a glimpse into the monetary behavior and practices of Palestinians over time.
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Main Cover Image: The Knafel Building, fall 2010.
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- A History of Money in Palestine: 1900s to the Present
- By Sreemati Mitter
- The Present: On November 30, 2006, Mahmoud al-Zahar, the foreign minister of an ill-fated, short-lived Hamas-led Palestinian government, was reported by Reuters to have smuggled a briefcase filled with $30 million in cash into Gaza through the Gaza-Egypt border. As the news spread, the details of the story grew wilder and stranger…
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