The banks lending to the Jewish state are not a simple matter of what they do.
They must prove that they have a track record of providing financing for projects in the field of Israel’s defence, security and development.
But there are also a number of questions which have been raised about how they are doing it.
The Bank of Israel is a state-owned institution.
It has a long track record in lending to projects in Israel, most recently in 2016 when it lent over $300 million to build the Mavi Marmara on the Mediterranean Sea.
The loan was given by the government of Israel, as part of a larger loan package.
The government was also funding construction in the Palestinian territories in 2017.
However, this particular loan was not approved by the Bank of Egypt, the country’s state-run lender, as it was not a project of the Egyptian government.
So how did the Bank in Israel finance this project?
According to an article in the Israel Business Journal, the Bank has been a lender to the Palestinian Authority since its inception in 1948.
In a press release, the institution said it had recently “completed the initial phases of its project on the Israeli-Palestinian border”.
This project, according to the Israeli Business Journal article, was funded by the State of Israel and a $2.5 billion loan from the US, with $500 million coming from the Egyptian bank.
However, the article did not mention the amount of the loan or how much of it was going to the project itself.
The Palestinian Authority in turn has its own lender with its own financials.
The Palestinian Authority’s Bank Nasser, which was established in 1999, has been involved in financing projects in Gaza for years, including a $4.6 billion loan for the construction of a new road in the Gaza Strip.
It is unclear whether the Bank’s project was the same one as the $2 million loan which the Palestinian Finance Minister was reported to have given to the Israel Finance Ministry earlier this year.
But the fact that the Bank was involved in funding the construction is not a surprise.
The Israeli Finance Ministry has said that the loan from Israel’s Finance Ministry is for the rehabilitation of the West Bank settlement of Ofra.
Ofra is a settlement that Israel’s Defense Minister, Moshe Ya’alon, has said has “no relation” to the construction projects on the West Wall and in the occupied West Bank.
The Bank, which has not responded to a request for comment from The Jerusalem Times, has also lent money to the Knesset and has provided finance to Israeli universities in recent years.
In fact, the Palestinian economy is already dependent on the Bank for financing, with the Palestinian National Authority having to borrow from the Bank at least $1 billion every year.
However this may be in danger with the Israeli Finance Minister saying on Tuesday that the Palestinian government would “not be able to pay off the loan on time” without the Bank.
The same month, Israel’s deputy finance minister, Danny Danon, said that he did not believe that the construction project on Ofra would ever be completed.
According to the Wall Street Journal, one of the reasons for the uncertainty about how much funding the Bank is providing to the PA is that it is not the only lender that is involved in these projects.
The other reason is that, as The Jerusalem Sun reported in February, the bank’s loans have been to companies involved in illegal settlements in the West Banks.
The construction of settlements is not illegal, but it is an issue that has been raised by the international community.
Israel has a history of helping finance settlements in violation of international law, and there is a growing body of international opinion that recognises that settlements are illegal under international law.
While the Bank and other international lenders may have been helping the PA with construction, they are also complicit in the illegal settlements.
The latest issue has been that in May, the Wall St Journal reported that the Israeli Justice Ministry had told Israeli banks to stop taking out loans for construction projects in settlements.
The decision was based on complaints from the Israeli parliament and the European Union.
The Jerusalem Post reported that Israel was “alarmed” by the decision and was now threatening to pull out of its bilateral financing arrangement with the International Monetary Fund.
In a statement to the publication, the Justice Ministry said it was concerned about “the growing perception of the Israeli government as having used the Fund to support settlements”.
In addition to the settlement issue, there is also the question of what the financial backing of the Palestinian authorities may mean for future Israeli-Jordanian relations.
According, the Israeli Ministry of Finance said it has “always maintained that the status quo on the status of the territories and the settlement-related financing in general, is unacceptable and is inconsistent with the values of the State and the principles of international legal order”.
Israel has consistently denied it has used funds from the Fund for the settlements and has instead insisted that the money comes from the West bank