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Our Mission: Creating Business Relationships Between Americans & Palestinians

In the News


  • - Investment Project Proposals in the West Bank and Gaza
    The potentially profitable sectors targeted by the ICF include agribusiness and processing, tourism, IT, environment-friendly businesses, light manufacturing and renewable energy projects.
  • - AVPE Board Statement about the Trump Jerusalem Decision
    The board of directors of Americans for a Vibrant Palestinian Economy (AVPE) views with deep concern the recent political developments by U.S. President Trump declaring Jerusalem Israel's capital.
  • - AVPE Newsletter - Memorandums of Understanding Help Strengthen Business Relationships.
    AVPE creates opportunities for business relationships between Americans and Palestinians.
  • - AVPE Newsletter - Palestinian Schools of Engineering Award Thousands of Undergraduate Degrees.
    The Palestinian students who graduated, like graduates in engineering schools throughout the world had to work hard to complete their engineering degrees.
  • - AVPE Newsletter - Did you know?
    There are companies in Palestine that are decades old.
  • - AVPE Newsletter - AVPE Introduces Services Business Model.
    Members of the Ramallah/Al-Bireh Chambers of Commerce and Industry who were interested in American business relationships attended this event to learn about the services that AVPE offers.
  • - AVPE Newsletter - AVPE Board Adopts Revised Business Model.
    During the past 18 months, the board has been discussing lessons learned from our operating experience and applying those ideas to new approaches for creating engagement and relationships between Americans and Palestinians in the business community.
  • - AVPE Newsletter - Letter to PayPal President and CEO Daniel H. Schulman.
    AVPE is part of a coalition with all of the companies and organizations that are signatories to this letter requesting PayPal to extend services to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.
  • - Chicago, Illinois - AVPE Board Meets in Orland Park
    The board of directors for Americans for a Vibrant Palestinian Economy (AVPE), a non profit organization based in Illinois, successfully concluded a two-day board meeting in Orland Park. In addition to the Chicago based board members, other members present came from Detroit, Michigan, Ames, Iowa, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, Boston, Massachusetts, and as far away as Ramallah, Palestine.
  • - Ramallah, West Bank - Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
    Americans for a Vibrant Palestinian Economy (AVPE) and the Palestine Trade Center (PalTrade) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to serve the Palestinian and American business communities, so that commercial relationships between Palestine and the United States of America are enhanced..
  • - AVPE Newsletter - AVPE Board Meets in Palestine
    The AVPE board met with several organizations that funded the 2015 startup of AVPE operations in Palestine.
  • - AVPE Newsletter - Our First Email Newsletter
    Sam Bahour Wows J Street Crowd; Zogby says "AVPE is an initiative worth supporting"; AVPE makes first Palestinian - American business link; AVPE creates a social fundraising campaign
  • - Huffington Post - An Initiative Worth Supporting
    James Zogby writes: "Sam Bahour has launched a new and vitally important venture. Working with a number of other Palestinian-American business leaders and an impressive group of American business executives, they have launched Americans for a Vibrant Palestinian Economy (AVPE)."
  • - Katie Miranda Jewelry - ...invest in Palestine? Sam Bahour explains...
    Sam (Bahour), through his work at the newly formed 501 (c) (3) non-profit Americans for a Vibrant Palestinian Economy, is educating the American business world about how difficult the Israeli occupation makes doing business for Palestinians.