Hamas  fired 3,500 rockets from Gaza (Palestinian Territories) at Israel since 8 July 2014. Israel used its "Iron Dome" defenses to protect its people from the rockets and also launched an offensive to kill Hamas fighters and to remove Hamas tunnels into Israel. As a result, Hamas reported that 1880 of the Palestinian people were killed while Israel reported 66 before an Egyptian brokered cease-fire was agreed to by both parties. It is currently for 72 hours and it began on Tuesday 5 August 2014 at 8:00 AM

Many attempts over the past years to find a solution to the Israel-Palestine dispute have all failed. As a retired businessman who has conduced negotiations on several continents with different cultures, I believe a new approach is sorely needed in this situation.

In addition to a number of important historic issues between the parties, the
current disparities are wide. The Palestinian Territories have a GDP per capita of $1924 (West Bank) and $876 (Gaza) while Israel has a GDP per capita of $35,658. Palestinian's live on 6,220 km2 of land while Israel has 20,770 km2.  So it would seem impossible to bridge the wide gaps that exist.

I believe it can be done with a bold plan, support from certain neighboring countries and a few competent negotiators respected by all parties. Anyone interested in my ideas on this issue, write me for my creative, comprehensive plan that has not been published before.
              3.8.2014 GSE

Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine signed a historic trade pact with the European Union today. All former states of the Soviet Union, Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to inflict consequences on these independent countries for rebuking better trade/relations with Russia. I fully expect Russia to keep this promise.             27.6.2014 GSE

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16,142 banknotes from 395  "countries" in 6338 pages are now listed; last update: 22 August 2014
208
Current Countries, 145 Former, Terr., Unrecog.,Currency Unions, 30 Local currency Issues, 17 Fantasy Issues

 

2014 UPDATES - BY DATE

2014 UPDATES - ALPHABETIC
East Caribbean States   P.13 - P.15            BV 3 22.8..2014 ANGOLA      P.29, P.33       PNC 2 14.8..2014
Ceylon (Sri Lanka)         P.44, P.45    P.50            BV 5 20.8..2014 BAHAMAS   P.12                                   BV 1 23.7..2014
FALKLAND ISLANDS   P.4,  P.8e       BV 2 19.8..2014 Bermuda                                   BV,   AB 8 3.8..2014
SALT SPRING ISLAND     AB 3 16.8..2014 EAST AFRICA              AB, BV 10 11.8..2014
CANADA       P.11 - P.34j    BV,  CL1C  15 16.5..2014 British East Africa              BV 8 23.7..2014
ANGOLA      P.29, P.33       PNC 2 14.8..2014 BR. CARR. TERR.   P.7c                                   BV 1 23.7..2014
CYPRUS      P.20, P.22, P.23       BV 3 11.8..2014 CANADA       P.11 - P.34j    BV,  CL1, AB  15 16.5..2014
EAST AFRICA              AB, BV 10 11.8..2014 CANADA       P.S471   5 Dollars   Bank Montreal   DM   1 16.5..2014
East Africa              BV 8 23.7..2014 Ceylon (Sri Lanka)         P.44, P.45    P.50            BV 5 20.8..2014
Ceylon (Sri Lanka)         P.30                          BV, 1 3.8..2014 Ceylon (Sri Lanka)         P.30                          BV, 1 3.8..2014
Bermuda                                   BV,   AB 8 3.8..2014 CYPRUS      P.20, P.22, P.23       BV 3 11.8..2014
BR. CARR. TERR.   P.7c                                   BV 1 23.7..2014

DENMARK      SB.1501                         JEB, AB

6 7.2..2014
PHILIPPINES    EMG        P.S271b, IOC.146        WK 1 1.8..2014 East Caribbean States   P.13 - P.15            BV 3 22.8..2014
BAHAMAS   P.12                                   BV 1 23.7..2014 FALKLAND ISLANDS   P.4,  P.8e       BV 2 19.8..2014
PHILIPPINES    P.187+, P.193+        WK 2 13.7..2014 HONG KONG      P.172 -  P.178,    P.319       MS, AB 6 7.2..2014
PHILIPPINES  P.132+ , P.142+ , P.159+ ,
        P.168+ ,  P.175+ , P.180+ , P.187+, P.193+    
   WK
33 12.7.2014 HONG KONG      P.68,  P.70                                     MS 2 6.2..2014
PHILIPPINES   P.A26a, P.A27r                    AM 2 7.1..2014 HONG KONG   Various Issues                           MS 18 2.6.2014
SIAM              P.S111                                AB 1 29.6..2014 HONG KONG   HKSBC  P.155b  1 Dollar 1913  MS 1 22..2014

DENMARK      SB.1501                         JEB, AB

6 7.2..2014 MALDIVES             P. 2 -P.4                     PC, TH, OY 4 3.6..2014
HONG KONG      P.172 -  P.178,    P.319       MS, AB 6 7.2..2014 PHILIPPINES    EMG        P.S271b, IOC.146        WK 1 1.8..2014
HONG KONG      P.68,  P.70                                     MS 2 6.2..2014 PHILIPPINES    P.187+, P.193+        WK 2 13.7..2014
MALDIVES             P. 2 - P.4                     PC, TH, OY 4 3.6..2014 PHILIPPINES  P.132+ , P.142+ , P.159+ ,
        P.168+ ,  P.175+ , P.180+ , P.187+, P.193+    
   WK
33 12.7.2014
HONG KONG        Various Issues                           MS 18 2.6.2014 PHILIPPINES   P.A26a, P.A27r                    AM 2 7.1..2014
HONG KONG   HKSBC  P.155b  1 Dollar 1913  MS 1 22..2014 PHILIPPINES    EMG        P.SUNL,SMR.214       WK 1 14.5..2014
CANADA       P.S471   5 Dollars   Bank Montreal   DM   1 16.5..2014 PHILIPPINES    EMG        P.S284c, ILC.165       WK 1 14.5..2014
PHILIPPINES    EMG        P.SUNL,SMR.214       WK 1 14.5..2014 PHILIPPINES    EMG        P.UNL,SMR.735        WK 1 15.10..2013
PHILIPPINES    EMG        P.S284c, ILC.165        WK 1 14.5..2014 SALT SPRING ISLAND     AB 3 16.8..2014
PHILIPPINES    EMG        P.UNL,SMR.735        WK 1 15.10..2013 SIAM              P.S111                                AB 1 29.6..2014

 
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Membership is currently free and is not limited to IBNS members. The chapter would particularly like to encourage young people interested in this fascinating area to join in a new world exploration, as seen from the unique perspective of paper money.

IBNS and Chapter member Miguel Chirinos, a Latin America researcher and author has just published his latest article on Venezuela's Leper Colony currency. Read it here. He also just  finished a beautifully illustrated article on the little known USA - Panama $50 Commemorative issue of 1914. We will be publishing it soon.

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Click for More Info or to BuyAnother interesting title is Collecting Paper Money by Colin Narbeth and Simon Narbeth which was released in October 2010. While I have not read this book I expect it is an excellent work as was all of the similar titles by Colin Narbeth over many years. Colin is a pioneer in World Paper numismatics and he was instrumental in the founding of the IBNS.

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