Culture & History

Intra Bank: A Palestinian Banking Legend

June 19, 2017 Khelil Bouarrouj

In the 1960s, Beirut was a center of global capital known for its Swiss-like secrecy. And one bank, founded by Palestinian refugee Yousef Beidas, was the envy of the town: Intra Bank. In the wake of the 1948 Nakba, Beidas, the son of a Greek Orthodox scholar, fled his Jerusalem