The World Through Arab Eyes

Shibley Telhami | Basic Books (2013)
Book Review (Publishers Weekly) | CampusBooks

When Peace Is Not Enough: How the Israeli Peace Camp Thinks about Religion, Nationalism, and Justice

Atalia Omer / University of Chicago Press (2013)
Book Review (Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies) | CampusBooks

Joint Israeli Palestinian Poll (June 2013)

The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace / Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research / Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (June 2013)
Shows that a majority of Israelis (62%) supports a two-state solution while 33% oppose it. Among the Palestinians, 53% support and 46% oppose the two-state solution. However, findings also show that Israelis and Palestinians continue to display pessimism regarding the peace process and perceive the other side as constituting a threat to its very existence. PDF >

APN-OC: Op-eds - Israeli Settlements

Ibish_SettlementsIllegal Of Course Settlements are Illegal
Hussein Ibish / Foreign Policy
May 15, 2013

"One of the most tiresome things about a long-term engagement with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the endless need to push back against those who insist on living in a more pleasurable but entirely fictive alternate reality . . ." Read More >


Laying Bare The Facts About Netanyahu And The Settlements
Lara Friedman / The Daily Beast
January 18, 2013
"On December 31, 2012, Time Magazine published an article entitled, “The West Bank’s 2012: The Year of the Israeli Settlement.” Earlier this week, the Israeli Peace Now movement released a new report that makes a case for a different title: 2009-2013: the Years of the Israeli Settlements . . ." Read More >


Lara Friedman Responds to Dani Dayan
Lara Friedman / The Daily Beast
July 26, 2012

"Today’s New York Times features an op-ed by Dani Dayan, the head of the Yesha Council (the group that represents settlers and their interests). There isn’t really any news here: it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the settlers want the world to believe that settlements are good, peace efforts are pointless, and that the way forward should be premised on leaving all settlements in place, and leaving the West Bank under Israeli control . . ." Read More >


How Settlers Prevented The Construction of a Palestinian Hospital
Hagit Ofran / The Huffington Post
February 18, 2010
"Once again, even Americans can not stand up to a small group of settlers, who show - more often than not - that they have the last word on what takes place in the West Bank. This time, a small group of settlers insisted, and succeeded, to squash a plan for building a hospital for Palestinian children at "Oush Grab" ("the Crow's Nest") east of Bethlehem . . ." Read More >


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The Rise and Fall of Arab Jerusalem: Palestinian Politics and the City since 1967

Hillel Cohen | Routledge (2013)
Book Review (Jewish Book Council) | CampusBooks

Compensation to Palestinian Refugees and the Search for Palestinian-Israeli Peace

Rex Brynen and Roula El-Rifai (Ed.) | Pluto Press (2013)
Book Review (AbeBooks) | CampusBooks

Disillusionment Among Israelis, Palestinians About Peace

PBS Newshour (2013)
Margaret Warner travels to the West Bank and Gaza to hear from Palestinian and Israeli citizens about whether they think peace is possible in their part of the world. Includes interviews with policy experts Yossi Alpher and Ghassan Khatib, as well as Israeli and Palestinian citizens on the ground. (10:41) Watch >

The Israeli-Palestinian Economic Agreement and Current Consequences

Ephraim Lavie | The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies (January 2013)
Analyzes the Paris Protocol, the economic agreement signed by Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1994, and its effects from then until 2000. Concludes that the Palestinian economy has not brought about economic growth and improvement in the population's well-being. PDF >

Positions of the Israeli Public Regarding a Possible Peace Agreement

Machon Dahaf / Smith Consulting (December 2012)
Contains findings of two polls showing that roughly two-thirds of respondents (67%) support a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders, with land swaps; a demilitarized Palestine; and Jerusalem's Old City administered jointly by the United States, Israel, and the Palestinians, with Israel maintaining control of the Western Wall. Read More >

Israeli Public Opinion after the November 2012 Gaza War

The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development / The Program on International Policy Attitudes (November 2012)
Finds that majority of Israelis say that they are ready to at least accept as the basis for negotiation the Arab Peace Initiative, whereby Israel withdraws to 1967 borders and a peace agreement is established with all Arab states. However, there is growing pessimism that a lasting peace with the Palestinians can be established. Views are mixed about the consequences should prospects of two-state solution collapse. PDF >

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