Israel-Palestine Permanent Borders

The Geneva Initiative (2009)
Features satellite photo maps of all border areas between Israel and an independent Palestinian state. Shows the border lines proposed by the Geneva Initiative as compared to the Green Line demarcation of 1949. Read More >

PLO: History of a Revolution

Al Jazeera English (2009)
Six-part series that tells the story of the PLO, beginning with its creation in 1964 and ending with the death of Yasser Arafat in 2002, the subsequent Hamas victory in the 2006 parliamentary elections, and the ensuing Hamas-Fatah power struggle. Episode 1 (24:07) > | Episode 2 (24:22) > | Episode 3 (24:22) > | Episode 4 (24:22) > | Episode 5 (24:09) > | Episode 6 (24:24) >

American Christian Funding Flows To Jewish Settlers

All Things Considered (2009)
Report on evangelical Christian support for Israeli settlements through tourism and donation. Describes how this support bolsters settlements like those in Hebron, and negatively effects local Palestinians. (4:21) Listen >

Historical, Political and Economic Impact of Jewish Settlements in the Occupied Territories

Shaul Arieli, Roby Nathanson, Ziv Rubin, Hagar Tzameret-Kertcher / Israeli European Policy Network (July 2009)
Authoritative report showing the Israeli settlement movement to be the result of political, social and religious conceptions of Israeli governments and political and social movements. PDF >

Settlements in Focus, Vol. 5, Issue 3 -Top 5 Bogus Excuses for Opposing a Settlement Freeze

Issues covered include 'Natural Growth', Settlement 'Blocs', Internal vs. External Expansion, Previously approved construction, and Subsidies and incentives...

June 19, 2009

A settlement freeze is good for Israel and good for peace. Settlements are bad for Israel. They constitute a burden toIsrael's security services. They create points of friction between Israelis and Palestinians. They drain Israel's financial resources. They create a false impression that Israelis are not interested in a two-state solution.

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American Jews & Israel

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly (2009)
Features a story on the wide range of American Jewish opinion on Israel, with a focus on the changing attitudes of younger Jews. Includes interviews with Rabbis, activists, professors, and other American Jews. (24:45) Watch >

Hamas: Ideological Rigidity and Political Flexibility

Paul Scham and Osama Abu-Irshaid / United States Institute of Peace (June 2009)
Analysis of Hamas' behavior from the understanding that shari'a provides the basis for the political actions that Hamas can and cannot take. Concludes that Hamas has undergone changes to the point where the group is now ready to explore arrangements that will allow it and Israel to coexist without episodic violence. PDF >

Growing Majority of Americans Oppose Israel Building Settlements

WorldPublicOpinion.org (April 29, 2009)
Finds that three-quarters of Americans think that Israel should not build settlements in the Palestinian territories, including 65% of Republicans and 83% of Democrats. Also shows that 51% express equal levels of sympathy for both Israelis and Palestinians. Read More >

Growing Majority of Americans Oppose Israel Building Settlements

World Public Opinion (2009)
Analysis of a poll showing that sixty percent (60%) of Americans believe Israel should not build settlements in the Palestinian Territories. The poll is broken down by sympathy for either side and US political party affiliation. Read More >

One Nation, Irreconcilable

James Kitfield / National Journal (April 4, 2009)
In-depth look at East Jerusalem, the actions of the settler enterprise there, and the Palestinian experience in the city. PDF >

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