In the Shadow of the Wall and Separation: Everyday Life in East Jerusalem

Tovi Fenster and Oren Shlomo / Palestine-Israel Journal (2008/2009)
Description of how the Separation Barrier has a wide range of damaging effects on daily life for Palestinians living in and around Jerusalem. Read More >

Statistics on Land Expropriation in East Jerusalem

B'tselem (January 1, 2011)
Report on neighborhoods expropriated in East Jerusalem, specifically providing the date of expropriation, amount of land taken, size of the neighborhood, number of housing units, and number of residents for each neighborhood. Read More >

Peace Now slams Jerusalem mayor's complicity in settlement outpost.

BeitYonatan.jpgYariv Oppenheimer -- Peace Now's director -- today published the following op-ed in the popular Israeli daily newspaper Ma'ariv.

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Growing a State: Palestinians Build a Homeland

Need to Know (2010)
Palestinians in the West Bank are already at work building the institutions and infrastructure for a future Palestinian state. Martin Seemungal speaks with average Palestinians, PM Salam Fayyad, the Israel Welfare Minister, and the head of USAID about these efforts and the challenges they face. (11:36) Watch >

Faith Misplaced: The Broken Promise of U.S.-Arab Relations; 1820-2001

Ussama Makdisi | PublicAffairs (2010)
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From Three No's to Three Yes's

Elie Podeh / Sharqiyya: Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (Fall 2010)
Analysis of the 2002 Arab Peace Plan, including the main considerations and assumptions upon which it is based. Also discusses Israeli apathy toward the plan and recommended measures for overcoming this sentiment. (PDF)

Governing Palestinian Refugee Camps in the Arab East

Issam Fares Institute (2010)
Study that seeks to clarify the relationship between power, sovereignty, and space in Palestinian refugee camps. Examines how a camp is managed in terms of its relationship with the legal authorities and local municipalities of the host country, as well as the internal relationships between the groups within the camps (PDF).

Israeli Settlers and Palestinians

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly (September 2010)
PBS examines how Palestinians and Israeli settlers share water resources- just one of the contentious issues in the fierce debate over Israeli settlements in the West Bank. (7:30) Watch >

Settlements 101

What is a settlement?

"Settlement" is the term used to denote Israeli civilian communities built in territory conquered by Israel in the Six Day War (June 1967). This territory is comprised of the West Bank (including East Jerusalem), the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula. These neighborhoods have been a major issue in the peace process since 1967 and remain highly controversial.

Settlements in the Sinai were evacuated and destroyed in 1979, following Israel's historic peace agreement with Egypt and the return of the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt.

Settlements in the Gaza Strip were evacuated and destroyed as part of Israel's unilateral "disengagement" from Gaza in 2005.

Therefore, today settlements only exist in the Golan Heights and the West Bank (including East Jerusalem).

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The Jordanian-Israeli Relationship: The Reality of "Cooperation"

Farooq Mitha / Middle East Policy Council (2010)
Analysis of the Jordanian-Israeli relationship in the context of comprehensive regional peace. Also pinpoints critical issues that created roadblocks to a warm peace, suggests methods for overcoming these obstacles, and considers how this relationship can influence the search for comprehensive peace in the region. (read more)

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