Israeli Settlements in the West Bank

The New York Times (September 2011)
A look at Ariel, a large settlement deep in the West Bank that is emblematic of the conflict's flash points. Part of the New York Times video series "Challenges in Defining an Israeli-Palestinian Border." (7:31) Watch >

Lines in the Sand

The New York Times (2011)
Overview of the borders issue and related points of conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Includes a special focus on the Jordan Valley. Part of the NY Times video series "Challenges in Defining an Israeli-Palestinian Border." (7:01) Watch >

U.S. (non)-Recognition of Sovereignty in Jerusalem: A Consistent Policy, pre-1948 - Present

Americans for Peace Now (2011)
APN's Lara Friedman provides an outline of the history of US policy regarding the status of Jerusalem. Includes dates, statements, and descriptions of relevant actions by US government bodies and officials. Read More >

Two Peoples, One Capital?

The New York Times (2012)
Overview of Jerusalem as it pertains to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Residents, experts, and notable figures are interviewed. (8:08) Read More >

"The Forgotten Incentive of Settlement Businesses" by Peace Now's Hagit Ofran

Hagit Ofran is Director of the Israeli Peace Now movement;s Settlement Watch Project. (7/19/11) There is a sense of outrage within the Israeli public following the passing of "the boycott law" in the Knesset last week. The law allows any individual or institution who faces possible damage as a result of any person's call for boycott settlement products to sue that person. Evidence of actual damage will not be required. Organizations calling for such boycott could lose their legal standing as non profit organization.
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Indefensible: Misrepresenting the borders issue to undermine Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Americans for Peace Now (2011)
APN's honest assessment of the "defensibility" of borders based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed upon land swaps. PDF >

Arab Attitudes: 2011

Zogby International / Arab American Institute Foundation (July 2011)
Finds that President Obama is seen overwhelmingly as failing to meet the expectations of Arabs set during his 2009 Cairo speech speech, and the vast majority of those surveyed disagree with U.S policies. In five out of the six countries surveyed, the U.S. was viewed less favorably than Turkey, China, France--or Iran. The countries surveyed viewed "U.S. interference in the Arab world" as the greatest obstacle to peace and stability in the Middle East, second only to the continued Palestinian occupation. Read More >

The Role of the Border in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Daniel Levy / The Harvard International Review (June 2011)
Examination of the history of the conflict as it relates to borders. Questions of how and to what extent are borders an integral aspect of the conflict, and how central the border issue should be to peace efforts, are also addressed. Read More >

Jerusalem: City of David

60 Minutes (2011)
Lesley Stahl reports from under the city of Jerusalem from a controversial archeological dig that has become a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (13:40) Watch >

James Carroll Extended Interview

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly (2011)
Violence in Jerusalem is no surprise, says author James Carroll, "because that's the human story. The great thing about Jerusalem is it's a place where the human story gets transcended." (14:38) Watch >

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