Settlements in Focus: Vol. 1, Issue 16 - "The Russians"

An estimated 10% of the West Bank population is from the former Soviet Union...

 


The Ariel Settlement is home to many immigrants from the former Soviet Union

 

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Current Trends in Settlement Construction & Growth (Vol.1, Issue 15) - posted on 12/9/05
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Is construction in settlements on the rise?

Yes. The most recent data published by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) indicate that settlement construction during the first half of 2005 was greater than during the same period in 2004.

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Settlements in Focus: Vol. 1, Issue 14 - Gush Etzion

The focus is on the group of settlements located south of Jerusalem, between Bethlehem and the present-day settlement of Kfar Etzion.

 


Settlements in Focus

Gush Etzion (Vol.1, Issue 14)
A publication of Americans for Peace Now


What is the Gush Etzion settlement bloc?

The term "Etzion" is rooted in the name of the early settlement of Kfar Etzion (see below for details). "Gush Etzion" (literally, "Etzion Bloc") refers to the group of settlements located south of Jerusalem, between Bethlehem and the present-day settlement of Kfar Etzion.

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Settlements in Focus - Vol. 1, Issue 12: Ultra Orthodox Jews in the West Bank

 


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The Ultra-Orthodox Jews in the West Bank (Vol.1, Issue 12)
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What is the difference between the ultra-Orthodox and other religious Jews in the settlements?

The ultra-Orthodox settlers come from a political-religious faction of Judaism that is distinct from the one that gave birth to the religious-nationalist settlers who founded the settlement movement.

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Settlements in Focus - Vol. 1, Issue 13: HEBRON

Settlements in Focus

Hebron (Vol.1, Issue 13)
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How is Hebron different than other cities in the West Bank with respect to settlements?

Hebron is the only Palestinian city that has Israeli settlers living in the heart of its built up area, side-by-side with Palestinians.

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Settlements in Focus: Vol.1, Issue 11 - Eastern Strip of the West Bank

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Eastern Strip of the West Bank (Vol.1, Issue 11)
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What is the difference between the Jordan Valley and the "Eastern Strip"? Why is this important?

The Jordan Valley technically refers to a very specific area: the area at the bottom of the mountain ridge (the valley) abutting the Jordan River, which runs from the north to the south, connecting the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea.

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Settlements in Focus - Vol. 1, Issue 9: "Taking Inventory of the West Bank"

After the recent dismantling of four settlements in the northern part of the West Bank (Ganim, Kadim, Homesh, and Sanur), there are still 121 settlements in the West Bank (not including East Jerusalem).

How many settlements are there in the West Bank?

After the recent dismantling of four settlements in the northern part of the West Bank (Ganim, Kadim, Homesh, and Sanur), there are still 121 settlements in the West Bank (not including East Jerusalem).

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Settlements in Focus - Vol.1, Issue 8: Targeting the Old City's Muslim Quarter

According to recent news reports, the Israeli government has approved construction of a new Jewish settlement in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City. Is this true?

Index and Link to all issues of APN's "Settlements in Focus"

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Settlements in Focus: Vol. 1, Issue 7 - "Bypass Roads of the West Bank"

Beginning in the 1970s with the birth and emboldening of the settlement movement, Israel has gradually created a new transportation grid in the West Bank.

 

What is a bypass road?

Beginning in the 1970s with the birth and emboldening of the settlement movement, Israel has gradually created a new transportation grid in the West Bank. The purpose of much of the new road system is to "bypass" Palestinian towns and villages, connecting Israeli settlements to each other and to the Israeli transportation grid inside the Green Line. Many of these roads are thus referred to as "bypass roads."

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Settlements in Focus: Vol. 1, Issue 6 - "An Outpost's Day in Court"

An Outpost's Day in Court: Amona at the Israeli High Court of Justice

Recently there have been news reports about a case before the Israeli High Court of Justice regarding an outpost. What is the story?

On July 3, 2005, Peace Now and Peace Now's Settlement Watch Director Dror Etkes filed a joint petition with the Israeli High Court of Justice (akin to the U.S. Supreme Court) regarding 9 new structures in the illegal West Bank outpost which the settlers call "Amona" (named for a village in the Old Testament).

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