The West Bank Rises Up

Penny Johnson and Lee O'Brien / Middle East Report (May/June 1988)
Looks at daily life during the intifada, the origins of the uprising, and the actions- both peaceful and violent- of Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank. Read More >

Israel in the Mind of America

Peter Grose / Shocken (1984)
Book Review (Foreign AffairsCampusBooks

Basic Law: Jerusalem, Capital of Israel

July 30, 1980
Constitutional law establishing the status of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Also addressed the unity of Jerusalem, its holy places, the rights of members of all religions, and special preference with regards to development. Read More >

Camp David Accords

September 17, 1978
Two agreements signed between Israel and Egypt that concluded welve days of secret negotiations at Camp David. The first dealt with the future of the Sinai and peace between Israel and Egypt, to be concluded within three months. The second was a framework agreement establishing a format for the conduct of negotiations for the establishment of an autonomy regime in the West Bank and Gaza. Read Document >

U.S. Position on Settlements

March 23, 1976
Excerpts of a Security Council discussion in which U.S. Ambassador William Scranton reiterated his government's position on the Israeli settlements. The U.S. felt that continued settlement represented "an obstacle to the success of negotiations for a just and final peace between Israel and its neighbors." Read More >

They Do Not Exist

Mustafa Abu Ali / UbuWeb (1974)
Documentary offering a look at life inside Palestinian refugee camps, as well as the experiences and perspectives of Palestinian refugees, in the wake of the 1948 war. (25:09) Watch >

Secretary Rusk Seeks Analysis of Israeli Politics Toward Peace

June 28, 1968
Memo that relates to Secretary of State Dean Rusk's view that America should take a more active role in Israeli-Arab peacemaking. It also talks about the complexities of making peace. Read More >

Initial U.S. Diplomatic Response to Settlement

September 29, 1967
Telegram sent from the U.S. State Department to the American embassy in Israel in the wake of the establishment of the first Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and Golan Heights. Read More >

Foreign Ministry Memorandum on Legality of Settlements

September 18, 1967
Top secret memorandum sent to Israel's Foreign Ministers in the wake of the 1967 war. It contains the opinion of the Legal Adviser to the Foreign Ministry that settlement in the "administered territories" occupied by Israel after the war is in contravention of Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. PDF >

Khartoum Resolution

September 1, 1967
Resolution passed by the Arab League in the wake of the 1967 war, and famous for the "Three Nos" articulated in the third paragraph: No peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, and no negotiations with Israel. Read More >

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