Settlements in Focus: Vol. 1, Issue 3 - "The Bush-Abbas Meeting"

Discussions from the Bush-Abbas Meeting, and answers on settlement construction, Israeli Government approval and funding, "natural" growth, outposts, and more...

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Settlements in Focus: Vol. 1, Issue 2 - "Ariel & the Ariel Bloc"

Ariel & the Ariel Bloc

When was Ariel established?

Ariel was established in 1978.

Where is Ariel and how big is it?

Ariel is located in the heart of the West Bank, running east-west along the top of a 3.1 mile-long ridge (1,805-2,231 feet above sea level). The settlement forms a long, narrow strip along the ridge; the western tip of the settlement (i.e., the part closest to Israel) is about 10 miles from the Green Line, and the eastern edge of the settlement is more than 13 miles from the Green Line. Ariel is located about 25 miles from Tel Aviv, 31 miles from Jerusalem, and about 18 miles from the Jordanian border.

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Settlements in Focus: Vol. 1, Issue 1 - "E-1 & Ma'ale Adumim"

E-1 & Ma'ale Adumim

What is E-1? Is it the same as reported plans to expand Ma'ale Adumim?

E-1 is short for "East 1," the administrative name given to the stretch of land northeast of Jerusalem, to the west of the settlement of Ma'ale Adumim. When people talk about E-1 today, they are referring to a longstanding Israeli plan - never implemented - to build a large new Israeli neighborhood in this area.

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Israel's Next War?

FRONTLINE (April 2005)
Exploration of the origins, political philosophy, and recent actions of militant Jewish radicals who pose a grave threat to Israeli security and regional peace in general. (60:00) Watch >

Summary of the Opinion Concerning Unauthorized Outposts ("The Sasson Report")

Talya Sasson / Government of Israel (March 2005)
Official Israeli government report commissioned by PM Ariel Sharon that concluded that Israeli state bodies discreetly diverted millions of shekels to build West Bank settlements and outposts that are illegal under Israeli law. Read More >

Illegal West Bank Settlements

On Point (March 2005)
APN Founder Mark Rosenblum is among a panel of notable experts who discuss the findings of the Sasson Report and its implications for the U.S., Israel and the peace process. (48:25) Listen >

Biblical Interpretation and Middle East Policy: The Promised Land, America, and Israel, 1917-2002

Irvine H. Anderson | University Press of Florida (2005)
Book Review (Foreign Affairs) | CampusBooks

Elusive Peace: How the Holy Land Defeated America

Ahron Bregman / Penguin Books Ltd (2005)
Book Review (Amazon.com) | CampusBooks

Peace Process: American Diplomacy and the Arab-Israeli Conflict Since 1967

William B. Quandt / Brookings Institution Press and the University of California Press (2005)
Book Review (Foreign Affairs) | CampusBooks

Israel and the Arabs: Elusive Peace

BBC (2005)
Documentary about the attempts to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after the 2000 Camp David Summit. Includes extensive interview footage with key players involved, such as Bill Clinton, Ehud Barak, and Colin Powell. Watch >

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