According to information published by the Construction and Housing Ministry on Sunday, 500 of the units will be located in Har Homa, a Jewish neighborhood in east Jerusalem. Left-wing activists see Har Homa as one of the most controversial Jewish neighborhoods in the capital, because it was started after the Oslo Accords were signed and because it creates a barrier of Jewish homes between east Jerusalem Arab neighborhoods and Bethlehem.
Shibley Telhami / The Brookings Institution (November 2011)
Survey of 3,000 people in Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates in October 2011, assessing attitudes toward the United States and the Obama administration, prospects for Arab-Israeli peace, the impact of the Arab awakening, the outlook for the Egyptian elections, and opinions on where the region is headed politically. Read More >
James Baker III Institute for Public Policy (November 2011)
Summary of results of a conference commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Madrid Peace Conference which included Arab, Israeli, American and European diplomats, policymakers, business people, academics and civil society activists. The goal was to reflect on the key achievements of the Madrid conference and to draw lessons learned from that period- and from the intervening years- that might be instructive in the current context. PDF >
Gallup (November 2011)
Reveals that a large majority of Muslim Americans are most likely (89%) to reject violent attacks by individuals or small groups on civilians versus any other U.S. religious group. Also finds that 81% of Muslim Americans and 78% of Jewish Americans support a future in which an independent Palestinian state would coexist alongside of Israel. Read More >
Dan Rothem / The Atlantic (November 1, 2011)
Rotehm, a mapping expert, provides a description of the most controversial settlements in the West Bank. Includes information on Ariel, Giv'at Ze'ev, Ma'ale Adumim, Har Homa, and Efrat. Read More >
Michael Several / Palestine-Israel Journal (2011)
Describes how tax-exempt organizations in the United States support Israeli settlements and what can be done to end this practice. Read More >
From where we sit as longtime activists in Israel's struggle to define who she is, this past summer was an astonishing time. What began as a protest over the price of cottage cheese grew into mass demonstrations across Israel against the rising cost of living and our increasingly inadequate social welfare system.