Israel Kept Gaza Economy Functioning at Lowest Level (U.S. Diplomatic Cable)

October 22, 2008
Classified U.S. diplomatic cables, leaked by the whistleblower site WikiLeaks, that contain details of Israel attempting to keep the economy of the Gaza Strip, following the Hamas takeover of the territory, functioning at the lowest level possible consistent with avoiding a humanitarian crisis. Read Document >

Bypassing Bethlehem's Eastern Reaches

Nate Wright / Middle East Report (October 7, 2008)
Profile of the Bethlehem suburb of Beit Sahour, inside of Area C in the West Bank, and the difficulties for by Palestinians caused by Israeli settlements, restriction of movement, and other elements of the occupation. Read More >

Documentary: West Bank Road for Israelis Only

B'Tselem (October 2008)
Route 443 serves Israeli commuters traveling between the two largest cities in Israel- Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. In the past, Route 443 was the main thoroughfare serving the southern Ramallah district. In 1988, Israel expropriated land from Palestinian villagers living along the road in order to widen it, claiming that the road would serve their villages as well. However in 2002, the army prohibited Palestinian traffic on the road, stating 'security reasons'. (7:33) Watch >

The New Israel and the Old: Why Gentile Americans Back the Jewish State

Walter Russell Mead / Foreign Affairs (August 2008)
Investigates the roots of American support for Israel. Read More >

Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present

Michael Oren / W. W. Norton & Company (2008)
Book Review (Foreign Affairs) | CampusBooks

The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace

Aaron David Miller / Bantam (2008)
Book Review (Publishers Weekly) | CampusBooks

Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East

Daniel C. Kurtzer and Scott B. Lasensky / United States Institute of Peace Press (2008)
Book Review (Foreign Affairs) | CampusBooks

Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Stephen Spector | Oxford University Press (2008)
Book Review (Foreign Affairs) | CampusBooks

Israeli Perspectives on the Palestinian Refugee Issue

Orit Gal / Palestine-Israel Journal (2008/2009)
The sense of being overwhelmed, from an Israeli leadership standpoint, over the issue of Palestinian refugees stems from an inability to clearly define Israeli interests, the multiplicity of actors involved, and the high degree of uncertainty concerning consequential outcomes. Read More >

The Border Regime for Jerusalem in Peace

SAYA (2010)
Study that aims to extract a set of policies and recommendations regarding East and West Jerusalem which will enhance future touristic activity on both sides, maintaining their nature as a common holy place, and a unique, significant location on the global scale. Read More >

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