The Strange Case of American Tax-Exempt Money for Settlements

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 >

Amos Oz and David Grossman: "Take part in the fight over Israel's future, over Israel's soul"

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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.

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The Settlers: And the Struggle over the Meaning of Zionism

Gadi Taub | Yale University Press (2011)
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Israeli Settlements in the West Bank

The New York Times (September 2011)
A look at Ariel, a large settlement deep in the West Bank that is emblematic of the conflict's flash points. Part of the New York Times video series "Challenges in Defining an Israeli-Palestinian Border." (7:31) Watch >

Lines in the Sand

The New York Times (2011)
Overview of the borders issue and related points of conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Includes a special focus on the Jordan Valley. Part of the NY Times video series "Challenges in Defining an Israeli-Palestinian Border." (7:01) Watch >

U.S. (non)-Recognition of Sovereignty in Jerusalem: A Consistent Policy, pre-1948 - Present

Americans for Peace Now (2011)
APN's Lara Friedman provides an outline of the history of US policy regarding the status of Jerusalem. Includes dates, statements, and descriptions of relevant actions by US government bodies and officials. Read More >

Two Peoples, One Capital?

The New York Times (2012)
Overview of Jerusalem as it pertains to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Residents, experts, and notable figures are interviewed. (8:08) Read More >

"The Forgotten Incentive of Settlement Businesses" by Peace Now's Hagit Ofran

Hagit Ofran is Director of the Israeli Peace Now movement;s Settlement Watch Project. (7/19/11) There is a sense of outrage within the Israeli public following the passing of "the boycott law" in the Knesset last week. The law allows any individual or institution who faces possible damage as a result of any person's call for boycott settlement products to sue that person. Evidence of actual damage will not be required. Organizations calling for such boycott could lose their legal standing as non profit organization.
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Indefensible: Misrepresenting the borders issue to undermine Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Americans for Peace Now (2011)
APN's honest assessment of the "defensibility" of borders based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed upon land swaps. PDF >

Arab Attitudes: 2011

Zogby International / Arab American Institute Foundation (July 2011)
Finds that President Obama is seen overwhelmingly as failing to meet the expectations of Arabs set during his 2009 Cairo speech speech, and the vast majority of those surveyed disagree with U.S policies. In five out of the six countries surveyed, the U.S. was viewed less favorably than Turkey, China, France--or Iran. The countries surveyed viewed "U.S. interference in the Arab world" as the greatest obstacle to peace and stability in the Middle East, second only to the continued Palestinian occupation. Read More >

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