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last updated Dec. 21, 2009
published May 1, 2009
Do Settlements Matter? An American Perspective
Article in Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs
Read more:  settlements, colonies, US policy, US foreign policy, land confiscation, settlement expansion, Barack Obama
Summary: This article in the Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs by former Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer explores the question of Israeli settlements from a US perspective. Since 1967, one of the most pervasive questions in the Arab-Israeli peace process has been whether or not Israeli settlements represent a fundamental blockage toward progress. This question is surely on the agenda of the Obama administration as it weighs its options for advancing the prospects for peace. Thus, it is timely to review this matter in some detail.
News
Israel moves to launch university in West Bank settlement
Jan. 21, 2010
‘Citizen journalism‘ focuses on Israeli occupation
May 24, 2012
‘Dignity‘ campaign launches website
March 1, 2010


Multimedia
AFP: Israel defiant on settlements as it celebrates Jerusalem Day
al-Jazeera Int: Dining with Terrorists, Fighting Occupation Pt. 1
al-Jazeera Int: Dining with Terrorists, Fighting Occupation Pt. 2.
Al-Jazeera Int: Riz Khan on a new US approach?


Documents
A Comparative Analysis of Israeli Settlement Construction in the West Bank between 2004 and 2008
OCHA - The Humanitarian Monitor - February 2009
Benjamin Netanyahu's Interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos


Publications
Foreign Aid and Development in Palestine - Phase I Report
Foreign Aid and Development in Palestine - Phase III Report
Mortgaging Self-Reliance: Foreign Aid and Development in Palestine - Phase II Report


Background
Bilin
Camp David II
Checkpoints


Resources
"Ariel College upgrades status," Haaretz, Aug. 2, 2007
"Israel to keep major settlement," BBC, March 14, 2006
"Maximum Jews, Minimum Palestinians", Haaretz, November 2003


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