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Did you know?



Settlements Generate Virtually No Economic Activity
"A recent Israeli government report estimated there are…$250 million in annual exports — [only] 0.55 percent of the national total — from the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, territories the international community generally considers illegally occupied."
Jodi Rodoren cited by Richard Silverstein, 22 Jan 2014

Daily acts of violence committed by Jewish Israeli citizens against West Bank Palestinians
"These incidents — now particularly heightened during the olive harvest season — are not the aberration from the norm, but a regular feature of life in the occupied West Bank. In 2012, over 7,500 Palestinian olive trees were destroyed. In the 5-year period between 2007 and 2011, there was a 315 percent increase in settler violence."
Mairav Zonszein, Israel Must Stop Settler Violence, 8 November 2013
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Police impunity
After their own investigations establishing a prima facie violation, Btselem has lodged over 280 complaints of alleged police violence in the oPt since the start of the second Intifada: "we are aware of only 12 indictments" Btselem April 2013
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Runners in the first ever Bethlehem Marathon were forced to run two laps of the same course on Sunday 21 April 2013, as Palestinians were unable to find a single stretch of free land that is 26 miles long in Area A, where the PA has both security and civil authority. See Marathon report
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30th March, land day.
On 30 March 1976, thousands of Palestinians living as a minority in Israel mounted a general strike and organised protests against Israeli government plans to expropriate almost 15,000 acres of Palestinian land in the Galilee.The Israeli government, led by prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and defence minister Shimon Peres, sent in the army to break up the general strike. The Israeli army killed six unarmed Palestinians, wounded hundreds and arrested hundreds more, including political activists. All were citizens of Israel.
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* Out of 103 investigations opened in 2012 into alleged offences committed by Israeli soldiers in the occupied territories, not a single indictment served to date
Yesh Din, 3 Feb 2013
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* In total, out of an area of 1.6 million dunams in the Jordan Valley, Israel has seized 1.25 million − some 77.5 percent − where Palestinians are forbidden to enter.
Haaretz editorial, 4 Feb 2013
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Posts

Analysis/Background

occupation-mag_short

CONTENTS

N.B. These background pages have generally not been updated since early 2008. Use the search engine on our home page to find more recent postings and links.

Many existing links, especially older ones, no longer work – a product of websites coming and going, urls being changed etc. We hope to clean up these background pages during spring 2010. In the meantime, we suggest you do what we will have to do: put titles, phrases or even sentences into Google and see if you can locate the original source in this way.

1. History

a) General histories of the region and the conflict
b) Historical maps
c) The creation of the Palestinian refugee problem
d) Historical critiques of Zionism/Israeli government policy
e) Media representations of the conflict

2. The occupation

a) Human rights relating to the occupation
b) The settlements
c) Education
d) Health
e) Restrictions on movement
f) Denial of residential rights
g) Land issues
h) The Separation Wall
i)
Water rights
j) The economics of the occupation
k) Personal testimony
l) Maps

3. The development of the conflict

a) From 1948 to 1967
b) The peace negotiations – Oslo to the second intifada
c) The Road Map
d) The Geneva Accord
e) The Gaza Disengagement
f) Ariel Sharon – evaluations
g) The rise of Hamas and the boycott of the Palestinian Authority
h) The Saudi Peace plan’s relaunch in 2007
i) The Gaza crisis, 2007-08
j) The bombing of Gaza, Dec 08 – Jan 09

4. Responses

a) Boycott, divestment, sanctions
b) The campaign against settlement goods
c) Violence against civilians: suicide bombings and bombers
d) The debate about Two States
e) A non-violent resistance strategy?
f) Israeli Dissent – an overview

5. Israeli society and politics

a) General analyses and commentaries
b) Notions of ethnic cleansing and Transfer
c) Israeli society: ethnicity and apartheid
d) The Palestinian citizens of Israel
e) Role of the Israeli Supreme Court

6. International politics

a) The ‘Israel lobby’: US aid to and support for Israel
b) The European Union and Israel-Palestine
c) Britain and Israel-Palestine
d) Israel and Lebanon

7. Jewish identity

a) Antisemitism
b) On being Jewish
c) The Jewish Community in Britain

8. Miscellaneous

a) Spielberg’s Munich
b) Articles and links of general interest not otherwise listed
c)Robin Miller’s Research Guide to the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict – last updated in July 2002 this contains 3719 links, a large number of which are still working!

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