Americans for Peace Now | Facts on the Ground | Must See & Share

Overview: Map Use

Welcome to the Americans for Peace Now map. You can use this map to explore the data we have collected about settlement activity in the West Bank. The map is organized in several layers that show different kinds of data. In the Layer Selector, you can click on the headings to view different areas of the map with pre-selected sets of layers. Or, you can turn on or off individual layers to customize your view.

When you select an individual settlement, we’ll show you the data that we’ve collected about it, such as the year it was established and its population.

When we post news stories about events in the West Bank, we’ll include a link that takes you directly to the location. You can then explore the area so you can understand the news in context.

Settlements 101

“Settlement” is the term used to denote Israeli civilian communities built in territory conquered by Israel in the Six Day War (June 1967). This territory is comprised of the West Bank (including East Jerusalem), the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula. These neighborhoods have been a major issue in the peace process since 1967 and remain highly controversial.

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Recent News

Israel Announces New Settlement Construction Plans in east Jerusalem

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The Jerusalem Settlement Pisgat Zeev (in blue) already walls in Palestinian Beit Hanina and Shuafat Refugee Camp (in gold).

Provided are excerpts from and links to these related articles:

AFP: “Israel plans 238 new settler homes in east Jerusalem”
Jerusalem Post: “State Department condemns east Jerusalem building” & “‘Israel killing every opportunity to resume talks'”

YNET: “Thousands protest loyalty oath bill”

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Masses gather in Tel Aviv to demonstrate against amendment to Citizenship Act.

Peace Now Secretary General Yariv Oppenheimer was among those leading the procession, and he told YNET: “We are here to protest with the entire street against the dangerous policy of the government, which Labor ministers also support.”

Go HERE for the entire article

Ha’aretz: “West Bank settlements can now be tracked on your iPhone”

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Peace Now releases ‘Facts on the Ground’ application in which the settlements are marked in blue, the outposts in red, and clicking on a place name displays demographic statistics.

By Natasha Mozgovaya and Haaretz Staff

 

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