FMEP has long been a trusted resource on settlement-related issues, reflecting both the excellent work of our grantees on the ground and our own in-house expertise. FMEP’s focus on settlements derives from our commitment to achieving lasting Israeli-Palestinian peace, and our recognition of the fact that Israeli settlements – established for the explicit purpose of dispossessing Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem of land and resources – are antithetical to that goal.

From 1991-2014, FMEP published a quarterly Settlement Report authored by Geoffrey Aaronson, archives of which can be accessed online here. In April 2017, FMEP re-launched its Settlement Report as a weekly newsletter, authored by FMEP’s Kristin McCarthy. Current and archived editions of the Settlement Report are found below. Click here to subscribe to the weekly Settlement Report.

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  • Settlement Report: February 15, 2018

    Settlement Reports

    FMEP’s weekly report covering Israeli settlement activity. This week including: Law-Breaking settler Pinchas Wallerstein appointed to lead government team tasked with legalizing outposts; High Planning Council approves new settlement plans including an unusual, temporary plan to house evacuees from the Netiv Ha’avot outpost; Bibi insinuates that the U.S. has been involved in discussions about West Bank annexation plans; three touristic settlement projects in East Jerusalem were advanced; and, Lara Friedman responds to Trump’s ‘word salad’ response to a question about settlements.

  • Settlement Report: February 8, 2018

    Settlement Reports

    FMEP’s weekly report on Israeli settlement activity, this week covering: the Israeli Cabinet’s decision to retroactively legalize the Havat Gilad outpost, making it a settlement; the continued, unauthorized expansion of the Halamish settlement; the Israeli Knesset’s “Land of Israel” caucus pushes for the formal annexation of the West Bank; Yesh Din’s report on the site of the evacuated Amona outpost; and, details of Trump’s “ultimate deal” signal a windfall for Israel.

  • Settlement Report: February 1, 2018

    Settlement Reports

    This week FMEP’s settlement report covers: The impending legalization of the Havat Gilad outpost; the Knesset’s advancement of a bill to extend Israeli sovereignty over settlement universities and schools; a leaked European Union report slams Israel’s use of tourism sites to cement settlements in East Jerusalem; Wadi Foquin is being flooded because of surrounding Israeli development projects; Yesh Din examines how the Civil Administration is a tool for oppression and domination over Palestinians.

  • Settlement Report: December 14, 2017

    Settlement Reports

    A weekly report on Israeli settlement activity by the Foundation for Middle East Peace. This week covering: Following Trump’s Jerusalem proclamation, Israel hints new plans for the East Jerusalem settlements of Atarot and Pisgat Ze’ev; a special committee fast tracks approval of a Jerusalem cable car project; the Knesset expedited funds earmarked in 2018 to immediately purchase armored buses for settlers; the 100+ settlers illegally squatting in a Hebron home have given conditions for their self-evacuation; a bill to annex schools inside of settlements gets government backing; a Knesset committee strips a non profit operating in an outpost of its tax benefits.

  • Settlement Report: December 8, 2017

    Settlement Reports

    A weekly report on Israeli settlement activity by the Foundation for Middle East Peace. This week covering: Israel’s High Court orders the state to defend the Regulation Law a second time; Yesh Din petitions to rehear the Amona outpost case given recently revealed implications of the ruling; the Ofra settlement moves to retroactively legalize a sewage treatment plant; B’Tselem released a new report documenting Israel’s waste and sewage policies that harm Palestinians; the United Nations prepares to release a database of companies conducting business with Israeli settlements; an official says the U.S. announcement on Jerusalem has nothing to do with East Jerusalem settlements; Jared Kushner’s ties to pro-settlement activity continue to deepen.