Resources

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.

for Settlement Reports

  • Settlement Report: November 22, 2017

    Settlement Reports

    A weekly report on Israeli settlement activity by the Foundation for Middle East Peace. This week covering: two legal opinions issued by Israeli Attorney General defending the retroactive legalization of outposts via the expropriation of privately owned Palestinian land; Israel fast-tracks a Jerusalem cable car line despite growing opposition and serious consequences for Palestinians in Silwan; another bedouin community in the E-1 settlement area faces eviction; and, settlers fight for their “right of return” to inaccessible settlements.

  • Settlement Report: November 17, 2017

    Settlement Reports

    A weekly report on Israeli settlement activity by the Foundation for Middle East Peace. This week covering: 240 building permits issued for settlement units in East Jerusalem; the Supreme Court and Attorney General justify land theft for Israeli settlers because they are part of the “local population”; Israel moves to evict Palestinians in the Jordan Valley and West Bank to make way for settlement expansion; Ir Amim and Peace Now put out essential new reports on 2017 settlement activity.

  • Settlement Report: November 9, 2017

    Settlement Reports

    A weekly report on Israeli settlement activity by the Foundation for Middle East Peace. This week covering: the construction of new settler-only bypass roads; Israel is, for the first time, clearing landmines from the West Bank – and doing so for the expansion of a settlement; a state-funded NGO is petitioning to retroactively legalize an outpost; Bibi says evacuating settlements would be “ethnic cleansing,” FMEP’s Lara Friedman dismisses the notion; and more.

  • Settlement Report: November 2, 2017

    Settlement Reports

    A weekly report on Israeli settlement activity by the Foundation for Middle East Peace. This week covering: U.S. pressure leads to the delay of the Greater Jerusalem Annexation bill; plans for Ramat Shlomo and Ramot advance; injunction on the Regulation Law does not stop appointment of a settler advocate to lead committee tasked with retroactively authorizing outposts; more information on the new and improved bypass roads Netanyahu has promised for settlers.