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Israel is destroying itself with its settlement policy

Israel is destroying itself with its settlement policy

Published on Jan 16, 2013

http://www.intelligencesquared.com/ev…

“Israel is Destroying Itself With its Settlement Policy: If Settlement Expansion Continues Israel Will Have No Future”

Filmed at the Royal Geographical Society on 15th January 2013.

Patriacide. Nationcide. Whatever you want to call it, that is what Israel is doing with its settlement policy: it is killing itself. If ever greater numbers of Jewish settlers are installed on land regarded by Palestinians as the basis for a state of their own, the possibility of a two-state solution grows ever more remote. Yet the single state alternative, involving annexation of the West Bank, would result in a country where Arabs vastly outnumber Jews and then you won’t have a one-state or a two-state solution: you’ll have a no-state solution. For those who love Israel and wish to preserve a democratic Jewish homeland, as much as for those who hate it, the settlements must stop. That’s what many left-wing Israelis and their friends say. But defenders of the settlements see things very differently. The two-state solution has long been a dead letter in their view: why stop building settlements in the name of a peace plan that is frankly unattainable? Whatever the eventual solution — it could even be a West Bank jointly governed by Jordan and Israel — there is no good reason why both Israelis and Palestinians shouldn’t both expand their settlements in the interim before an eventual peace deal.

Israeli Authorities Reveal Distribution of West Bank Land

Published on Apr 25, 2013

State lands in the occupied West Bank were declared by Israel for the use of the local population, but were used mainly for the colonization of the West Bank

“Natural growth” of Israeli settlements

Uploaded on Jun 23, 2009

More at http://therealnews.com/t/index.php?op…

Israeli settlement construction, including “natural growth” hampers advancement of two-state solution

The Settlers (2002)

Uploaded on Nov 21, 2011

An in-depth documentary focusing on the lives and aspirations of Hebron’s Jewish settler community, particularly from a woman’s perspective.

History of the West Bank & Israeli Settlements – Part 1-4

Uploaded on Jun 16, 2009

http://www.shalomtv.com

Following the Obama Administration’s criticism of Israeli West Bank settlements, Shalom TV offers a summary of the history of West Bank sovereignty from 1920 to the present and the legal issues relating to Israeli settlements.

Shalom TV is an American Jewish cable television network carried nationwide on Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Cox, Bright House, MetroCast, Service Electric, RCN, Armstrong, Buckeye, and Blue Ridge systems. The free nonpartisan network is available in more than 37 million homes in the US. Complete programming information is posted online at http://www.shalomtv.com.

Documentary: Settlements and Palestinian Water Supply

Uploaded on Dec 5, 2007

The Bidu-Qatanna village bloc, in Ramallah District, suffers from a severe water shortage, as do many other areas in the Occupied Territories . Mekorot, the Israeli water company, supplies only one-half of the water consumed by the 50,000 villagers of this area. To meet the rest of their water needs, the villagers have to buy water from private suppliers at a much higher price and store it in unsanitary conditions. As a result, the residents are forced to consume poor-quality water and use it in small quantities. Meanwhile, the 3,000 settlers in the nearby settlement of Har Adar receive an unlimited amount of water, which comes from the same reservoir. (September 2007). www.btselem.org

B’Tselem is an Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

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