Accession Number:

ADA510803

Title:

Israel's Settlements in the West Bank: Should the United States Care

Descriptive Note:

Civilian Research Paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

The issue of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem has long been a subject of dispute between the United States and Israel. Their continued existence presents a major challenge to bringing peace to Israel with its Arab neighbors. Moreover, many perceptions of this issue in the United States are uninformed and lead to continued U.S. support of an expanding settlement enterprise that is clearly at odds with U.S. national interests in the Middle East. Indeed, the continually expanding settlements in the West Bank are also against the long-term security interests of the state of Israel. With these thoughts in mind, why do both the United States and Israel continue to support them This article will explore the historical background of the settlements the reason this issue is so important, the policies of the United States and Israel the current situation of the settlements and finally some possible solutions and recommendations for potential U.S. foreign policy changes.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE