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 facts on the ground in the occupied territories of Palestine

facts on the ground is a diplomatic term that means the situation in reality as opposed to in the abstract. It originated in discussions of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, where it was used to refer to Israeli settlements built in the occupied West Bank, which were intended to establish permanent Israeli footholds in Palestinian territory. It is a calque of the Hebrew term "Uvdot Ba'Shetach" (עובדות בשטח) which is frequently used in Israeli political debates and discussions. The map project by Americans for peace Now which tracks the Israeli settlements is called "facts on the ground".


Writing in 2010, Rashid Khalidi notes: "One reason Israel continues to build settlements is that, according to the so-called Clinton parameters laid down in 2000, a final Israeli–Palestinian agreement would grant sovereignty over Jewish-occupied areas to Israel, and Palestinian-inhabited areas to the new Palestinian State. Indeed, well over a decade of failed negotiations have only led to an acceleration of Israel’s land grab in the Holy City. Israeli planners have spent this time pushing settlers into heavily Arab-inhabited areas of the city, such as Sheikh Jarrah, Silwan, and Abu Dis, in order to create fresh “facts on the ground”—a tactic used by the Zionist movement for over a century in order to obtain control over more and more of Palestine."

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While the Arab world is deep in unrest, Israel is insidiously working ... A day before, an Israeli committee approved permits for 31 settler ... on continuing settlements on the land of the State of Palestine". ... colonise Palestinian lands and create new facts on the ground that make a mockery of any peace talks.
Resolution of Palestinian conflict prerequisite for global peace and security: Lodhi ... of justice in favour of Palestinians in their long-suffering Israeli occupation. ... Lodhi said a viable, independent and contiguous State of Palestine on the ... "Creating 'alternate facts' on the ground cannot change historic ...
... Nuclear Deal · Support Israel, boycott the Occupation · The Palestinians & the UN, ... In a recent interview, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman - a ... news for the State Department: facts on the ground 2.0 is coming soon. ... where the Israeli settler and Palestinian populations are distributed, and ...
On Wednesday, Israel's ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer stated that U.S.-Israel relations "have never been better than they are ...
Israel has monopolised the "facts on the ground" debate through ... a two-state solution in his hard turn toward the right-wing fringes of Israeli politics. ... At the same time, Palestinians are both politically and territorially divided, with the Palestinian Authority maintaining control of the West Bank, and Hamas ...
Middle East · Unions · Palestine ... Palestinian construction workers in the industrial zone of Mishor Adumim, ... a first for Palestinians working for Israelis in the West Bank. ... The Palestinian labor market, after all, is subsumed under the Israeli occupation. .... His union is creating its own facts on the ground.
Israel has monopolized the "facts on the ground" debate through ... in his hard turn toward the right-wing fringes of Israeli politics. ... Without it, the Palestinians have no political or legal recourse. ... with the Palestinian Authority maintaining control of the West Bank, and Hamas preserving control over Gaza.
Talks touched on efforts to relaunch effective and serious talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis, based on the two-state solution, as the only means to end the conflict.
Israel subsequently annexed East Jerusalem, an act which neither the Palestinians nor the United Nations have accepted, while the official status of the West Bank has not changed since 1967: It remains occupied territory.
President Trump is perfectly politically correct in saying the minimum about excessive isolation and oppressive measures the Zionist government of Israel perpetrates against Palestinians and has not empowered his UN delegation to work with the ...
Israel's continued domination and dominion over the Palestinians has, once again, caused conflict at the United Nations.
Kent State's students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has planned a week of events as part of Israeli apartheid Week, starting March 20, to bring awareness to the conflict occurring in Palestine. Israeli Apartheid Week is ... Mousa said he hopes people ...
The report titled, "Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian people and the Question of apartheid: Palestine and the Israeli Occupation," accuses Israel of establishing an "apartheid regime." ... Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad al-Maliki ...
Quds Press also said that Palestinians staged protests against the marathon and raised Palestinian flags and placards before the runners reading: "Stop the Occupation" and "Do you know where you are?
You all remember former US Secretary of State Condi Rice's notorious 2006 prediction about "birth pangs of a New Middle East.
ASHLAND, Ohio - Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York, visited the Ashland University campus on the morning of March 14 to meet with a group of invited individuals.
This column recently discussed the basic difficulty that faces the Israel Defense Forces in Lebanon: limited ability to deal with the threat of high-trajectory rockets directed against both the Israeli civilian population and the strategic ...
Two leading public commentators on Jewish and Israel affairs, author Yossi Klein Halevi and Dr. yehuda Kurtzer, president of Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, will be speaking soon at Central Jersey synagogues on the legacy of Israel's Six Day ...
The state does not offer Palestinians harmed by its security forces a genuine opportunity to file for damages in Israeli courts, offering them no more than the illusion of being able to do so. By broadening the legal definition of what constitutes ...
Top police investigators from the anti-corruption unit Lahav 433 interrogated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the fourth time on March 6. This round of questioning, which lasted almost five hours, focused on Netanyahu's discussions with ...
In 1991, The Samson Option: Israel's Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy by Seymour Hersh detailed the effects of Israel's nuclear program on USA Israeli policies. The Biblical story of Samson who kills .... "Israel Propaganda portrays all ...
From the Israeli leadership perspective, a Palestinian State in any true capacity has always been a 'Never-Never Land' that should remain in the realms of fiction.
The recent visit to Australia by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the forthcoming foreign policy White Paper should provide an opportunity for Australia to re-examine its support for the State of Israel. There is, however ... The ...
That's because verbal support for a Palestinian State to exist alongside a Jewish State of Israel has been part of establishment orthodoxy for ages.
This policy was turned into a formal law through the "Regularization Bill" passed by Israel's parliament, the Knesset, on February 6 2017.
In 2011, Arava Power in the southern Israeli desert launched a 4.9 MW solar field (enough to power more than 3,000 U.S. homes).
Even if the new film Speed Sisters doesn't chronicle an explicit struggle, it's a portrait of a people whose determination will remind Israelis that resistance to their occupation is not moribund. My January review of ... knows what she wants. Director ...
Fairfax Media's Chief Political Correspondent Mark Kenny's opinion piece "The West's blind support for Israel has done it no favours" appears in both the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. The word "blind" in the headline is an apt description of Kenny ...
American recognition of Israel's control of the Golan "would provide the Israeli government with a diplomatic win while helping the Trump administration signal to Russia and Iran that the U.S.
facts on the ground give the lie to the two-state solution. Tommy Sheppard MFG ... the Israeli right what they want.
A two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Middle East has become part of the standard repertoire of international diplomacy.
facts on the ground give the lie to the two-state solution. Tommy Sheppard MFG ... the Israeli right what they want.
About 35 years ago, in the fall of 1982, I wrote a column for the Santa Cruz Express expressing my shame and dismay as a Jewish American at the Israel Defense Force's brutal invasion of Lebanon. That column, and ... They tend to be, to put it kindly ...
About 35 years ago, in the fall of 1982, I wrote a column for the Santa Cruz Express expressing my shame and dismay as a Jewish American at the Israel Defense Force's brutal invasion of Lebanon. That column, and ... They tend to be, to put it kindly ...
Calling for Palestinians to "mobilise," Kidwa said: "I cannot accept the idea that Israel will create facts on the ground that would prevent or undermine the existence of our national state. "Sooner or later, peacefully or otherwise, [the settlers ...
Timna Rockman has come to our community to try and convince us that Israel's relationship to the Palestinian people is more complex than that of conqueror/conquered, subjugator/subjugated ("Sharing Israel," Feb. 9). That there is more to the ...
In its first reaction to the outcome of the Trump-Netanyahu meeting, the Palestinian Authority reiterated its commitment to a two-state solution in accordance with the relevant international covenants, the international legitimacy and the Arab peace ...
Beit El, West Bank (AP) -- President Donald Trump's nominee for ambassador to Israel may be causing controversy in Washington.
"Without a Palestinian State, Israel has a majority Arab population living under unequal laws and denied a right to vote.
Meanwhile, Trump last week told an Israeli newspaper that he wants to revive the peace talks with the Palestinians and that settlement growth isn't helpful.
A now disgraced senior diplomat at the Israeli Embassy in London spent several hours courting the Scottish National Party's deputy leader ahead of his official trip to Israel, raising further questions over Israel's interference in British politics, Al ...
"The important discovery of another scroll cave attests to the fact that a lot of work remains to be done in the Judean Desert and finds of huge importance are still waiting to be discovered," Israel Hasson, director-general of the Israel Antiquities ...
In deploring the latest Israeli attempt to consolidate its illegal West Bank settlements, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, on Wedbnesday echoed European concerns that what we are in effect seeing is an Israeli attempt finally to to bury ...
Their words echo Oliver's, but whereas he appeals to the dream life of fashion, the Vetements crew describe its process in reportorial terms, linking a preference for eclectic casting to a desire to represent, poetically, the facts on the ground ...
I don't know what the effect is going to be, but I did take note in the campaign where President Trump said he wanted to be the president who solved the Arab-Israeli dispute. ... Now, with respect to settlements particularly, the reason every ...
... James Baker, one of the leading Republican figures in foreign policy in the past few decades, cautioned U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday against acting as "Israel's lawyer," and reiterated his longstanding objections to Israeli settlement ...
Kolkata: A section of Indian-origin researchers based in the US, who have joined 51 Nobel laureates and over 27,000 academics from across the globe in denouncing President Donald Trump's travel ban, have warned against such prohibitions extending ...


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