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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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At least seven Palestinians were killed and hundreds injured by Israeli security forces confronting one of the largest Palestinian demonstrations along the Israel-Gaza border in recent years, ... You are confusing your hatred, fantasies, and wishful thinking about Israel's army with the cold facts on the ground.
The annexation included approximately 69,000 Palestinians who lived on the land. Since 1967, Israel has limited Palestinian power, ownership, and habitation in the Jerusalem area while at the same time increasing Jewish-Israeli presence and control. While Jerusalem remains the only officially ... Crusade
The book covers the entirety of the Palestinian people in historic Palestine, with chapters on Gaza, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, 1948 Israel, as well ... I found the "Facts on the Ground" essays most helpful, as each contribution in that section looks at the specific circumstances of Palestinians in one of ...
Under Bibi's leadership—some Israelis would call it kingship—Israel is nothing if not rapidly becoming the modern day's developed Western rogue state. ... to maintain a 50-year military occupation which mandates Israel to have every Israeli high school graduate pick up a gun and point it at Palestinians!
Even former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak's offer to surrender most of the eastern half of the Holy City didn't result in an agreement. In fact, it preceeded precisely the opposite - an explosion of violence. Pretending that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel to avoid Palestinian outbursts is akin to a parent ...

The Knesset passed legislation on February 12 that applies Israeli law to settler academic institutions in the occupied West Bank, such as Ariel University, founded in an Israeli settlement of the same name near the Palestinian town of Salfit. Simultaneously, the justice ministry is advancing a law that would ...
His agenda also includes talks with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as with Palestinian President ... Even though the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians has effectively ground to a halt, German diplomacy is still insisting that they must ...
Since the signing of the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authority has put all its eggs in the American basket and what it has received in return is metastasising Israeli settlements in the West Bank, facts on the ground designed to render a Palestinian state an impossibility. The world screamed in outrage when ...
The Palestinian Authority believes that the United States will reveal an Israeli-Palestinian blueprint for peace in the weeks ahead, amid increased pressure from ... The Palestinians have been seeking out alternative peace partners to the US since Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, ...
Since 1967, Israel has acted to reinforce a clear Jewish majority in Jerusalem through incentives and massive building for Israelis while simultaneously imposing legal and bureaucratic restrictions on Palestinian building and permanent residency status. In spite of Israeli policy making in Jerusalem, the ...
As the peace process falters and the gulf between the two sides widens, Palestinians and Israelis continue to suffer the violent consequences on the ground. Seven Palestinians were killed by Israeli security forces in various incidents across the occupied Palestinian territory and one Israeli civilian was ...
Friedman is disparaging Israeli society and its military by suggesting that a civil war could happen. There's a narrative that has taken hold about him being “the most pro-Israel U.S. ambassador ever.” That's true only if you believe that it's in Israel interests to eternally occupy the Palestinians. But it isn't and ...
Yet, the World Urban Forum, was allowed to proceed with nary a protest on how Palestinians have been pushed out of the process by the Israeli ... How can Israelis be allowed the full flush of the freedom in Malaysia when Palestinian back in the occupied territories of Israel are not even given the most ...

Palestinians living in Jerusalem say the new checkpoints aim to create "facts on the ground" to change Jerusalem's current status quo as an occupied city. ... Daoud al-Ghoul, a Palestinian resident of Jerusalem, said the situation at Damascus Gate comes as the Israeli military now dominates and controls ...
President Donald Trump on Thursday issued an ultimatum to the Palestinian Authority: Return to the negotiating table with Israel, or say good-bye to tens ... said last year that Trump was interested in a proposal to give the Palestinians a state in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, rather than in historic Palestine itself.
RAMALLAH, February 21, 2018 (WAFA) – Israeli government policies and laws aim at carrying out ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem, a Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official charged on Wednesday. Commenting on recent Israeli attempts to enact legislation in the ...
Does Israel regard these militias as an actual Iranian force? Does Israel's opposition and its new red lines apply to their presence throughout Syria or only in its south? And are there or aren't there Iranian armaments factories in Syria and Lebanon? Israeli intelligence officials who were asked this week to ...
So why doesn't Trump open two embassies now, one in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, and one in Al Quds, the capital of the future Palestine? ... fulfilling two promises: transferring the embassy and advancing the resolution of the conflict, since this would demarcate a clear goal, creating facts on the ground ...
The village, on a tree-lined hilltop east of Jerusalem, is a legacy of the creation of Israel. Bedouin families displaced from the southern Negev desert ended up here, in what was to become the occupied West Bank. And now they face displacement again. The Israeli military has issued an eviction order for ...
All the while, Israel, operating with complete impunity, continued: expanding Jewish-only settlements, roads, and infrastructure in the West Bank and what they called “Greater Jerusalem,” creating new “facts on the ground”; imposing new humiliating conditions on Palestinians in the occupied territories; and ...
Similar to the period after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, an opportunity to establish new facts on the ground was once again created; and the fact ... While Israeli-Palestinian historian Mustafa Kabha wrote in an article marking the 60th anniversary of the Partition Plan that Husseini did not succeed in ...
However, the facts on the ground indicate that Israelis have been continuously targeting unarmed Palestinians. The most recent incident was when a member of the Givati Brigade killed a young Palestinian man, Mohammed Musa, 29, and left him to bleed to death. His sister Latifa Musa, 33, was wounded, ...
"UN Resolution 242 lays the cornerstone for Israeli policy to call for its ... unfortunately legitimating Israel's illegal takeover of Palestinian land. ... partition plan, Israel ends up taking 78 percent of historic Palestine just in the period of 1948. ... Bank and East Jerusalem and created huge facts on the ground.
Palestinian map expert Khalil Tawfkji told Arab News that a late-Thursday decision by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to expel Palestinian Bedouins ... Israel's intent to change the facts on the ground and systematically eradicate ... Since 1967 Palestinians in East Jerusalem have boycotted ...
The meeting focused on the latest developments in Palestine, including ... solution and achieving an independent and sovereign Palestinian state on the ... Dr. Ashrawi denounced the expansion of Israel's illegal settlement ... Israel is jeopardizing the chances for peace and creating facts on the ground to ...
In late October, the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation was ... This is part and parcel of a "facts on the ground" strategy Israel has ... Under the two-state framework, East Jerusalem would constitute the capital of a Palestinian State ... both to Palestinians and Israelis and to assert that Jerusalem is the ...
There is no modern history of Israel and Palestine, nor can there be ... deservedly won plaudits from both Palestinian and Israeli historians. ... rose steadily, dramatically reshaping the “facts on the ground”. ... All-out conflict in 1948 led to the jubilation of Israeli statehood and a cataclysm for the Palestinians, ...
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.
The Israelis had insisted on this “no-talk” policy for the simple reason described by Israeli Labor Party leader Yitzhak Rabin: “Whoever agrees to talk to the PLO ... While Israel had recourse to go to the US Congress to complain about allegations of Palestinian non-compliance, the Palestinians could not.
How many Israeli settlers – or settlement houses – until a two-state solution is impossible? ... for a Palestinian state in light of Israeli "facts on the ground". ... Palestinians have political (and diplomatic) control, but Israel retains ... Palestinian state (and note that only 32 percent of Jewish Israelis ... Palestine.
A general view shows the Israeli settlement of Ramot in an area of the occupied ... The Palestinian Liberation Organization, PLO, has released a statement ... "These illegal acts reinforce Israel's intention to change the facts on the ground and ... cultural, demographic and geographical realities of Palestine.
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.


 

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