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Middle East Peace Reports: October 2005 Archives

October 31, 2005 - Vol. 7, Issue 14

Thug Theology: Hundreds of "hilltop" settler youth launched a new movement to build illegal outposts in the occupied territories last week.

October 17, 2005 - Vol. 7, Issue 13

Peace Now Launches New Peace Initiative: The Israeli Peace Now movement presented a new peace initiative last week that calls for the evacuation of 43 settlements in the West Bank in a two-stage plan, along with the removal of illegal West Bank outposts and the renewal of negotiations with the Palestinians.

October 17, 2005 - Vol. 7, Issue 12

Majority Of Israeli Jews Favor West Bank Settlement Dismantlement: According to the latest Peace Index survey from the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Studies at Tel Aviv University, 57% of the Israeli Jewish public supports a far-reaching dismantlement of West Bank settlements...

October 10, 2005 - Vol. 7, Issue 11

Roll Up The Red Carpet: A planned Tuesday summit between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been postponed for several weeks, and will likely take place in late October or early November, according to Palestinian official Nabil Abu Rdeneh. "There was not enough preparation for this summit," he said. "The meetings between Palestinian officials and Israelis will continue in the coming weeks to prepare for this summit." ...

October 3, 2005 - Vol. 7, Issue 10

The Year Of Living (Not So) Dangerously: Late September marked the end of the fifth year of the Intifada, which brought the fewest terror attacks and the fewest fatalities, on both sides, since the second year of the conflict. Factors contributing to the decrease in violence include the continued construction of the West Bank security fence, disengagement, and the calm that most of the Palestinian organizations have declared, according to a Ha'aretz investigation. Since ...