In recent years, the idea of a 2 state solution has become accepted by decision makers in Israel and all over the world. Decision-makers often speak of the 2-state solution as the only solution that will allow Israel to maintain its identity as a Jewish and Democratic country, events on the ground however, can create irreversible facts to the contrary.

Peace Now’s Settlement Watch team are working and struggling, even when they encounter settler violence towards them, to see that this solution is able to be implemented on the ground.

Peace Now’s comprehensive reports reveal  the facts of construction activities in the  territories to the Israeli public. They also show the heavy price- economic, social and security that Israel is paying to achieve the absurd dream of a complete land of Israel.

The reports and facts published by the Settlement Watch team are well known as one of the most complete and reliable sources of information on the issue of settlements and they are constantly published in newspapers both in Israel and all over the world. They are also quoted in a plethora of policy and academic documents.


For more information on the Settlement Watch team

In 6 weeks the settlers almost made up for the 10 months Settlement Freeze

November 13, 2010 | According to Peace Now’s count, since the end of the freeze in September 26th, the settlers managed to start to build 1,629 housing units, and even to dig the foundations for 1,116 of them. The works started in 63 settlements, 46 of them east the Separation Barrier and 17 on the western side of it.

The Plan in Ariel – The Power of the Private Initiative in the Settlements

November 9, 2010 | A construction project of 800 housing units west of the settlement of Ariel is being promoted. What is it?

13,000 housing units can be built without further government approval

September 12, 2010 | At the End of the Settlement Moratorium: Approx. 13,000 housing units can be built without further government approval - of which 2,000 for immediate construction

New report by Peace Now - Eight months into the settlement freeze

August 15, 2010 | The findings underscore the notion that unless the settlement moratorium is extended – with no new “exceptions” or loopholes – and unless it is enforced – this 10-month moratorium will have been meaningless.

The Freeze: Fewer new starts - but construction continues - June 2010

June 17, 2010 | CBS data on building starts in first quarter of 2010

Methods of Confiscation

June 2009 | Israeli methods to take over Palestinian lands in the Occupied Territories

An Objection to the Expansion of Israel Railway's Jerusalem –Tel Aviv Line

May 11, 2009 | Hagit Ofran | Israel Railways is currently constructing an expansion to the Jerusalem –Tel Aviv Rail line though the West Bank, on the lands of the Palestinian village Bet Ichsa. This is forbidden according to international law.

Settlement are built on Private Palestinian Land

March 14, 2007 | Dror Etkes and Hagit Ofran | "One offense begets another" (November 2006) and its validation following the official data handed to Peace Now by the government