January 15, 2009

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Updated Jan. 15, 2009

JerusalemThe Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, in Jerusalem’s Old City. (Photo: Benjamin Rondel/Corbis)

The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life has assembled a variety of resources on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including reports, event transcripts, polling data and news clips.

Pew Forum Resources

Event
America and Islam After Bush
Dec. 8, 2008
Vali Nasr, author of the 2006 book The Shia Revival, surveyed the geo-political landscape of today’s Middle East, arguing that the 2003 invasion of Iraq has fundamentally shifted the region’s balance of power.


Q&A
Looking for a Way Out: Rethinking the Arab-Israeli Conflict
July 11, 2007
Sari Nusseibeh, the chief representative for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Jerusalem in 2001 and 2002, has advocated coexistence over violence for more than two decades. He spoke with the Pew Forum in July 2007.


Analysis
A Six-Day War: Its Aftermath in American Public Opinion
May 30, 2007
Public opinion surveys over the years show that Americans’ lopsided division of support in favor of Israel has persisted through every war in the region.


Event Transcript
Israel and the Future of Zionism
Dec. 4, 2006
Peter Berkowitz, a Hoover Institution fellow, and Ari Shavit, a columnist for the Israeli paper Ha’aretz, offer a brief history of Zionism and argue for the continuing importance of the Zionist movement.


Event Transcript
God’s Country? Evangelicals and U.S. Foreign Policy

Sept. 26, 2006
Walter Russell Mead argues that as U.S. evangelicals exert increasing political influence, they are becoming a powerful force in foreign affairs. Leon Fuerth, of George Washington University, and Richard Land, of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, respond.


Survey
Americans’ Views of God, Biblical Prophesy and Israel

Aug. 24, 2006
A substantial minority of the public views the state of Israel through a religious lens.


Q&A
Anti-Semitism and Anti-Americanism

May 5, 2006
In his book, Überpower: The Imperial Temptation of America, Josef Joffe offers an analysis of the danger and burden of America’s standing as a singular global power. Joffe was interviewed following an event on Capitol Hill co-sponsored by the Pew Forum and the Council on Foreign Relations.


Fact Sheet
American Evangelicals and Israel

2004
Surveys by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life demonstrate that American evangelical Protestants have distinctive – and highly positive – attitudes toward the state of Israel.


 

Other Resources

Pew Research Center

Jan. 13, 2009
Modest Backing for Israel in Gaza Crisis
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Jan. 8, 2009
Before Israel’s Invasion, Hamas Popularity Was Waning Among Its Neighbors
Pew Global Attitudes Project

Nov. 27, 2007
Will Shared Concern about Iran Provide Common Ground for Middle East Negotiators in Annapolis?

Pew Global Attitudes Project

 

News

Jan. 14, 2009
Bin Laden urges jihad against Israel
The Associated Press

Jan. 13, 2009
A tragic misunderstanding
The Times of London

Jan. 12, 2009
Thousands flock to pro-Israel rallies in Florida
McClatchy Newspapers

Jan. 8, 2009
The hundred years’ war in Palestine
The Economist

 

Other Websites

OneVoice Blog

Israel Palestine Blogs

MidEastWeb

Radio All For Peace

Crisis Guide: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict