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THE BIG QUESTION — September 16, 2009

THE BIG QUESTION is a new multimedia project on the World Policy Blog. Every week, our editorial team will investigate a pressing global question, provide context and analysis, and feature answers from internationally renowned experts. Today, THE BIG QUESTION looks at Israel's continued building of settlements in the West Bank. (For best viewing, click on the permalink) Formatted and written by our editorial assistants: Max Currier, Mary Kate Nevin, and Josh Sanburn The Big Question Experts The Lede Timeline Timeline (continued)The Players The Players The Players The Players What Could Happen? What Could Happen? What Could Happen?

Further reading:

“The Big Question: What are Israeli settlements, and why are they coming under pressure?” The Independent

“Netanyahu risks U.S. anger by building settlements” The New York Times, September 9, 2009.

“Resolve of West Bank settlers may have limits” The New York Times, September 14, 2009.

Economist Debates: Honest broker

John Zogby, James Zogby, and Amjad Atallah, “American Perceptions of an Arab-Israeli Peace” Event at the New America Foundation, May 18, 2009.

David Makovsky, “No Expansion vs. Freeze: Obama’s Dilemma over Israeli Settlements” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, PolicyWatch #1564, August 7, 2009.

Dr. Meachem Klein, “A New Approach to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” Remarks at the Foundation for Middle East Peace, April 1, 2009.

Saeb Erakat, “The New Israeli Government, Palestinian Reconciliation, and Prospects for Peace after the Gaza War” Remarks at the Brookings Institution, March 31, 2009.

Paul Salem, “Fatah Congress Strengthens Abu Mazen and Rejuvenates the Movement” Web Commentary, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, August 17, 2009.

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