I found this is a good read. It sums up a lot of what I have learned in the past month or so since I have been trying to learn as much as I can on this stuff.
Twenty facts about Israel and the Middle East
On April 24, 2002, Bill Bennett, Jack Kemp, and Jeane Kirkpatrick issued an open memorandum (attached below) about Israel and the Middle East. These 20 facts will help serve as a primer for those trying to understand the historical context of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.
The only real controversial fact I see is:
"Despite claims that the Israeli settlements in the West Bank are the obstacle to peace, Jews lived there for centuries before being massacred or driven out by invading Arab armies in 1948-49. And contrary to common misperceptions, Israeli settlements--which constitute less than two percent of the territories--almost never displace Palestinians"
Does anyone know of any websites that have statistics citing how many Palestinians have been displaced by the settlements?
How about the peace offer in 2000 with the settlements.
What was offered in terms of how many were to be dismantled? I have heard all in Gaza and all by 4-6% on the West Bank but cannot find a good website for this info.
Any other good info or discussion on this "fact" would be appreciated?