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Frequently Asked Questions about Israel and Israeli Policy


These texts are taken from Israel, the Conflict and Peace, published by the Israel Ministry of Foreign affairs. with additional comments and hyperlinked materials. They were apparently published in connection with the Annapolis peace conference of 2007, but they have extensive applicability beyond it. They explain fundamentals of Israeli policy as well as the meaning of Zionism and history of the conflict.

The Peace Process


How can peace be achieved?

What is Israel's position on a Palestinian state?

How does Israel view the Roadmap?

What are the three circles of the peace process?

What should be the role of the Arab world?

Does Israel have partners for making peace in the Arab world?

How does incitement harm peace?

Why is Israel a Jewish state?

Do the Palestinians have a justifiable "claim of return"?

What is the status of Jerusalem?

What is the status of the territories?

Are Israeli settlements legal?


How has the Hamas takeover of Gaza affect the chances for a Palestinian state?

Could a Hamas-Fatah unity government be a partner for peace?


What are Israel's primary goals?

What is Zionism?

What is the Law of Return and why does it exist?

Was European guilt over the Holocaust responsible for the establishment of Israel?

Is Israel an apartheid state?

How does Israel's legal system protect human rights and basic freedoms?

Does the international community treat Israel fairly?



What is anti-Semitism?

Is all criticism of Israel anti-Semitic?

Why has there been a rise in antisemitic incidents?

What is Holocaust denial?

Palestinian Terrorism

What caused the wave of terrorism that began in September 2000?

How can the terrorism be stopped?

What do Palestinian ceasefires mean?

What is the Palestinians' humanitarian situation?

Why have children been involved in the violence?

Have the media been fair in covering the conflict?

Is Palestinian terrorism part of international terrorism?

Are targeted operations justified?


Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs text is at Israel, the Conflict and Peace. Original text  is copyright by Ami Isseroff and Zionism-Israel Center.

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