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Video: The settlements issue
Al Jazeera examines why Israeli settlements are a major obstacle to achieving peace.
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2009 14:41 GMT



 Planning for Peace

 

 Video: The settlements issue
 Video: Israeli plan angers refugees
  Analysis: US shifting stance on settlements
  Analysis: Limiting a Palestinian state
  Analysis: Israel committing memorycide
 Timeline: 1967 Arab-Israeli war
  Interview: Palestinians in Europe
 Palestinians: No to  homeland in Jordan

 Palestinian refugees key to Peace
 Livni rejects right of return

Barack Obama, the US president, is attempting to seal an Arab-Israeli peace deal that has eluded the region for more than six decades.

Ahead of an initiative expected to be announced in September, Al Jazeera is examining the prospects for peace in a week-long series from Israel, the West Bank, Gaza and Jordan.

After years of accords, summits and roadmaps, hope is now being pinned on Obama to restore momentum to negotiations.

His administration has already made it clear it opposes the ongoing building of Jewish settlements on Palestinian land occupied since 1967.

Hundreds of thousands of homes have been constructed despite international condemnation and in contravention of international law.

In the second of the series, Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland examines the issue.

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Al Jazeera
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