|Settlements in Palestine
| The website www.SettlementsinPalestine.org is dedicated to building
understanding of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). Its main task was to
collect and publish data about American funding of the settlement enterprise through tax-exempt
donations and organizations with tax-exempt status.
The owners and researchers of the www.SettlementsinPalestine.org website suspended operations in 2013. This page is a snapshop of their latest datebase showing American tax exempt funding of the settlements. It starts with the introductory remarks from the www.SettlementsinPalestine.org webpage.
Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT, the
West Bank and the area annexed to Jerusalem after the Six Day War) have consequences for American
national interests and security. Whether driven by Israelis who claim they are the descendants of a late
Iron Age people who heard voices they thought was God telling them that the land is theirs, or created
by Israelis who argue the settlements are necessary for their country’s security, or resided in by Israelis
who seek an inexpensive suburban life, the consequence are the same. Settlements:
A few essays directly addressing the problem of American tax-exempt funding of Israeli settlements