The Demographic Success Of Israel’s Settlement Project – OpEd


The numbers suggest that President Mahmoud Abbas’s bid to the United Nations General Assembly was too little, too late.

By Yinon Cohen and Neve Gordon

The United Nations General Assembly recognised Palestine as a “nonmember state”. But it may very well be that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has already missed the boat.

With the help of graphic designerMichal Vexler, we have created an infogram to illustrate and explain how demographic changes within the West Bank obstruct the possibility of the two-state solution. The numbers suggest that Abbas’ bid to the United Nations was too little, too late.

Neve Gordon

Neve Gordon is the author of Israel's Occupation, for more information click here. Neve's website is

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