Interactive Maps

Interactive Maps

Analyzing geographic past and present realities is crucial for understanding what is within the realm of possibility for future agreements. In partnership with the Economic Cooperation Foundation (ECF), the Israel Policy Forum hosts interactive maps that allow you to explore the conflict beyond the news and headlines.

Land Swaps

For the last 25 years and more, various players have proposed plans for addressing the demographic challenges presented by Israeli communities in the West Bank - while maintaining both Israel’s and Palestine’s territorial contiguity. The swaps presented here, which vary in scope from 1.9% to 7.23% in exchanges, are comprised of historical proposals made by Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, as well as hypothetical scenarios like the Geneva Initiative.


West Bank Settlements

Israel has been building settlements since June 1967 following the Six Day War. While many began as military outposts, these communities beyond the Green Line soon developed into communities and cities. According to the Israeli Interior Ministry, in 2015, approximately 390,000 Israelis lived in the West Bank and 375,000 in the neighborhoods of East Jerusalem. Notably however, more than three quarters of settlers living in the West Bank reside in large settlement blocs, which are agreed by most to be annexed by Israel under any permanent status agreement.

These maps provide key information about the settlements, including their size, location, religious affiliation, and more.


Oslo and Other Negotiations

In 1995, the Oslo Accords designated areas of Palestinian sovereignty in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Over the course of the next two decades, various proposals have been drafted, debated, and negotiated to establish a two-state agreement.