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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world's major sources of instability. Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation.

It is the goal of If Americans Knew to provide full and accurate information on this critical issue, and on our power – and duty – to bring a resolution.

Please click on any statistic for the source and more information.

Daily U.S. Aid to Israel and the Palestinians

During the past fiscal year, the U.S. is providing Israel with at least $10.7 million per day in military aid and $0.73 million per day in foreign aid to the Palestinians. (For information on expenditures on behalf of both populations, go here.)

Israelis and Palestinians Killed
September 29, 2000 - Present

Israelis and Palestinians Killed
by Rocket Attacks and Airstrikes, Sept. 2000 - Present

30 Israelis were killed in Palestinian rocket attacks and over 4,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli airstrikes since September 29, 2000.

Rate of US News Reporting
on Deaths Among Both Populations

A 2018 study of the Associated Press found that Israeli deaths were reported on at a rate of nearly four times greater than on Palestinian deaths. Earlier studies found similar or even larger distortion.

UN Resolutions Targeting Israel and the Palestinians
1955 - 1992

Israel has been targeted by at least 78 UN resolutions and the Palestinians have been targeted by 1.

Current Number of Political Prisoners and Detainees

0 Israelis are being held prisoner by Palestinians, while 4,800 Palestinians are currently imprisoned by Israel.

Demolitions of Israeli and Palestinian Homes
1967 - Present

0 Israeli homes have been demolished by Palestinians and at least 56,502 Palestinian homes have been demolished by Israel since 1967.

Israeli and Palestinian Unemployment Rates

The Israeli unemployment rate is X%, while the Palestinian unemployment in the West Bank is X% and X% in Gaza.

Updated: Q4 2020

Current Illegal Settlements on the Other’s Land

Israel currently has 261 Jewish-only settlements and ‘outposts’ built on confiscated Palestinian land. Palestinians do not have any settlements on Israeli land.

Land Confiscation

The state of Israel, established in 1948 by its founding war, has appropriated approximately 91 percent of the land in what originally was called Palestine.

WATCH: Israel-Palestine: Essential facts on history, context, media (lecture by Alison Weir)
  • To learn who promoted the disastrous Iraq War see this.
  • For information on the massive weekly non-violent demonstrations in Gaza [2018-2019], see here.
Essential facts about the Hamas-Gaza-Israel war

The current situation in Gaza and Israel did not come out of the blue. Read critical background left out of breaking news alerts…

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Emergency Gaza Outreach

We're reaching out to Americans through a combination of traditional roadside billboards, both digital and mobile billboards, and highly targeted Instagram ads…

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Stripped, Beaten, and Blindfolded: ongoing violence and abuse of Palestinian children detained by Israeli military

Save The Children's report on Israel's widespread abuse of Palestinian children. Each year, 500-700 face prosecution in a military court system that lacks basic safeguards for a fair trial…

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What's Happening Now

For up to the moment news from the region, go here.

For the latest news and analysis from diverse sources, go to Israel Palestine News.

WATCH: Justice For Liberty 30 Second Trailer

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Lots more USS Liberty info here.

WATCH: Israel-Palestine Basics
WATCH: What was happening in Gaza BEFORE the Hamas attack that the media didn't tell you?
WATCH: Philip Girladi - Is Israel a U.S. ally?
WATCH: 20 Million Per Day on Behalf of Israel: The Facts

Details about the spending bill here.

WATCH: Israel Uses Its Military Tech Industry to Spy on Americans
WATCH: Palestinian and Israeli children killed in 2021

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International campaign is criminalizing criticism of Israel as ‘antisemitism’

For two decades, some Israeli officials and Israel partisans have worked to embed a new, Israel-focused definition of antisemitism in institutions around the world, from international bodies and national governments to small college campuses in heartland America. This effort is now snowballing rapidly....

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WATCH: Palestinian Rockets - The Hidden Facts
Facts About Gaza

Fact sheet containing stats and context about life in the Gaza Strip (available for download or order)…

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Support Our Work

Please give whatever you can to support our ongoing efforts to raise awareness and put an end to the attrocities of the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Associated Press misreports news about Gaza rocket into Israel

AP claims a Gazan rocket broke a weeks-long “cross border calm,” even though Israeli forces had fired missiles into Gaza, shot at Gazans, and invaded Gaza numerous times...

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Against Our Better Judgment

Order Against Our Better Judgment by Alison Weir on (Paperback: $9.93, Kindle: $6.95).

To invite Alison to give a presentation in your city, please contact us.

Israel-Palestine Timeline

Israel-Palestine Timeline: The human cost of the conflict records photos and information for each person who has been killed in the ongoing violence.

Interview with Alison Weir

In this short clip Alison talks about how she came to be aware of the Israel/Palestine conflict, America's role in it all, and about our ability and responsibility as U.S. citizens, to put an end to Israeli aggressions in the region. Full interview here

Will YouTube again censor our video about censorship?

In 2018 If Americans Knew made a 15 minute video exposing Israel’s projects to censor the Internet. YouTube removed our video. We tried again. This time YouTube restricted it. Now we’re trying yet again. Watch it now

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