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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.

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Statistics last updated July 25, 2014

Israeli and Palestinian Children Killed
September 29, 2000 - Present

131 Israeli children have been killed by Palestinians and 1,716 Palestinian children have been killed by Israelis since September 29, 2000. (View Sources & More Information)

Chart showing that approximately 12 times more Palestinian children have been killed than Israeli children

Israelis and Palestinians Killed
September 29, 2000 - Present

Chart showing that 6 times more Palestinians have been killed than Israelis.

1,156 Israelis and at least 7,810 Palestinians have been killed since September 29, 2000. (View Sources & More Information)

Israelis and Palestinians Injured
September 29, 2000 - Present

8,600 Israelis and 62,201 Palestinians have been injured since September 29, 2000. (View Sources & More Information.)

Chart showing that Palestinians are injured at least six times more often than Israelis.

Daily U.S. Military Aid to Israel and the Palestinians
Fiscal Year 2013

Chart showing that the United States gives Israel $8.2 million per day in military aid and no military aid to the Palestinians.

During Fiscal Year 2013, the U.S. is providing Israel with at least $8.5 million per day in military aid and $0 in military aid to the Palestinians. (View Sources & More Information)

UN Resolutions Targeting Israel and the Palestinians
1955 - 1992

Israel has been targeted by at least 77 UN resolutions and the Palestinians have been targeted by 1. (View Sources & More Information)

Chart showing that Israel has been targeted by 77 UN resolutions, while the Palestinians have been targeted by 1.

Current Number of Political Prisoners and Detainees

Chart showing that Israel is holding 5,271 Palestinians prisoner.

0 Israelis are possibly being held prisoner by Palestinians, while 6,000 Palestinians are currently imprisoned by Israel. (View Sources & More Information)

Demolitions of Israeli and Palestinian Homes
1967 - Present

0 Israeli homes have been demolished by Palestinians and at least 28,000 Palestinian homes have been demolished by Israel since 1967. (View Sources & More Information)

Chart showing that more than 28,000 Palestinian homes have been demolished, compared to no Israeli homes.

Israeli and Palestinian Unemployment Rates

Chart depicting the fact that the Palestinian unemployment is around 4 times the Israeli unemployment rate.

The Israeli unemployment rate is 5.8%, while the Palestinian unemployment in the West Bank is 22.5% and 27.9% in Gaza. (View Sources & More Information)

Current Illegal Settlements on the Other’s Land

Israel currently has 262 Jewish-only settlements and ‘outposts’ built on confiscated Palestinian land. Palestinians do not have any settlements on Israeli land. (View Sources & More Information)

Chart showing that Israel has 227 Jewish-only settlements on Palestinian land.
New infographic and key facts



Since Israel began its latest offensive "Operation Protective Edge" on July 8, 2014, 901 Palestinians and 44 Israelis have been killed. Although the media is largely portraying Israel's actions as defensive, violence in the region did not begin with the kidnapping and murder of the three Israel settlers on June 12, 2014. Read more

Take action: Call your Congress person at 202-224-3121 and ask them to demand that Israel stop its massacre, attend a demonstration in support of the people of Gaza, and donate to a charity that's providing immediate aid.

Alison Weir book tour


Alison Weir speaks in a number of cities across the country. Please continue to check the book website for new events and updates!

Against Our Better Judgment: Order on Amazon now!


Alison Weir's new book has been called 'a game changer' and 'prodigiously documented.' This quick read (260 pages) delves into history that has been neglected, illuminating the real reasons the U.S. backed the creation of Israel.

Read a review by former U.S. Senator James Abourezk.

Buy the book on Amazon.com.

National Summit to Reassess the US-Israel "Special Relationship"

Broadcast Friday, March 7 on C-SPAN! A diverse panel of experts, including former military and intelligence personnel, examined the relationship between the U.S. and Israel, and the impact of lobbying groups on U.S. policy in the Middle East. Watch the entire program online.

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