Hot Topics

This section includes background information on some of the key issues of the conflict, such as refugees and settlements, and topics in the news, such as the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign. For each topic (see list on the left), you will find a brief, factual overview, with links to relevant source documents and external references. (For additional in-depth background and opinions from other sources, see the Articles and Analyses section.)

For some topics, the overview is also available as a printable one-page summary, for use as talking points or handouts; see “Download” button.  Other resources may also be included for specific topics, see the buttons at the bottom of each page.