September 24th, 2010
10:56 PM ET

iPhone app tracks settlement activity in Israel

Facts on the Ground uses various filters to display settlement activity in Israel.

Want to track settlement activity in the West Bank, Gaza or Golan Heights? There's an app for that.

Facts on the Ground is a free iPhone application that lets users track settlements in territory acquired by Israel in the 1967 Six Day War, according to the group behind it, Americans for Peace Now.

The map is organized in layers that show different kinds of data collected by the group, which describes itself as a "non-partisan" Zionist organization "working to achieve a comprehensive political settlement to the Arab-Israeli conflict."

By selecting a particular settlement, like Bracha, on the map, information such as date of establishment (1983) and settlement type (ideological) appear in a pop-up blurb alongside other data. Users can also click on a series of layers and overlays to display borders, Israeli municipal jurisdictions and Palestinian residential areas.

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  1. Bill

    If it is not Israeli land, whose land is it? By what law or legal precedent? Why is a Jew living on disputed land "illegal", but a Muslim or Christian living on that land OK? What country are Palestinians citizens of?

    September 25, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • hudsonadam

      Beuase christians and mulims didnt come on boats there. they live d there for 2000 years and now you remembered that it is a jewish land. well u snooze you lose.

      September 25, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dave

    Looking at that map.... the settlements looks like the spread of the plague or something similar.

    September 25, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. termlimits

    Keep building, you're almost to the waters edge! Also, if the rest of the muslim countries really give a dam* they'd give the pali's some sand of their own for a country. But, being its all about eliminating Israel as a country common sense will not be used. Give the pali's just enough goodies to keep them hollering and protesting and you've got what the other muslim states want, chaos!

    September 25, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bajis Abu Atwaan

    Zionists are not GOD chosen people ....A night culb bouncer from Meldova ( Israel foriegn minister ) is a gangster and racist thug by all standared , Zionism is pure Racisim that brought terrorism to the middle east ....back in 1947 Israeli / zionist underground terrorists blew up the KING DAVID HOTEL ...THE FIRST CAR BOMBING EVER , just google or bing the king david hotel bombing in jerusalem .
    http://www.ifamericansknew.org
    Israel was created by violence and deception ...BY WAY OF DECEPTION at the Amazon book on line .

    September 25, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. Hal9000

    Glad to see how this article brought out all the anti-semites and racists. Instead of all the mindless dribble why isn't anyone mentioning the fact that Isreal evicted people from 8000 homes in Gaza several years ago and pulled out perminently. Why isn't there a iphone app tracking the rocket attacks on Israel ever since they gave up this land for so called peace?

    September 25, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • hudsonadam

      Buddy Arabs are semites too. stop calling yourself special. you are like any ordinary person. Not chosen anymore.

      September 25, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • termlimits

      From my non religious point of view you are exactly right! Have a great day.

      September 25, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. duke

    I challenge all who love the great and peaceful people of israel to google ariel Sharon's(likud party)
    These people are worst than hamas and alqaeda combined and they are still in control in israel!

    September 25, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. duke

    Question.
    Why is it that you can't talk about slavery(america committed terrorism against it's own civilians)
    But we must never forget the holocaust?

    September 25, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. phil

    Duke, we talk about slavery. How tribal leaders sold their own people into slavery throughout the world, mostly to Muslim nations where slaves were forced to convert to Islam or face death. We talk about how the civil war had nothing to do with slavery....how President Lincoln 3efused to abolish slavery. What about slavery concererns you most Duke?

    September 25, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. phil

    If Israel didn't want more Muslims to settle there, they would have their Mossad close down The Dome on the Rock. It's a huge draw ya know.

    September 25, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. phil

    Compared to God, Hitler was nice to the Jews. God let loose the mighty Roman empire on Jerusalem in the year 64AD. According to Josephus, an Jewish historian, Jewish women were eating their own babies for food during Rome's siege of the city. The Romans even withdrew to give honest-hearted Jews the chance to leave...but they stayed with their monies. Hitler did the same! He allowed any Jews who wished to leave Germany well before the "holocost". Many did leave, but NO otther nation, incl. the USA, would take them in. Now why wouldn't anyone want these truthful and peaceful people? Because they aren't. "A stubborn and stiffnecked people" is what the Jew's own bible (the Talmud) calls them.And they are as on display daily.

    September 25, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. kman

    Hal9000 is right on. Adam u r a non educated complexed moron and Hal put u in place with facts and history. Go pray at gzm.

    September 26, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
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