Posted: August 18, 2005
Israel completed its disengagement from Gaza and four West Bank settlements by the second week of September 2005. To understand more about this historic plan and the difficult steps involved, as well as international attitudes, see ADL's resources on disengagement.
What is Disengagement?
Answers to Misstatements about Israel's Disengagement from Gaza
The Threat of Terrorism by Jewish Anti-Disengagement Extremists
Arab Political Cartoons: Israel's Disengagement from Gaza
ADL Poll: Americans Maintain Strong Support for Israel and Overwhelmingly Back Gaza Disengagement, July 2005
ADL Poll Shows Strong American Support For Israel Continues; Sharon's Plan for Gaza Withdrawal Seen as "Bold Step For Peace", April 2005
ADL Press Releases:
ADL Outraged at Desecration of Four Synagogues in Gaza
ADL Condemns Remarks By Shas Leader Who Says Hurricane Was 'Retribution' for Gaza Pullout
ADL Condemns Pat Robertson's Remark That 'God Will Judge' Israel for Gaza Withdrawal
ADL Letters to the Editor:
Gaza Disengagement Dismissed (L.A. Times) 08/22/05
Saree Makdisi's dismissal of the significance of Israel's disengagement from Gaza totally disregards why Israel has been forced to defend itself and its people.
IHT: Barghouthi Blames Israel 08/19/05
If not for the continued Palestinian delegitimization of Israel, Mustafa Barghouthi's hope of a sovereign Palestinian state could have been realized years ago.
Gaza Reality Check (The New York Times) 08/18/05
The Times should be focusing on what the Palestinians have to do rather than criticizing Israel.
Only the Beginning 08/15/05
The New York Times' assertion that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel is using the Gaza disengagement to deflect international pressure to make West Bank territorial concessions is belied by the prime minister's own statements.
ADL Op-Eds on Disengagement:
"Jews are Not Expelling Jews from Gaza" Haaretz, July 8, 2005
"Pullout With or Without the Palestinians" Yediot Ahronot, May 22, 2005