Trump peace plan
Palestinian reconciliation
Gaza Strip
Islamic Jihad
settler violence
Balfour Declaration
Settlements expansion

This is part 136 of a chronology begun in Journal of Palestine Studies (JPS) 13, no. 3 (Spring 1984), and covers events from 16 August to 15 November 2017 on the ground in the occupied Palestinian territories and in the diplomatic sphere, regionally and internationally: U.S. president Donald Trump asked the Palestinians to delay unilateral moves at international fora while his administration assembled a plan for restarting Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations. In the meantime, Hamas and Fatah reached a major new reconciliation agreement, prompting Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to threaten to upend Trump’s peace initiative. Netanyahu and his right-wing coalition also continued their crackdown on the Israeli opposition, Palestinian citizens of Israel, and supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement; and quarreled internally over the pace of settlement growth.