In Focus

Geneva Initiative Conference- Between War and Peace

On September 21 approx. 200 Israelis participated in a conference in Tel Aviv focused on how to move the peace process forward following the fighting in Gaza – opportunities and challenges.

The speakers included Hisham Abdel Razek, a resident of Gaza and the former Palestinian Minister of Prisoner Affairs (pictured below). 

To read about the conference click here




Briefing for members of Russian language media

On the 23rd of September, the Geneva Initaitive held a briefing on Israel's security interests for members of the Russian language media. The participants were briefed by senior Geneva Initaitive member, Brig. Gen. (res.) Giora Inbar.

Brig. Gen. (res.) Inbar and the participants during the briefing

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Briefing for Foreign Diplomats

In September the Geneva Initiative held a briefing for more than thirty Israel based foreign diplomats. The participants were briefed by the Israeli and Palestinian Directors General of the Geneva Initiative, Gadi Baltiansky and Nidal Foqaha who discussed the situation after the Gaza conflict and ways to move forward.

To read about the briefing click here



New Poll: Most Likud voters want Netanyahu to launch diplomatic drive for Palestinian state

A poll conducted for the Geneva Initiative by the New Wave Research Institute in mid-September, shows that 53% of Likud voters and 58% of the general public believe that in light of the reality after the Gaza conflict, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu should embark on a peace inititative that would lead to a two-state solution.

The poll also showed that 2/3 of respondents believe that if a peace agreement is not reached in the next few years, a violent conflict will erupt again.


To read about the poll in the Jerusalem Post click here

To see the poll results click here




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