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The Down Payment on Diplomatic Deadlock is Due Now

"There is no choice but to sound the warning again" writes Brig. Gen. Israela Oron, a senior member of the Geneva Initiative in Walla News.

Gen. Oron asks Israelis to consider why their leaders do not see the connection between the deadly combination of both a diplomatic stalemate and Israeli provocations and the recent rise of violence.

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Joint Israeli-Palestinian Seminar for Senior Likud Activists and Senior Palestinians

On November 6th-9th, members of the Likud Central Committee met with senior Palestinian leaders from Fatah and the Palestinian Authority, along with other activists from both sides, as part of a joint Israeli-Palestinian seminar organized by the Geneva Initiative.

In the picture: Likud Central Committee Members, Yossi Jino and Ami Argov with former Palestinian Minister Ashraf al-Ajrami

At the end of the two day seminar, the participants agreed on the importance of promoting a permanent status agreement between Israel and the Palestinians to ensure peace and security for both sides. Despite the recent violence in Jerusalem and despite initial differences in opinion, the open dialogue between the Israeli and Palestinian participants demonstrated to both sides that they have a partner for peace.

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Geneva Initiative meets with New EU Foreign Policy Chief

In early November, members of the Israeli and Palestinian steering committees of the Geneva Initiative met with the new High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Ms. Federica Mogherini.


Nidal Foqaha and Gadi Baltiansky, the Directors-General of the Geneva Initiative with Federica Mogherini, EU Foreign Policy chief

During the meeting Ms. Mogherini emphasized that promoting an Israeli-Palestinian peace process was a top priority. She added that her visit to Israel and Palestine during her first week in office, as well as the meeting with the Geneva Initiative, reflects her commitment to the issue.

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The Geneva Initiative at the Yitzhak Rabin Memorials

The Geneva Initiative took part in the two memorial services for the late Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, which took place in Tel Aviv in early November.

Geneva Initiative staff explain the Geneva Initiative model

During the first ceremony, which focused on calls for Israel to work for a peace agreement, former Israeli President Shimon Peres said: "Those who do not believe in peace are the delusional ones, the naive ones. An imperfect peace is better than total conflict. A cold peace is better than a hot war."

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