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Podcast with Gadi Baltiansky, Director General of the Geneva Initiative - Israel

Listen to Gadi Baltiansky, the Director General of the Geneva Initiative - Israel, speak with Partners for Progressive Israel for an insider perspective on Israel's upcoming elections.The podcast is part of a series of interviews with top Israeli political analysts and activists who are actively involved in the Israeli political scene and working towards progressive solutions to Israel's most pressing problems.

 

Meeting with Shas Political Leaders

On January 19th, we hosted 20 key activists from the Shas political party in our offices in Tel Aviv for mutual consultations. We discussed how to promote the Geneva Initiative's agenda before and (especially) after the elections.

 

Profile of a Settler Advocate: Danny Dayan and the Geneva Initiative

Settler leader Danny Dayan admitted that the Geneva Initiative is the preferred model for a peace agreement in the international community and describes his attempt to position his policy proposals in a similar fashion in an interview published on January 1st, 2015.

Pictured: Danny Dayan (on the right) at a Geneva Initiative conference

Amir Tibon from Walla News conducted the interview with the former head of the Yesha Settlers Council and candidate in the Israeli elections for the extreme right Jewish Home party. The interview focused on Dayan’s efforts to lobby the international community on behalf of the settler community and against a two-state solution over the last four years. As Gadi Baltiansky, Director General of the Geneva Initiative, says in the article: Danny, we wish you much personal success but a continuation of your professional failures.

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What Settlement Division? Brig. General Ilan Paz on the secret division of the World Zionist Organization

The Israeli police raided the offices of a secret unit of the World Zionist Organization called the "Settlement Division" yesterday. Senior Geneva Initiative member Brig. General Ilan Paz recalls his shock when he found out how the settlement division operates:

In the photo: B.G. Paz speaking at a Geneva Initiative conference.

"Several years ago, when I was head of the Israeli Civil Administration in the West Bank, I was shocked to learn what the secret organization called the ‘settlement division’ did. A body funded by the government of Israel which did what the government wanted to do, but apparently couldn't because it was illegal. An unsupervised organization, with an independent agenda, connected to particular politicians, which creates an illegal and wasteful situation, funded by the Israeli taxpayer and which I wasn't allowed to know where its funds were spent. We realized that the settlement division was involved in the building of almost every illegal outpost in the West Bank..."

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