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Two-State Index goes up by 1% in June

 New elections in Israel, an American economic workshop in Bahrain, a ceasefire in Gaza: read our analysis and watch the latest video from the Two-State Index report here

The TSI is a monthly report and policy instrument that measures the viability of the two-state solution, produced with the support of the European Union. For more information, visit our Index website here.

Russian-Speakers Course

 Our leadership course for Russian speakers about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is in full swing. The course, which is led in partnership with the EU, gives Russian-speaking Israelis the skills and knowledge to become leaders and activists for peace in their communities. In our first meeting, over thirty young Russian speakers met with Yossi Beilin, head and co-founder of the Geneva Initiative. Other guest speakers in the course include Palestinian official Ashraf Ajrami and Israeli MK Ksenia Svetlova. 

Conference on Boundaries

On May 28th, the Geneva Initiative held a conference in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation on boundaries featuring a panel with Dr. Samih El-Abed, Dr. Shaul Arieli, and Dr. Yulia Elad Strenger. We were thrilled that so many came out to hear our Israeli and Palestinian experts discuss this important issue. The panel was mediated by Walla! News correspondent Ms. Tal Shalev.

April Two-State Index

The American "Deal of the Century." Tax payments to the Palestinian Authority. PM Netanyahu's statement on annexation. The Two-State Index moved down by 1.3% in April. Read the full report here.

Message from Ramallah

 By Tal Lev-Ram, Maariv Online



In a visit to the Palestinian city, one can feel the influence of Israeli pressure on the Palestinian Authority, and the "Deal of the Century" isn't encouraging anyone. "As long as Jerusalem isn't on the table," people are saying there, "Trump's plan won't be, either"

Click here for the full article.

Two-State Index: Down by 0.2% in March

 Israeli elections approach. Tensions in Gaza. Disputed diplomatic moves over the Golan Heights. This and more moved the Two-State Index down by 0.2% this past month. 

For the full report, read here.

For more on the Geneva Initiative's TSI, visit the website.


Palestinian Poll Shows Increased Support for the Two-State Solution

The numbers are in: two states is still the preferred solution among Palestinians. A recent poll by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research indicates an increase in Palestinian support for the two-state solution. 48% of the population supports the two-state solution, while 17% reported that they preferred the one-state solution, and 23% prefer a different solution.

Read more about the findings here.

Geneva Initiative Elections Debate

The public is cordially invited to attend a political debate on how to address the conflict. 

GI Spokesperson Participates in Japanese Peace Delegation

Maya Glassman, the Israeli spokesperson for the Geneva Inititiative, participated in a joint delegation sponsored by Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The delegation was part of a program for young professionals dedicated to advancing peace in the Middle East. Over the course of the trip, Maya told participants about the Geneva model for a two-state solution and emphasized the immediate need to begin negotiations between the sides. Not many are aware of Japan's involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Japan took part in the Madrid Conference and in the Oslo Accords process. The peace program that Glassman participated in has been running for over 20 years.


Oslo and Camp David: One and the Same?

Analysis on the Cairo Review of lessons from past negotiations by GI co-founder Yossi Beilin

Meeting with American Congresspeople

This week GI Director Gadi Baltiansky, former Palestinian official Hind Khoury, and Swiss Ambassador Jean-Daniel Ruch met with a delegation of American congresspeople and the leaders of J-Street Israel.

We discussed in depth the different ways that the American Congress can help advance the two-state solution. International support for a peace agreement has played a significant role in the past; it is therefore important to maintain and strengthen American support for an an agreement.



Youth Engagement: Mechinat Hannaton

What does the conflict mean for the next generation? Bringing Israeli and Palestinian youth into a conversation about peace is a critical component of our work here at the Geneva Initiative.
Director Gadi Baltiansky spoke to thirty young leaders from Mechinat Hannaton on February 11th about the Initiative's vision and work.

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