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Likud MK Candidate agrees: We have a lot more work to do.

"The dialogue is important, the gaps are real, and the Geneva Initiative has a lot more work to do" summed up Likud Knesset candidate Nava Boker (no. 25) who took part in a Geneva Initiative seminar hosted in Ramat Gan from January 30th-31st. The seminar included 45 active party members from across the political spectrum including two other candidates on the Likud list, Oren Hazan and Ayala Stgman, and former Palestinian minister Hisham Abdel Razek.

In the photo: MK Likud Candidate Nava Boker during the conference.

Other participants included former Palestinian Minister Hisham Abdel Razek, who came especially from Gaza, and two other candidates on the Likud list. Former Palestinian Minister Razek addressed the seminar participants from the various parties (Likud, Labor, Hatnua, and Meretz) and noted: "The way to achieve peace is through negotiations. That is the way to make peace between two enemies. The basis for this is the Arab Peace Initiative which is not far from the Geneva Initiative or the Clinton Parameters - the purpose is the same."

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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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