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We are deeply saddened by the untimely loss of Ziad Abu Ain

We are deeply saddened by the untimely loss of Ziad Abu Ain, Minister for Settlement and Wall Affairs at the Palestinian Authority, member of Fatah Revolutionary Council and member of the Palestinian Peace Coalition – Geneva Initiative Steering Committee. Abu Ain, who helped negotiate the Geneva Accords, was a moderate and rationale voice in support of peace. His death, while peacefully demonstrating against settlements and planting olives trees to mark International Human Rights Day, is a difficult blow for supporters of peace. We offer our sincere condolences to his family, friends and the Palestinian People.




Likud Poltical Seminar on the peace process

On December 5th-6th, 30 members of the Likud Central Committee attended a Geneva Initiative seminar on the peace process. Participants met with former Palestinian Minister Ashraf al-Ajrami, toured Jerusalem with Col. (res.) Shaul Arieli, and heard lectures by demographer Arnon Sofer and security experts BG. (ret.) Israela Oron and Col. (res.) Arieli.

One participant on the experience: "The seminar expanded my knowledge and opened me up to possibilities that I had not encountered in the past. I have acquired another layer in the political dialogue."

Israeli elections: The peace process cannot be ignored

"The next Israeli elections are not elections on the standard of living but on the future of Israel... on whether Israel will continue on its path to the nationalist right or if it understands that in order to secure its future as a Jewish and democratic state it must reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians, followed by one with the Arab world."

Yossi Beilin, Chairman of the Geneva Initiative (Israel) on i24news 

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Women Bringing Peace

In late November, the Geneva Initiative ran a training seminar for leading Israeli women of all ages, from a range of professions and from across Israel.


These social and political activists, many of whom have participated in our joint Israeli-Palestinian activities, share a desire to promote peace and feel an urgent sense of the need to prevent the next war. We believe that Israelis and Palestinians will one day sign a peace agreement. And, without a doubt, women will play a central role in bringing that day closer.

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