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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"

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Two-State Index goes up by 1% in January

Abbas strikes a reconciliatory tone toward Israel; Benny Gantz launched his campaign and immediately shot up in the polls; UN and Qatar restored a fragile calm in Gaza; U.S. aid to the Palestinians is set to stop; UN warned about the state of the two-state solution as the U.S. considers its strategy.

These events and some contradictory trends ultimately moved the Two-State Index (TSI) up by 1.0% in January.

For the full report, click here. For the Index website, go here

Two-State Index goes up by 1% in January

Abbas strikes a reconciliatory tone toward Israel; Benny Gantz launched his campaign and immediately shot up in the polls; UN and Qatar restored a fragile calm in Gaza; U.S. aid to the Palestinians is set to stop; UN warned about the state of the two-state solution as the U.S. considers its strategy.

These events and some contradictory trends ultimately moved the Two-State Index (TSI) up by 1.0% in January.

For the full report, click here. For the Index website, go here

Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East

"Critical work continues to be done by civil society to find common ground and to work towards resolving the conflict. Their efforts are inspiring and should be applauded and supported by all." -UN Special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov 

We at the Geneva Initiative thank the Special Coordinator for his powerful words about the need to make progress towards a final-status solution and for his support of civil society organizations working towards peace. 

Read the full speech here.

Nickolay Mladenov (on screen), UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefs the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. UN Photo/Loey Felipe - 22 January 2019

 

Two-State Index goes down by 1.6% in December

 Israel announces early elections. European countries take a stand in the United Nations about a possible American peace deal. Escalation in the West Bank. Mahmoud Abbas dissolves the Palestinian parliament. 

These trends lowered the Two-State Index by 1.6%. For more information, see the full report here

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