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American Support for Peace

What brings Republicans, Democrats, AIPAC and J-Street together?

 

Legislation for peace.

 

 

The Partnership Fund for Peace Act is a bipartisan bill aimed at strengthening the Palestinian economy and encouraging cooperation between Palestinians, Israelis, and Americans. This is the latest in a series of announcements and bills by Congress aimed at strengthening the longstanding American commitment to the two-state solution. 

 

We still don’t know what’s included (or left out!) in the “Deal of the Century,” but we do know that leading American voices from the right, left, and center are coming out with a united message: the two-state solution has always been, and will continue to be, the best hope for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. The Geneva Initiative applauds and stands with these important partners for peace.

 

Read more about the Peace Act here: https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-us-economic-aid-bill-for-palestinians-proposed-1001288631

13 June 2019

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.

04 June 2019

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.

16 May 2019

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"

 

 

22 April 2019

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.

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02 April 2019

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.

01 April 2019

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.

 

03 March 2019

Oslo and Camp David: One and the Same?

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

25 February 2019

SECURITY COUNCIL BRIEFING ON THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST, INCLUDING THE PALESTINIAN QUESTION

Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process

23 January 2019

Gadi Baltiansky on Israel-Gulf state relations

 Gadi Baltiansky, Israeli CEO of the Geneva Initiative, in an i24 News series on Israel-Gulf state relations

07 January 2019
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