Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...as never declared its borders. Not in the Declaration of Independence with its establishment on May 14, 1948, and not for the 70 years of its existence. In the Arab world this is a strategy of permane...

...recognize the State of Israel on the 1967 border, and accepting a mere 22% of what was Palestine before 1948. Since that time, Palestine’s vision of peace has been consistent, and is clearly out...

....   In the book, Klein maintains that the rift between the two communities did not occur until 1948, and that even afterward, including during our contemporary knife-wielding era, personal re...

...ians. For the Palestinians, this date marks a second tragedy, after the very establishment of Israel in 1948. Half a century of occupation saw the rise of a Palestinian national movement (PLO), a vi...

5. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...he West Bank and Gaza believed that Abbas was willing to go too far and give up the right of return for 1948 refugees into Israel. But the hope that Abbas would gain freedom from the occupation lessen...

...ast, 36% believe the first most vital goal should be to obtain the right of return of refugees to their 1948 towns and villages, 14% believe that it should be to build a pious or moral individual and ...

...esence in the Jordan Valley. And yes, there is a even talk of a humanitarian return for refugees to pre-1948 areas. And all this even before negotiations began in earnest. Netanyahu’s state...

...ng the much-debated Palestinian right of return for those displaced on the eve of Israel's formation in 1948. The document revealed Israel offered Palestinian 'refugees' the right of return on a perso...

9. A Tapestry of Conflict
(News Room/News - 2015)
...s were marked with paint. Their tenants at least were given three days to pack. The founding myths of 1948 and 1967, that there was no ethnic cleansing and the Palestinians willingly fled, have alre...

... The attempts of the right wing to plant enclaves in Arab neighbourhoods have been an utter failure. In 1948 the Palestinian communists paid a heavy price for their support of the partition plan. But ...

11. Religion is not the root of the problem
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...r Zionist-Palestinian clashes.   Yet it's worth seeing the whole picture. Up to the eve of the 1948 war, Jews and Arabs lived shared lives in mixed cities. Day to day, they experienced both f...

By Shaul Arieli, Haaretz 7.10.2014, via Haaretz [click here for the original article]   The power freaks running the government are perpetuating poverty and the occupation while alienating Is

...le large center-left or center-right party and a handful of small satellites, the dominant formula from 1948 until the late 1990s. Today’s coalitions are composed of medium-sized parties held to...

14. From Gaza to comprehensive peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...ank and those in Gaza is founded on shared history. Most of the Gaza Palestinians are refugees from the 1948 Israel-Arab war from Jaffa and Beersheba and the area in between. Some of their families fl...

...ld begin and end with the reestablishment of the Jewish community of Kfar Etzion which was destroyed in 1948 would be astonished to discover that 140 settlements and hundreds of thousands of Israelis ...

...sraelis this is a matter of security. The very day the creation of the state of Israel was announced in 1948, five Arab neighbours invaded, and the country has been under siege ever since.  The p...

17. My Jewish State
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...er words, the Palestinian leadership would accept territorial compromise or is still set on reversal of 1948 and mass return to Haifa.   Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, says no; thi...

18. One-State Dream, One-State Nightmare
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...ld “always have a place to go to.” Jewish Refugees land at Nahariya in 1948 He said: “I have a lot of respect for the ethos of Greater Israel. I grew up in ...

19. The Two-State Imperative
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...economically and condemned to the steady erosion of dignity and territory that has been their lot since 1948. A new spasm of fruitless violence, perhaps even a third intifada, is possible.   ...

20. Yossi Beilin: The First Steps for Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...izenship. An international framework will be established for this purpose, with Israel compensating the 1948 refugees for their plight, the assets of their families and their absorption into different...

...rast, 30% believe the first most vial goal should be to obtain the right of return of refugees to their 1948 towns and villages.  Three months ago, at the peak of Palestinian UN statehood bid, ...

...e to a student reproaching him for having abandoned the "right of return" for the refugees of 1948, their children and their grandchildren, and, in doing so, having sold out the sacred inter...

23. Beilin: Barghouti is Not a Terrorist
(News Room/News - 2011)
...lem, would allow for some Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria to remain in exchange for land from within 1948 Israel, and would leave the PA state demilitarized.   To continue reading, click h...

24. Bibi against reality
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
... Palesitnians at Majdal Shams.   Events of this sort have shadowed Israel since the end of the 1948 War of Independence. Israel has responded to them in different ways, depending on its capab...

...e IPI’s two-page document acknowledges “the suffering of the Palestinian refugees since the 1948 war, as well as of the Jewish refugees from the Arab countries.” It accepts the API a...

...uire the peace and regional acceptance that have supposedly been its primary foreign policy goals since 1948.   For the Palestinians, this clause is an extremely important diplomatic tool in ...

... territories. On mutual recognition, said Khoury, the world recognizes Israel as it was established in1948. Palestinians recognized Israel in 1988 when they decided to recognize the 1967 border...

28. A Plan for Peace That Still Could Be
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
... — as many as five million people descended mainly from those 750,000 who lost their homes in the 1948-49 war — it was crucial, he said, “to come up with a formula that allowed each ...

...y the US and the international community was necessary to create and sustain the new state of Israel in 1948, similar intervention and a US-led peace plan will be necessary to create a viable Palestin...

...ritories). They insisted that refugees be allowed to return to lands from which they were dislocated in 1948 and 1967. The transcripts show that Israel conceded to each of these demands, in part at le...

... character (20 per cent of citizens are Arabs from areas originally part of the state as established in 1948). Israel’s Supreme Court has defended a democratic framework that guarantees equal ri...

32. Enough Game-Playing
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... his demand is intended to negate their insistence on a right of return for Palestinian refugees of the 1948 war — a core peace issue along with borders, security and Jerusalem — before an...

...s expected to lose seats.   While land-swaps of settlement blocs for land annexed by Israel in 1948 have been proposed as part of a two-state solution, details of potential swaps have yet to ...

...rael as the Jewish state will negate their demand for a right of return for Palestinian refugees of the 1948 war and their descendants, before any negotiation. They also say it undermines the status o...

35. Abbas has to make tough decisions
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...ts take over in Israel their success will only be temporary. Ensuring a pure Jewish state, whether in 1948 Israel or across the Green Line, is a demographic impossibility. Aside from ethnic cleansin...

36. US would take 100 000 refugees - Olmert
(News Room/News - 2010)
...ight of return" of the Palestinians who fled or were expelled when the Jewish state was created in 1948. With their descendants, they number 4.7 million people.   Israel rejects the dema...

37. War, Timeout, War, Time...
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...h; and it is not a steady state.   Let me explain. The history of Israeli-Arab relations since 1948 can be summarized in one sentence: “War, timeout, war, timeout, war, timeout, war, ti...

38. What to do with Jerusalem
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...ee issue. Unless Palestinians give up their demand for the return of more than a symbolic number of the 1948 refugees to Israel-a demand universally seen as undermining the state's Jewish character-mo...

...es in his newly published autobiography, Crossing Mandelbaum Gate.   From the crucible of post-1948 Palestine, there also never arose a high-profile, politically viable counterpart to Mahatma...

..., Palestinian officials would have to accept that there would be no right of return for refugees of the 1948 war that established the Israeli state, and for their millions of descendants. Rather, the ...

...hildren, and immigrated to Palestine at the age of 18. He fought for Israel’s independence in the 1948 war and was wounded in the battle for Abu Tor, a strategically important neighborhood of Je...

42. Talking-Cure Diplomacy
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... been able to mourn what they call the Nakba, the expulsion of 750,000 Palestinians from their homes in 1948. Their ethos of national liberation was based on the idea that all refugees would be able t...

...ercome this Jewish majority, particularly when you continue to insist that all Palestinians expelled in 1948 have the right of return.   Abbas: I understand these concerns. Today, there are 5...

44. Reason for Hope
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...omed Mideast ‘peace process’ ’’ (oped, Oct. 14), Jeff Jacoby insists that since 1948 “the Arabs’ ’’ goal has been the elimination of Israel, and that no...

45. Get Stuck In, Mr President
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...he Palestinians should get a symbolic right of return to the lands they lost when Israel was founded in 1948 while clearly accepting that in practice only a few of them will be able to resettle there....

... is not a religious war. Our war is about the existence of the state of Israel as it was established in 1948 to be a homeland for the Jewish people. This is wrong -- very wrong -- to try to present ou...

47. Welcome to the Middle East, 2030
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...will fund reconstruction of the oil export pipeline from Kirkuk in northern Iraq to Haifa, closed since 1948. 2011: Property prices in the West Bank triple in a year as former Palestinian refugees b...

... for a right for Palestinians to return to areas in Israel from which they fled or were forced out in a 1948 war ahead of Israel's creation.   ...

...or a right for Palestinians to return to areas in Israel from which they fled or were forced out in the 1948 war ahead of Israel's creation. An Israeli official said Barak's visit aimed to look at w...

...history will ever be possible. The Palestinian refugees – who fled or were driven out by the 1948 and 1967 wars – and the Palestine Liberation Organisation, insist on their right of r...

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