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...ate") and Palestinian refugees will not return to Israel at all, as Netanyahu declared in his 2009 Bar-Ilan speech ("The refugee problem must be resolved outside the borders of Isr...

...h parties happy". Netanyahu committed, with conditions, to the two-state solution in a speech in 2009 and has broadly reiterated the aim since. But he has also spoken of a "state minus&quo...

...s of Israel for its settlement policies.   Abbas said that “the Israeli government since 2009 has worked to wreck the two-state solution through increased settlement building and land c...

...hood from the American agenda. Bennett was said to be pressuring Netanyahu to distance himself from a 2009 speech in which the premier said he would be willing to accept an independent demilitarized...

5. America Must Recognize Palestine
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...of the United States government and the international community ever since.   This was why, in 2009, at the beginning of his first administration, Mr. Obama reaffirmed the crucial elements of...

...tion in Israeli-Palestinian relations ever since Netanyahu entered the Prime Minister’s Office in 2009. Netanyahu naturally likes to take personal credit for every success in the international a...

... Jazeera and The Guardian in 2011, quoted Abbas elaborating on his view of the refugee issue in a March 2009 meeting with the negotiations committee. “On numbers of refugees, it is illogical to ...

8. Is Israel annexing West Bank Area C?
(News Room/News - 2016)
...rea C land, which makes up 42% of the West Bank, has been designated Israeli land. He said that between 2009 and 2013 only 44 housing permits have been granted to Area C Palestinians.   A sen...

... Israel granted approval for only one Palestinian building initiative in 2014 and none in 2015. Between 2009 and 2013, 34 construction permits were issued to Palestinians in Area C, out of 200 applica...

...nities that he has chanced upon to resuscitate the peace process and realize the vision he presented in 2009. This way he will contribute to Israel’s future and its security much more than by em...

...me being – in the West Bank only. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu changed his mind, and since 2009 he has been committed to the partition formula. But he is not ready to pay the price for su...

...al policy of our country’s government and the world community since that time.   In June 2009, President Obama stated, "Israelis must acknowledge that just as Israel's right to exi...

...rs. The situation reminds me of a story a foreign correspondent covering Operation Cast Lead in early 2009 told me. At the height of the Israeli bombing of Gaza, he noticed an old Palestinian man le...

14. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...rliament) does not meet, the last elections to parliament and the presidency — which were set for 2009 — never took place, and do not seem to be anywhere on the horizon. Although he is alr...

15. Back to the Arab Peace Initiative?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
... This might be a correct analysis, but in my opinion it is no longer relevant. Netanyahu’s famous 2009 Bar Ilan speech, in which he expressed support for the two- state solution, was important -...

16. How to respond to Netanyahu
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...nd Gaza. This support was encouraged over the past six years on the basis of Benjamin Netanyahu’s 2009 speech at Bar-Ilan University which gave the impression that he was willing to seriously ne...

...r the lack of diplomatic progress.  “After the Bar Ilan speech [the prime minister’s 2009 acceptance of a demilitarized Palestinian state], Breaking the Impasse came out with a bill...

...peace talks. The document, penned after the talks took place during Netanyahu's second government (2009-2013), gives a rare view of the possible concessions Netanyahu was willing to make to reach...

...rom the halls of power.   Now, after 15 years in the opposition, broken only by the two years (2009-2011) it spent as a junior partner in a Likud government, the question must be asked: is it...

...over, the deception.’”   If Netanyahu had entered into serious talks with Abbas in 2009, where would we be today?   “I know there are many left-wing Israelis who be...

21. Fence may have prevented abduction
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...sic infrastructure of the fence, the defense establishment chose to inform the High Court of Justice in 2009 that it did not intend to complete its construction.   A defense establishment ann...

...ments. It made a brief appearance in the Annapolis talks of 2007, but only as a marginal issue. Only In 2009 did it truly come into play, courtesy of Benjamin Netanyahu.     US Pres...

...rsquo;s policy to people in Gaza was described by Richard Goldstone, who led a UN delegation to Gaza in 2009, as ‘collective punishment’: because of restrictions on water and energy as wel...

24. The two-state dilemma
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...f leadership. His democratic mandate ran out five years ago when his term as president ended in January 2009. The split between Hamas and Fatah has precluded new elections. Not a single faction in the...

... US policy is more supportive of Israel or balanced under Obama compared to previous polls; in December 2009, only 13% of Israelis believed US policy was more supportive, 40% thought it more supportiv...

26. Netanyahu's diplomatic vacuum
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...d Olmert and former foreign minister Tzipi Livni — failed to achieve an agreement and finally, in 2009, they lost the reins of government to the Likud Party. Ever since that election, which brou...

... of the ultra-Orthodox-Ashkenazi Degel HaTorah Party, Knesset member Avraham Ravitz (who passed away in 2009). And by the way, Betar Illit is one of the ultra-Orthodox settlements that was removed fro...

...n’t want the alternative of a binational state. This is his clearest statement on the issue since 2009.     What’s changed? First, Mr. Abbas has an alternative. If no progr...

29. Why two-states is still possible
(News Room/News 2013)
... existential threat to the state of Israel.’   Netanyahu, when he came back to office in 2009, didn’t try to introduce his own demands. He went to changing the terms of reference....

... the Jewish state.” (Netanyahu set out his two-state vision in a speech at Bar-Ilan University in 2009.)   Beilin, who played a significant role in initiating secret talks with the Pale...

...squo;s refusal to consider such a freeze.   Israel instated a settlement freeze in November of 2009, in an effort to restart peace talks. “I hope that this decision will help launch mea...

32. Romney vs. Obama on the Peace Process
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...ecially Iran. Romney's right: Obama did argue for occasionally voicing differences with Israel: in 2009, he reflected on the George W. Bush administration and said, "[T]here was no space bet...

...   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used that phrase in his Bar-Ilan University speech [of June 2009] but did not fill it with content. The fact that Netanyahu has shaped the debate on the pol...

...or not Netanyahu has made the conflict with the Palestinians considerably worse since he took office in 2009 and what price Israel will have to pay for his misguided and ominous policies.   C...

35. Text of PA's July 24 letter to the EU
(News Room/News 2012)
...s that will ensure that the freeze of the upgrade continues, especially at the practical level. In June 2009, that upgrade of the relations was suspended because the context was deemed unfavorable. To...

... taken place with “no consequences whatever.”   The international community had in 2009 issued a series of declarations that all settlement should indeed stop - which led to a ten...

37. Israel's Embattled Democracy
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
... hard-line Likud Party, supported by smaller right-wing parties, has had a majority in Parliament since 2009. But when Shaul Mofaz and his centrist Kadima Party joined the government in May, the merge...

...roponent of pushing forward the peace process based on two-states and even developed his own peace plan 2009.    Deputy Prime Minister an leader of the Kadima party, Shaul Mofaz (phot...

...on.   Netanyahu declared his support for such a solution in a speech at Bar-Ilan University in 2009, as well as when he addressed the U.S. Congress in May 2011. However, he has never brought ...

By Yossi Verter, Haaretz  23.04.12 via Haaretz new (click here for the original article)   Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is a worthy and serious partner, and it was cer

41. Geneva Initiative Given a Second Wind
(News Room/News - 2011)
...setting out the terms of a workable peace agreement. An annex covering security issues was published in 2009, followed by an annex on the refugee question last summer.   In her welcoming addr...

...his wife that he would leave the government after two years. He joined the State Department in February 2009 as a senior adviser on Iran before moving to the National Security Council that June. &nb...

...rately with Israel and with the Palestinian Authority.   Under the circumstances created since 2009, this is a blessed initiative. The insistence on a face-to-face meeting between Netanyahu a...

...a relatively high level of support for the API: 54 percent supported it, down from 64 percent in August 2009.   What then is the political significance of these numbers? Leadership is at leas...

...e my views", said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his lauded speech at Bar Ilan University in 2009. Just like in the political sphere, in the social sphere words without actions are meaningl...

46. Obama's Secret Mideast Success
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama in the Oval Office in 2009     ...

...ported detailed descriptions of the borders and swaps (without using the term “1967”). In a 2009 survey for the peace organization One Voice, 52 percent of Israelis said 1967 borders with ...

...bsp; Mr. Ashraf Al Ajami, former Minister for Prisoner Affairs in the Palestinian Authority from 2007-2009, addressed the group, offering a Palestinian perspective on current events.   The ...

...only guy who could achieve peace,” he said, referring to Ehud Olmert, prime minister from 2006 to 2009.   Erekat said all of the solutions to ending the conflict have already been deter...

50. The Geneva Accord: a breakthrough model
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...cord, which were produced under the collaboration of our Israeli and Palestinian teams and published in 2009.   The key to our success in reaching a comprehensive agreement was not in the spe...

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