Geneva Initiative Annexes
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1. Two-State Index: Up by 1.1% in June
(News Room/News - 2018)
  The Bahrain Workshop. Palestinian support for boycott of US peace plan. Left-wing figures emerge in Israeli elections. Unsteady, unofficial ceasefire with Gaza holds. These trends mov

2. Russian-Speakers Tour of the Gaza Envelope
(Events/Local Activities - 2018)
...aeli MKs, a group of 40 young leaders from the Russian-speaking community traveled to the Gaza envelope area on June 20th with conflict expert Dr. Shaul Arieli for an intensive tour of the area. This ...

...ing period, Israeli authorities have advanced, approved or tendered over 3,100 housing units planned in Area C settlements, including plans for some 2,500 units, which were advanced, and tenders for a...

4. Jerusalem tour with Dr. Shaul Arieli
(Events/Local Activities - 2018)
  Jerusalem is often cited as one of the outstanding “intractable” issues that make the Palestinian-Israeli conflict so difficult to solve. Last Friday, 23.11, confl

5. Introducing the Two-State Coalition
(Events/Joint Activities - 2018)
...iated settlement for the conflict. Dozens of Palestinian and Israeli organizations operate today in the areas of peace-building, non-violence and coexistence, working with local constituencies, leader...

...est Bank. But while most of these positions eroded as starting points and were adapted to possible areas of agreement in order to reach a historic compromise, in the past 25 years Netanyahu ...

...ies. The representative indicated that the number of Jews and Arabs living under Israeli control in the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean had reached parity at 6.5 million for each s...

... Peace Coalition-Geneva Initiative held a seminar for a group of 36 senior political activists from the area of Aqaba – Northern Valleys.  The seminar fe...

...rcent of Jerusalem’s 865,000 population. After Israel annexed East Jerusalem in 1967, it gave the area’s Palestinian inhabitants permanent residency rather than citizenship, so they are en...

... west Jerusalem with east Jerusalem, which was annexed to Jerusalem in 1967 after the Six Day War. This area included 28 Palestinian villages, which were neither part of the city nor part of what the ...

...must be implemented to turn Gaza into a developing environment, with advanced industrial zones, tourist areas, innovative transportation solutions, and infrastructures that will meet the population&rs...

...ade in May at the request of the US administration, including allowing more Palestinian construction in Area C of the West Bank; the expansion of Palestinian towns in the face of overcrowding; the exp...

...ountry belongs to its inhabitants and not to its occupiers." But this principle was applied in the areas occupied by empires in World War I, the only place where it did not apply was in Palestine...

...t will arrive to Israel Monday while Kushner will join later this week on Wednesday. His arrival to the area will reinforce the fact that President Trump sees the Israeli-Palestinian peace process as ...

... the time, came to the table and made peace.   Under the treaty, Israel returned the Sinai, an area more than 2 1/2 times the size of Israel. That peace treaty has stood the test of time. &nb...

...h of the parties, under an umbrella of a confederation (which can make it easier to coordinate in vital areas, and can prevent the need to evacuate settlers who will find themselves on the other side ...

...live, how healthy we live, the water we drink, the food we eat, the milk that we drink – in every area," Netanyahu was quoted as saying.   The Israeli premier is being hosted by th...

...ues within their country, with Israel playing a key role in providing protection over the entire future areas within the confederation. The Arab League will be required to make decisions regarding w...

...ation of Ma’aleh Adumim by Yoav Kish and Bezalel Smotrich, the annexation of settlement blocs and Area C by Bennett, and the annexation of the entire West Bank by Tzipi Hotovely and Miri Regev. ...

...o;s position was that even following an agreement, Israel would retain security control over the entire area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea over the coming decades. The best case s...

...two-state solution. [Yehoshua calls on Israel to grant residency to some 100,000 Palestinians living in Area C of the West Bank but denies that this is annexation.] In his distress, he has turned to s...

... On December 13, the Geneva Initiative ran a tour of the West Bank area which was attended by over 30 members of the diplomatic community. The tour was led by Col....

23. America Must Recognize Palestine
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...by war and the need to work for a just and lasting peace in the Middle East in which every state in the area can live in security,” and the “withdrawal of Israel armed forces from territor...

...e capped at a few months. This should lead to a significant expansion of the currently small geographic area controlled by the Palestinian Authority. It should lead to security arrangements between Is...

...nister of Prisoners and current resident of Gaza Hisham abed al Razak; and toured the greater Jerusalem area to get a better sense of realities on the ground and how might a peace agreement look like....

26. Tour of Greater Jerusalem for Senior Party Activists
(Events/Local Activities - 2016)
... In late August, Col. (res.) Shaul Arieli led a tour of the greater Jerusalem area for some 60 senior political activists from across the political spectrum, including from t...

...d, think that the Palestinian Authority exists independently and that the checkpoints exist only in the area between the PA and Israel; they do not understand the difference between passing between Is...

28. Is Israel annexing West Bank Area C?
(News Room/News - 2016)
...e Palestinian Authority (PA) is today more concerned with what they define as the gradual annexation of Area C in the West Bank (61% of the territory in which Israel, according to the Oslo Accord, has...

29. A covenant of shadows
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...n. Even if the coalition of nations currently working to combat IS manages to dramatically diminish the areas under its control in Iraq and Syria, the ideology propagated by the group will still pose ...

...o build new units in Jewish settlements in the West Bank and a spate of home demolitions in Palestinian areas over the past week have drawn sharp criticism from the Obama administration. Israel &ldq...

... Israelis. It calls on Israel to stop settlement construction and put a stop to the gradual takeover of Area C in the West Bank.   Members of the Quartet decided to compile the report during ...

...er of new residents across the West Bank and accounted for only 9.3 percent of the population growth in areas lying within the planned barrier.   These facts imply that the feet of the ultra-...

33. Israel's six options for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...gio della Pergola, a demographer and professor, said that Jews constitute a bare majority of 52% in the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, but that this could change in the comin...

34. Jerusalem in the spotlight: challenges and solutions
(Events/Local Activities - 2016)
... In mid-April, our Advanced Political Course participants toured the greater Jerusalem area. Participants heard from Col. (res) Shaul Arieli about the Palestinian villages and Israeli...

...ation authorities. Part of his job was to sign off on orders for the demolition of Palestinian homes in Area C (under full Israeli control).   The visit was the latest in a series of recent g...

...a unilateral move of dismantling settlements that lie outside the separation fence, leaving the army in Area C, where there is now full Israeli control, and then waiting for negotiations. The occupati...

...ition of territory by war and the need to work for a just and lasting peace in which every state in the area can live in security.” In his 1990 memoir, former secretary of State Dean Rusk explai...

....” While not formally endorsing settlement activity, it would nonetheless seek to channel it into areas that will likely be part of Israel in any two-state outcome. In 2008, Palestinian Presiden...

... is still under Israeli occupation, with a weak Palestinian Authority (PA) in charge of mostly civilian areas. A bitter debate is currently raging within the leadership of the PA as to how to achiev...

...e economy of the West Bank and what could transpire if the PA were given access to economic activity in Area C, the 61% of the West Bank under total Israeli control: Revenue would increase by $2.2 b...

...the United States hesitates on defining the scope and place of the Palestinian capital in the Jerusalem area. On the issue of mutual recognition, only the United States favors the recognition of Israe...

...ation, demolition of houses, Israeli economic development of settlements' industrial zones in West Bank Area C (under Israeli control), the army entering Palestinian cities in Area A (under Palestinia...

...Oslo Accord, the interim period, during which Israel would have full control over 60% of the West Bank (Area C), was supposed to end after five years. Instead, the diplomatic standstill on the one han...

...c of life in dozens of Palestinian villages – Israel is not capable of offering a similarly sized area to the Palestinians. Thorough research into proposals, both official and unofficial, shows ...

45. The Settlement Enterprise Has Failed
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...c of life in dozens of Palestinian villages – Israel is not capable of offering a similarly sized area to the Palestinians. Thorough research into proposals, both official and unofficial, shows ...

46. Why Jerusalem Can and Must Be Divided
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...aid. “It includes two walls in Jerusalem: the first is political, around the greater metropolitan area, which includes Ma’aleh Adumim, Gush Etzion and Givat Ze’ev; the second is a se...

47. Seminar for Israeli parliamentary assistants
(Events/Local Activities - 2015)
...ng with the group In addition to Rawabi, the participants also visited sites in the greater Jerusalem area, where they were guided by Col. (res.) Shaul Arieli. The seminar also included lectures b...

48. Tour for New Knesset Members
(Events/Local Activities - 2015)
... In mid June the Geneva Initiative organized a tour of the greater Jerusalem area for new Members of Knesset The Members of Knesset came fro...

...ution, “the Palestinians would need to take over increased security responsibilities – more area and more functions.” The resources necessary to meet this need are not guaranteed. On...

...’ for use in their daily work. Highlights of the seminar included a tour of the greater Jerusalem area with Hagit Ofran, a fascinating meeting with Husam Zomlot, a senior advisor to Palestinian ...

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