Geneva Initiative Annexes
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1. UNGA reaffirms two-state solution
(News Room/Headlines)
...they all support the Geneva Initiative. Last Thursday, 156 member states of the United Nations General Assembly called for the implementation of a two-state solution of “Israel and Palestin...

...reparing a new peace plan even though chances for agreement appear dim.   In December, the General Assembly voted 128-9, with 35 abstentions, to reject the US decision to recognize Jerusalem....

... institutions of a Palestinian state, and that the Palestinians will seek full implementation of UN General Assembly and Security Council resolutions.   At the press conference, Mogherini rei...

...2018  Via Mitvim (click here for the full article)   In December 2017, while the UN General Assembly voted against the American decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s c...

...it has sparked protests across the Muslim world and drawn a diplomatic rebuke in the United Nations General Assembly, and highlighted the impasse in peace efforts. ...

Report from the UN General Assembly 29.11.2017 Via Reliefweb (click here for the full report)   Noting that today marked 70 years since the adoption of a United Nations resolution to parti

...fact that the State of Israel had also been established "on the basis of the resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations."   Balfour Declaration:   This was a ...

... the US's top diplomat in New York following the premier's speech before the United Nations' annual General Assembly debate, where the two also discussed security matters concerning the Middle East an...

9. Is Israel annexing West Bank Area C?
(News Room/News - 2016)
... the US administration when the diplomatic stage moves to New York in September, with the annual UN General Assembly. In the meantime, the Netanyahu government is actively building a binational state,...

...vember 18, 1988, it states explicitly that the decision on the Partition Plan by the United Nations General Assembly in November 1947 provides a legitimate basis for the Palestinian demand for soverei...

11. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...p; Abbas’ only real accomplishment took place in 2012 when, despite U.S. opposition, the UN General Assembly upgraded the status of the PLO to a non-member observer state. Last December Abbas ...

...p; Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in September (photo credit: AP/Richard Drew) Palestinian Autho...

13. Kerry Extends Israel Trip
(News Room/News 2013)
...gnificant headway toward resuming the peace talks needed to be made long before September, when the General Assembly resumes its debate on the Middle East.   Mr. Kerry has frequently said tha...

14. Yossi Beilin says support a Palestinian
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
..., 1947, that the Palestinians and their friends in the Arab world expressly rejected United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181, which recognized the need to establish a Jewish state alongside an ...

...eli response.”   PA President Mahmoud Abbas is said to be planning to turn to the UN General Assembly in September and seek to begin the process for Palestine to be recognized as a non-...

16. Attempts to revive peace talks
(News Room/News 2012)
...t in return the Palestinian president commit to not pursuing unilateral moves at the United Nations General Assembly to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority from observer to non-member. &...

...an were the result of international pressure placed on Abbas immediately after his speech to the UN General Assembly in September 23 2011. On that same day, the members of the Quartet – the Unit...

... letter, and if it fails to arrive, we will commence our plans related to the Security Council, the General Assembly, and other UN bodies," he said.    A source in Prime Minister Be...

...The Quartet tried unsuccessfully to kick start negotiations during talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on September 23, when a fresh Quartet initiative called for the resumption of direc...

...   Swiss President and Foreign Minister, Micheline Calmy-Rey, spoke to the United Nations General Assembly in New York today, and reiterated her support for the Geneva Initiative. Below is a...

21. Peace Now, or Never
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...(click here for original)   On the eve of Mahmoud Abbas's speech before the United Nations General Assembly, during which he is expected to request recognition of a Palestinian state, former ...

...backed initiative as a “reference point”.   Abbas, speaking en route to the UN General Assembly in New York, said the United States and Israel wanted to keep the peace process res...

...l.   Beilin stressed that it is still possible to use the Palestinian initiative at the UN General Assembly as an opportunity for positive developments. He reminded that no action taken this ...

On September 16, in preparation for the UN vote on Palestinian statehood, Geneva Initaitive architects Dr. Yossi Beilin a

... to exercise its veto there. It is expected that the Palestinians’s next step would be in the General Assembly, where there is no veto but which can grant only observer status, not full membersh...

26. Why the United States Should Vote 'Yes'
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...esponsibility, wisdom and care.    To continue reading, click here.   The General Assembly Hall at the United Nations, where the Palestinian Authority plans to re...

27. Palestinian Views on Hamas, September
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...eneva Initiative staff)   As September begins and preparations near for the United Nations General Assembly, where the Palestinian Authority plans to request a vote on its membership status, ...

...ould put it on a par with the Vatican.   The latter requires only a two-thirds vote in the General Assembly, while full recognition also needs approval at the Security Council, where the Unit...

...erage of the conflict on both sides, as well as their thoughts on reporting from the United Nations General Assembly in September.   A Knesset Channel journalist who attended the seminar repo...

...ications of the Palestinian effort to gain international recognition at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly.   To listen to the discussion, click here. ...

...Palestinians will present their demand for their right to freedom and respect at the opening of the General Assembly of the UN on September 20.   The process will not end in September, regard...

...The ambassador, Sir Mark Lyall Grant, referred to a threatened demand by Palestinians to ask the UN General Assembly in September to proclaim Palestinian statehood.   Speaking at a meeting of...

...n an op-ed he published in The New York Times in May: "[T]his September, at the United Nations General Assembly, we will request ... that our state be admitted as a full member of the United Nati...

...oth sides, 57% of Palestinians and 51% of Israelis, believe that if the Palestinians turn to the UN General Assembly for recognition of a Palestinian state, they will succeed to obtain a two thirds ma...

35. Buying Into Palestinian Statehood
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
... without prejudice to the rights of all citizens and minority groups. Recall, in this context, U.N. General Assembly resolution 181 of 1947 that called for the establishment of a Jewish state and an A...

36. Netanyahu's Bizarre Palestinian Stance
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...out sums up the relationship between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu. In a few months, the U.N. General Assembly will vote, probably overwhelmingly, to recognize a Palestinian state along Israel&r...

....' There was some discussion of the proposal that a vote be held in the September session of the UN General Assembly to recognize Palestinian statehood. While speakers disagreed on the advisability of...

38. What would Netanyahu do for peace?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...her Hamas nor Fatah. A majority of countries is likely to recognize a Palestinian state at the U.N. General Assembly this September.     This should be of serious concern to Netanyahu, w...

...urbulent winds of the Arab Spring continue to blow, and efforts to bring a September vote in the UN General Assembly to recognise the Palestinian state pick up steam, the urgency of a final status Ara...

40. President Obama and the Peace Process
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...y deadline Mr. Obama has to worry about. The Palestinians are threatening to ask the United Nations General Assembly — which admitted the state of Israel in 1949 — to declare a Palestinian...

... is under pressure to make a new initiative or face the prospect of the Palestinians seeking the UN General Assembly's blessing for a Palestinian state.   "The president will be speaking...

...an state.” It must be remembered that a resolution on statehood would be brought before the General Assembly, where majority rules with no big-power vetoes. It’s not as if the United Sta...

43. Zionist diplomacy
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...ldquo;Palestine” and are expected to appeal to the UN Security Council and/or the non-binding General Assembly in September to recognize such a state within the June 4, 1967 “borders.&rdqu...

...rusalem as its capital, and a just, negotiated solution to the refugee issue, in accordance with UN General Assembly Resolution 194. The initiative also left an opening for territorial exchange, under...

45. A Plan for Peace That Still Could Be
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...uo;a just solution to the Palestinian refugee problem to be agreed upon in accordance with the U.N. General Assembly Resolution 194.” And U.N. 194 resolves that “the refugees wishing to re...

46. Before the UN makes a decision for us
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...alestinians is possible only through an American initiative.   On November 29, 2011 the UN General Assembly decided by a large majority to recognize a Palestinian state within the 1967 border...

...Palestinian and Israeli representatives of the Geneva Initiative participated in a seminar organized by the Assembly of Cooperation for Peace in Valencia, Spain, where they lectured on GI's educationa...

...s recalled what President Obama had said in his speech at the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly in September.   “President Obama said he hopes a new state will beco...

... From November 5 to 9, Geneva Initiative representatives participated in the annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America in New Orleans, Louisiana. ...

50. Negotiating Until the End
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...is currently taking in this. Evidence of the US interest came in Barack Obama’s speech at the General Assembly of the United Nations, which focused on the issue of peace between the Palestinians...

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