Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...already suffering from a steady decline in foreign funding and an estimated budgetary deficit of around $1 billion this year.   Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop said in...

...d a delegation to the Palestinian city of Rawabi, where Israeli restrictions have hampered progress on the billion-dollar project. The Americans, the Walla news site reported, are insistent Israel all...

...n Israel whose goal is to win hearts and minds.   And we haven’t even said a word about the billions for infrastructure and security, or about the political, moral and social price Isra...

...tt, he will doubtless back the dismantling of the security barrier that Israel has built to the tune of 15 billion shekels ($3.9 billion), but he will have to accept that annexing Area C means Israel ...

...been built in settlements.   Still, the United States agreed this year to provide Israel with $38 billion in military aid over 10 years, the largest such package ever. U.S. and Israeli offici...

...erning the Middle East and the newly signed Memorandum of Understanding which aids Israel an estimated $38 billion dollars over the next 10 years.    "John, Secretary of State Kerry...

...alestinian support would increase dramatically, however, if the Palestinian state “received 30 to 50 billion dollars” to help in resettling or compensating refugees. In that case, Palestin...

... to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government, which is renegotiating a multibillion-dollar military aid package with the United States and has been looking to improve it...

... the regional ambitions of Shiite Iran, and could also assuage Washington. While Egypt, which has received billions of dollars in American aid, remains close allies with the United States, their relat...

...inians jailed in Israel for security-related offenses and to cover the legal defense of terrorists. Half a billion shekels is a lot of money. The man who for many years served as foreign minister and ...

11. Tour for New Knesset Members
(Events/Local Activities - 2015)
...ians into 187 separate blocs (!) which could be solved in the eyes of the crazy right by investing tens of billions in bridges and tunnels.   Today more than ever, it is clear that to retain ...

...Palestinians stand to gain the best economic outcome possible through achieving a two-state solution: $123 billion and $50 billion respectively over ten years, with the Palestinians’ average per...

...l as an entrepreneur who sold his company Chromatis Networks to Lucent in 2000 for a record-breaking $4.75 billion. “BDS can be contained because of the relatively extreme agenda. But I do see...

...n that were given to the settlers who left Gaza are taken as a starting point, we’d be talking about billions of shekels. Can the State of Israel unilaterally relinquish the territory of th...

...en a disproportionate preoccupation with Iran, under the illusion that we can cope with that danger alone. Billions of dollars were poured into that effort, which had an additional motivation: to chan...

...y contiguous [to Israel] will be returned in an agreement. As a mayor I am disappointed at the energy, the billions that are invested there. If even 10% of what is invested there was brought instead t...

...on Palestinians, to their mothers' chagrin. The donating countries will stop paying up, and the bill of $3 billion a year will have to be paid by your Finance Ministry."   Abbas and Saeb...

...ew here believe Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s promise in May that a peace accord would bring $4 billion in economic development to Palestinians and cut unemployment by two-thirds.   ...

...nian territories. The report cites part of the incentive for the Palestinians to return to talks as the $4 billion economic plan led by former British prime minister Tony Blair, who Kerry met with in ...

...cording to Peres, the Palestinian problem "isn't the main problem in the Middle East. But there are a billion and a half Muslims. The Palestinian problem affects our entire relationship with them...

21. Naftali Bennett's Messianic Plan
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...s is approximately 1,800 miles, three times the security fence that is current built, which cost so far 11 billion, and if he intends to include soldiers and policemen, then we are talking about a mas...

...ies,” he said.   The International Monetary Fund recently refused an Israeli request for $1 billion in bridge loan funding for the Palestinians. The PA cannot ask the IMF for money on i...

...p; And then she imagined: “Connect light to light to light and join the lights together of the one billion young people in the world today. We will be enough to set the whole planet aglow.&rdq...

24. The Government's Truth
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
... over this clause – some things are worthwhile and nice to write, especially if within their context billions of Shekels can be transferred to "our electors" and not to the public at l...

...,160 per settler.   The 2011-2012 budget, approved on Wednesday by the Knesset, allocates NIS 2 billion to settlements, their services and security, and hundreds of millions of shekels more...

... the … development of the infrastructure of a Palestinian state", in which the EU has invested billions of euros.   The signatories to the letter all held office within the past d...

...ited States will provide a package of advanced weaponry and military assistance to Israel totaling several billion dollars, all in return for an Israeli commitment to freeze settlement construction fo...

... in the UN Security Council for a year and will provide Israel with 20 F-35 advanced fighter jets worth $3 billion when they are manufactured later in the decade.   Israeli officials have ind...

...ration has now offered the government of Binyamin Netanyahu a gold-plated menu of incentives, including $3 billion worth of F-35 warplanes, in exchange for a 90-day renewal of a partial moratorium on ...

30. Not by money alone
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... There is more than a little hypocrisy in arguing against foreign involvement in Israel's affairs.  Billions of dollars a year for the provision of expensive military equipment is fine (and ind...

31. Mideast Peace is a Global Issue
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...the member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, which represents the world's Muslims, 1.3 billion people.   But the Arab peace initiative fell on deaf ears. The result was mo...

...rom it. We left Gaza completely. We forced the settlers out. Mobilized thousands of policemen and paid 2.5 billion dollars in compensation. Why did we do it? We weren't under pressure from either the ...

33. The Biden Effect
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...the past decade the United States has been facilitating the costly settlements enterprise by pouring $28.9 billion into Israel. America’s strategic goal of Israeli and Palestinian states living ...

34. Hard Mideast Truths
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...nism. According to a recent report by the Congressional Research Service, U.S. aid to Israel totaled $28.9 billion over the past decade, a sum that dwarfs aid to any other nation and amounts to four t...

35. Hard Mideast Truths
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...nism. According to a recent report by the Congressional Research Service, U.S. aid to Israel totaled $28.9 billion over the past decade, a sum that dwarfs aid to any other nation and amounts to four t...

36. A new freezing point
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...ase in the numbers beyond that line by a factor of five. Israel has settled 80,000 people, at an outlay of billions, outside the areas it is demanding, only to have to evacuate and compensate them in ...

37. Fear scale
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
... to defend itself against terrorism. Netanyahu estimates the security requirements will cost tens of billions of dollars, and for Israel not to collapse economically, it will need to retain annu...

...ter the end of its three-week assault on Hamas there, noting that a donors' conference in Egypt raised 4.5 billion U.S. dollars in financial aid for the purpose. "Little if any of that money ha...

39. Free Marriage Counseling
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...rael’s Haaretz newspaper, put it last week: “The settlement movement has cost Israel some $100 billion. ... The double standard which for decades has favored settlers with inexpensive hous...

...d New Settlements District Administration.   Overall, in 40 years of settlement development, some $18 billion has been spent on the construction of buildings in those West Bank communities, the r...

41. Welcome to the Middle East, 2030
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...first president of an independent Palestine. The Israeli prime minister Tzipi Livni announces that Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich will fund reconstruction of the oil export pipeline from Kirkuk ...

...mic drain of the settlements on the Israeli economy is enormous. The government has spent more than half a billion dollars on the settlements annually, with each settler getting thousands of dollars m...

43. Rahm Emanuel's Mideast Mission
(News Room/News - 2009)
...used to stop settlement building in 1991, President George H.W. Bush withheld U.S. loan guarantees for $10 billion. Public ultimatums delivered at the time mainly by Bush's secretary of state, James B...

...el”, which could limit the numbers it admitted. The rest of the refugees would be covered by a multi-billion dollar compensation and resettlement programme. The Arab League peace offer agre...

...that it was exactly what was required," said Clinton, who attended the conference. Donors raised $5.2 billion for Gaza and Fayyad's government. During her visit to Ramallah, Clinton met briefly...

... sub-Saharan Africa were growing at an annual rate of better than 6 percent. Nonetheless, we know that 1.4 billion people live and die in extreme poverty and that global forces from climate change to ...

...Bank, territory captured by Israel in a 1967 war. Barak estimated the tunnel project would cost $2 to $3 billion, but did not say who would foot the bill, nor did he say under what conditions it wou...

48. Abdullah II: The 5-State Solution
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...by both sides. 4. Saudi Arabia would pay all the costs of the Egyptian and Jordanian trustees, plus a $1 billion a year service fee to each country — as well as all the budgetary needs of the ...

49. Palestinian Hopes for Barack Obama
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...aign for change has inspired hope not only in the millions of Americans who voted for him, but also in the billions of others worldwide who could not. Across the Middle East, as elsewhere, expectation...

...cial crisis can cause," Sheetrit said. The Palestinian Authority received aid pledges totalling 7.7 billion dollars over three years at a donors conference in Paris in December last year. ...

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