Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...part of the State of Israel, we will continue to settle it"). The number of Israeli settlement blocs will rise and expand, as Netanyahu promised his ministers in June 2011 ("the bl...

...de will already have agreed to. For Israel, it could include limiting settlement construction to current blocs without taking new land, recommitting to a two-state solution and redesignating a small p...

...been agreed upon by the parties, she said, alluding to Israel’s insistence on retaining settlement blocs through land swaps. The union continues to envision Jerusalem as the “future capita...

..., the annexation 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 M...

...nment.   In the meeting, Netanyahu proposed to freeze construction outside the large settlement blocs in the West Bank, as part of a five-point plan. A former U.S. official and an Israeli sou...

...4,000 Israelis). The 15 remaining settlements are the ones that constitute the Israeli “settlement blocs.” Together with East Jerusalem, these “blocs” cover only 4 percent of t...

...nal 31% said they support the establishment of a Palestinian state with Israel annexing major settlement blocs. Click here for the full poll (in Hebrew). ...

...ot adapt its settlement policy, and has failed to differentiate between the building of large settlement blocs close to the security barrier on the one hand and the building of outposts deep inside Pa...

...iddle East Peace Process. The tour focused on proposed border solutions, real and perceived settlement blocs and security and planning challenges. The group visited several central points in the Wes...

... Among them: Palestinian demilitarization; pre-1967 borders with land swaps to preserve major settlement blocs; East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state, and Israeli absorption of 100,00...

... Last year, as in all the preceding 40 years, 75 percent of the population growth occurred in settlement blocs in the territories, despite the fact that in recent years 50 percent of new housing units...

...the 1967 lines, with mutually agreed territorial swaps to compensate the Palestinians for the settlement blocs that the Israelis would retain. But since that time, Obama administration policy has cont...

...r the years and used illegal outposts and small settlements to stick wedges into Palestinian residential blocs, the numbers paint a completely different picture. Overall, Jewish settlement in the West...

...eparation from the Palestinians which includes four initial processes: Cessation of building outside the blocs, passage of a law for compensation of those who leave the territories, expansion of the t...

15. The Settlement Enterprise Has Failed
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...r the years and used illegal outposts and small settlements to stick wedges into Palestinian residential blocs, the numbers paint a completely different picture. Overall, Jewish settlement in the West...

...lso, the Palestinians will have less reason to agree to the planned Israeli annexation of the settlement blocs if Jewish settlers will be allowed to stay in a future state of Palestine, he argued. &...

17. Tour for New Knesset Members
(Events/Local Activities - 2015)
...eater Jerusalem area. Bennet’s plan to annex Area C would break the Palestinians into 187 separate blocs (!) which could be solved in the eyes of the crazy right by investing tens of billions in...

18. New Knesset supports two-state solution
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...se areas with a dense Jewish population. Bush went on to emphasize that the annexation of the settlement blocs must have Palestinian consent.   The ultra-Orthodox, who are fighting the compul...

19. Voting Out Israel's 1%
(News Room/News - 2015)
...manent agreement.   Arieli’s analysis separates the debate about the so-called settlement blocs from the discussion about the rest of the West Bank. The settlement blocs comprise about ...

...-informed narration. According to Arieli, 87% of the settlers over the 1967 borders are living in “blocs” in about 6% of the West Bank, and the Palestinians agree to exchange 2% of these a...

...Geneva Initiative, which include a withdrawal to the ’67 lines with land swaps, Israeli settlement blocs which are to be annexed to Israel proper, a division of Jerusalem, renouncing sovereignty...

22. Take control, you’re the majority
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...uation to be introduced. All the rest favor a reorganization of the settlers within the major settlement blocs, either unilaterally or in the context of a negotiated agreement.   Only two out...

... We must approach the negotiations seriously, to announce a total building freeze outside the settlement blocs or the security fence and to minimize our presence in those areas [outside the blocs] to ...

24. The two-state dilemma
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...o the 1949 Armistice Line, including from what Israel considers to be “consensus” settlement blocs. They want a Palestinian capital in Jerusalem.   And they want Israel to agree t...

25. Defining the Endgame of the Peace Process
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...ntinue to grow apace and the Prime Minister has not only pledged that he won't evacuate major settlement blocs but also sworn that he will not handover territory which he dubiously argues could compro...

...salem, a Palestinian state in the entirety of Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip except for several large blocs of settlements, and a demilitarized Palestinian state. These findings represent an increa...

27. The People Want Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...ded the following parameters: withdrawal to the 67 lines, while retaining 3-4% including the settlements blocs; a corridor between the West Bank and Gaza; a division of Jerusalem on a demographic basi...

28. 20 years on, Oslo architect has Plan B
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...itorial and transportation contiguity as well as separate sovereignty in each city. The large settlement blocs can easily be linked to Israel through minimal territorial annexation. The number of hous...

...may well have far-reaching ramifications on the political structure. If until today there were two large blocs — left and right — and the ultra-Orthodox were automatically counted with the...

...topping; the number of settlers or “residents” in the West Bank, outside the main settlement blocs, is growing (if it has not already arrived) to dimensions that no Israeli government will...

31. The Door Has Been Built
(News Room/News 2013)
...rmi pointed out the Palestinian willingness to accept equitable land swaps so that the larger settlement blocs can remain. He pointed to flexibility on the issue of refugees, agreement that the Palest...

...rry's much-anticipated peace plan is to include a freeze on all settlement activity outside of the major blocs and the release of prisoners detained prior to the Oslo-agreement in 1993, London-based A...

...e population [half a million residents] is concentrated in only 4% to 5% of the West Bank area, in large blocs. The Palestinians are completely dominant in the rest of the area, in all respects. The p...

34. Geneva Initiative: Ten Years Later
(News Room/News 2013)
...le,” he says.  Baltiansky: “When Netanyahu spoke of two nation states, the settlement blocs, with demilitarization, recognition of Israel and an end to the conflict, he actually sai...

... would include a Palestinian state based on the pre-1967 lines with land swaps, so that major settlement blocs would remain in Israel, Beilin said. The delicate questions of Jerusalem and refugees wou...

...lestinian state rather than in Israel. The land swaps would allow the annexation of the large settlement blocs - home to the vast majority of Israelis living in the West Bank and East Jerusalem - whic...

...hing a demilitarized Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, Israel's retention of major settlement blocs and a division of Jerusalem. The two polls also revealed that two thirds of all Israelis ...

...ve for a peace agreement based on two states for two peoples paradigm while keeping the large settlement blocs in teh West Bank under Israeli sovereignty and safeguarding Israel's security.  &n...

... Bank, and the minimum amount of Palestinians.   2. Israel will annex the large settlement blocs, without defining what exactly is considered a ‘bloc,’ nor defining its size....

...In the past he has hinted  about his plans on the borders issues suggesting that the big settlement blocs will remain inside Israel while other territories will be transferred to the Palestinians...

...n a move which Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin called historic, diplomats from almost all regional blocs represented on the council stepped to the microphone Tuesday after closed council consult...

...ion explored was the exchange of territory, and others was to compensate the Palestinians for settlement blocs annexed into Israel, on the basis of the U.S. proposal that the area of a Palestinian sta...

...   He said the final settlement will be based on the '67 borders, with large Israeli settlement blocs and areas substitutions scale of 4-6 percent, a demilitarized Palestinian state, Israeli ...

44. Mayors at Geneva Initiative Seminar in Akko
(Events/Local Activities - 2011)
...   He said the final settlement will be based on the '67 borders, with large Israeli settlement blocs and areas substitutions scale of 4-6 percent, a demilitarized Palestinian state, Israeli ...

...ice he is already there By Ben Dror Yemini, Maariv   Order and chaos: What are the settlement blocs and what areas are interchangeable for them? By Shaul Arieli, Haaretz   Af...

46. Killing the Peace in the Name of Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...rrounded on three sides. In this respect, anything that Israel will maintain beyond the major settlement blocs will serve as security liabilities, not assets. Click here for full article.   ...

 By Shaul Arieli, Haaretz 25.5.2011 via Haaretz (click for Hebrew original) EXCERPT Translated by GI Staff  

...o adopt the Geneva Initiative now,” the Initiative said. “It includes keeping the settlement blocs, making extensive security arrangements and keeping the Western Wall in our hands. Adopt ...

...t, which is a clear Israeli interest, it is necessary to negotiate on borders. The concept of settlement blocs have already received approval in a letter from Bush to Sharon, and even Beilin and Abed ...

50. Zionist diplomacy
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...t, in a 2004 exchange of letters with prime minister Ariel Sharon, for the retention of major settlement blocs.   AND YET, doing nothing is not advisable. No immediate existential danger is p...

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