Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...rights comparable to those of Arab Israelis today. Support for a two-state solution increases to 58% under certain concessions, such as respect for international law and recognition of the suffering o...

...olve the political impasse by ensuring the full implementation of the 2017 Cairo Agreement. One thing is certain, Palestinian sovereignty and statehood will remain an impossibility without genuine u...

...Given the general mood in Israel, no one was surprised that Israeli media barely covered the event. It was certainly not on the public’s agenda. The organizers probably recognized this, given th...

... that there was no way the Palestinians would be able to “resist Israel’s hardline position on certain issues, such as its insistence on the presence of Israeli military forces along the b...

...uilding seminar for young Palestinian leaders. It included lectures, open discussions and a field visit to certain relevant locations in Bethlehem, and stressed the role of youth in the social, democr...

...ship would require unanimous backing from the Security Council — an unlikely outcome, given the near-certainly of a US veto.   The Trump administration is preparing a new peace plan eve...

...ss dissatisfaction with the existing situation at both the civic and the diplomatic level, given all the uncertainty which derives from continuation of the existing situation, with no prospect for cha...

... is the magic formula that was lacking in the past, that the Palestinians would feel more pressure to take certain steps if they have to give an accounting to others, besides the Americans,” he ...

...ntity in the Gaza Strip. At least for the time being, this is not good news for the residents of Gaza, and certainly not for the State of Israel. The latent potential danger posed by the new generatio...

...ideast peace envoy Greenblatt has echoed the demand, saying that any Palestinian government must adhere to certain “basic requirements,” namely renouncing violence and recognizing Israel. ...

...Kouchner and others must understand that such a compromise can not contradict the two sides' accounts, and certainly not ignore them altogether. These narratives serve public awareness and create the ...

...advantage of the competition between the powers. Israel tacitly agreed to the reconciliation efforts, certainly in its first stages, and allowed a Palestinian delegation to travel through its ter...

...ieved their goals. The objective of this position is, rather, to identify what the real situation is, to ascertain the readiness of both sides to reach an agreement, and to relay this information to t...

...imply strengthens the possibility that such a deal may occur. And while Israel and the moderate Arab world certainly have a shared interest in creating united front against regional extremist terror, ...

...irst three factors provide concrete grounding for America’s decision to abstain from the vote, it is certainly plausible that good relations, a personal fondness and mutual understandings betwee...

16. America Must Recognize Palestine
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...presentatives, searching for an avenue toward peace. Based on the positive feedback from those talks, I am certain that United States recognition of a Palestinian state would make it easier for other ...

...pport the creation of two states living side by side. But most Israelis and most Palestinians — with certain important exceptions — are under the false impression that most people around t...

18. Is Israel annexing West Bank Area C?
(News Room/News - 2016)
...hat Brussels and the main EU capitals are very alarmed by the de facto annexation and are planning to take certain steps to halt this dangerous process. Such a plan should ultimately be negotiated wit...

...   According to the vision they champion, Likud and Habayit Hayehudi believe that establishment of certain demographic facts will prevent the partition of the land. This can be achieved by cha...

... wish to stay in the West Bank as Palestinian residents, and will make it easier for Netanyahu to accept a certain number of Palestinian citizens as Israeli residents. I believe that agreeing on a tim...

... the moment. The price will be steep and painful, maybe even civil war, a form of violence in the society; certainly, it will be traumatic.”   “Dayan grasped the potential harm in...

...preserve the possibility of a two-state outcome, particularly with the Palestinians entering a period of uncertain succession. Any new effort must start with defusing tension and restoring a sense o...

...is not the right time for negotiations. On the contrary. Mahmoud Abbas is not a lover of Zion but he could certainly be the last secular and pragmatic leader in the Palestinian Authority. To do away w...

...solution, even if painful concessions are required. She added that: “Security is not settlements and certainly not isolated settlements.”   MK Avi Dichter (Likud) said: there is n...

...t not one people, and therefore they believe the Jews do not have the right to a state.   Avineri certainly is aware that very many Jews, in Israel and outside it, believe with all their hear...

26. GI-PPC - Addendum to the G.I. Water Annex
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
...ings reached in the Geneva Initiative nor in the Water Annex, but is intended to constitute an addition to certain aspects of these understandings. 1.3 The principles included in this document are i...

...bsp; Bar’s proposal also calls for granting Diaspora Jewry “advisory status” regarding certain aspects of Israel’s foreign policy.   While Bar made plain that Jews w...

28. Back to the Arab Peace Initiative?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...s between us and peace. The 1979 Israel-Egypt peace treaty has validated the right wing’s claim to a certain extent. It is a historic fact that at the time, almost all Arab states cut diplomatic...

29. New Knesset supports two-state solution
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...d versus the integrity of the people, the integrity of the people wins.”   It is not at all certain that if some Arab leader takes a bold step like the late Egyptian President Anwar Sad...

...wed then and there that if we won the war, I would stay in the army. After all, while becoming a doctor is certainly a noble aspiration, defending the state is of utmost importance. Well, we won the w...

...t be long before the Arabs of the Galilee (where they are currently a majority) and of the Negev (where in certain areas there is an Arab majority) may also question their belonging to Israel. If Arab...

32. Two Israels
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
... to secure a greater Israel and prevent the rights of the Palestinians to statehood. The settlements, certainly in their more extreme right-wing expression of the hilltop youth, have become an ac...

...pressed optimism over the possibility of peace with Israelis in the future, with 43 percent saying it was 'certain' or 'likely,' while 26 percent said it was 'possible' that there would peace when the...

...th and transport amongst others. The Palestinian residents of the city do not vote in municipal elections. Certain Palestinian neighborhoods that are included within the Jerusalem municipal boundaries...

35. Geneva Initiative Conference: Following Gaza
(Events/Local Activities - 2014)
... in an Israeli prison for 21 years. I have been fighting for peace since before the Oslo Accords. And I am certain that there is no way except for a political solution. Without one, we will stay in th...

...omprehensible outside the larger context: the implosion over the past decade and a half of the ideological certainties that defined Israeli political identity in the ’90s.   Haifa Unive...

...ffers from the “a prophet is not without honor except in his hometown” syndrome, and it is not certain that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will offer him such a role. I beli...

38. A bad peace is better than a good war
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...he Egyptian initiative, which is not acceptable to Hamas – a continuation of the bloodshed is almost certain. And its intensity depends on whether Israel will continue to be dragged in until it ...

...ion of inquiry to explain why the Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem rioted, indeed most Israelis are certain that there is no good reason for these violent outbreaks, given that the Jerusalem re...

40. Returning to Geneva
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...ernal war over compromise and a peaceful existence.   In my eyes, this path will only lead to the certain destruction of all the positive elements which were part of the Zionist dream. In co...

41. How Israel should deal with Hamas
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...m more, hit them harder, hit them stronger, hit Gaza collectively; hit everyone and everywhere. There is a certain logic to this, but it is the logic of the gut reaction. There are short-term advantag...

42. On hope and despair in the Middle East
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...s.   In this sense, the Israeli right has won. The right, which adheres to this worldview – certainly over the last decades – has managed to instill it in a majority of Israelis. ...

...zed the Middle East far more than any accord between Israel and the Palestinians ever could. Israelis were certain that the day after the Muslim Brotherhood took power in Cairo the treaty would be can...

...ondon, met with Molcho secretly from time to time behind the backs of the other negotiating partners. At a certain point, Molcho claimed that he had reached a series of understandings with Akel. These...

45. Destroying the Negotiations
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...event that Hamas opposes the negotiations because it is not prepared to recognize the State of Israel, and certainly not as a Jewish state, Abu Mazen will have to decide whether to continue negotiatin...

... of a million other considerations. But that’s another matter. The thing that we know absolutely for certain is that when the leaders of the Israeli delegation, Tzipi Livni and Yitzhak Molho, en...

...dition of the Hamas in Palestinian public opinion, especially in the Gaza Strip, new elections will almost certainly decrease its political power. New elections will also renew Abbas' mandate - or bes...

...   Israeli and Palestinian leaders, negotiating in good faith to achieve a two-state solution, can certainly agree on a recognition formula – as was done by negotiators in the Geneva Ini...

... “The existence of our Plan B enhances the chances of Plan A,” he continued. “It’s certainly no guarantee. I believe the Palestinians have never indicated a willingness to meet...

...imate claim to the Biblical land of Israel, stretching from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, and certainly do not see the 1967 lines as a basis for drawing a border.   To the other ...

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