Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...illions of dollars, which will enable the Arab inhabitants to reach any point in Judea and Samaria without any checkpoints or [Israeli] soldiers.”   Finally, we must not forget that suc...

...at I had absolutely no idea how the conflict really affects the daily lives of Palestinians. For instance, how checkpoints restrict their movement even within the West Bank. I understand that it's not...

...over 120 young Israelis in a Tel Aviv bar. While in his childhood Iyad Othmani was forced to wait for hours at checkpoints, while soldiers made sure over and over again that he could cross to go to sc...

... they have met someone from the other side, notwithstanding their short and often very negative interaction at checkpoints. Despite the language barrier (which they overcame thanks to plenty of patien...

...re charged in the attack. “With what the Israeli army is doing recently, raiding houses and putting up checkpoints that don’t allow us to move, it’s not 100% a mistake for a young ...

...eneva Initiative”   We all know that walls have a negative connotation; they would require more checkpoints, more soldiers, is that another solution? “The current circumstances ar...

...te the issue of Jerusalem, since it is united forever? While it push to understand whether the border police's checkpoints sit on an imaginary line, or on the actual line that divides the Jewish and A...

...llowed into Israel to work, usually in construction: these are the Palestinians you see crowded around Israeli checkpoints. Furthermore, West Bank Palestinians are not permitted, or able, to utilise o...

9. 20 years on, Oslo architect has Plan B
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...ect population and the innocent, peace-seeking Palestinians. The policy of Israel comprised curfews, closures, checkpoints, and collective punishment, which compounded the vicious cycle of action-reac...

...acing Palestinians who are forced to endure daily harassment and blockades. Many people have to spend hours at checkpoints on their way to school or work. Some are plagued by the fear of being thrown ...

11. Naftali Bennett's Messianic Plan
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...uild 150 bridges/ tunnels, so they do not interfere with the continuity of Israel. We have to put hundreds of checkpoints and roadblocks that have been surrounding the West Bank up until now. And all...

12. The Missing Pillars of Defense
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
... terrorism that would result from Israel leaving cities such as Jenin and Nablus, and the removal of dozens of checkpoints. The security cooperation that exists will only be strengthened by an agreeme...

13. Myths & Facts about the Peace Process
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
...rorism that would result from Israel leaving cities such as Jenin and Nablus, and the removal of dozens of checkpoints. The security cooperation that exists will only be strengthened by an ...

...so a small diesel fire plant in Gaza that’s very polluting, and that pollution doesn’t stop at the checkpoints. [An alternative energy source] would be good for Palestinians but also good ...

15. Good News From the Middle East (Really)
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...e Shin Bet, 2010 was Israel’s most terror-free year in a decade. This has prompted Israel to remove many checkpoints from roads used by Palestinians, allowing for greater mobility, which also en...

16. Mideast peace talks to look forward to?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...he PA kept the West Bank calm. Because of the improved security, Israel has reduced the number of major manned checkpoints in the West Bank from 42 in 2008 to 14. The checkpoints that remain include m...

17. Is Israel's Legitimacy Under Challenge?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...haracter. A political arrangement that limits democracy to a privileged class and keeps others behind military checkpoints, barbed-wire fences and separation walls does not define democracy. It define...

18. PA reports year's achievements
(News Room/News - 2010)
...rt said. While the PA government was busy paving new roads, according to the report, "Israel placed 500 checkpoints that still pose a significant obstacle to Palestinian freedom." With r...

19. The Implications of the Fayyad-Plan
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...re on the Israeli government to improve the daily life of Palestinians in the West Bank through the removal of checkpoints, etc. that has enabled the, albeit very limited, success of the Fayyad-Plan s...

...ch of the work taking place on Jordanian soil.   Israel has been gradually reducing the number of its checkpoints throughout the West Bank. The Palestinians demand the free flow of people and...

21. The Real Palestinian Revolution
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...curity force that Fayyad has built is the real deal — real enough that Israel has taken down most of the checkpoints inside the West Bank. So internal commerce and investment are starting to flo...

22. The Ballgame and the Sideshow
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...ld a logistics center. Parallel with all this, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has reduced Israel’s manned checkpoints in the West Bank from 42 to 12.   This won’t be politically ...

23. Who'll want to drive on Route 443?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... the barrier to exclude the five kilometers of road, it has spent tens of millions of shekels to build two new checkpoints at the entrances to Route 443 and a crossing next to Camp Ofer - all in the n...

24. IDF Releases Restrictions in West Bank
(News Room/News - 2010)
...ers spread throughout the territory.   The arrangement will allow tourists to move freely through all checkpoints in Bethlehem. In addition, Palestinians will be allowed to pass freely throug...

25. Mitchell's moment of truth
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...tember; the release of 1,000 Palestinian prisoners; the easing of the Gaza siege; the removal of some military checkpoints on the West Bank, and the reopening of some Palestinian institutions in occup...

26. Fayyad's Road to Palestine
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... massive injections of aid, grew 7 percent last year. Israel’s presence remains overwhelming — the checkpoints, the snaking wall-fence, the settler-only highways — but Fayyad’s...

...ed by Mahmoud Abbas, the activities of the Palestinian security forces, and the distribution of roadblocks and checkpoints. But most important—and there is a wide misunderstanding among the Isra...

...y, and cognizant of Israeli policy changes such as reaffirmed commitment to a two-state solution, reduction in checkpoints and security cooperation, Fayyad proposed in his speech the literal creation ...

...y the US to respond with confidence-building measures, including an end to military incursions, dismantling of checkpoints and release of prisoners, if indirect talks take place.   Abbas also...

30. Ramallah's road map to statehood
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...nd Fayyad reckons the real rate may be 11 percent. The Israelis have helped the economy by removing 28 of 42 checkpoints in the West Bank. But they can do more to ease movement and market access for...

...inian people that there is a real choice here. There are things that Israel can do now beyond the removal of checkpoints and roadblocks. For example, stop giving the PA a hard time with the establis...

...ibility to promote calm," he said. "Today, access into East Jerusalem remains severely restricted by checkpoints, permits and the (Israeli) barrier, whose route is contrary to the Advisory O...

33. September 2009 Poll Conducted by IPI
(Polls/Palestinian Polls)
... The main gestures under discussion in Washington and Jerusalem – a settlement freeze and reducing checkpoints – are the least important to Palestinians of six major confidence-build...

34. It's time to talk to Fatah
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...but no doubt also as a consequence of improving living conditions in the West Bank. The dismantling of some 40 checkpoints has eased some of the pressure, and the economy seems to move upward, with a ...

35. Taking the Mideast peace plunge
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...ore point between Israel and the new US administration.   Obama also highlighted Israeli easing up on checkpoints in the West Bank and increased economic activity there. Meanwhile, positive d...

36. Green Shoots in Palestine II
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...licing that has led to more Palestinian investment and trade that has led to the Israeli Army dismantling more checkpoints in the West Bank that has led to more Palestinian travel and commerce. &nbs...

37. Obama’s Emerging Middle East Map
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...lsquo;Obama effect’ may be seen in Israel’s recent easing of some of the West Bank’s 600 odd checkpoints, which cripple the Palestinian economy and make life a misery. It may be seen...

38. Settlements Defy Solution
(News Room/News - 2009)
...ads to peace,” Netanyahu told reporters. Mitchell has praised Israel for removing some of its military checkpoints in the West Bank in a declared bid to bolster the Western-backed Abbas and th...

39. Israel-Palestinian Calm Could Ease Talks
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...nt of the militant Hamas. Netanyahu's plan has gotten off to a pretty good start. In the West Bank, military checkpoints have been lifted, permits for importing raw materials are being granted. Shop...

40. One Piece of a Larger Puzzle
(News Room/News - 2009)
...f imported goods at Israeli ports for long periods of time; and the arduous export process created by internal checkpoints and border crossings. While the businessmen themselves are largely apolitical...

...e Russian government. The improving security situation has prompted the Israeli government to lift West Bank checkpoints put in place during the intifada -- a key Palestinian demand and a measure th...

42. Israel Removes West Bank Checkpoints
(News Room/News - 2009)
By: Matthew Kalman, The Media Line 09.07.09 The Israeli army says it has removed more than 140 checkpoints, roadblocks and other security barriers in the West Bank to ease the flow of goods and peop

43. Palestinian Security Forces Return
(News Room/News - 2009)
...n and parts of Hebron, both flashpoint cities plagued by violence for years. At the same time, several Israeli checkpoints have been removed. Dayton's instructors, in coordination with Israeli offic...

...or uprising, led the IDF to reestablish control over the entire West Bank and surround Palestinian cities with checkpoints and barriers. Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said Israel should mo...

45. IDF to Dismantle Crossing Near Jericho
(News Room/News - 2009)
...e Palestinians. "The removal of the crossing joins the removal of some 140 roadblocks and eight central checkpoints over the past year in an effort to improve freedom of movement for the civili...

...rmy has created a system of barriers to movement among Palestinians. Palestinians routinely face long lines at checkpoints and roadblocks, and often must travel long and circuitous routes to their des...

...rmy has created a system of barriers to movement among Palestinians. Palestinians routinely face long lines at checkpoints and roadblocks, and often must travel long and circuitous routes to their des...

48. Israel's Step Back From Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
... of closures and restore normal movement in and out of, as well as within, the occupied Palestinian territory. Checkpoints, Israel's wall, the permit system it imposes on Palestinians and other restri...

49. Why Peace Now
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...ority of the Palestinian people are law-abiding citizens who face daily humiliation and degradation at Israeli checkpoints. The Palestinian people and their economy are suffocating because of the ring...

50. Peace process? What peace process?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
... have isolated them from the rest of the world. The only Israelis many Palestinians know are the soldiers at checkpoints or armed settlers attacking farmers harvesting their land in the West Bank. O...

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