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1. American Support for Peace
(News Room/News - 2018)
...between Palestinians, Israelis, and Americans. This is the latest in a series of announcements and bills by Congress aimed at strengthening the longstanding American commitment to the two-state soluti...

2. Meeting with American Congresspeople
(Events/Local Activities - 2018)
...r Palestinian official Hind Khoury, and Swiss Ambassador Jean-Daniel Ruch met with a delegation of American congresspeople and the leaders of J-Street Israel. We discussed in depth the different way...

3. Israel’s Self-Inflicted Wounds
(News Room/Op Ed - 2018)
Ronald Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress As the state of Israel approaches its 70th anniversary, I am filled with pride as I watch the vulnerable Jewish state of my childhood evolve into

By Robert Wexler, former Congressman from Florida and the President of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace; and Aaron Zucker, Director of Research at the S. Daniel Abraham Center for

... GI’s Israeli Director Gadi Baltiansky met with a delegation of American Congress members and senior members of the American organization J Street ...

... Palestinian front facing Israel in potential peace talks, a unity government involving Hamas could violate congressional rules against funding terrorist organizations. That, in turn, could cause the ...

...le them within the framework of the Permanent Agreement.   General Judiciary. In the first Zionist Congress in Basel in 1897, where he adopted the decision formulated by Max Nordau under the ...

...previous White House administrations, which have all exercised the presidential waiver over the 1995 Act of Congress which calls for the embassy to be moved. "The embassy is not an easy decisio...

...nuclear agreement signed with Iran in 2015, and particularly further to Netanyahu’s address to the US Congress, these relations soured dramatically. While the first three factors provide concret...

... Senegal.   The resolution’s passage brought a swift reaction, particularly in Israel and in Congress.   Netanyahu said Friday that he welcomed Trump replacing Obama, whose adm...

11. America Must Recognize Palestine
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...p bring peace to Israel and its neighbors. That September in 1978, I was proud to say to a joint session of Congress, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.&...

12. New Knesset supports two-state solution
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...ill push for it with all their might.” Bar Shalom is, in fact, considered close to Deri. At a special Congress conference in Washington, Knesset member Yitzhak Vaknin of Shas said, “The pl...

... do so now. He has not taken off in the polls, even after his “historic” speech to the American Congress. (And neither, lo and behold, has that address changed anything in the Middle East....

14. Recognition of Israel as a Jewish State
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...ecognition and allowed it to become a peace process mantra and a new rallying cry for Israeli supporters in Congress, in the American Jewish establishment and in both Israeli and American public opini...

15. The Last To See
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...eet Conference   This week at a conference organized by the Geneva Initiative at the United States Congress in Washington, MK Vaknin from Shas said ‘Any peace agreement that Netanyahu w...

...The Geneva Initiative and the Jewish American lobby group J Street organized a special conference at the US Congress in Washington During the conference...

17. The Scourge of Mideast Skepticism
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...al bodies, seeking recognition of their rights and international action against Israel. What then? The U.S. Congress has threatened to cut aid to the Palestinian Authority (and maybe to the United Nat...

...on almost every visit to Israel over the past four years.   The Abraham Center is headed by former Congressman Robert Wexler, who is close to President Barack Obama and was very active in the...

...pport for such a solution in a speech at Bar-Ilan University in 2009, as well as when he addressed the U.S. Congress in May 2011. However, he has never brought the matter to a cabinet vote nor had he ...

...ich failed to discuss the Palestinian peace process, U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis tells U.S. Congress that the Middle East peace process is an American interest in the region. Shouldn't...

...On Thursday February 23, Director-General of the Geneva Initiative, Gadi Baltiansky, met with United States Congresswomen that were visiting Israel to discuss the future of the peace process. ...

...m to Netanyahu’s speech’s to the opening session of the Knesset, as well as to that in front of Congress in May 2011. In both speeches, Netanyahu spoke of a “military presence along ...

23. Israel's Identity Crisis
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...pressed the Palestinians to recognize Israel as a “Jewish state.” In his speech before the U.S. Congress in May, Netanyahu even made this demand the linchpin of any future peace deal, prom...

24. Netanyahu and the one-state solution
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...rime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address US legislators on Tuesday. He will, no doubt, tell members of Congress that he supports a two-state solution, but his support will be predicated on four n...

25. Bibi and Barack
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...equally serious.   Absent that, it’s just silly for us to have Netanyahu addressing the U.S. Congress when he needs to be addressing Palestinians down the street. And it is equally sill...

26. What would Netanyahu do for peace?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
... than slide to September, Netanyahu should take the opportunity of his May 24 address to a joint session of Congress to lay out a compelling political vision toward renewed peace talks. He could state...

... in Haaretz (5.6.2011). In two weeks Netanyahu will take off to Washington to speak for the first time to Congress and, in the shadow of a UN declaration establishing a Palestinian state within the ...

28. President Obama and the Peace Process
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...l pre-empts the debate with what is certain to be an inferior proposal when he addresses a joint meeting of Congress next month.   Mr. Netanyahu has made some concessions, most notably giving...

29. A man, a plan
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
by David Remnick, the New Yorker 21.3.2011 via New Yorker (click here)   Psychobiography in politics is ordinarily a mug’s game. Sometimes, though, an assessment of inherited traits a

30. An American Jolt for the Middle East
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...ur genuine desire to regionalize the peacemaking effort.   To maximize support from key members of Congress, the speech should occur before Congress adjourns. No further consultation with the...

...ents freeze; what will be for sale tomorrow? For that matter, how seriously should our defense planners and congressional budget watchers take Israel's arguments about its security needs when it is pr...

32. A Lesson for Obama
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...t Barack Obama.   Common wisdom dictates that in the wake of the elections, with a confrontational Congress that would make it difficult for Obama on the domestic front, he will put more focu...

33. Obama Still Wants Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...ers published by pollster Jim Gerstein showed that 66% of American Jews voted for Democratic candidates for Congress. Most respondents told pollsters that they support Barack Obama’s leadership ...

...del Rahman, a member of the Central Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, and US Democratic Congressman Robert Wexler, President of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace. ...

...nitiative Israel, and Nidal Foqaha, Director-General of the Geneva Initiative Palestine, attended the World Congress on Middle Eastern Studies in Barcelona, Spain and held meetings with senior positio...

36. Obama to host Israeli PM
(News Room/News - 2010)
...a's Democratic Party is expected to face a tough battle in November's mid-term elections and could lose its congressional majority, while Netanyahu is negotiating his own minefield.   Obama w...

 Jewish Telegraph Agency 18.06.2010 The World Zionist Congress passed a resolution endorsing a two-state solution and a West Bank settlement freeze. The vote in Jerusalem came a day after som

...10 In the last week of April Mayor Nir Barkat was in Washington where he held meetings with Members of Congress, Administration officials, think tanks, and the press. To help prepare the may...

39. We need to take this seriously
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...sistence of the Arab-Israel conflict hurts his effort to achieve core US national interests, the president, Congress and the American public sit up and pay attention. The issue is no less important ...

...avid H. Petraeus, the military commander overseeing America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In recent Congressional testimony, the general said that the lack of progress in the Middle East creat...

41. Driving Drunk in Jerusalem
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... The last thing the president needs, at a time when he is facing down Iran and China — not to mention Congress — is to look like America’s most dependent ally can push him around. ...

...ue was funneled to the anti-Communist contra rebels in Nicaragua.   The affair led to inquiries by Congress, a commission appointed by President Ronald Reagan and a special prosecutor as well...

...order to form another unity government. Henry Siegman, former national director of the American Jewish Congress, and now the president of the U.S./Middle East Project, noted Wednesday in an op-ed...

... On Sunday, Jordan's Prime Minister Samir Rifai met with the delegation, which also includes several U.S. Congressmen, and stressed the key role the U.S. plays in supporting Middle East peace effort...

45. GI meets US Congressional delegation in Israel
(Events/Local Activities - 2010)
... On Sunday, February 14, Geneva Initiative Director-General, Gadi Baltiansky met with a delegation of 5 US Congress Representatives in Jerusalem. 14.02.2010 The del...

46. Hard Mideast Truths
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...tes ends up as “Israel’s lawyer” rather than an honest broker. The upside for an American congressman in speaking out for Palestine is nonexistent.   I don’t see these...

47. Hard Mideast Truths
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...tes ends up as “Israel’s lawyer” rather than an honest broker. The upside for an American congressman in speaking out for Palestine is nonexistent.   I don’t see these...

...rity, to renounce the negationist language of earlier charters. The calls have been repeated in a number of congressional resolutions in recent years.   Such language is absent from the new c...

49. Israelis and Obama
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...er, the conflict continues because U.S. presidents — and to a far greater extent, members of the U.S. Congress, who depend every two years on electoral contributions — have accommodated a ...

... 25-28.10.2009   The conference gathered over 1,500 participants, including almost 200 Members of Congress, 5 Members of Knesset as well as other prominent political and diplomatic figures c...

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