Geneva Initiative Annexes
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1. Dr. Shaul Arieli on the Jordan Valley
(News Room/News - 2018)
... depth of Israel's peace agreement with Jordan (and the close security cooperation) is more important than control over the Jordan Valley. The land, he explains, is significant for a future Palestinia...

...ry activity in the areas of separation and limitation on the Bravo side. UNDOF attributes this activity to controlled detonations of explosive ordnance as part of clearance conducted by Syrian securit...

...Israel unleashed unprecedented moves targeting East Jerusalem. In the US midterm elections, Democrats take control of the House, moving towards new positions on Israel/Palestine.   These tre...

...erve a united Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty"). The Jordan Valley will remain under Israeli control, as Netanyahu announced in October 2017 ("The Jordan Valley will always be ...

... occupied territories. The representative indicated that the number of Jews and Arabs living under Israeli control in the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean had reached parity at 6.5 ...

...this message to Abbas “demonstrated understanding for the Israeli demand” to maintain security control over the Israel-Jordan border.   The Americans, according to the report, hav...

...ition. “For this to happen, they would need at least tacit consent from Fatah,” the party that controls the Palestinian Authority, he said. About six months ago, Eyad Bahbouh, a teacher ...

...Egypt is brokering a reconciliation between Mahmoud Abbas, who presides in the West Bank, and Hamas, which controls Gaza, a deal that would cement the Palestinian Authority as the representative of th...

...at no longer blindly follows the political leadership and existing political party frameworks. It wants to control its destiny and it wants to see a change in its situation in the here and now.”...

...on agreement reached earlier this month between Hamas and Fatah, the PA government is to reassume civilian control of Gaza by December 1.   In the wake of the agreement, Israel’s top-le...

...er in the Gaza Strip in 2007 and has run it ever since, agreed in Cairo last week to return administrative control of the impoverished coastal territory to the Palestinian Authority, led by President ...

... factions Hamas and Fatah have signed a reconciliation deal after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of Gaza, a decade after seizing the enclave in a civil war.   The deal &mdas...

... be noted that the rest of the land, with the exception of Jerusalem and Riwaq to Jaffa, remains under the control of the Mandate, for Prince Abdullah, not for an independent Palestinian state. The Br...

...r ceased payments for power in Gaza provided by Israel, causing a severe electricity shortage in the Hamas-controlled enclave and bringing simmering tensions with the Islamists to a head. “Ten...

...armies of Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Iraq in only six days, and more than quadrupled the territory under its control, is a time of both jubilant celebration and somber reflection within the Jewish commu...

...i prisons and to the families of terrorists and to stop the transfer of budgetary allocations to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.   In exchange for Palestinian agreement on these matters, the...

...t; Any future Palestinian state would ideally be "demilitarized," he said, with Israel retaining control over the border with Jordan. Friedman pushed for a focus on Palestinian economic de...

... John Kerry. Netanyahu’s position was that even following an agreement, Israel would retain security control over the entire area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea over the comi...

...e cannot go on for much longer, 41% estimate that Israel will come under international pressure to end its control of the Palestinian Territories, and 21% believe a Palestinian uprising will erupt aga...

... will inevitably be met with a different discussion: Equal rights for everyone living under Israel’s control. Is Tel Aviv prepared for that? Apartheid has no place anywhere in the world, includi...

...capped at a few months. This should lead to a significant expansion of the currently small geographic area controlled by the Palestinian Authority. It should lead to security arrangements between Isra...

...quite well that the conflict is political and solvable. The agreement he signed in 1997, which transferred control over Hebron, the city of the patriarchs, to the Palestinians, is a prime example of t...

...rea between the PA and Israel; they do not understand the difference between passing between Israel and PA-controlled areas and crossing any other border. But this is not the situation. The checkpoint...

24. A covenant of shadows
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...e coalition of nations currently working to combat IS manages to dramatically diminish the areas under its control in Iraq and Syria, the ideology propagated by the group will still pose a very palpab...

...ated on the ground.   The report says that Area C, in which Israel has full military and civilian control, comprises 60 percent of the West Bank and is meant to be the central land reserve fo...

...alestine – a percentage that is expected to decrease over time. Thus, if Israel wants to continue to control the Occupied Palestinian Territories, it will not remain a Jewish and Democratic stat...

27. Israel's six options for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...round, such as changing the status of parts of West Bank Area C (under Israel’s defense and civilian control) to Area A (Palestinian defense and civilian control) and evacuating illegal settleme...

...of his job was to sign off on orders for the demolition of Palestinian homes in Area C (under full Israeli control).   The visit was the latest in a series of recent gestures by the Palestini...

...lements that lie outside the separation fence, leaving the army in Area C, where there is now full Israeli control, and then waiting for negotiations. The occupation would remain, but would be strictl...

... the territory. If Palestinian building projects in Area C — the 60 percent of the West Bank that is controlled exclusively by Israel — were permitted at the same time, Palestinians might ...

... But what started as a rescue war, as a blessing for Israel, turned with time into a burden and a curse of controlling the lives of 2-3 million Palestinians. For the Palestinians, this date marks a se...

...e if the PA were given access to economic activity in Area C, the 61% of the West Bank under total Israeli control: Revenue would increase by $2.2 billion a year. Use of the land and water resourc...

...f houses, Israeli economic development of settlements' industrial zones in West Bank Area C (under Israeli control), the army entering Palestinian cities in Area A (under Palestinian control) and expa...

...nference.   According to the Oslo Accord, the interim period, during which Israel would have full control over 60% of the West Bank (Area C), was supposed to end after five years. Instead, th...

...f a law for compensation of those who leave the territories, expansion of the territory under the civilian control of the Palestinian Authority and an international effort to demilitarize the Gaza Str...

36. Why Jerusalem Can and Must Be Divided
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
... Israeli sovereignty.”   In other words, pre-1967 East Jerusalem would remain under Israeli control, while only the outlying villages that were annexed by Israel after the Six-Day War w...

...ael for Palestinians, and opportunity costs (lost opportunities), such as tourism and trade for Israel and control of territory for Palestinians.   RAND concludes that “a peaceful resol...

38. Meeting With Ethiopian Leaders
(Events/Local Activities - 2015)
...Initiative Director General Gadi Baltiansky said to the group: “The continuation of the conflict and control over another nation is affecting Israeli society. A nation that gets used to controll...

...in implementing the reconciliation agreement due to the inability of the reconciliation government to take control over Gaza from Hamas. This failure greatly slowed down reconstruction efforts in the ...

... permanent accord, “Palestine will be an independent and sovereign state in an area the size of that controlled by Egypt and Jordan before June 4, 1967…” This was a non-binding...

...sovereign and viable state whose size will be in relation to the areas which were under Jordan and Egypt's control before June 4th 1967 (the eve of the Six Day War) (…) the agreement establishi...

... the inhabitants of the Triangle areas and those of Gaza. The latter was occupied territory, where Israeli control and settlement were in violation of international law. There is no similarity between...

...tor of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) — a branch of the Israel Defense Forces that controls the Palestinian population registry — claims that 2.754 million Palestinians l...

44. Shas and the Geneva Initiative
(News Room/News - 2015)
... Rishon newspaper three years ago whether he would pledge to support keeping the city united under Israeli control, he said: "I don't have a solution to everything. We'll cross that bridge when w...

...tion of how to lower housing prices or even whether a more correct way to lower the price of food is price controls or providing more generous import permits, which would thereby increase competition....

46. "Negotiate before it's too late"
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...any warnings the Shin Bet and Military Intelligence issue on the dangers of the situation spiraling out of control in the absence of a diplomatic horizon, and no matter how much detail they provide of...

...ot via the Palestinian reconciliation government.  However, when even more extreme organizations take control of the area (and this is a realistic scenario if there is no diplomatic progress), Is...

48. Geneva Initiative briefing for foreign diplomats
(Events/Local Activities - 2014)
...azan refugees. There is a real question as to whether Hamas will allow the Palestinian Authority to take control in Gaza. We will know in the coming weeks whether the national reconciliation governm...

...rence, not on peace, not on goodwill. And the most important paradigm of the left is that we should not be controlling the overwhelming majority of the Palestinians, and therefore we should withdraw f...

50. From Gaza to comprehensive peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...tarization of Gaza. The same goes for the sea and airports which Hamas insists be operated without Israeli control. And the question of sovereignty is not restricted to Gaza – but applies to all...

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