Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...yahu. Last month, the Chinese government opened the first culture center of its kind in Tel Aviv at a cost of 20 million shekels ($5.7 million). The initiative is part of “the republic’s...

...site Walla, Amir Oren was even more damning, warning that Trump’s declaration would have a “cost in blood”, either in the form of a “Trump intifada” or in a series of ter...

...ve to accept that annexing Area C means Israel will have to build a barrier along the new border at the cost of 27 billion shekels and allocate another 4 billion shekels per year for maintenance purpo...

...idating the settlement enterprise in order to establish irreversible facts on the ground reflect a very costly self-delusion.   The real significance of these settlements is rooted in the con...

...ants discussed the different issues which affect their daily lives and the conflict. They discussed the costs of living and the connection between the conflict and social policy; about their personal ...

6. GI-PPC - Addendum to the G.I. Water Annex
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
...Trans-boundary Aquifer Systems; "Base Year": Refers to 5th June 1967; “Full cost recovery for water system”: means a system in which the fees/prices charged for provi...

...lis and Palestinians, claims a report by nonprofit global policy think tank RAND Corporation called The Costs of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. The recently published research weighs up the costs a...

8. How to respond to Netanyahu
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...ed.    Israel must understand that continuing occupation will have a significant economic cost, while the Palestinians must understand that there is a price tag for uncompromising demand...

...ceptance of a demilitarized Palestinian state], Breaking the Impasse came out with a billboard campaign costing hundreds of thousands of shekels praising Netanyahu saying, “We support you on the...

10. Meet the new MK: Nurit Koren
(News Room/News - 2015)
...people who want to get married in that way in Israel and not abroad. What can be done to lower the cost of housing? In order to solve the housing crisis, the government must increase the supply o...

11. A Tapestry of Conflict
(News Room/News - 2015)
...Hebron' adds greatly to our understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its devastating human cost. “Lives in Common: Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Hebron,” by Menache...

...al election campaign issue, with the right portraying it as a serious danger that must be foiled at all costs, and the left presenting it as a basis for negotiations which it would launch soon after c...

13. "Negotiate before it's too late"
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...confirmed this. While the IDF in general, and Chief of Staff Benny Gantz in particular, strive at all costs not to express opinions on the dawning new intifada and how to stop it, so as not to be ac...

...eanwhile, many young Israelis have stopped believing that time is on the side of messianic Zionism. The cost of living, reserve duty and mainly the absence of faith in government policy are pushing th...

15. Take control, you’re the majority
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...lices against their will.   Only one out of 20 Israelis will answer yes at passport control in Costa Rica, for example, when asked whether they live in the occupied territories, or in East Je...

16. A bad peace is better than a good war
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
... sirens and the running to protected spaces. And we will once again deal with political corruption, the cost of housing and singer Ninet Tayeb’s pregnancy.   We live in a permanent Catc...

...ly intervene to freeze construction. The latter course of action is, without question, more politically costly for any Israeli government. The day all settlement construction falls into this latter ca...

... to present a determined stand against a military option. The rabbi did not like wars. He learned their cost firsthand. I am also completely convinced that out of a desire to prevent an additional war...

19. 20 years on, Oslo architect has Plan B
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...rn, progressive and egalitarian.   The time has come to do whatever we can − even at the cost of painful compromise − in order to bring the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to an end,...

20. The Scourge of Mideast Skepticism
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...cy, or those where success is guaranteed?   What do the naysayers have to say about the likely costs of inaction? Imagine the secretary were to simply walk away, and the Palestinians head to ...

...ttered banner of the diplomatic process. When others worked to establish a Knesset lobby to address the cost of living and the housing crisis, Bar started the “Lobby for the Promotion of a Solut...

22. GI Conference in the Knesset
(Events/Local Activities - 2013)
... 8, the Geneva Initiative held a conference in the Knesset to discuss the current peace process and the cost of the conflict. Speakers included Justice Minister and Chief Palestinian Negotiator Tzipi ...

23. Seminar for Shas political party members
(Events/Local Activities - 2013)
On June 18 we held a seminar for members of the ultra-orthodox Shas community in Israel. The seminar featured expert spea

...ce again. Hamas fired at Tel Aviv, Rishon Lezion and Jerusalem, and came out of it at a relatively low cost. From the standpoint of the average Palestinian citizen on the street this is a huge achie...

25. Naftali Bennett's Messianic Plan
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...em, then this is approximately 1,800 miles, three times the security fence that is current built, which cost so far 11 billion, and if he intends to include soldiers and policemen, then we are talking...

26. Yossi Beilin says support a Palestinian
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...d itself of the responsibility of day-to-day management in the Occupied Territories; to save itself the costs of occupation (as donor countries are financing the Palestinian budget); and to benefit fr...

27. The President is Too Busy for Israel
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...exhaustion of Palestinians means Israel can stay in the West Bank indefinitely at a very low short-term cost but at a very high long-term cost of losing its identity as a Jewish democracy. If Israelis...

28. The protest of absolute suckers
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...m. They will pack up and go home quietly if they are promised that the Haredim will share with them the cost of the confrontation that will break out in the territories over the government's settlemen...

...cal, military, or divine—are on their side. Such people will try to block any compromise, at any cost. They can’t be allowed to succeed, either on Israel-Palestine or on Iran. The stake...

...native mechanism that makes it see Israel as "the little Satan" that must be destroyed at all costs. A joint peace front by Israelis and Palestinians could cause the Iranian people to recoil...

...This stems mainly from the leaders' lack of desire on both sides to make painful compromises that could cost them their seats, not because a solution is lacking. The leaders' ignoring of the urgent ne...

...unity may not be available in the very near future. Time is no longer a luxury – rather it could cost Israel and the region a very high cost should Israel keep on ignoring the radical changes t...

...ho spoke on behalf of the Israeli mayors, said "I lost a brother in the Yom Kippur War. I know the cost of war and therefore understand the need for peace, and believe in it. Now we need two stea...

34. BICOM Briefing: The Gilad Shalit Deal
(News Room/News - 2011)
...urn, Israel will release 1,027 Palestinian militants serving sentences in Israeli jails.   The cost to Israel of releasing so many militants responsible for terror attacks, and of potentially...

35. Beilin: Abbas is a Man of Peace
(News Room/News - 2011)
...ity, Beilin added.   Regarding the growing social movement protesting in Tel Aviv over housing costs, Beilin said he did not expect the demonstrations and was "not smart enough" to ...

36. 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

37. Who’s Afraid of the Palestinians?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...tion for Israelis is no longer how to resolve the conflict with the Palestinians. It is why and at what cost. 2. President Abbas has a problem. He is attempting to persuade Israel to make peace wi...

... areas of first national priority, in which the Israel Land Administration subsidizes 69 percent of the cost of land, or second national priority areas, in which the subsidy reaches 49 percent of the ...

39. Please, Not Again
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...d way in which war might arise stems from the apparent desire of Iran to acquire nuclear weapons at any cost, and Israel’s apparent desire to stop Iran at any cost. But fear of Iran’s nucl...

...tehood to the United Nations.   We have no objection to the reported incentives. Despite their cost, the F-35s will help preserve Israel's margin of security at a time when Iran's nuclear pro...

...real partners to the United States in the pursuit of a peace agreement, willing to take bold, risky and costly political actions that serve the interests of this partnership.  Israelis have ...

... Officials in Jerusalem believe that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will attempt to delay at all cost the beginning of direct peace negotiations with Israel, even after the Arab League gave th...

43. Lessons for an Israeli-Palestinian Summit
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...Then we sent it to Arafat, who hated it.   When the small powers say no to the big one without cost or consequence, the big power — the mediator — loses leverage, credibility and ...

...gh. Allies and partners are following up with those sanctions. We want to continually ratchet up the costs of them pursuing this nuclear program. Now, will that work? We don’t know. And ...

45. Burrowing Through a Blockage
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...a was probably less than what passes through the tunnels in a single hour. Then there’s another cost of the siege. It has eviscerated one of the greatest potential counterweights to Hamas: the...

46. War, Timeout, War, Time...
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... Israel’s primary foes are nonstate actors who deploy rockets nested among homes and schools, the cost of buying its timeouts has gone up dramatically. Now they include potential U.N. indictment...

47. Mideast Peace is a Global Issue
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...n arbiter if the two sides fail to agree. Reaching a settlement in this manner may carry risks, but the cost of continued failure is much greater.   The parameters of a sustainable peace sett...

...nal to Gaza you could have the same thing. But if you don't want peace, you want to terrorize, it has a cost.   The second thing [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, by agreeing to a ...

49. An Israeli public lost in the woods
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...d plan that combines the clear benefits of urgent action to overcome the paralysis with the prohibitive costs of more of the same.   If a foreign leader were to take up the challenge of holdi...

...for a Palestinian applicant. In sum, today there is little incentive for Palestinians to even begin the costly, time-consuming process of applying for a permit when they know in advance they will have...

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