Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...rnational actors. The vast majority of them never went past the theoretical stage.   This damages the credibility of the international community, and enables Israelis and Palestinians to easi...

...uo;s logic, the second most important person in the Palestinian Authority should have risked his own political credibility by signing off on concessions, in order to protect Yossi Beilin.   Y...

...an Authority’s request for the release of “pre- Oslo” prisoners and bolstering Fatah’s credibility in the eyes of the Palestinian street is, in my view, a worthy gesture. It is...

...ders and that settlement construction be frozen. Israel wants to start talking and then lay out its ideas. For credibility at home, Mr. Abbas demands the advance release of prisoners convicted before ...

5. Israel's Embattled Democracy
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...second scathing editorial on the Israeli government within a week.  Without peace, Israel's international credibility is crumbling.    Mr. Netanyahu and his hard-line Likud Party,...

...But so far Palestinian reactions have been less negative than many expected. On the international level, the credibility of the Palestinian leadership has actually increased. It is clear that they m...

7. Can the doves take off again?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...bour was meant to keep onside Mr Barak, a former prime minister in a doveish coalition from 2000-2001, lending credibility to his professed desire to negotiate peace. But that credibility has been f...

8. Lost Innocence
(News Room/News - 2011)
... negotiations will stop settlements. The only thing we got was settlement expansion, loss of land, and loss of credibility in the occupied territories; they saw there was a process for its own sake, w...

9. Who’s Afraid of the Palestinians?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...ans may have in the possibility of an agreement is collapsing. The US, sponsor of that process, has seen its credibility badly damaged. The Obama administration was repeatedly rebuffed—by Isra...

...rut. If the negotiations break down and we’re unable to move forward, it will not only damage American credibility, but it will be a real boost to Iran’s ambitions in the region. Because...

11. A Time For Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...own in the talks. It’s widely understood that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas staked his credibility on ending negotiations if settlement building began again. On the flip side o...

12. Say 'yes' to Obama
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...Leaders are judged by the decisions they reach while dealing with political difficulties. When it comes to his credibility, Netanyahu has just one way of persuading Israel's public and the internation...

13. Be a man, freeze the settlements
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
..." on the table, he would prove his seriousness, and the discussion would be about details rather than his credibility.   Second, Netanyahu would take the initiative and lead the agenda, ...

14. Lessons for an Israeli-Palestinian Summit
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... say no to the big one without cost or consequence, the big power — the mediator — loses leverage, credibility and respect. We should have had a solid U.S. position and text, and we should...

15. Israel and the Blockade
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...de.   That would lessen the suffering of the people in Gaza. And it would give the United States more credibility as it presses both Israelis and the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, to ...

16. Mideast Peace is a Global Issue
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...so recognizes that despair can be exploited to serve sinister agendas. We applaud his determination to restore credibility to the Middle East peace process.   This effort should not be allowe...

...process, once relaunched, will be capable of delivering on those bigger, permanent issues? It is a question of credibility.   "Anyone would be a fool to say that it was right for us to a...

18. Needed: An Israeli peace plan
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...el, while the Americans issue veiled yet serious threats about the risks that allegedly loom for them if their credibility in the Middle East is lost.   The top U.S. political officials and t...

...erally. Preventing provocative actions which undermine the peace process and decisions which weaken U.S. credibility in the region is also a matter of fundamental American national security inte...

...from many Palestinians based on the content of his remarks.   Standing on a record of performance and credibility, and cognizant of Israeli policy changes such as reaffirmed commitment to a t...

21. The Settlements Issue
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...of security. Unless all sides deliver — the Palestinians, Arabs and Israelis — Mr. Obama’s credibility and the credibility of the peace process will be undermined. The ultimate q...

22. Why Won't Obama Talk to Israel?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
... much evidence proving that such an understanding existed. To Israelis, the claim undermined Mr. Obama’s credibility — and strengthened Mr. Netanyahu’s position. Perhaps there are ...

...or so-called natural growth. The resulting tension between Israel and Washington over this issue has put the credibility of both the peace process and the new American administration on the line. Sh...

...Razek said, criticizing not just Fayyad's policies but also his pedigree. In a society that sometimes measures credibility by the length of a politician's time in prison or exile, Fayyad brings a tech...

25. End the Spat With Israel
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...eeded to feel some public heat from Washington to change his position -- and that the show of muscle would add credibility to the administration's demands that Arab leaders offer their own gestures. B...

26. Palestinian Security Forces Return
(News Room/News - 2009)
...to overthrow him has been scrapped and a more streamlined, unified system set up. This has gained considerable credibility with the Israelis. Over the last few years four battalions of about 500 men...

...mon, particularly in flash-point cities such as Hebron and Nablus -- a fact Fayyad said undermines Palestinian credibility more than it helps Israel's security. But Israeli commanders say they are now...

...lition in the United States to support this goal. President Barack Obama has put a great deal of his political credibility and capital on the line in pursuit of negotiated resolution, forcefully artic...

29. How to Achieve Israeli-Palestinian Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...r and Jerusalem. Success of these negotiations will depend on firm commitments from both sides to uphold the credibility of the process. Israel's relentless settlement expansion, which has seriously...

...on. Adhering to Palestinian divisions, and a strategy exclusively based on negotiations has even less logic or credibility as of yesterday. The Palestinians will need to find a way to sufficiently uni...

31. Obama is right
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...pe and Japan, is willing to provide true backing for comprehensive peace, and that is a central pillar for its credibility. Obama is also right on the settlement question. We must not allow a sit...

32. Rahm Emanuel's Mideast Mission
(News Room/News - 2009)
... with the Palestinians, but he won't endorse the idea of an independent state. Emanuel has a special kind of credibility when it comes to pushing Mideast peace. "It's a Nixon-goes-to-China thin...

33. And what about Israel's commitment?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...at must guide international policy in the months to come. First, if U.S.-led diplomacy is to have greater credibility in the region, it must be more evenhanded in its approach to the Israeli-Pale...

34. Israel's Step Back From Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...O. Without these commitments, Palestinians have no partner for peace. The second factor goes to the heart of credibility. By repeatedly violating its obligations under previous agreements, Israel ha...

...ce chaste persons." He said: "It is rumored that Hamas is working actively towards shaking the PNA's credibility in the West Bank, because it seeks to control Gaza, the West Bank, and Palest...

36. Israel annexing East Jerusalem, says EU
(News Room/News - 2009)
...ument says Israel has accelerated its plans for East Jerusalem, and is undermining the Palestinian Authority's credibility and weakening support for peace talks. "Israel's actions in and around J...

...rform the other necessary tasks that would have to precede an agreement, without continuing to lose ground and credibility. The reality is that no Israeli government has been able to enact a compreh...

...conditions that would prevent a final status agreement from being reached, even if they serve to undermine the credibility of negotiations. Seidemann said Israel would have to take massive action to e...

39. OBAMA'S AGENDA: Getting right with Israel
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...intentions, allowed our relationship with Israel to get out of whack and out of balance. This has hurt America credibility, particularly in Arab-Israeli peacemaking, and Israeli interests. Several f...

40. Tzipi Livni's turn to try
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...tae - militantly Zionist parents, service in the Mossad, membership in the right-wing Likud - that gives added credibility to her arguments on the urgent need for a two-state deal with the Palestinian...

...g demographic trends -- namely, a higher birthrate among Arabs than among Jews -- will permanently destroy the credibility of the two-state solution, allowing the binational model to gain sway among t...

...srael's decision to approve the building of hundreds of new housing units in the Jerusalem area undermines the credibility of the Middle East peace process, the European Union said on Friday. A stat...

43. Engage
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...even years has been the worst, most damaging ever. In parallel, this period coincided with the lowest level of credibility granted to any American administration. So what is the message to the next...

44. arghouti, still the go-to guy
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...s long been considered the leader of the national camp inside Palestine, and the only Fatah leader who has the credibility with Hamas to bring the sides together. Barghouti's release wouldn't come ...

... less secure as a result of George Bush's presidency because America is militarily stuck in Iraq, we have less credibility and influence across the Middle East and Iran has become a stronger regional ...

46. Planning the Transition
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...ument would have limited if any impact on public confidence in the Annapolis process. Instead, maintaining the credibility of the process would require tangible, visible progress on other fronts. Ther...

...ce President Bush's visit to the region, to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. I think the peace process has lost credibility in people's minds in this area. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been ...

...eze its settlement construction and to ease movement restrictions in the occupied West Bank undermined Abbas's credibility. "At the same time we tell (Palestinians) we will make 2008 the year o...

...olence reinforce hard-line positions, and negatively influence the lot of all parties involved, especially the credibility of the president of the PNA and his government. One: Highlights •...

50. ush must dispense bitter pills for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...ative. Mr Bush’s foreign policy has undermined America’s global legitimacy, not to mention his own credibility. He has plunged the US into a protracted conflict in the Gulf region while ne...

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