Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...acted on the Bravo side. On that day, UNDOF also heard and observed surface-to-air missiles, anti-aircraft defense guns, rockets and heavy machine guns fired on the Bravo side but could not observe th...

...ws. However, from the moment the true numbers were communicated to the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee with the new data last week by the Israel Defense Forces, the leadership of...

...assador to NATO William J. Burns, former Deputy Secretary of State William S. Cohen, former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, former Secretary of Defense and United States Senator Lee H. Hamilto...

...ediment to the peace process is the two leaders,” said Grant Rumley, a scholar at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. “Ultimately, both Netanyahu and Abbas just have this long, long...

...ide, Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, who heads the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories, the Defense Ministry branch that liaises with the Palestinians on civil and security affairs. &...

...rants Israel 78 million of the land of Palestine. With the end of the War of Independence, the Minister of Defense published decrees, which apply the law, the administration and the Israeli judiciary ...

...nk settlements have been approved – the most in a six-month period in 25 years.   Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman says the increase was approved with the full knowledge of t...

...en flying to Israel to volunteer in the war effort.   The legacy of this war, in which the Israel Defense Forces shocked the world by routing the combined armies of Egypt, Syria, Jordan and I...

... territory is as we have made it, a military justice system that is subject to the authority of the Israel Defense Forces. ”Israel bears responsibility not only for the situation with the West...

...bsp; Via Haaretz (click here for the full article)   U.S. President Donald Trump told the Saudi defense minister, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, during a meeting at the White Hous...

... agree [to it].”   This almost never happens to Netanyahu. He is calculated, in contrast to Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman who once threatened to execute Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh ...

16.1.2017 Via i24 (click here for the full article)   Israel and the Palestinian Authority on Sunday signed an agreement to renew cooperation on joint water projects benefiting Israeli and

... Israeli license plates in a long convoy of Palestinian vehicles, and that he is being protected by Israel Defense Forces patrols and concrete barriers by the roadside. He would also learn that there ...

...refused to discuss the issue of borders, and that even if a Palestinian state were established, the Israel Defense Forces would remain in its territory for at least 40 years, he concluded that there&r...

15. Is Israel annexing West Bank Area C?
(News Room/News - 2016)
...nnexation of the West Bank. The situation has significantly worsened since Avigdor Liberman is minister of defense,” he said.   The European Union is very much aware of this process. A ...

... on subversive activity within Israeli society that included an attempt to establish political parties.' Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has blocked members of the Geneva Initiative from entering...

...g in the ultranationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party and appointed its hard-line leader, Avigdor Lieberman, as defense minister, sealing the right-wing orientation of his government.   Mr. Netany...

18. Israel's six options for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...political echelon, which he knows quite well, for ignoring the recommendations of the professionals in the defense agencies every time a recommendation involves the possibility that the politicians wi...

By Times of Israel June 15, 2016 Via Times of Israel (click here for the original) Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman revoked the entry permit for the Palestinian Authority’s liaison to Israe

...nbsp;   Trepidation over the issue has apparently affected negotiations over a new decade-long US defense package to Israel.   Over breakfast with foreign policy reporters on Thursda...

... fairness, and when there is no fairness - that's problematic," he stressed.   Gantz praised Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon and his successor, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkott.  ...

...ke into consideration international demands to refrain from “targeted killings” (as the Israel Defense Forces calls the killing of wanted Palestinians), demolitions of family homes of Pale...

...lly, he limited them to 10 people and ordered them to start at 5 A.M. In contrast to the present, we had a defense minister who grasped the danger, who was ready for confrontation [with the settlers] ...

...ank and the Gaza Strip as well as the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights. Israel considered it a war of defense, given repeated threats by Egyptian leadership at the time (then-President Gamal Abde...

...port to the families of Palestinians jailed in Israel for security-related offenses and to cover the legal defense of terrorists. Half a billion shekels is a lot of money. The man who for many years s...

... On February 28, the Geneva Initiative hosted Amir Peretz, Member of Knesset and former Defense Minister, who gave a talk to some 60 activists from Likud, Shas, the Zionist Union an...

27. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...Olmert began his journey too late. Without any political support from then Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni or Defense Minister Ehud Barak — and on the verge of being removed — he was simply u...

28. New Knesset supports two-state solution
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...eader Isaac Herzog and even Joint List Chair Ayman Odeh than to that of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and Likud Knesset member Miri Regev. The unnatural matin...

... That was the case in 1991, during the Gulf War, when she headed the operations department of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman unit and was the first woman to be appointed deputy spokespers...

30. A Tapestry of Conflict
(News Room/News - 2015)
...d Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Hebron,” by Menachem Klein, Hurst Publishers, 240 pages, $30 Israel Defense Forces paratroopers stand by the Western Wall, battle-weary, victorious, almost incre...

...f 2014. The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) — a branch of the Israel Defense Forces that controls the Palestinian population registry — claims that 2.754 mi...

...he laws and work in full cooperation. Needless to say, he refused. The pressure on me from the Ministry of Defense and the Prime Minister’s Office to change my response was intense, but it was n...

33. "Negotiate before it's too late"
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...set Foreign Affairs Committee and openly contradicted the assertions of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, Foreign Minister Avig...

34. Briefing for members of Russian language media
(Events/Local Activities - 2014)
...ated in the wars that Israel fought and afterwards I joined the Geneva Initiative with other senior Israel Defense Forces officers like the late Chief of Staff Amnon Lipkin Shahak. Today, Iran and ISI...

..., etc.   It wasn't a wrong slip of the tongue by former chief of staff Moshe Ya'alon, the current defense minister, when he announced during the second intifada that there was a need to &quot...

...or nationalistic feelings are on the rise, and the public agenda continues to be dominated by the military-defense issue. As a result, even if the left tries to place a mirror [before Israeli society]...

...y, Oron, 74, traveled from his home of the last 52 years, on Kibbutz Lahav, north of Be’er Sheva, to defense establishment headquarters in Tel Aviv to attend a ceremony in honor of his firstborn...

...o refuse to allow space for others: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon and Economy Minister Naftali Bennet. In fluent English and fie...

39. On hope and despair in the Middle East
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
By David Grossman, Haaretz 8.7.14 via Haaretz [click here for the original article]   In memory of Ron Pundak, an architect of the Oslo Accords and the Geneva Initiative.   Hope

40. Geneva Initiative Seminar for Israeli Journalists
(Events/Local Activities - 2014)
In late June we held a seminar for 20 Israeli journalist representing all the major Israeli new outlets, and the Russian

41. Fence may have prevented abduction
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
... 23.06.14 via Ynet [click here for the original article]   Op-ed: Under pressure from settlers, defense establishment failed to complete separation barrier in area where teens were kidnappe...

42. Briefing on Settlements for Russian Speakers
(Events/Local Activities - 2014)
In June, Adv. Talia Sasson briefed a group of Russian speaking activists, bloggers and journalists about the settlements.

By Yossi Verter, Haaretz 10.05.14 via Haaretz  [click here for the full article]     ...Adina Bar-Shalom achieved a rare honor this year: On Independence Day eve, she was one of

...iations? "Yes, we were surprised. It surprised us all along the way. When (Moshe) Ya'alon, your defense minister, said that the only thing Kerry wants is to win a Nobel Prize, the insult wa...

...ven make a territorial offer. He wouldn’t offer a map. And he made security demands — that is, Defense Minister Moshe [Boogie] Ya’alon made demands — that were more draconian a...

...he kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit, and the second confirming the cease-fire that ended Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012.   Netanyahu, who squeezed Abbas hard in exchange for freeing 80 pen...

...squo;s permanent borders, with the Gaza pullout only the first step. Much more recently, in May 2012, then-defense minister Ehud Barak caused controversy when he declared that if a permanent settlemen...

48. The two-state dilemma
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...t should come to that.   Admittedly, he would face tremendous opposition within the Likud. Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon (Likud) warned in June, for instance, that the majority of Likud...

...d Palestinian terrorism like it was ten years ago.”   Israeli security officials, including Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon have recently praised the Palestinian Authority for thei...

50. 20 years on, Oslo architect has Plan B
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...ach toward the Palestinians in any real sense, and therefore the various relevant actors within the Israel Defense Forces, police and government ministries did not transform their psychological attitu...

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