Geneva Initiative Annexes
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1. Message from Ramallah
(News Room/News - 2018)
...o accompany the delegation, about the younger generation that would like to live well, with dignity, and doesn't concern itself with politics. They talk about the flourishing night life in the city an...

2. There is only one solution: two states
(News Room/Op Ed - 2018)
...icably linked to confidence, or lack thereof, in such an eventuality still being possible.  It doesn’t take much to renew people’s faith. Soon after Barack Obama was elected in 2...

...lestinians have to protest legally in Israel,” he added. “It’s the only method the law doesn’t prevent them from using.” But despite the poll’s results, Miodownik...

4. GI leaders meet in Ramallah
(Events/Joint Activities - 2018)
... can help reignite negotiations.    President Trump says he doesn’t think the Palestinian and Israeli leaderships are willing to reach a peace agreem...

...alem the president is talking about. The term “united Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty” doesn’t refer to neighborhoods like Kiryat HaYovel or French Hill, which are in west Jeru...

...s much. Abbas previously announced that he would not run in the next elections. Now he is saying that he doesn’t want to run, but if the people want him to he will answer their call. His persona...

...he also didn’t deny it, saying merely that all his conversations with Netanyahu are private and he doesn’t discuss them with the media. The Prime Minister’s Office declined to commen...

...ion.   3. A timetable for signing the permanent agreement and for its implementation. Netanyahu doesn’t want an arbitrary date to be set, which would enforce a solution even if the situ...

...for every success in the international arena. But when it comes to diplomatic failures like this one, he doesn’t rush to take responsibility. In his view, such failures are due to force majeure ...

..."It's remarkable to see how much thought had already been given to it - how to design a border that doesn't interfere with the residents' everyday life, where best to place border crossings&helli...

...ssion of my warped personal outlook. That is, they looked at a piece of scientific research, saw that it doesn’t confirm their own prior beliefs and decided that it’s made up and that they...

... that Hamas and other radical Palestinian movements are mainly responsible for the incitement, though it doesn't let Abbas' Fatah movement off the hook.   "Some members of Fatah have pub...

...f Israel. The truth, as usual, lies in the details and trends reflected by these numbers. The government doesn’t bother to distinguish between the causes of growth in specific locations, since m...

...alemate in the diplomatic process, there is no reason to reject the French initiative, which, even if it doesn’t resolve the fundamentals of the conflict, will at least put it back on the global...

... Gantz stated Tuesday night, or else it will remain "stuck."    "Even if it doesn't work, we at least have to try," Gantz opined, during a Tel Aviv conference at the ...

...ror and find a way back to negotiations. But as long as Abu Mazen [Abbas] believes in fundamentalism and doesn't abandon the aim to destroy Israel or the Hamas ideology that there is no way to accept ...

...ial blocs, the numbers paint a completely different picture. Overall, Jewish settlement in the West Bank doesn’t create a dominating presence there – not in terms of population in comparis...

18. The Settlement Enterprise Has Failed
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...ial blocs, the numbers paint a completely different picture. Overall, Jewish settlement in the West Bank doesn’t create a dominating presence there – not in terms of population in comparis...

...so far gone that reports that give it credit actually set us back.”   To its credit, RAND doesn’t deny that the two-state solution is problematic. Hiday says that, in any two-stat...

...question: “What is it that you as a man add to the discourse?” I have to prove something, he doesn’t, not to mention the fact that in the long run, security can only be achieved thro...

21. Israeli Government vs. State of Israel
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...of the government's decision, the undermining will only grow. It’s not only the radical left which doesn't believe in a Jewish and democratic state. It's the exact same story of the radical righ...

...raphic changes, as well as a change in priorities. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the Americanologist doesn’t realize how U.S. support is slipping through his fingers. Others, drunk on imagin...

...the diplomatic arm [of Israeli policy] will come into play – and suddenly we will discover that it doesn’t exist.”   It is hard to find in Herzog’s public rhetoric the...

...r danger we face, namely the conflict with the Palestinians.”   Let’s say Netanyahu doesn’t want to advance negotiations but also doesn’t want to annex the territories...

...Obama apparently referred to when he told Thomas Friedman of The New York Times that if Netanyahu “doesn’t feel some internal pressure, then it’s hard to see him being able to make s...

26. On hope and despair in the Middle East
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...alestinian, or any Arab for that matter. Or, say, a, tall, silver-haired American secretary of state who doesn’t get what life is really made of. Or in the hope that we could ever have a better ...

...f the three teens on June 12 has resulted in such widespread expressions of sympathy and support that he doesn't remember anything like it in the past.   Settlers in Hebron   &nbs...

...ople who know Palestinian society, he would have regarded as acceptable. Never. It could be true that he doesn’t have the political support necessary for the signing of a permanent agreement, bu...

...le]   Jerusalem chooses to see the unity deal as a threat, even after it long argued that Abbas doesn't represent the entire Palestinian people. Mere minutes after first reports of a b...

30. Israel’s ultra-Orthodox key to peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...eting with in Israel?   Sudri: They want to know what the ultra-Orthodox position is. The world doesn’t distinguish between an ultra-Orthodox Jew and a settler. They both wear a skullca...

...ation of the Geneva Initiative we provide it to each legally elected government chosen by the people. It doesn’t matter if it is a government led by Kadima, or Likud or a government led by Labor...

32. Saving Kerry's Peace Plan
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...leader, Mahmoud Abbas, could clarify that allowing Palestinians to live in Israel as permanent residents doesn’t in any way equate them with the Israeli settlers; it’s a way to let some Pa...

...f)   Each time that the issue arises of releasing prisoners from Israeli jails– and it doesn't matter how they are released: as part of an agreement with the Palestinian leadership o...

... understood—was that under current Israeli planning rules, a great deal of settlement construction doesn’t require tenders. In this manner, fully 86 percent of the construction started bet...

35. The Last To See
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...tunity has been created, which may not occur again, to reach an agreement with the Palestinians. That he doesn't see how much an agreement is in Israel's interest. Indeed, it is clear that an agreemen...

...e able to dismantle in an orderly fashion, unless it is with the consent of the residents – and it doesn’t appear that the current government possess the will or the desire to buck the tre...

37. The Door Has Been Built
(News Room/News 2013)
...[click here for original article]   A well-known aphorism states simply “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door”. That door has been built. It has taken years of labor...

...his successor. Mr. Netanyahu recently told a Knesset committee that while negotiations would be hard, he doesn’t want the alternative of a binational state. This is his clearest statement on the...

... [click here for original article]         Shaul Arieli never tires. He doesn’t have time. For several years now he has been arranging guided tours of the West B...

40. Geneva Initiative: Ten Years Later
(News Room/News 2013)
... return that Palestinians, Palestinians will give up their claim, they are enraged.  “Lapid doesn’t know what he is talking about,” says Beilin. “If we would agree to th...

41. Why two-states is still possible
(News Room/News 2013)
...Hamas says to Fatah – ‘that moving from armed struggle to negotiations was a failure. Israel doesn’t understand anything but force.’   The Jewish public also believes ...

...; he’s a very cautious person — [is ready to commit to] a permanent solution. Not because he doesn’t want it — all of us want it — but because he’s not ready to pay...

...ould take up the gauntlet and believe it.    "He (Netanyahu) may do nothing, but that doesn't mean that things won't be done. This idea, that history is a horse that can be held by ...

...udea and Samaria it appears that Hamas will not be able to take control of the area physically, but this doesn’t mean that it won’t capture people’s hearts.   “As the ...

...e Palestinians do. Without it, Israel cannot continue as both a Jewish and a democratic state. If Israel doesn't reach a two-state settlement with the Palestinians very soon, then one day - likely soo...

...they uprooted our vital, living olive trees. Three months later they returned a new son to us, a son who doesn't want to hear about Palestine and Israel. A son who doesn't want to live. You are raisin...

...eace track.   As party leader, Shelly Yachimovich has the right to set her own priorities. This doesn’t prevent other MKs from investing in the issue of peace. I see both issues [the ec...

48. Meretz head meets Abbas
(News Room/News 2012)
...expect him to honor his commitments. The first question is whether he is able to do so — a man who doesn’t control the Gaza Strip and for years has been incapable of arranging elections in...

...quo;There’s also a small diesel fire plant in Gaza that’s very polluting, and that pollution doesn’t stop at the checkpoints. [An alternative energy source] would be good for Palesti...

50. The protest of absolute suckers
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...e cooperation with the commanders of the Palestinian security forces.   The suckers' encampment doesn't protest against the government for treating the PA leadership as spineless collaborator...

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