Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...ed an increasing number of Israeli military operations in Areas A and B of the West Bank. In Ramallah, for example, and elsewhere, the almost daily confrontations with Israeli security forces fuel ang...

...e permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany — is seen by many Palestinians as a good example.   “We can live with different formats, the P5, P5+1, expanded Quartet...

...erity and development that both Israelis and Palestinians will benefit from after reaching peace. For example, a senior Chinese official mentioned during the Beijing meeting that China has t...

...o control its destiny and it wants to see a change in its situation in the here and now.”   Examples of the distress and despair among the new generation in the Gaza Strip may also be f...

...ent expansion at their expense, without giving importance to Arab responsibility in this regard. Thus, for example, in the deliberations of the Security Council in April 1948, the delegate of the Arab...

...ternational documents repeatedly highlight the need to encourage joint Israeli-Palestinian activities, for example: the report of the Middle East Quartet (summer 2016), the concluding declaration of t...

... deal out of it, something Israel will likely pay an unnecessary price for in future negotiations. Another example of his hard-line approach is his consistent opposition to an American or an American-...

...tory of the conflict, and from the demographic and physical realities in the West Bank.   If, for example, Yehoshua were to take a drive from the Etzion Bloc (south of Jerusalem) to the south...

9. Geneva Initiative Alumni Promote Coexistence
(Events/Local Activities - 2016)
...aders were also present, including the Mayor of Afula and the Deputy Mayor of Umm Al-Fahm. This is a great example for the long term impact of our educational activities, as they often inspire people ...

...sa Mosque or Haram al-Sharif is the Temple Mount to Jews.   The UNESCO resolution was yet another example of the serious deterioration in Israeli-Palestinian relations ever since Netanyahu en...

...s water from Israel’s national water company. The rest goes to Israel.” This is just a small example of a problem that will be solved when a Palestinian state is established, he says. &l...

...ta presented in the report indicates that Israel does not allow any Palestinian development in Area C. For example, Israel granted approval for only one Palestinian building initiative in 2014 and non...

13. Israel's six options for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...nt the Palestinians at the outset with a reasonable framework for a permanent arrangement — one, for example, based on the Clinton Parameters or the Olmert proposal, and not ignoring understandi...

...nion poll we recently held, Shas voters' support for a peace agreement continues to consistently grow. For example, 50% of them support a peace agreement with the Palestinians based on the above-menti...

...ace promoting initiatives    The seminar continued with a series of lectures by experts. For example, Shiri Levines, co-director of "Mind the Conflict" and co-founder of "...

16. Geneva Initiative Opinion Poll – March 2016
(Events/Local Activities - 2016)
...r respondents are, the less they support a peace agreement and the less they believe it is achievable. For example, only 38% of young participants (ages 18-34) said they would support the above-mentio...

...stinian refugees who visited their homes after the 1967 Six-Day War and the Jews who now lived in them. An example is George Bisharat, a law professor in San Francisco, who in 1977 paid his first visi...

18. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
... by Secretary of State John Kerry, Abbas relaxed the conditions for entering negotiations with Israel, for example on issues such as a settlement freeze and prisoners’ release. His main objectiv...

...the case if analyzing the one-state solution scenario. We would need to engage constitutional experts, for example. It’s something we would like to do, eventually, but couldn’t accommodate...

20. New Knesset supports two-state solution
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...ically and diplomatically to preserve its character as Jewish and democratic.” The party waves as an example a letter sent by former US President George W. Bush to the late Prime Minister Ariel ...

21. Meet the new MK: Nurit Koren
(News Room/News - 2015)
...ng disadvantaged populations and people with special needs and focusing on protecting the environment. For example, I propose a reform in debt enforcement against people who cannot make their mortgage...

...cision-making], based on a UN resolution, it is not enforced unless someone files a petition in court. For example, in almost the only country in the world that has a compulsory draft for women, no on...

...s of partition are commonly made by the residents of the territory that is about to change its status. For example, in 1995 and 2014, it was the people of Quebec who voted on the question of their pro...

...nt to a permanent arrangement while demanding the removal from the agreement of one of its components. For example, the Israeli demand for a united Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty or the Palestini...

25. Religion is not the root of the problem
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
... from the late 19th to the mid-20th century counters this perception. Towards the turn of the century, for example, both Muslim and Christian families frequently participated in the pilgrimage to the ...

... the past three weeks, as well as its ministers' declarations, prove beyond any doubt that Israel won. For example, the decision to cut the education budget by more than half a million shekels to fund...

...e softness of the left, has been shown in countless polls and studies of Israelis. Perhaps the most recent example can be found in this month’s Tel Aviv University-Israel Democracy Institute War...

28. From Gaza to comprehensive peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
... round of Cairo talks scheduled to resume next month includes issues that go well beyond a cease-fire. For example, the demilitarization of Gaza from offensive weapons is clearly a permanent Israeli-P...

...categorize Oron as someone who has plunged a knife into the nation’s back. Yet, he is convinced, for example, that it was wrong to suspend MK Haneen Zoabi (Balad) from parliamentary debates or t...

30. Take control, you’re the majority
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
... 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 Jerusalem &mdas...

...rity officials, authors, and academics on both sides. It is considered to this day to be the most detailed example of what an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement could look like. Abbas has expressed s...

32. How Israel should deal with Hamas
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...vantages, but there’s also long-term loss inherent in it, and no small amount of danger, either. For example, setting off a wave of collective punishment is not just unnecessary, it’s unet...

33. Fence may have prevented abduction
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...; Highway 60 which crosses it – continues to an area characterized by massive support for Hamas. For example, a center for Salafi activity has developed in recent years in the town of Yatta near...

...iar with their plans. At one meeting between Olmert and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, for example, the Israeli premier presented the architects’ suggestions for a future border ...

...ealistic tenfold natural increase in 60 years. No population has ever mushroomed like that.   For example, the Jewish people are not even back to the numbers they had before the Holocaust. ...

...failure?   "The president supported Kerry throughout the duration of the talks. The clearest example of that was his willingness to prepare for Jonathan Pollard's release. Such a move wo...

37. Israel’s ultra-Orthodox key to peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
... partition of Jerusalem pass among the ultra-Orthodox?   Sudri: The issue of Jerusalem is a clear example why the ultra-Orthodox must be part of resolving the conflict, because only they can ...

...he civil rights of Palestinians, including those who are Israeli citizens, are being eroded too.  For example Israel’s policy to people in Gaza was described by Richard Goldstone, who led a...

39. The two-state dilemma
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...l or imagined – that the Right will stand up more stridently for Israeli interests. The most obvious example was prime minister Menachem Begin’s decision to sign the Camp David peace treat...

...ions of these qualities, Israelis and Palestinians need look no further than their own backyards. Take for example, the bereaved families who founded The Parents Circle - Families Forum, a joint Pales...

...he Geneva Initiative, or Peace Now and its branches, and it is good that they didn't. However, this is one example amongst many, of how foreign funding can take control of the political discourse and ...

42. Prevent the next big explosion
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...te and on the other hand to narrow down territorial exchanges as much as possible. Such assets can be, for example: A port or access to sea, partnership in desalination or water supply facilities, com...

...they secular or religious, have refused to buy into the ideological settlers’ plans.  Take, for example, the settlement of Immanuel, located deep inside the West Bank, southeast of Nablus. ...

44. Graduation ceremony of Sixth Political Seminar
(Events/Local Activities - 2013)
...e the knowledge that they have gained during the course and to use it to promote a two state solution. For example, in October, graduates of the course from the Labor party have organized a public mee...

45. 20 years on, Oslo architect has Plan B
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...nsition, in terms of mentality and leadership, to the era of diplomacy and statesmanship. The most salient example of this was his arrival at the White House-signing ceremony wearing a military unifor...

...tough questions and received answers, and now I am maintaining a dialog with them.”   As an example of “tough questions,” MK Lipman told of his response to the Arabs' statem...

...hat they perceive as harsh conditions of military occupation, very few Palestinians demonize Israelis. For example, when Palestinians were asked, in a 2006 Arab Barometer survey conducted by Khalil Sh...

... hard time understanding him. But today I see how he understood more than us all."   Another example of this trend in ultra-Orthodox society are the anti-settler statements made by the a...

49. One-State Dream, One-State Nightmare
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...; Oh, what a seductive illusion (at least to some). Let’s set aside for a moment that the regional examples of such multiethnic states — Lebanon, Iraq and Syria come to mind — are ...

...ople have indeed contributed, both time and money, so that this voice will be heard. In Kiryat Shmona, for example, the discussions are being organized by Massad, the Center for Social Democracy. Bust...

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