Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...t of the US administration, including allowing more Palestinian construction in Area C of the West Bank; the expansion of Palestinian towns in the face of overcrowding; the expansion of the industrial...

...n May 14, 1948, and not for the 70 years of its existence. In the Arab world this is a strategy of permanent expansion at their expense, without giving importance to Arab responsibility in this regard...

...r that question, we must also look at Netanyahu’s support for the Formalization Law and for settlement expansion, two processes he has pushed forward with since Donald Trump entered the White Ho...

...l law. While this perception remains unchanged since 2011 (and long before then), Israel’s continued expansion of settlements persists, thus changing the reality on the ground. In the yea...

... later adopted by the UNSC). Negotiation should be capped at a few months. This should lead to a significant expansion of the currently small geographic area controlled by the Palestinian Authority. I...

6. Is Israel annexing West Bank Area C?
(News Room/News - 2016)
...ch Israel, according to the Oslo Accord, has full civil and security jurisdiction) than with the settlements expansion.   Talking to Israeli Knesset members on July 27, EU Ambassador to Israe...

7. A covenant of shadows
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...t attacks may indicate. Therefore, the simple name "Islamic State" may be more apt.   The expansion of the group's activities poses a threat to the Sunni states, because they repres...

 By Ruth Eglash and Carol Morello  July 29, 2016 Via the Washington Post (click here for the original) The Israeli government’s plans to build new units in Jewish settlements

...g by clearly condemning all acts of terrorism."   The second part of the report deals with the expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. It says that continued construction of s...

...e main problem today remains political. Other challenges – such as the building of new settlements and expansion of existing ones in the West Bank, are by no means insurmountable. He paid partic...

...include land swaps, members of Habayit Hayehudi and their Likud partners have been strenuously promoting the expansion of isolated settlements and the strengthening of illegal outposts, whose inhabita...

...he Palestinians’ demands have remained as they were. But the intensification of the occupation and the expansion of the settlements will multiply the dimensions of armed resistance by radical [J...

... The current Palestinian despair is unprecedented and is a function of the unchallenged Israeli settlement expansion. Palestinians believe that with every day that goes by, reaching statehood become...

...n analysis of the existing roadblocks for a peace process, and therefore will deal in detail with settlement expansion, land appropriation, incitement to violence and violence, both in regard to the P...

...ted a long list of unilateral acts by the Netanyahu government and by the Israeli army, including settlement expansion, land appropriation, demolition of houses, Israeli economic development of settle...

...ssation of building outside the blocs, passage of a law for compensation of those who leave the territories, expansion of the territory under the civilian control of the Palestinian Authority and an i...

17. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...majority in the 2006 parliamentary elections — in the West Bank. It “pays” him through the expansion of settlements and its lack of willingness to reach a permanent agreement with wh...

...oblem now is not in the absence of negotiations, but in utilizing negotiations as an umbrella for settlement expansion policies. We are committed to the two-state solution according to the Palestinian...

...olent resistance. 60% say that the two-state solution is no longer practical due to Israeli settlement expansion and 38% think it is still practical. Similarly, 71% believe that the chances for ...

20. Two Israels
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...ows the way to this destination. It will not establish obstacles on this path in the form of settlement expansion. The path includes coordination with the pragmatic Sunni Arab coalition of Egypt,...

...gether, voted together, celebrated their heroes together and exchanged dire warnings about the rejectionist, expansionist Israeli right, the enemy whose chauvinistic fantasies threatened to topple the...

22. Take control, you’re the majority
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...startups and brilliant developments in agriculture and technology pale beside the news reports of settlement expansion, land expropriation, opposition to a peace agreement or terribly extreme incident...

23. Fence may have prevented abduction
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...ther, more accurate words, the construction of the fence would have created a clear border and prevented the expansion of the settlements northward to Jerusalem and eastward to the Herodium area. &n...

...I’m advocating taking this scenario seriously.”   For now, he is not too worried by the expansion of Jewish neighborhoods in East Jerusalem, which periodically outrages various le...

...partheid which remains a crippling drag on the new South Africa.   But if Israel’s relentless expansion into Palestinian territories cannot be stopped then we must face one of two possi...

26. Saving Kerry's Peace Plan
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...he “home of the Jewish people,” and the other is the challenge of evacuating settlers, given the expansion of the settler population, and the fear that evictions will lead to violent confr...

...s an ideologically-motivated sleight-of hand, tantamount to a formal green light for unrestrained settlement expansion. And when this expansion takes place, Israeli officials clearly anticipate tellin...

...ose Palestinians with higher threat perception (from arrests, physical danger, house demolitions, settlement expansion, etc.) provide greater support for violence. Palestinians – like Israelis &...

29. The Two-State Imperative
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...e Jordan River — not reflect divine will?   It is this conviction that lies behind the steady expansion of settlements in the West Bank, where some 350,000 Jews now live, with another 2...

...ns is critical, understand the powerless leaderships of Binyamin Netanyahu and Abbas. They see the continued expansion of the settlements and are choosing to call it quits regarding the possibility of...

...e of trade and placing limitations on scientific collaborations. Further construction may also result in the expansion of the de-legitimization campaign.   Nevertheless some Foreign Ministry ...

32. Yossi Beilin says support a Palestinian
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...vernment to hide behind an interim agreement that, for almost 20 years, has permitted Israel to continue the expansion of settlements in the West Bank; to rid itself of the responsibility of day-to-da...

33. Romney vs. Obama on the Peace Process
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...thout a freeze. Nonetheless, to view Obama's ask as an impediment to the peace process is absurd: settlement expansion is at the heart of deteriorating prospects for peace. Freezing growth would have ...

...Authority - said that Norway would "consider various options to demonstrate its policy in regard to the expansion of the settlements."   Store arrives in the region as part of the p...

...itary was able to handle with ease. Maintaining the occupation, however, and the continuance of the creeping expansion of the settlements, coupled with the uprisings of Arab youth against their own go...

36. Text of PA's July 24 letter to the EU
(News Room/News 2012)
...ntext was deemed unfavorable. Today, with the situation reaching dramatic levels of unprecedented settlement expansion and settler violence; theft and exploitation of resources; removal of communities...

...at the expense of paying attention” to a series of violations which included, but were not limited to, expansion of settlements in the occupied West Bank and which had taken place with “no...

38. Why I'm Still a Two Stater
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...one-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.   Israel’s constant, voracious expansion of the settlements has rendered the establishment of a Palestinian state near-imp...

...rnment and the prospects of moving forward with the peace process.      The recent expansion of the ruling coalition in Israel to 94 members of Knesset did not reflect an int...

..., gave a full interview to chief-editor of the Times of Israel. Sasson says that stopping illegal settlement expansion is not only for the benefits of the Palestinians but rather it is essential for t...

...Israel and the region."   Mr Ban said the Israeli authorities' support of continued settlement expansion did "not help the ongoing peace process".   The Palestinians h...

42. EU losing its patience with Israel
(News Room/News 2012)
...w a combination of house and farm building demolitions; a prohibitive planning regime; relentless settlement expansion; the military's separation barrier; obstacles to free movement; and denial of acc...

...reas where Palestinian security personnel operate. Now would be a good time to take these steps, as any such expansion would certainly be noticed, and welcomed, by the Palestinian public.   F...

...of direct talks between Abbas and Netanyahu collapsed nearly a year ago because of a row over Israel’s expansion of Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem.   Time Running Out   S...

...ster Binyamin Netanyahu says he accepts the need for a two-state peace. But continuing aggressive settlement expansion in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, in defiance of the United States and the int...

46. Lost Innocence
(News Room/News - 2011)
...that has been the repeated mantra - 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 ther...

... to discern or more troubling to witness. While there is a deep freeze on negotiations, there is none on the expansion of Israeli settlements. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ responsible as...

...ealed directly to the Israeli public to back a peace treaty over the status quo of steady Israeli settlement expansion.   Five largest Israeli settlements: who lives there, and why   ...

... that settlements are illegal, but has not attached any consequences for continued and systematic settlement expansion."   • Bring an end to the import of settlement products "...

50. Giving up is not an option
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...cern or more troubling to witness. While there is a deep freeze on negotiations, there is none on settlement expansion. President Mahmoud Abbas' responsible assistance in battling the raging fire in C...

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