Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...he possibility of establishing a viable, contiguous Palestinian state has been systematically eroded by facts on the ground. During the reporting period, Israeli authorities have advanced, approved ...

2. Australia Recognizes West Jerusalem
(News Room/News - 2018)
...o;t the only way Australia is ahead of Israel at the moment. The only solution to the problem of the de facto divided city is to make the division official, with West Jerusalem as the Israeli capital ...

By Moath al-Amoudi RABAT, Morocco — Morocco is becoming more involved in the Palestinian cause of late, staging a variety of events throughout May with the participation of Palestinian poli

4. Conference: 25 years since Oslo
(Events/Local Activities - 2018)
... the conference, that focused on 25 years to Oslo process: “we need to go back to the fundamental facts. Peace is needed, urgent and possible. And the road passes through a two state solution, n...

... effort that sidelines Washington.   Abbas is reported to have told member of his ruling Fatah faction last week that he does not intend to end his life as a “traitor,” in apparen...

...alem as Israel’s capital. “Participating in elections is seen as a way to express dissatisfaction with the existing situation at both the civic and the diplomatic level, given all the un...

7. Jerusalem: facts vs. fiction
(Polls/Israeli Polls)
Politicians in Israel like to talk about the “eternal, undivided capital”. But what about their voters? Well, close to two thirds say they agree that Jerusalem is already divided into two

...from the positive spirit of the discussions at the meeting, the agreements reached during it, and the fact that many citizens and organizations on both sides are committed to the two-state solu...

...choed Trump’s contention that the Jerusalem recognition would move talks ahead by squarely facing facts. So far, it has sparked protests across the Muslim world and drawn a diplomatic rebuke in ...

...hopes will revive the ancient Silk Road.   But economic interests were not the only motivating factor, he said. “There is also a desire to show that they are a genuine world power, and ...

...o; although the Jerusalem Municipality and Israeli state authorities avoid setting foot in them, are in fact a Jerusalem issue that has yet to be decided. Trump was right to declare that Israel&r...

...he indulged himself again with a moment of invited congratulation.   “Well, I know for a fact there are a lot of happy people in this room,” he told the guests, before adding to a...

...enior adviser. Neither had any background with the issue and the effort was greeted with scorn, but the fact that the president entrusted it to a close relative was taken as a sign of seriousness in t...

...ous identity as a militant opposition movement whose key operating engine is the idea of resistance. In fact, over the last decade, Hamas established itself as a hybrid entity that vacillates between ...

...ans and Israel as part of a larger plan to ultimately strike a peace deal. It also comes with the Fatah faction, which presides over the PA, in the midst of a process of reconciliation with its rival ...

...e)   JERUSALEM — With Egypt brokering a reconciliation between the two rival Palestinian factions, President Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East visited Cairo on Thursday to ...

...s/ABC   13.10.2017 Via ABC News (click here for the full article)   Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have signed a reconciliation deal after Hamas agreed to hand over admin...

...story after the Spring of the Peoples. Its own nature has many and varied elements that can explain the fact that this is one of the longer conflicts and the many complexities required to settle them ...

...nt took place in the Gaza, whose magnitude goes beyond reconciliation between the rival Fatah and Hamas factions. As opposed to previous attempts at national reconciliation, this time the Russian...

...ducing the budget for such projects, despite comprehensive cuts in the State Department.   The fact that civil society is coming back to the forefront is a welcome one. This is happening foll...

...rdquo; he says.   "We wish reconciliation with Hamas yesterday, before yesterday, but the facts on the ground show clearly that Hamas has no desire to reconcile," says Damiri. &ldqu...

...Monday while Kushner will join later this week on Wednesday. His arrival to the area will reinforce the fact that President Trump sees the Israeli-Palestinian peace process as a "top priority,&qu...

.... The idea of Trump as mediator is neither as revolutionary nor novel as he would like to think. In fact, this is how Israel and Egypt came to a last-minute peace deal. There were misunderstandin...

...ing together, the United States and Jordan can help bring peace and stability to the Middle East and in fact to the entire world. And we will do that," said Trump. A two-state solution - the id...

...spoke optimistically about the White House’s effort to broker a peace deal. “We welcome the fact that the US administration shows interest in solving the Middle East peace process and we a...

...   Prince Bin Salman is considered a highly influential figure in Saudi Arabia at this time. The fact that Trump raised the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in his meeting with the prince is an ind...

...aul Arieli 5.3.2017 Via Haaretz (click here for the full article)   Forget about alternative facts. We’re now regressing to alternative analysis. In other words, we use facts but inte...

... His ideological proximity to the new U.S. president will allow Netanyahu to advance plans for the de facto annexation of the West Bank. Now all he needs is Trump’s approval.   A slip...

...lestinians are no less unfounded. Even those who promote the idea of two confederated states ignore the fact that functioning confederations are based on clear-cut common denominators between populati...

...e solution and the future of Gaza under a peace agreement. Special attention was devoted to exploring factors that hinder Palestinian youth participation in the political process and the democratic ...

...on to convene the conference in Paris as planned, despite the broad skepticism regarding it and despite factors that could have justified a change of plans (i.e. the Trump victory and Israeli rejectio...

...tlers” (the number of settlers quoted by Yehoshua).   And here’s another important fact: About 60 percent of the Israeli workforce in the West Bank works in Israel proper, and ano...

33. The Geneva Initiative welcomes Secretary Kerry's speech
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
...tate solution. Kerry's six principles for peace present the only feasible and realistic way forward. In fact, the exact six principles were agreed to by Israelis and Palestinians as part of the Geneva...

...East peace process, and America’s image as an impartial mediator was severely damaged. A second factor that contributed to the US abstention is the reality on the ground. Whether right or wron...

On December 13, the Geneva Initiative ran a tour of the West Bank area which was attended by over 30 member

...sraeli-Palestinian conflict. However, when asked what they believe the new Trump administration will in fact do, most Americans said that they believed he would not be even handed and would instead le...

...ude. Though we disagree with anyone referring to our demographic reality as a threat to anyone, it is a fact that the size of the Palestinian population within historic Palestine is beginning to surpa...

... position is that he would consider getting to an agreement only if the situation on the ground is satisfactory, in his judgment, if he would consider that at all. Mahmoud Abbas could never accept thi...

39. The benefits of Obama parameters
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
... clear alternative to the current government’s policy; peace organizations could benefit from the fact that the parameters would banish much of the existing public opaqueness regarding the gist ...

...ce. Similarly, during the same round of peace talks, the Palestinian government was very open about the fact that it was holding off joining international organizations and treaties as long as the pro...

...present ideas to the other side, which then presents own ideas. Eventually they meet in the middle. The fact that Arafat didn’t accept Barak’s “final offer” simply means they w...

42. Is Israel annexing West Bank Area C?
(News Room/News - 2016)
...ns to launch a struggle, initially through an international diplomatic campaign, against the Israeli de facto annexation of major parts of the West Bank. “Almost half of Palestine is in Israeli ...

43. A covenant of shadows
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...ships with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf emirates.   This shift appears to be fueled by three main factors: First, these Sunni countries fear Iran's growing power over a Shiite bloc, which threat...

...f the Settlement Watch team for the left-wing Israeli human rights organization Peace Now. “The fact that there are elections in the U.S. might be perceived in Israel as an opportunity to get ...

...dition of anonymity, "The Egyptian role in solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict stems from the fact that the Palestinian cause is an Egyptian responsibility even before it is an Arab responsi...

...squo;s current government in consolidating the settlement enterprise in order to establish irreversible facts on the ground reflect a very costly self-delusion.   The real significance of the...

47. Israel's six options for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...portunities in the Arab-Israeli Conflict” by Eli Podeh and “Israeli Peacemaking Since 1967: Factors Behind the Breakthroughs and Failures” by Galia Golan.   Does the Palesti...

...or Palestinians. The dislike of Liberman was so great, the official said, that he was a “unifying factor for Palestinians.” ...

...city of Assiut, Sisi said his country was willing to mediate a reconciliation between rival Palestinian factions to pave the way toward a lasting peace accord with the Israelis.   "I say...

...stinians is unrelated to the occupation. If ending the occupation would not end the violence, then ipso facto, there is no need for negotiations over the fate of the territories. Furthermore, the majo...

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