Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...ther services, and freeze implementation of demolition orders. While in early January Israeli security forces evacuated dozens of settlers from mobile homes illegally installed at the site of the fo...

2. Introducing the Two-State Coalition
(Events/Joint Activities - 2018)
... 2018 We believe that civil society in both Palestine and Israel has the potential to be an invaluable force in promoting a negotiated settlement for the conflict. Dozens of Palestinian and Israeli ...

... Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee with the new data last week by the Israel Defense Forces, the leadership of the political right can no longer argue that political bias is skewin...

...’s hardline position on certain issues, such as its insistence on the presence of Israeli military forces along the border between Israel and Jordan out of fear that extremist groups would infil...

...ty as the representative of the Palestinian people. Saudi Arabia has summoned Mr. Abbas to Riyadh to reinforce the importance of a deal.   “The stars begin to align in a way that create...

...   In recent years the Gaza Strip has undergone internal processes that in two main aspects reinforce the dead end that currently characterizes the arena. The first is the ongoing failure of ...

...sues between Hamas and Mr. Abbas’s Fatah faction — including the merger of two separate work forces in Gaza, and what is to become of the estimated 25,000 Hamas fighters, their arsenal of ...

...esident at that time in the country. . Thus, the Jews consider the declaration to be the first political force in their claim to the national homeland, which the Palestinians see as the starting point...

...agement with civil society on both sides. In the words of Albert Einstein, "Peace cannot be kept by force, but through understanding." This engagement is a fundamental step towards a durable...

...em.   But personal chemistry may not be enough. Last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was forced to retract comments to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the Palestinian Autho...

... to Israel 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 p...

...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 Iraq in onl...

... to do so. The State of Israel was not established as a result of negotiations. Had the British been forced to give and take with Prime Minister Ben Gurion, I doubt he would have allowed the esta...

... a two-state solution altogether and full annexation of the West Bank. Abbas, meanwhile, faces extreme forces in his camp that insist on a right to return for Palestinian refugees displaced by the W...

...le of his hard-line approach is his consistent opposition to an American or an American-led multilateral force to maintain security in the future nonmilitarized Palestinian state. He is also against a...

... 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 Bank, but...

...l and the Palestinians.   In the course of the day on Wednesday, Greenblatt visited Palestinian forces' main training base in Jericho, which was established with American funding. He met with...

...advancing economically are nil due to a lack of jobs in the settlements. They would join the Israeli workforce on the other side of the Green Line, or join the ranks of welfare recipients in the ultra...

...g peace to the region, he added: "The creation of the state of Palestine will undermine the driving force of terror and extremism, and we are a part of the international system combating terroris...

...work of the negotiations. By putting the central question of two states versus one on the table, Trump forces us to make a decision and I have a clear position on this critical issue. Trump’s ...

...icense 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 is only on...

22. America Must Recognize Palestine
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
... in which every state in the area can live in security,” and the “withdrawal of Israel armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict.   The agreement was ratified ...

... and Palestine.   Palestinians and their allies have repeatedly called on the UN to step in and force Israel to cease its settlement activity in the occupied West Bank, which they say is the ...

...ments between Israel and a Palestinian non-militarized state, which would keep its own domestic security forces to ensure law and order.   2. A general reference to a permanent solution. This...

...lures like this one, he doesn’t rush to take responsibility. In his view, such failures are due to force majeure or simple anti-Semitism.   Yet the resolution was a catastrophe foretold...

... Yosef to succeed Deri as head of the party was Eli Yishai, a radical rightist who would eventually join forces with Meir Kahane’s disciples. As soon as Deri entered prison, Yishai began organiz...

...eak before a crowd of over 120 young Israelis in a Tel Aviv bar. While in his childhood Iyad Othmani was forced to wait for hours at checkpoints, while soldiers made sure over and over again that he c...

... Preparations for the meeting began two weeks ago, when the group members contacted the Israel Defense Forces’ Central Command to confirm a meeting in Ramallah that had been scheduled for Tues...

...Experts say there have been new levels of coordination and cooperation between the two sides as Egyptian forces have battled Islamic State militants in the Sinai Peninsula, along Egypt’s border ...

...ty officials have expressed concern about cases, including several captured on video, in which excessive force appeared to be used when there was no immediate threat," it says. "One soldier ...

31. Israel's six options for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...ishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel is the most desirable goal. Unfortunately, the political forces on both sides are unable, or unwilling, to reach agreement on all the core issues and en...

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

...d his life for nothing,” he said of Ahmad Zakarna, who was killed at the scene by Israeli security forces. Abd Albaset is among the ranks of Palestinians preaching non-violent ways to advance ...

...to fund terrorism, to pay stipends to the families of assailants killed in clashes with Israeli security forces, to dole out monthly support to the families of Palestinians jailed in Israel for securi...

...ocess as well as recommendations for restarting Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.   The driving force behind the Quartet’s decision was the EU High Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and ...

... how, in face of recent waves of violence in the region, young Palestinian leaders can become a positive force for change.   Thanks to the generous support of USAID, the PPC-GI and the G...

...ibility for internal security in Gaza to a joint security apparatus consisting of Palestinian government forces and a multinational force established for that purpose. Members of the new force would b...

...she admitted to having been wrong not to give the diplomatic issue its proper weight.   But the forced meeting with Abbas and eating humble pie did not help her much. In November of that year...

... Adumim and Barkan, and 95 percent of the workers there are Palestinian. Sixty percent of the Jewish workforce in the West Bank makes the daily commute into Israel. Based on that, the settlement enter...

...n Israel or overseas, the Geneva Initiative always comes up. It is a logical proposal which reality will force us to come to.” MK Herzog added that: “Our current leadership is dragging us ...

41. The Settlement Enterprise Has Failed
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
... Adumim and Barkan, and 95 percent of the workers there are Palestinian. Sixty percent of the Jewish workforce in the West Bank makes the daily commute into Israel. Based on that, the settlement enter...

...uo;   And could that really work? “Without an agreement with the Palestinians, we will be forced to live between one bloody round and the next. Everyone can think about what they would ...

43. Why Jerusalem Can and Must Be Divided
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...x-Day War would be given to the Palestinians.   Only the second intifada, which erupted in full force immediately after in September 2000, led Barak to adopt a more reasonable alternative, ju...

44. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...a, which to his mind was catastrophic for the Palestinians.   In 2003 Western leaders and Egypt forced Arafat to appoint Abbas prime minister, while transferring over some of the famed leader...

45. How to respond to Netanyahu
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...for a European initiative for a new Security Council resolution, in cooperation with the US, which would force the two sides to their moment of truth, something they have successfully avoided to date:...

46. Meet the new MK: Nurit Koren
(News Room/News - 2015)
...ways tried to volunteer and help with the tools I had. As a lawyer, I helped victims of the state debt enforcement agency who could not pay a full rate. I was exposed to the difficulties bureaucracy a...

...he Gaza Strip. A clear majority wants the reconciliation government to have full control over the police force in the Gaza Strip and rejects the current status quo whereby Hamas remains in charge. The...

48. Voting Out Israel's 1%
(News Room/News - 2015)
...tzhak Rabin and Ehud Barak. And later, since his retirement from the army, he has become one of the main forces behind the Geneva Initiative for achieving an Israeli-Palestinian permanent agreement. ...

...s 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 spokesperson. The sa...

...e meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel Prize winner Adina Bar-Shalom said that Shas party leader Aryeh Deri would forcefully urge a peace accord with the Palestinians should the ultra-Orthodox party join a rul...

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