Geneva Initiative Annexes
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1. Delegation of Palestinian and Israeli Journalists
(Events/Joint Activities - 2018)
This month four Israeli and four Palestinian media personnel set out on a joint delegation to explore how the press, on both sides of the border, covers the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Seminar parti

2. There is a partner
(News Room/News - 2018)
So almost 50% of Gazans support armed conflict to end the Israeli occupation? At first glance, this figure may seem concerning, but concurrently, the same opinion poll reveals that half of Palesti

3. Russian-Speakers Tour of the Gaza Envelope
(Events/Local Activities - 2018)
... the Geneva Initiative. We will continue to reach out to Israeli and Palestinian communities from all backgrounds with our message: change is not only possible, it is necessary.   ...

The numbers are in: two states is still the preferred solution among Palestinians. A recent poll by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research indicates an increase in Palestinian supp

"Critical work continues to be done by civil society to find common ground and to work towards resolving the conflict. Their efforts are inspiring and should be applauded and supported by all.&qu

...ity 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 or tendered...

...s drew the attention of various constituencies to the two-state solution, while mixed developments on the ground contributed their part to the turmoil. Such contradictory trends ultimately raised the ...

...rael. The lecture, that highlighted the role of civil society and grassroots initiatives in preparing the ground for peace and reconciliation, was part of a peacebuilding training program that is run ...

9. Advanced Leadership Course in Ramallah
(Events/Local Activities - 2018)
...ommunication skills in Ramallah, which was attended by a group of 32 activists from various political backgrounds.   The course was led by Dr. Adnan Majal...

...de-annexation proposals have fueled fear and mistrust in an already divided city. Without a change on the ground or the negotiating table, these concerning trends are unlikely to reverse. The truth ...

...is and Palestinians that despite the ongoing diplomatic stalemate and increased tensions on the ground, they can still reach understandings and draw a common path forward. Promoting pea...

...nvolved in the Middle East in general and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in particular, against the background of the four points put forward by the president.”   In addition, he said...

...iled, and he assigned the effort to Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and senior adviser. Neither had any background with the issue and the effort was greeted with scorn, but the fact that the president e...

... to flee to Israel and are arrested by IDF troops along the border. Most of these youths have similar backgrounds: they are in their late twenties; many of them come from the refugee camps in Gaza and...

...c also means sometimes being stubborn. And since the EU has an important presence and engagement on the ground, including but not confined to financial assistance, we want to be as effective as poss...

...re is no viable alternative to a two-state solution, but today this solution is under threat, both on the ground and in people's minds.”   The UN reported in June that Israel had announ...

...ays.   "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. “Disunity ...

May 24, 2017 Abbas Voices Commitment to Two-State Solution, Arab Peace Initiative KIFAH ZIBOUN May 24, 2017 Via: ASHARQ AL-AWSAT   Bethlehem – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

By Mossi Raz Forget negotiations, Israelis and Palestinians need an intervention When both sides aren’t ready to make concessions, when one side gets to decide who sits at the table and

... on how EU & US can advance Israel/Pal peace. It’s a priority for both of us.” In the background of all of these conversations was the ongoing negotiations between Jerusalem and Washin...

...while also advancing initiatives to improve living conditions for the Palestinians, “we can lay the groundwork now for a positive change in the day-to-day security and economic reality on the re...

...ldquo;State of Palestine” recognition in many UN bodies, it has failed to change the reality on the ground. In his remarks, Abbas echoed Merkel’s sentiments on the two-state solution. &l...

23. The Geneva Initiative's new political course in Ashkelon
(מבזקי חדשות/מבזקי חדשות)
...cational and cultural centers operating in the city and party activists from very diverse ideological backgrounds.    Read more about...

...have to bear full responsibility for its policies. He persists in security cooperation with Israel on the grounds that they share the same enemies: Hamas and the Islamic State. Abbas and the PA also h...

...e for the West Bank.   The new law is widely expected to be appealed to the Supreme Court on the grounds the Knesset does not have the authority to legislate property issues on land that is n...

...d if Yehoshua continued his West Bank tour, he would discover the extent to which Bennett’s plan is groundless from the security, diplomatic, legal and, especially, physical angles. It’s e...

...iator was severely damaged. A second factor that contributed to the US abstention is the reality on the ground. Whether right or wrong, the international community perceives settlements as perilous ...

28. Five comments on UNSCR 2334
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
 

...   The seminar brought together political activists from diverse backgrounds to learn about the core issues of the conflict, possible alternatives to solve it, nar...

...emonstrates the feasibility of the two-state solution. "As you can see from examining reality on the ground, the problem is not one of geography. There is no real territorial challenge here. It's...

31. America Must Recognize Palestine
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
... weight of United States recognition, United Nations membership and a Security Council resolution solidly grounded in international law would lay the foundation for future diplomacy. These steps would...

...lution directly initiated by the U.S., or a policy speech that packed its punches rather than go over old ground.   Either Obama-led initiative, to make a real difference, must include these ...

...aza Hisham abed al Razak; and toured the greater Jerusalem area to get a better sense of realities on the ground and how might a peace agreement look like. Next on the agenda: a meeting with a paralle...

34. The benefits of Obama parameters
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...t have passed, regional realities have changed, new policy issues have gained traction and reality on the ground has been altered. Peace has not yet been obtained. The Clinton Parameters need to be br...

35. Geneva Initiative meets with EU Foreign Policy Chief
(Events/Joint Activities - 2016)
...’s director Gadi Baltiansky presented the latest activities and the challenges we are facing on the ground in our work to promote a solution to the conflict. Ms. Mogherini emphasized her support...

36. Is Israel annexing West Bank Area C?
(News Room/News - 2016)
...s this concern. The official said, “The political stalemate has led to the creation of facts on the ground that predetermine the nature of the permanent status. The EU cannot reconcile with a po...

...l initiative. Israel will not walk hand in hand with its Egyptian mediator to the end of the road. On the ground, nothing will change or stop — not settlement growth in the West Bank and Jerusal...

...l         July 12, 2016 Via Haaretz (click here for the original) The background for the refusal was the group's intention of meeting a Palestinian official barred from...

...stinians in Area C is not restarted, a reality of one state for two people is likely to be created on the ground.   The report says that Area C, in which Israel has full military and civilian...

...ent 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 these settleme...

41. Israel's six options for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...ents on the relatively easy issues (land swaps and security arrangements) while carrying out moves on the ground, such as changing the status of parts of West Bank Area C (under Israel’s defense...

... gap between the symbol of Jerusalem as the "unified capital of Israel", and the reality on the ground. One participant, Deputy Mayor of the City of Ofakim, said: "one can really see ho...

...d is not interested in our conflict today; the sacrifices that both sides made seem minor against the background of the atrocities around us, which are threatening the stability of the Middle East and...

...re told Haaretz.   The French government was pressing the authority to suspend the effort on the grounds that it will undermine French attempts to convene an international peace conference th...

...Israel's settlement activity in the West Bank.   "We are very concerned about trends on the ground and we do have a sense of urgency about the two-state solution. We will consider all of...

46. Seminar for Young Political Activists in Yeruham
(Events/Local Activities - 2016)
... The seminar brought together 25 political activists and community leaders from diverse backgrounds to learn about the core issues of the conflict, possible alternatives to solve it, nar...

...istian; and Jews of Mizrahi (North African or Middle Eastern origin) and Ashkenazi (Eastern European) background. Zionism and the Palestinian national movement worked very hard to undermine those rela...

48. Seminar for youth
(Events/Local Activities - 2016)
... influence on decision makers. Some 45 Palestinian activists from different districts and ideological backgrounds attended the event, and heard Mr. Omar Awadallah, head of the UN department at the PLO...

...of terror and violence against civilians,” and “expressed concern about current trends on the ground that pose a threat to the two-state solution.” The statement also noted that thes...

50. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...es with Israeli leaders over the heart of the Americans at a disadvantage. His interests and cultural background are entirely different from those that a Western audience needs or appreciates. Further...

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