Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...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...

11. 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 ...

16. 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...

19. 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...

22. 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...

23. 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...

24. 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...

29. 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...

34. 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...

36. 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...

38. 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...

... activists. The participants discussed the fact that despite the lack of public debate on the issue, the ground is burning and every day friction and violent incidents are taking place which could es...

40. GI-PPC - Addendum to the G.I. Water Annex
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
... the states of Palestine and Israel. “Watercourse": means a system of surface waters and ground waters constituting by virtue of their physical relationship a unitary whole, and inclu...

41. Tour for New Knesset Members
(Events/Local Activities - 2015)
...s in the opposition and the tour was led by Col. (res.) Shaul Arieli and highlighted the situation on the ground and possible solutions.     MKs on the tour: Yoav Ben-Tzur (Shas),...

... be the ultimate goal, economic gain or no economic gain. But in practice — and due to facts on the ground — negotiations, agreements and unilateral moves have all proven to be counterprod...

43. Seminar for Key Shas Activists
(Events/Local Activities - 2015)
...f the greater Jerusalem area with Col. (res.) Shaul Arieli who showed the participants the reality on the ground and discussed potential solutions. The participants listen to Col. (res.) Sch...

...stressed, but it still shows an unprecedented Palestinian success in the face-off with Israel, in that it grounds the negotiations on the basis of the pre-1967 lines and makes plain that, if a deal is...

45. A Tapestry of Conflict
(News Room/News - 2015)
...tions, schools and cinemas. A port city long accustomed to new ideas as well as immigrants of varying backgrounds, Jaffa also adapted to modernity. New modern quarters were built: a downtown area to t...

46. Europe is not hostile to Israel
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...o,” perpetuates a dangerous gap instead of narrowing it. This attitude needs to be changed from the ground up.   ...

...the Palestinian peace camp and a huge majority of countries in the world. They aren’t innovative or groundbreaking, but these are the principles of any agreement on which the two sides will agre...

...inian hopes for equality and statehood. Regardless of Dayan's attempts at positive spin, the facts on the ground speak for themselves: On the day the interview was published, settlers pelted rocks at ...

49. Youth Seminars in Bethlehem & Ramallah
(Events/Local Activities - 2014)
...eminars in Bethlehem and Ramallah for a group of young Palestinian activists from different political backgrounds. The events over the course of four days from November 21st – 24th 2014. ...

50. Seminar for Young Activists in Bethlehem
(Events/Local Activities - 2014)
... capacity building seminar in Bethlehem for a group of Palestinian activists from different political backgrounds. The event took place on October 17th – 18th 2014. ...

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