Geneva Initiative Annexes
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1. UNGA reaffirms two-state solution
(News Room/Headlines)
...ntation of a two-state solution of “Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security… based on the pre-1967 borders.” For more information, see UN press coverage&nb...

...ion and normalization, but I tell them this is everyone’s municipality and everyone’s country… I’m not telling them to give up Al Aqsa, or convert to Judaism or renounce Pales...

...terror attacks.   “Every needless fatality that follows in the wake of this childish whim … will be Trump’s responsibility, and indirectly the responsibility of those who e...

...has himself already admitted: “The full annexation of the West Bank with the 2 million Arabs there … is not practicable and endangers the State of Israel for reasons of security, demograp...

...n a border that doesn't interfere with the residents' everyday life, where best to place border crossings… it's so much more feasible than we think!"   The seminar's opening se...

...re is no deal to be made, there is no compromise here. I could point you to endless links to back this up…”   [Quoting from my column:] “ ‘Formal Israeli-Palestinian ...

...ace initiative.   "The Quartet stresses the significance of the Arab Peace Initiative (API)…in that context, the opportunity for building a regional security framework, and encour...

...;t think so. This whole thing looks so unbelievable — to outflank Bibi [Netanyahu] from the right. … Just like that, in one fell swoop, you overturn a fundamental ethos that underlies our...

9. Why Jerusalem Can and Must Be Divided
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
... “We invested in Jerusalem, but consciously invested in the western city and the new neighborhoods … and avoided investing in areas that I think in the future will not be part of the Jeru...

...peace on the Palestinian side] is an excuse for diplomatic stalemate,” Bar said. “My outline … protects Israel’s vital security interests, keeps Jerusalem united, solves the P...

11. New Knesset supports two-state solution
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...onist activity that we created the Palestinian people living beside us, and they are not going anywhere. … It makes no sense for us to settle in places with a dense Palestinian population. &hel...

...endent and sovereign state in an area the size of that controlled by Egypt and Jordan before June 4, 1967…” This was a non-binding framework, it should be stressed, but it still show...

...or a peace deal on numerous occasions – on the basis of a mile-for-mile exchange ratio. "… (T)here will be a full Israeli withdrawal implemented gradually of Israeli forces from...

14. A Tapestry of Conflict
(News Room/News - 2015)
...rous elements: provocateurs, thieves, houses of ill-repute, prostitutes, radio with loudspeakers at night…gunshots and explosions in this deserted corner have become ordinary nightly events.&rd...

15. "Negotiate before it's too late"
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...t, the “inspiration” of the Islamic State, Hamas’s activities, Palestinian social media… And so many suggestions have been raised as ostensible panaceas for stopping it: Dem...

16. "The change will come from the young"
(Events/Joint Activities - 2014)
...rinciple behind the Geneva Initiative is the exact opposite. It says that we can exist next to each other…the question arises how to divide the territory, with Israelis see as Israel and Palest...

...bdel-Aziz after the latter’s visit to al-Aqsa mosque in 1935: “Did you come to visit al-Aqsa … or, before it is lost, to bid farewell.”   And how amazing! I had only ...

18. Geneva Initiative Conference: Following Gaza
(Events/Local Activities - 2014)
... older than us have never seen such devastation. Without ending the occupation, there will be no solution… We have been fighting for 100 years now. I entered the cycle of fighting when I was 17...

...ing turned into an epithet and a scapegoat? Are you sick of hearing that nothing can be done about this? … The question is, what do we do? How do we change the reality? The brand? How do we rem...

...aded, because under the existing circumstances there aren’t too many other possibilities: “… and alongside all these — the growing tension and enormous frustration of the Pa...

...e who support an agreement know what price they have to pay: it’s more or less the known positions … that [Secretary of State John] Kerry and [President Barack] Obama talk about. Whoever ...

...e hundred experts who accompany General John Allen, one of the "good guys" of the American army…   Anyone who reviews the proposal will find many military concepts and termin...

... recognition by the United Nations, as well as the EU position on settlements, and stressed that “ … the priority now is for ensuring the success of peace talks” calling upon the in...

...e Jewish people – and in this home I want my children to grow up and to raise their children. But…I would very much like for our home to have clear and agreed borders, to have neighborl...

25. Graduation ceremony of Sixth Political Seminar
(Events/Local Activities - 2013)
...about the range of issues included in the agreement proves that if there is the will, there is a solution… We didn't participate in the course just to satisfy our natural curiosity. We did so t...

26. The Last To See
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...t 4.10.13 Excerpts relevant to the Peace Process (Translated by Geneva Initiative staff):   …Observing Prime Minister [Netanyahu] this week, precisely during [his] speech which was...

...eace offer, but argued that there was fault on both sides. “There was a lack of decisive leadership… If you’re asking me where exactly [to place blame], I’d say it rests with ...

28. The Door Has Been Built
(News Room/News 2013)
..., Netanyahu and Abbas. While they may call for “gradually creating a climate of mutual respect and …a desire for peace” in the same breath they place both the blame and the onus on ...

...and a last-minute meeting in the West Bank with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.   “I … know progress when I see it, and we are making progress,” Kerry told reporters a...

... upon ourselves to present the data and explain the truth.”   Despite the scare campaigns …   “Despite the scare campaigns, because no matter what happens, how muc...

...ing, and getting into a cycle of another clash and another clash that will not lead us anywhere.” […]   “We are simply creating a situation that will be insoluble, because ...

... the sentence ‘on the basis of the 1967 borders’, of course with the principle of land swaps … For the Palestinians land swap is a compromise.   Even if the Palestinians es...

...present was the “seemingly impossible task of re-launching the peace process in an effective manner… at the expense of paying attention” to a series of violations which included, bu...

...ahu, President Shimon Peres and others.    [Excerpt]    "It takes time… but we shouldn't give up hope. The Palestinians don’t have better alternatives a...

...in terms of funds is not enough to pay government employee salaries this month, with Ramadan approaching … It is not sufficient to pay the bills that the Palestinian Authority owes to private c...

36. Reimagining Jerusalem Day
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
... not possible.  Hence, “responsible leadership needs to recognize that, to resign itself to it…[and] draw the necessary conclusions.”   Olmert also avers that he was &...

...torial concessions and there would only be strong opposition at the extreme. But there is no such feeling…   The Israeli public makes a connection, as it has been educated to do all th...

...essed. “I also want to insure the survival of a Jewish state. Not only separation but also security…If the Palestinians don’t negotiate now, they will in later. I am committed to ma...

...gain legitimacy for its actions.   So how do we get the Arab states on board with Israel? Simple… sign a peace agreement.   In 2002 the Arab League presented a comprehensive p...

...mbers suddenly identify with Meretz people from the Geneva Initiative. Begin and Shamir spoke differently… what happened to you?   I want to remind you that Begin became more moderate ...

...this path? Why go there? Instead, here came a prime minister who, it seemed, would never pay such a price… maybe he will pay a similar price for peace?   Beilin: I think this has to be...

42. Palestinian Views on Hamas, September
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...er we will ask that the U.N. help us realize our decision and receive our land, based on the 1967 borders… We do not demand an end to Israel, we simply want to live in our own state, and we wil...

...e, for example, a woman from Ramallah, from Khan Younis, or from Beit Lahiya who looks at Israeli society… we need to view this in proportion, Israel is in an excellent financial situation.&quo...

44. Anticipating September
(News Room/News - 2011)
...on statehood based on 1967 territory—with or without negotiations—than on other goals. …   All of these various indicators stand in contrast to Israeli expectatio...

...ernment is ready to renew negotiations," said Peres. "I am not hopeless – I am optimistic… I believe Israel's prime minister is serious and wants to do everything he can to take...

...rawal to the [19]'67 line; we did not put the 'the' in, we did not say all the territories, deliberately … We did not say that the '67 boundaries must be forever; it would be insanity." ...

...n making positions and so they focus on public figures from Likud".   The head of the Union… and mayor of Ma'alot-Tarshiha, Shlomo Bohbut said: "I went to the conference as a...

...ence, even if they do not reach a peace deal with Israel.   “What we’re looking for … is a state of Palestine, we’re not looking for yet another declaration of stateh...

49. Not walking away from peace just yet
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...;unsustainable,” and left no doubt that from the American perspective it must be ended.   …   No matter how frustrated they might be with the failure to secure an extens...

50. Barak backs Jerusalem partition plan
(News Room/News - 2010)
...laims. He added that strict security arrangements must also be included in such an agreement.   …   "We must find a way to renew negotiations; we must overcome suspicion,...

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