Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...s might think that this limited gathering was detached from all reality. Israeli fighter jets had attacked Iranian targets in Syria one night before, and Israelis living in the Golan Heights were wait...

...nitiative, but added that the Palestinians would not dictate what shape it would take.   The 2015 Iranian nuclear agreement negotiated by the so-called P5+1 — the five permanent members...

...es consuming the region, as demonstrated in recent days by Saudi Arabia’s growing confrontation with Iranian-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon. Israel is likewise worried about Hezbollah as well as ef...

... of us should lose sight of the strategic regional challenges that need to be addressed now, including the Iranian threat, the threat of the Islamic State organization and the phenomenon of the ongoin...

5. A covenant of shadows
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...rwent a Shiite coup attempt; and Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is fighting with the Sunni majority against the Iranian-backed Houthi minority.   The Sunni-Shiite conflict also has a nationalist a...

... Palestinian cause was coordinated with its Saudi ally, which is eager to create a broad front to confront Iranian threats.   Concerning these Egyptian moves’ opportunities for success,...

...n the West Bank during his term in office as though it were a daring move behind enemy lines to thwart the Iranian nuclear program. Netanyahu, like a typical politician (in the worst sense of the word...

...re poured into that effort, which had an additional motivation: to change the agenda and, by inflating the Iranian issue, obscure the major danger we face, namely the conflict with the Palestinians.&r...

...region, with for instance Iran and its proxy Hezbollah threatening their very right to exist.  Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s infamous statement that ‘Israel should be wiped o...

...ry senior levels of the British government, cautioning them against relaxing sanctions without substantial Iranian reciprocation. However much Mr. Bennett and Prime Minister Netanyahu are right to be ...

11. Netanyahu's diplomatic vacuum
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...g in a vague and uncertain diplomatic process. Worst of all as far as he is concerned is the waning of the Iranian issue since the signing of an interim agreement between Tehran and world powers. &n...

... of the unsolved Israeli-Palestinian conflict represent an existential threat which is far graver than the Iranian nuclear project for our future as a people in our country. And I am here, because I...

...ns of not solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict present a greater existential threat to Israel than the Iranian nuclear project &nbs...

14. Prevent the next big explosion
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...s."   These interested parties are countries that even in the age of the Arab Spring and the Iranian threat have the most significant interest in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian confli...

15. The Speech that Wasn't
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...peech.   As was expected, the speech began with Iran. The Prime Minister again spoke out against Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s charm offensive, spoke knowledgably about centrifuge...

16. The Last To See
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...lear that an agreement will immeasurably improve Israeli's situation. Israel's status will strengthen. The Iranian threat will become marginal if we have a permanent agreement and agreed borders. Neta...

... that we have already crossed it.   The issue may not seem as urgent to the Israeli public as the Iranian nuclear program, which has become, with the help of our leaders, a central focus of d...

18. Romney vs. Obama on the Peace Process
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...e his "red line" back firmly in line with Netanyahu, lowering the threshold for a U.S. war to an Iranian nuclear "capability." But rejecting the "capability" red line mak...

...ecurity and peace.   The enemies of liberty in the Middle East are also the enemies of peace. The Iranian regime suppresses its own people as well as others in the region. It prevents peace b...

...e there.   If the Baghdad talks on Iran's uranium enrichment program lead to an agreement and the Iranian nuclear project is taken off the international agenda, the Palestinian issue will be ...

... international community will begin.   Regrettably, many oppose such an agreement, including some Iranian hardliners who appear to think that any compromise is a trap, who oppose normalizatio...

...l resemble the weak Jewish communities that lived in Europe at that time. But for all the differences, the Iranian regime has adopted the same total opposition to Israel's existence. It is therefore l...

...orters in America. Yet again we can expect to hear all over the media about one specific issue – the Iranian nuclear threat. This year the threat seems to be more imminent than ever with policy ...

...nt to fall or collapse; and now with the increase of chances of a regional war against the backdrop of the Iranian nuclear project, while going through the attempt to control the upcoming structure fo...

25. A Blessed Initiative
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...sh; awakened appreciation among those present in the auditorium and even squeezed out a compliment from an Iranian exile who sat in the audience and briefly held the microphone. I am not quite sure ho...

26. Palestinian Views on Hamas, September
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...m Hamas in a potential conflict between the sides. The Islamic Jihad has also increased in strength due to Iranian support, with a large amount of equipment and power that should not be underestimated...

...lberto Negri, a journalist of the major daily newspaper Il Sole 24-Ore and an expert on Middle Eastern and Iranian issues, led a conversation on World Media and the conflict.   To conclude th...

...and trade-offs. To the detriment of the PLO, Israel's interlocutor since Oslo in 1993, Gaza is governed by Iranian-backed Hamas, a brutal terrorist organisation, dedicated to the destruction of Israel...

...national community?   Doesn't he see that he is pushing Abbas, who is threatened by Hamas and its Iranian patrons, into the flexible, open arms of the Arab league, which includes Syria and Le...

30. An American Jolt for the Middle East
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...ater regional engagement on the peace process can carry powerful benefits for regional challenges like the Iranian nuclear program.   A clearer U.S. declaration is also the surest way to prot...

...nal or regional agendas. It is more important than any veto, not only from the Americans but also from the Iranians.”   To continue reading, click here. ...

...ions, compromise, reconciliation, and peacemaking can help to resolve the region’s problems. And the Iranian idea runs directly contrary to that; that violence, terrorism, defiance of the intern...

...rect negotiations. He also talked about the dialog with the Hamas Movement, and pointed out that there was Iranian intervention in the reconciliation. The Palestinian President said: "Hamas accus...

... A constant in all of Obama's one-on-one meetings with world leaders this week is the push to curtail the Iranian nuclear program, and in his speech the president again called on Tehran to confirm th...

35. Why Israel keeps moving to the right
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... by his tactics: whenever the question of Israel's settlement policy comes up, he diverts attention to the Iranian nuclear threat. He argues that the world is facing a situation similar to 1938, and t...

36. Tough Road Ahead in Middle East
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...ergence of interests among Israel, the Palestinians, and their Arab neighbors. All sides are threatened by Iranian progress toward a nuclear weapons capability, terrorism and the proliferation of and ...

...anctions against Iran. You said that in the meeting with Netanyahu. How long are you going to give the Iranian President, and what are you willing to do if he continues with his nuclear program? ...

38. The fixation of power
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...ation system. After Operation Cast Lead, Hamas soon restored its rocket arsenal and even increased it with Iranian support and funds. Shalit, as Hamas sees it, was abducted to free the organization's ...

39. Saving Israel from Itself
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...a huge setback to efforts to win new sanctions on Iran. One big winner in this week’s fiasco was the Iranian regime.   Israel is also antagonizing its support base in the United States,...

40. Fallout from the Gaza Interdiction
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... can only draw attention away for what in Washington is regarded as the main issue in the Middle East: the Iranian nuclear crisis.   This brings us over to another "winner" in this ...

41. Israeli-Arab peace a US priority
(News Room/News - 2010)
... opportunity, and the realization of their extraordinary potential” and “the transformation of Iranian policy away from its pursuit of nuclear weapons, support for terrorism, and threats a...

...ership is greater than it is really great. It's not a fight for ideology. It's a fight for ambition. Even [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmedinejad. What does he want? To be great. He is against the Uni...

43. Beating the Mideast’s Black Hole
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... Over time, Fayyad can reassure Israelis that they’ll get a reliable state over the border, not some Iranian Trojan Horse. Palestinian institution-building is the best answer to Israel’s &...

44. We need to take this seriously
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...very similar for Israeli policy-makers and the Israeli public. The government of Israel has identified the Iranian nuclear issue as its number one priority, and the government surely understands that ...

...d that the absence of a two-state solution is the greatest threat to Israel's future, greater even than an Iranian bomb. And an agreement is in the interest of the Palestinians, who deserve to live in...

46. Bibi’s Tense Time-Out
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...eapon and cherishing the relationship with America — rather than zoning and earmarks.   The Iranian mullahs must be laughing at the Americans and Israelis arguing about who insulted who...

...nterest, particularly as the U.S. government works to build a broad international coalition to address the Iranian nuclear program. The United States is Israel’s closest ally. Their special re...

...n, violating an international arms embargo, as a way to buy the freedom of American hostages being held by Iranian-backed groups in Lebanon. Some of the revenue was funneled to the anti-Communist cont...

... Ilan University in Tel Aviv saying that that the lack of a recognized national border – and not the Iranian nuclear threat - is the most serious danger to Israel's future. Specifically Barak ...

...r Gordon Brown and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Netanyahu's meetings in both cities will deal with the Iranian nuclear program and the need to increase pressure on Tehran to prevent it from develo...

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