Geneva Initiative Annexes
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... and carried out by the I-Panels company under professional external supervision. 630 participants (510 Jews and 120 Arabs) composed a representative sample of the adult population in Israel. The poll...

...ernment’s activities in the occupied territories. The representative indicated that the number of Jews and Arabs living under Israeli control in the area between the Jordan River and the Mediter...

...erical parity with Israelis in Jerusalem, and more broadly, in Israel and the West Bank. In both cases, Jews will soon become a bare majority, if not a minority, jeopardizing the unique Jewish charact...

...’s “biggest friend” and Mr. Kushner, Mr. Greenblatt and Mr. Friedman are all Orthodox Jews with ties to Israel. But Ms. Powell is an Egyptian-born Coptic Christian and Mr. Kushner ha...

...es 15-30) that has no genuine knowledge of Israel, and whose familiarity with “its neighbors, the Jews” is based mainly on the rounds of fighting with the IDF that erupt every few years. I...

...ration was issued to the Jewish people, who was not a resident at that time in the country. . Thus, the Jews consider the declaration to be the first political force in their claim to the national hom...

... talks, and is one of he leading members of the Geneva Initiative. His book, Lives in Common: Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Hebron, was selected by The New Republic as one of 2014’s &ls...

...to life, to the future. Seeing such a process of internal contemplation beginning for many Israelis and Jews around the world, I thought why not reflect on "peace" as well? I hear many peo...

...wish holy sites desecrated and access for worshipers denied. The war dramatically changed that reality. Jews were reunited with their most holy site — and once again able to pray at the Western ...

...d what he wants. He can claim that Hebron was always ours, that Dahiyat al-Barid is in our blood, that Jews have always longed for Ramallah. The prime minister can go into mediation with whatever h...

...k and warned that the situation is a "ticking time bomb." "Nearly an identical number of Jews and Muslims live between the [Mediterranean] sea and the Jordan border," he noted. &qu...

...polemic on his critics in print, referring to a liberal Jewish group as "kapos," the word for Jews who cooperated with Nazis during the Holocaust. He later apologized for his comments. At ...

... talks, and is one of he leading members of the Geneva Initiative. His book, Lives in Common: Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Hebron, was selected by The New Republic as one of 2014’s &ld...

...nsisted that Israel will not abide by the terms of the settlements resolution.   About 400,000 Jews live in roughly 150 settlements in the West Bank on land that the Palestinians want for a f...

...s also likely to create opportunities for forming new coalitions – for instance, between American Jews who oppose the new president and Israelis who oppose their own government's policies. &nbsp...

... political program of turning all of historic Palestine into one single state with two systems, one for Jews and one for non-Jews. Israel’s reaction to Donald Trump’s election only re...

...e also stressed that what the Muslims term the Al-Aqsa Mosque or Haram al-Sharif is the Temple Mount to Jews.   The UNESCO resolution was yet another example of the serious deterioration in I...

...istrust between Israelis and Palestinians, the hurdle seems almost insurmountable. Fully 60% of Israeli Jews believe that the “long-term aspiration of the Palestinians” is to take over the...

... and 51% of Palestinians still support the two-state solution to the conflict. In contrast, only 20% of Jews in Israel and only 34% of Palestinians support a one-state solution with equal rights to al...

...its proposed solutions. He explained to the group that when taking the West Bank and Gaza into account, Jews make up only about 53% of the population in Israel/Palestine – a percentage that is e...

...ssianic camp contributed less than 20 percent of the annual population growth recorded in the number of Jews in the West Bank. This increase is dispersed across dozens of small communities and does no...

22. Israel's six options for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...o;s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Sergio della Pergola, a demographer and professor, said that Jews constitute a bare majority of 52% in the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranea...

...ent’s rejection of efforts towards peace and coexistence. “If partnership between Israeli Jews and Arabs in Israeli political life causes Liberman such frustration and anger, this reflec...

...nizations such as the Geneva Initiative. At the same time, a public opinion poll indicates that Israeli Jews are still marching to the right — to the far right.   The Peace Index for Ma...

... him into a conceiver of the Holocaust, the mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, did business with Jews. One of them was Baruch Katinka, an architect and contractor who built the Palace Hotel for...

...lestinian statehood, and they can find on social media a deluge of viral images and memes that demonize Jews and praise stabbing attacks. Hamas, the militant Palestinian group that governs Gaza, ...

...not to host this year's Arab League summit. In Syria, Muslims continue to kill Muslims, while in Israel Jews are inciting against Muslims. An extensive survey by Pew has found that every second Jew in...

By Shaul Arieli, Haaretz   17.12.15 via Haaretz [click here for the original]   Jews comprise only 13.5 percent of the West Bank’s population and 4 percent of the land there, m

29. The Settlement Enterprise Has Failed
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
By Shaul Arieli, Haaretz 17.12.15 via Haaretz [click here for the original]   Jews comprise only 13.5 percent of the West Bank’s population and 4 percent of the land there, meaning th

30. Why Jerusalem Can and Must Be Divided
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...emple Mount will be under Israeli sovereignty, with some sort of Palestinian custody and permission for Jews to pray on the Mount. In the Old City, [Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser] Arafat will ...

...ts the mistaken attempt to present the Palestinians as a single bloc. He says the Palestinians view the Jews as being of one religion but not one people, and therefore they believe the Jews do not hav...

...rdquo; regarding certain aspects of Israel’s foreign policy.   While Bar made plain that Jews who don’t reside in Israel will not be able to vote, “it won’t kill us&rd...

...hile 28% said it was to conquer the state of Israel or conquer the state of Israel and kill most of the Jews. An overwhelming majority believes that al Haram al Sharif is in grave danger: 47% be...

34. Voting Out Israel's 1%
(News Room/News - 2015)
... a Palestinian independent state.   During the past five years, Arieli says, 69,000 additional Jews were settled in the territories, 75% of them (52,000) inside the blocs. Only 25% of the new...

...ghts, also lashed out at the government for its treatment of its Arab citizens and condemned right-wing Jews who visit the Temple Mount for “causing bloodshed.” Her comments came a we...

36. A Tapestry of Conflict
(News Room/News - 2015)
...ck here to read the original article) Historian Menachem Klein's new book 'Lives in Common: Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Hebron' adds greatly to our understanding of the Israeli-Palestinia...

37. Europe is not hostile to Israel
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...ons.   Today the nationalist right wing in Europe seems to love (conservative) Israel but hate Jews (and foreigners), while the liberal left wing on the Continent loves Jews and hates Israel....

38. Two Israels
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...view is ingrained in a paranoid and xenophobic view of the world, a simplistic distinction between good Jews and the goyim. Such an Israel, by consequence of this philosophy, will be in conflict ...

...ck here to read the original article) New Palestinian statistics claim there are about as many non-Jews as Jews between the river and the sea. Although one ex-diplomat strongly contests this, off...

...ewish state. The extreme right aspires to a Jewish state that is not democratic, in which a minority of Jews rule over a majority of Palestinians. There are those who call this the 'One state solution...

...proper compensation.   On East Jerusalem, it turns out there is no mixture of Palestinians and Jews. If we return to the Clinton plan, the borders of the Jewish and Arab neighbourhoods can be...

42. Religion is not the root of the problem
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...4 via the Jewish Chronicle [click here for the original article]   Is it possible to imagine Jews and Muslims living shared lives in the Middle East, sharing holy sites and celebrating reli...

...ho continue to put “Jewish” before “democratic” refuse to notice North American Jews’ reservations about Israel. They eschew the two-state idea, repudiate liberalism, san...

...” the “political-diplomatic route,” or a combination of the two. A quarter of Israeli Jews (25.7%) reflected the statements of hawkish leaders like Economy Minister Naftali Bennett a...

45. From Gaza to comprehensive peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...ember of the 2003 Geneva Initiative. His latest book just published is "Lives in Common: Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Hebron."   ...

.... I definitely sensed that Abu Mazen was in despair over Netanyahu. ‘You don’t want it, the Jews don’t want it’ – that’s the refrain I hear from leading Palestinian...

...the other side of the separation barrier? That Israel built in East Jerusalem 53,000 building units for Jews and just 600 for Arabs? That their children lack thousands of classrooms? That 82% of their...

48. On hope and despair in the Middle East
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
... Jewish people, that sense of persecution, of victimhood, of feeling the existential foreignness of the Jews among all the other nations.   What hope can there be when such is the terrible st...

...erience in the security arena in general, in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and in the schism between Jews and Arabs in the state of Israel in particular. It’s important to read in order to un...

...nian babies – or those who believe that all Palestinians are terrorists, that all of them believe Jews should be massacred at every opportunity, that there is no such thing as a Palestinian or P...

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