Geneva Initiative Annexes
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1. Message from Ramallah
(News Room/News - 2018)
...rs unusual. Just a few minutes away from the Qalandiya checkpoint: we are in Ramallah, feeling like we're abroad except for thnoticeable presence of police and the Palestinian security appara...

...ars of the establishment of a government under their leadership, how will this commitment influence the likelihood that you will support the party? ...

... the past few months, understandably, our focus has been on the tragic situation in Gaza. Today I would like to return to the broader questions of peace and a sustainable resolution to the Palestinian...

...ctives, narratives and experiences of people on the other side. Supported by USAID, this program is not likely to continue in light of the expected funding cut, meaning that the 1,300 young Israeli an...

 By Bell Trew, The Indepndent   United Nations has urged both sides to 'step back from the brink of war' – The Indepndent with useful answers to the big questions about lates

6. Hosting a Delegation from Spain and Columbia
(Events/Local Activities - 2018)
... efforts, and highlighted the lessons that Israelis and Palestinians should learn from other conflicts, like the one in Columbia.    &nbs...

... unique chance to meet, connect and see from up close what people from “the other side” are like. With fresh insights and newly formed personal connections, as they go back to their homes ...

...hat happen?” “There are three big Israeli companies working in Ramallah. Would your company like to be the fourth?” These are some of the questions that Israeli and Palestinian ...

...ding efforts were all discussed during this visit, as well as the question of what international actors like Sweden can do to help Israel and the Palestinians reignite negotiations and reach a final s...

10. A Geneva Initiative Delegation to Sweden
(Events/Joint Activities - 2018)
...ding efforts were all discussed during this visit, as well as the question of what international actors like Sweden can do to help Israel and the Palestinians reignite negotiations and reach a final s...

...ted as saying that “there are much more urgent and far more important issues to deal with – like Iran.” This statement follows a previous interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlan...

...dy divided city. Without a change on the ground or the negotiating table, these concerning trends are unlikely to reverse. The truth is that regardless of electoral participation, Palestinians are r...

13. How They Made Abbas the Enemy of Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2018)
By Odeh Bisharat  Don't listen to Netanyahu's people. Unlike most Israeli leaders, who sentence future generations on both sides to the mire of the occupation, Abbas is still pushing for an agree

14. Briefing a Danish Parliamentary Delegation
(Events/Local Activities - 2018)
...Baltiansky focused on the current deadlock in the peace process, and the role that international actors like Denmark can play in encouraging the parties to reignite negotiations.  ...

...ut an upgrade to full membership would require unanimous backing from the Security Council — an unlikely outcome, given the near-certainly of a US veto.   The Trump administration is pr...

16. Jerusalem: facts vs. fiction
(Polls/Israeli Polls)
Politicians in Israel like to talk about the “eternal, undivided capital”. But what about their voters? Well, close to two thirds say they agree that Jerusalem is already divided into two

...;But his call for the European Union to immediately and officially recognize a state of Palestine was unlikely to be answered, two senior EU diplomats said.   SLOVENIAN DECISION?   W...

... The term “united Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty” doesn’t refer to neighborhoods like Kiryat HaYovel or French Hill, which are in west Jerusalem, or heritage sites like the West...

... Hamas, al-Qaida and Iraqi militias both against the US and Israel. But the real impact for now is more likely to be felt at a more granular level in a city where even the smallest perceived changes t...

...The New York Times recently reported that Trump’s team would unveil its peace plan in early 2018, likely in April. It is not yet clear, however, whether that plan will incorporate or demand the ...

... days by Saudi Arabia’s growing confrontation with Iranian-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon. Israel is likewise worried about Hezbollah as well as efforts by Iran to establish a land corridor across ...

...ocial development, instead of only focusing on the anti-terrorism campaigns and democratization process like the Western countries do, he said.   In addition to seeking a political solution t...

...said that for the first time in a very long period, he is hopeful about the future. “I met people like me today, they want peace and security for themselves and their children. I think that that...

...said that for the first time in a very long period, he is hopeful about the future. “I met people like me today, they want peace and security for themselves and their children. I think that that...

...ible for the local infrastructure and poor means of subsistence. Consequently, Gaza and Israel now seem like Siamese twins whose heads were separated, but are incapable of disconnecting from each othe...

One of the things we like to do when we bring together Israelis and Palestinians is to let them play the role of peace negotiators – only, we ask the Israelis to represent the Palestinian sid

27. Seminar for Young Activists from Israel and Palestine
(Events/Joint Activities - 2017)
...to the participants that there remains a partner for peace on the other side. One of the things we like to do when we bring together Israelis and Palestinians is to let them play the role of peac...

...the Palestine Liberation Organization, which Israel had long considered a terrorist group, and which, unlike the Palestinian Authority, remains its official negotiating partner.   Under the r...

...isolation after its main patron, Qatar, plunged in June into a major diplomatic dispute with key allies like Saudi Arabia.   But despite the reconciliation, the accord was met with negativity...

...ted an unprecedented special challenge on the road to the establishment of a Jewish democratic state. Unlike the process of determining borders after the First World War, when the people remained in t...

...taking part in reconciliation talks in Gaza. Not long ago, a Hamas delegation visited Moscow, and it is likely that what we are currently seeing was spoken about in Russia’s capital. Both Hamas ...

...t forging a historic peace agreement will take time and to the extent that there is progress, there are likely to be many visits by both Mr. Kushner and Mr. Greenblatt, sometimes together and sometime...

...t forging a historic peace agreement will take time and to the extent that there is progress, there are likely to be many visits by both Mr. Kushner and Mr. Greenblatt, sometimes together and sometime...

... of Israel, however unfair.       Indeed, while this year’s anniversary will likely be used to try and portray Israel as a “permanent occupier,” a close look at ...

... Palestinian detainees, who have been holding a hunger strike for more than a month. “I would like to draw the attention to the issue of our Palestinian prisoners, who have been on hunger s...

...after the next war. The idea of Trump as mediator is neither as revolutionary nor novel as he would like to think. In fact, this is how Israel and Egypt came to a last-minute peace deal. There we...

...timistic and energized, because I now know that so many wonderful people from both sides are committed, like myself, to promoting peace. Knowing that this is a road I can share with others makes the r...

...-a-Lago, the U.S. president told the jurist, a friend of the Israeli premier, that he 'loves Israel and likes Netanyahu' and 'the time is ripe for a deal'.     U.S. President Donald ...

...es not commit to a two-state solution.   “I’m looking at two-state or one-state; I like the one that both parties like. I’m very happy with the one both parties like. I can ...

...994. Once Netanyahu raised the issue, the Palestinians made a big deal out of it, something Israel will likely pay an unnecessary price for in future negotiations. Another example of his hard-line app...

41. Working with Israeli Youth
(Events/Local Activities - 2017)
...lence. They have never seen real, substantive negotiations, and have no idea what a peace process looks like. That is one of the reasons that public opinion polls always find that the younger they are...

...th Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying: “I’m looking at two-state and one state and I like the one that both parties like. I’m very happy with the one that both parties like.&r...

...Hailey, said that the administration was "absolutely" committed to a two-state solution, just like the two previous U.S. administrations were. But Trump himself has so far stopped short of s...

...ve mistake. The role of special representative for international negotiations is not to organize events like the one that took place in Annapolis 10 years ago or the many others that never achieved th...

...adopt one of President Donald Trump’s proposals for resolving the conflict, there’s nothing like the increase in settler numbers in the second half of 2016. These figures in the Civil Admi...

...onal aspirations to the Whole Land. This is something that the Palestinians as well as Zionist Israelis like myself, who see our claim to this land as inscribed in the Bible, will need to do. That T...

...hu, Trump refused to endorse a two-state solution. "I am looking at two states or one state, and I like the one that both parties like," Trump said, though he noted that "the two states...

48. Geneva Initiative seminar for Parliamentary Advisors
(Events/Local Activities - 2017)
...me 20 senior advisors took part in the seminar, representing Members of Knesset from Opposition parties like Yesh Atid, the Zionist Camp and Meretz, and Coalition parties like Kulanu. One advisor said...

...on on them. "Talking with the Palestinian participants about the conflict, including though issues like the different narratives and histories, religion, violence and terrorism – was not al...

...Palestinians would have been a severely handicapped state. What would a less ideal scenario have looked like?   In order to answer that question, we must also look at Netanyahu’s suppor...

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