Geneva Initiative Annexes
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1. Leadership Course Graduation Ceremony in Ramallah
(Events/Joint Activities - 2018)
...li graduates: "Our door is always open for dialogue, meeting the other side, and peace." We look forward to seeing and supporting the change that these individuals will make in their own n...

I-Panels Survey Sponsored by the Geneva Initiative, January 2019 Read the Haaretz article on the poll results here.   Public Opinion Survey (according to intended party alignments) – Ja

3. Jerusalem tour with Dr. Shaul Arieli
(Events/Local Activities - 2018)
...hopefully become the capital of two states. The tour began in the rain and ended under clear skies on a lookout above the Old City. We hope the participants similarly came away with new clarity and ho...

By Mazal Mualem     On the afternoon of May 10, some 150 people gathered for “Palestinian-Israel Dialogue” in the conference hall of the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv. For

...heir claim to Jerusalem. Senior Palestinian official Nasser al-Qudwa said on Monday that Abbas would be looking to gain support for a multilateral initiative, but added that the Palestinians would not...

...h; on where does demography meet geography in the West Bank,” Makovsky said. “It is more to look at overlay between where the settlers live and the various peace plans that have been out t...

... eager to change its reality, the urgent question is: if change does materialize, what will this change look like? The Hamas government in Gaza has already encountered resistance and threats from all ...

...in the two-state solution, but renewed efforts could lead to a resurgence.   Finally, the poll looked at perceived attitudes of the other side; 53% of Palestinians think the majority of Israe...

...nniversary will likely be used to try and portray Israel as a “permanent occupier,” a close look at the historical record shows that Israel has often sought to achieve peace with the Pales...

...s ready to work toward that goal in good faith. And Prime Minister Netanyahu has promised the same. I look forward to working with these leaders toward a lasting peace,” the US president said...

...n February 15 when he said that he does 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 w...

12. Working with Israeli Youth
(Events/Local Activities - 2017)
...of violence. 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 th...

...tion in February at a press conference with 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 hap...

...the interests of both sides will be based on two states for two peoples. As an Israeli, I have always looked for what is in the best interests of Israel. With this focus on Israel, my vision has bee...

...ress conference in Washington with Netanyahu, 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,...

16. Geneva Initiative seminar for Parliamentary Advisors
(Events/Local Activities - 2017)
...w before: young, modern and hopeful. It made it easier to imagine what a future Palestinian state would look like". While in Rawabi, the group also met with Ayed Atmawi, who works at the Geneva I...

...or the 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...

18. The Geneva Initiative welcomes the Paris Peace Conference
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
...h any international initiative that will aim to promote this solution.  The Geneva Initiative is looking forward to working together with any international actor who is willing to advance the t...

...living in just six settlements.   Overwhelming majority   Yehoshua should also take a look at important data residing on official State of Israel websites. This would tell him, for e...

...ver the last five years and their culmination in UNSCR 2334, Israel’s leadership would do well to look to the future and consider its policies in light of the next five years and beyond. If the ...

21. Five comments on UNSCR 2334
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
 

...d to borders.       Looking at Nablus and the settlements surrounding it The participants represented a range of ...

...rted imposing some economic sanctions or taking more serious action compared with 49% in November 2015. Looking at Republicans over these years, 31% supported imposing sanctions and taking more seriou...

...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 parallel political course that was held by the P...

... process. Had the diplomatic situation between Israel and the Palestinians been different, things might look different today.   It’s not by chance that when he was conducting negotiatio...

...ee you again," Netanyahu said in opening remarks before their discussion.    "I look forward to continuing our conversation, which I have to divulge we do every other day by ph...

...planner who helped write the Geneva Initiative Annex on Jerusalem, showed participants how the city can look like under a two-state solution. The participants, some of which have lived or worked in Je...

...lem and Ramallah — was not a measure of public opinion but an expression of my warped personal outlook. That is, they looked at a piece of scientific research, saw that it doesn’t confirm ...

...ould come speak before Israelis — what we believed would help break a few bricks in the wall, and look past this Green Line that everyone is always talking about, yet do not know where it is loc...

30. A covenant of shadows
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...estinians is a prerequisite to forge formal diplomatic ties.   Many of the world's nations are looking on in surprise and admiration at the ever-strengthening ties between Israel and the more...

..., which is renegotiating a multibillion-dollar military aid package with the United States and has been looking to improve its relations with the White House.“We are witnessing a signal from the...

By Shaul Arieli  27.6.2016   Via Haaretz (click here for the original)    Prof. Yehoshafat Harkabi wrote in 1982 about the Bar Kochba revolt in the context of contemporary

33. Israel's six options for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...a Eldar  14.6.2016   Via Al Monitor (click here for the original)    Anyone looking for a resemblance between the June 8 shooting attack at the Sarona market in Tel Aviv an...

...ck Obama, and you understand how risky a decision to wait for the next American president could be. You look at Europe, and you see how helpless it is. You also know that the French initiative will no...

...m of dictate, while negotiations must and can lead to mutual benefit. What the Palestinian official overlooks is that the Palestinian leadership also has a preference for unilateral policies. Given ...

...-wingers are applauding Buji [Herzog] right now. To be honest, I don’t think so. This whole thing looks so unbelievable — to outflank Bibi [Netanyahu] from the right. … Just like th...

37. Jerusalem Tour for Business Executives and NGO Sector
(Events/Local Activities - 2015)
...ses the tour             The participants at Nebi Samuel, one of the lookouts in the tour   ...

38. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...e asking permission from the Israeli army to exit and enter Ramallah at his age.   Today Abbas looks around and sees how the settlements are expanding on the ruins of the Oslo Accords, and he...

... that she wouldn't be able to register the apartment in the Palestinian land registry. "We've been looking for an investment apartment in the territories for years," she explained."But ...

40. Seminar for Israeli parliamentary assistants
(Events/Local Activities - 2015)
...rtly receive its first residents, giving a peek at how a successful independent Palestinian state could look if the two state solution were to be implemented (the tour was conducted together with the ...

41. A Tapestry of Conflict
(News Room/News - 2015)
...reet, with apartment blocks. To the south, Ajami and Jabaliya, were home to magnificent villas that overlooked the sea. But its identity remained firmly Arab. Yet even then, in the midst of the loom...

42. Europe is not hostile to Israel
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...emain uninterested in ending it, and as they increasingly appear not to share Europe’s liberal outlook.   The lesson that the European countries learned from World War II differs from t...

43. Two Israels
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...ople is that on one side there are those who are out to destroy us, followed by those who are passive onlookers or simply anti-Semites, and us, who have force, an omnipotent force to defend Israel aga...

44. Israeli Government vs. State of Israel
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...ly contribute to delegitimization campaign. So why are they giving Israel's haters exactly what they're looking for? We have to listen to the arguments presented by Prime Minister Benjamin Netany...

45. "The change will come from the young"
(Events/Joint Activities - 2014)
...ts discussed the recent war in Gaza, the narratives of both sides, and the need remember the past while looking forward to the future. For many of the participants, both Israelis and Palestinians, thi...

...under Hamas.   “The present war may have undercut this approach somewhat, but we have to look closely at what happened here this summer. A Palestinian unity government was formed, which...

...n resulted in a military clash in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas.   Things would have looked different if, instead of responding “Amen” to Netanyahu and Ministers Avigdor...

...l money will come in and find itself in the wrong places and go to waste, so that Gaza in 10 years will look just like Gaza today -- only much more crowded. To prevent this it will be necessary to con...

...recede the inquiry, and ask ourselves the genuine questions; stand in front of a mirror and take a real look at our character as it is really reflected.   The first image to be reflected in t...

...idered to this day to be the most detailed example of what an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement could look like. Abbas has expressed support for it, while Netanyahu views it as too tilted toward the...

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