Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...for international law and recognition of the suffering of Palestinian refugees. The message is clear: the majority of Palestinians prefer the two-state solution, and there are concrete steps that ca...

...n and the international parameters."  The EU is not alone. The rest of the world, including the majority of Israelis and Palestinians, agree. Hopefully, the US will accept the message; per...

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

4. There is only one solution: two states
(News Room/Op Ed - 2018)
...er”) – overwhelmingly choose the two-state solution, which remains the most favored option by a majority on both sides. Support is dependent on progress and is inextricably linked to ...

..., the Zionist left kept warning about the prospect of a Jewish minority in Israel controlling a Palestinian majority, with only a small number of them enjoying full civil rights. Yet the Israeli right...

...is 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 character of the city and Israel...

...osed the idea that Jerusalem in its present borders should remain annexed to Israel. But a no less sweeping majority, 96.6 percent, strongly opposed a return to the 1967 lines without free access to b...

...ike me today, they want peace and security for themselves and their children. I think that that is what the majority of Israelis and Palestinians want. We just need to figure out how to make our voice...

...ike me today, they want peace and security for themselves and their children. I think that that is what the majority of Israelis and Palestinians want. We just need to figure out how to make our voice...

... This declaration was once again formally endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly when voting by a majority of 138 States in the interest of the acceptance of Palestine, in the 1967 lines as ...

...ights, and expulsion or “transfer”), making the two-state solution the most favored option by a majority on both sides.   Only 47.5 % of Israelis believe the two-state solution is...

12. New poll: most of us are wrong
(מבזקי חדשות/מבזקי חדשות)
...ink that they are a minority. They are wrong. A new poll shows that only 28% of Israelis think there is a majority who supports the two-state solution, while the actual percentage of supporters is ...

...43 percent of them live in the ultra-Orthodox settlements of Betar Ilit and Mod’in Ilit, and the vast majority due to natural growth. A third of Israelis living in the West Bank live in these tw...

... the entire Land of Israel where all citizens have full equality - in other words, one, bi-national or Arab majority state for two people - or divide the land into two states, and maintain Israel&rsqu...

...ng number of campaigns in Israel whose goal is to warn or frighten against the loss of a Jewish demographic majority in a situation in which the two-state solution is no longer feasible. Beyond influe...

16. The Geneva Initiative welcomes the Paris Peace Conference
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
...ts to present practical ways leading to the realization of the two-state solution, and assure them that the majority of Israelis and Palestinians still support the two-state solution. As an Israeli-Pa...

...a variety of ideas and initiatives regarding it have been floated by various international actors. The vast majority of them never went past the theoretical stage.   This damages the credibil...

...a of the West Bank, there are a mere 1,431 Israelis living in just six settlements.   Overwhelming majority   Yehoshua should also take a look at important data residing on official ...

..., arguing that a two-state solution is the only formula for keeping Israel a democratic state with a Jewish majority. One experienced journalist said after the lecture that despite working on these is...

...Americans believe the new Trump administration should lean in mediating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A majority of Republicans believe that the new administration should lean toward Israel (56%),...

According to the recent Peace Index survey, two thirds of Israelis (65%) support conducting peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. However, 53% also said they believe the ongoing dipl

22. The benefits of Obama parameters
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...ognition for its Jewish character. Even though the essential need for such a recognition is disputable, the majority of Israelis seek it. Senior US administration officials have already responded favo...

... intolerable. Things have gotten worse in the absence of a peace process, which has been the case for the majority of the past decade. But with no process to provide a horizon for change or hope, gl...

...lestinian state on 22% of historic Palestine when they could simply wait 20 years until Palestinians were a majority in Israel and the territories. All they’d need to do is demand one-man-one-vo...

...case, the detailed peace pact would win the backing of just over 60% of Jewish Israelis, and a narrower 52% majority of Palestinians.   Palestinian support would increase dramatically, howeve...

...restimate the level of support for the two-state solution on their side: among the Palestinians, 47% said a majority opposes it; among the Israelis, 57% said the majority opposes it. Similarly, they u...

27. A covenant of shadows
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...security as well as the unity of the Sunni states. There is an ancient religious conflict between the Sunni majority and the Shiite minority, but the minority enjoys the advantage of a singular leader...

...orldwide opposition, in a move that would not harm the Zionist vision of a democratic country with a Jewish majority.   The existence of some of these settlements could change Israel’s ...

29. Israel's six options for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...mdash; that is, bereavement, despair and hatred — or he can take action. He can easily muster a solid majority in the Knesset to take action. If he cannot mobilize this majority within his rulin...

...side by Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid, Meretz and the Joint Arab List, Netanyahu will have a huge political majority for any serious proposal he makes.   Instead of fighting the French, Netan...

... opportunity: Israel cannot allow the approaching moment in which a Jewish minority dominates a Palestinian majority, directly or indirectly. The Palestinians don't want to miss the chance to establis...

...ng efforts in a Security Council draft resolution that was unlikely to succeed, either due to the lack of a majority or a U.S. veto. According to the official, the French said it would be preferable t...

...   The Peace Index for March 2016, published by the Israel Democracy Institute, shows that a sizable majority of the Jewish public rejects the distinction between global terrorism, nurtured by ...

...iminated group?’ In a one-state situation, a large Jewish minority will have a problem ruling an Arab majority. Even a superstructure – a federation or confederation – will require s...

...herefore, we have a common task: we must make sure that people in our communities know that there is a vast majority on the other side that wants peace".   The courses and the joint meet...

... and will ask for UN recognition. The official said that the leadership will work until then to secure a UN majority, including at the Security Council, for such a scenario. Be that as it may, many PL...

... Democratic and Republican rivals for the presidency.   It is not surprising that the overwhelming majority of Palestinians and Israelis roll their eyes when the words “Oslo Accord&rdqu...

...nted up to date statistics which showed that before the end of the decade, the Palestinians would make up a majority of the residents between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean. If Israel were to ...

39. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...squo;s subcontractor. Israel remunerates him by taking care of Hamas — his political rival that won a majority in the 2006 parliamentary elections — in the West Bank. It “pays”...

...eeps Jerusalem united, solves the Palestinian refugee problem outside of Israel’s borders, leaves the majority of settlers in their homes, strengthens Israel’s position in the world, and g...

41. Post Election Briefing for Foreign Diplomats
(Events/Local Activities - 2015)
...y one to do so. At the end of the day, Israelis speak about economics but vote on security. He added that a majority of the members of the current Knesset support the two state solution, with nine Mem...

A survey conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research shows that a majority of Palestinians continue to support the two state solution and 68% oppose abandoning the two-state sol

43. Voting Out Israel's 1%
(News Room/News - 2015)
...’s territory is still almost entirely dominated by Palestinians.   Palestinians are the vast majority of the inhabitants, and they own the vast majority of land. Arieli’s demograp...

...“ethnically pure” nation-states – is problematic in itself. In the 21st century, the vast majority of nation-states contain minorities, and no one really believes that it is possible...

...the PLO, and President Mahmoud Abbas decided on a rapid move that would ensure he did not meet the required majority. The question is what France will do now, after having supported the Palestini...

...s both Jewish and democratic in a unitary state from the river to the sea, given a Jewish minority and Arab majority On the ideological right, meanwhile, key leaders admit that it would be imposs...

...enter for Public Opinion showed that despite the violent clashes which have taken place in recent months, a majority of Palestinians support the two state solution and are even optimistic about the po...

... the barrier, despite the fact that their residents hold blue (ie. Israeli issued) identity cards. The vast majority of the Israeli public has never visited Palestinian neighborhoods such as Jabel Muk...

49. Geneva Initiative Conference: Following Gaza
(Events/Local Activities - 2014)
  On September 21st, the Geneva Initiative held a public conference in Tel Aviv, the first since the end of the fi

...ent is not reached in the coming years, it will lead to a violent confrontation in the region.   A majority of voters who supported Likud Beytenu believe that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyah...

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