Geneva Initiative Annexes
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... and to monitor ongoing projects. I urge donors to support these efforts. I would also like to take a moment to reaffirm support for the critical work being done by UNRWA in Gaza, the West Bank, i...

2. Australia Recognizes West Jerusalem
(News Room/News - 2018)
... It seems that the nine hour time difference isn’t the only way Australia is ahead of Israel at the moment. The only solution to the problem of the de facto divided city is to make the division ...

.... We have grown quite adept at identifying opportunities where others might see only obstacles. This is a moment for renewed vigor, not despair; we do not have that luxury. The Geneva Initiative and o...

...lestinians live in Israel and the occupied territories, compared with 6.5 million Jews. However, from the moment the true numbers were communicated to the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense C...

5. GI leaders meet in Ramallah
(Events/Joint Activities - 2018)
...doesn’t think the Palestinian and Israeli leaderships are willing to reach a peace agreement at the moment. Had he attended the meeting we held on February 11 in Ramallah between the Israeli and...

...rsday, as he greeted his guests to mark the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, he indulged himself again with a moment of invited congratulation.   “Well, I know for a fact there are a lot of...

...the adoption of a United Nations resolution to partition Palestine, speakers stressed the need to capture momentum, redouble efforts and through dialogue and diplomacy achieve a two‑State solution, ...

...eriousness in the region.   Mr. Trump’s team sees the convergence of factors that make the moment ripe, including an increased willingness by Arab states to finally solve the issue to r...

...d transform the Gaza Strip into a developing region is inherently complicated, but not impossible. At the moment, what is mainly missing in order to promote such a plan is the good will of the parties...

...settlers who will find themselves on the other side of the new border) should be examined. It will be a moment of truth for Abbas. He managed to avoid responding seriously to American and Israeli pe...

... After all, both sides claim that they have no partner, and the world seems to agree with them. For the moment, Netanyahu is not willing to make the concessions that would be necessary to reach a pe...

...til Kerry’s speech, that had also been the automatic response of the Obama administration. From the moment Kerry declared that the settlements were creating a racist regime, Netanyahu perceived ...

13. Five comments on UNSCR 2334
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
...ort of having any immediate, concrete implications for the peace process. To make this a truly historical moment, the international community must build upon this success by seizing every opportunity ...

...ena. In this context, the participants reflected on the steps they should take so as to contribute to the momentum created by recent international and regional developments (e.g., the French Initiativ...

15. The benefits of Obama parameters
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...ext president should present clear parameters, preferably in the first year in office.   Renewed momentum for the two-state solution – The stagnation in the peace process leads to skept...

..., who will see the person standing before them, and not only the one who mans the checkpoint? Just a moment before I let my Zionism turn into cynicism, that summer night in the middle of July all...

17. A covenant of shadows
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...ost important Shiite city, but has since been replaced by the Iranian city of Qom.   Keeping the momentum   The second factor fueling the Sunni countries' concerns is the threat of e...

...d Abbas.   An official press release read that the conference "is taking place at a time when momentum for peace between Israel and Palestine is possibly improving, as various multilateral...

...ference that began on Friday with the aim of breaking the apathy over the impasse and stir new diplomatic momentum.   While Palestinians have supported the French initiative, Israeli official...

...sh; in many ways – in your hands. This is the opportunity: Israel cannot allow the approaching moment in which a Jewish minority dominates a Palestinian majority, directly or indirectly. Th...

...writes. He also elaborates on the concept of “Arab Jews,” arguing that for a brief historical moment a common local identity of all the country’s inhabitants existed: Arabs, both Mus...

...ound is burning and every day friction and violent incidents are taking place which could escalate at any moment. We discussed the role of young people from both sides in changing public opinion and g...

23. Back to the Arab Peace Initiative?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...the Arab world. However Israel, led by Ariel Sharon, was not willing to acknowledge the importance of the moment. Palestinian terrorism was at its height, mutual trust had reached a record low, the le...

24. How to respond to Netanyahu
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...r a new Security Council resolution, in cooperation with the US, which would force the two sides to their moment of truth, something they have successfully avoided to date: whether to go along and acc...

25. A Tapestry of Conflict
(News Room/News - 2015)
...is 1907 observation: “Two important phenomena, of the same nature but opposed, are emerging at this moment in Asiatic Turkey. They are the awakening of the Arab nation and the latest efforts of ...

...eld a joint meeting with 50 young Israeli and Palestinian activists in Jericho to discuss ways to enhance momentum towards continued peace negotiations in both communities. ...

27. "Negotiate before it's too late"
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount for their own narrow, short-sighted political gain. So in these final moments before the Third Intifada erupts in full force — it already has its name, at lea...

28. Geneva Initiative briefing for foreign diplomats
(Events/Local Activities - 2014)
...nswers. Most Israelis support the two state solution, but don't believe it will happen.   At the moment, an international coalition of Western countries and moderate regimes is forming to fig...

29. Geneva Initiative Conference: Following Gaza
(Events/Local Activities - 2014)
...port for such an agreement. However, given the failures of the past, the U.S. has other priorities at the moment and Europe is also not making a highly active effort to solve the conflict.   ...

...andidate far more popular than the party. In the last election, both Yesh Atid and Jewish Home at various moments in their campaigns openly endorsed Netanyahu, even as they asked Likud voters to switc...

... a solution, otherwise we endanger our survival. In the Netanyahu era, a third thesis, which is gathering momentum, has emerged: that since there is no solution, we need to manage the conflict. Both N...

32. On hope and despair in the Middle East
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...: We only seriously tried the path of peace with the Palestinians once, in 1993. It failed, and from that moment on, it’s as if Israel decided to seal off that option once and for all. Here, too...

... Yuval Diskin Speaking at the Geneva Initiative Ten Year Conference   Dear friends: Take a few moments to read the following words and share them with others. I see the severe and rapid det...

34. Briefing on Settlements for Russian Speakers
(Events/Local Activities - 2014)
... about the current situation: "The status quo is not a static state of affairs, it moves, and at the moment it is moving in the wrong direction. The current status quo is like that before a war.&...

...it into something we recognize from everyday life,” says Greenfield-Gilat. “For instance, the moment you situate a border in the middle of a main street, you turn it into urban ‘furn...

... with him [Abbas] and I’ll surprise you. I want an agreement.” I’ve never doubted for a moment that Netanyahu had absolutely no surprises to offer and that all that talk was just mor...

...t the fourth prisoner release, just like it was a mistake to announce the settlement building at the last moment. We must approach the negotiations seriously, to announce a total building freeze outsi...

38. Israel’s ultra-Orthodox key to peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...w that it is having an impact on the ultra-Orthodox street?   Sudri: We want to be ready for the moment of truth, when there will be an agreement. I believe that the basic ultra-Orthodox posi...

39. The two-state dilemma
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...als, at a time when the two-state solution is increasingly coming under attack. It was a remarkably frank moment.     Israeli Political parties and NGO's in support of Peace &nbsp...

... The [current] situation [with both Palestinians and Arab Israelis] is very tense, and can explode at any moment.”   The rebuttal from the Israeli government was swift and revealing: it...

41. Netanyahu's diplomatic vacuum
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...nizing to serve as a counterweight to the prime minister.   Netanyahu is closer than ever to the moment where he will have to decide for himself. Without the Iranian nuclear issue, he will ha...

...tween the sides and there also have been deep sediments built up over dozens of years. We should expect moments of crisis, disappointment and failure, and we will need to adjust expectations along t...

43. One small crime at Ben-Gurion airport
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...n delegates teased him. “What? I’m dying to,” he cringed in disgust and disappeared the moment the wheelchair was empty.   And then a few days pass, and you’re watchin...

...ip).   The poll was been conducted as part of the PPC-GI’s project titled “Enhancing momentum towards a negotiated Palestinian-Israeli final status agreement”, and funded th...

...es told me that Rabin had given the green light for the process to continue.   The next critical moment came a few months later when the Palestinians agreed to the seven Israeli demands neces...

46. 20 years on, Oslo architect has Plan B
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...is was his arrival at the White House-signing ceremony wearing a military uniform. This was precisely the moment at which he should have changed into the uniform of statesmen − a business suit. ...

...es told me that Rabin had given the green light for the process to continue.   The next critical moment came a few months later when the Palestinians agreed to the seven Israeli demands neces...

48. One-State Dream, One-State Nightmare
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...rtwined futures.   Oh, what a seductive illusion (at least to some). Let’s set aside for a moment that the regional examples of such multiethnic states — Lebanon, Iraq and Syria c...

49. Peace deal – victory for both sides
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
... and critical component is missing: Courage of leaders. Ultimately, these are two people who in one given moment would have to put political and personal considerations aside, and prefer the historica...

..., the problem is unavoidable. It cannot be put on hold or contained.   This is Netanyahu’s moment of truth. He can prove to all of his most vociferous naysayers and critics (me among th...

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