Geneva Initiative Annexes
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1. Russian-Speakers Tour of the Gaza Envelope
(Events/Local Activities - 2018)
...tegic, economic, and security-related issues in the Gaza Strip and envelope. Our participants left this myth-busting tour with a more nuanced understanding of the situation in and around Gaza -- both ...

On December 13, the Geneva Initiative ran a tour of the West Bank area which was attended by over 30 member

3. Keeping in touch with our graduates and activists
(Events/Local Activities - 2016)
...r me, the course was a one in a life time opportunity to hear a variety of views, break stereotypes and myths, articulate my own views and get the tools needed to establish a new political discourse i...

4. GI Meets with Artbridge Youth Leaders
(Events/Joint Activities - 2015)
...also discussed their responsibility as young leaders to work for change and correct the stereotypes and myths which are prevalent in both societies. This was one of the many educational activities c...

5. A Tapestry of Conflict
(News Room/News - 2015)
...ry, houses were marked with paint. Their tenants at least were given three days to pack. The founding myths of 1948 and 1967, that there was no ethnic cleansing and the Palestinians willingly fled, ...

6. The Door Has Been Built
(News Room/News 2013)
...to find the route to Palestinian statehood within the two-state solution. Common notions, falsities and myths abound regarding current Palestinian objectives, intransigence and unwillingness to negoti...

7. Myths & Facts about the Peace Process
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
... Myths and Facts of the Peace Process ...

...ton and Obama, and I know that Abbas and Netanyahu carry the weight of their peoples’ history and mythology, and face enormous political constraints. But those difficulties cannot be a reason to...

..."The questions they asked were not even connected to the Left or Right, but rather to all sorts of myths in Israel like there being no Palestinian peace partner. I had to stand up to them and tel...

10. A man, a plan
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
by David Remnick, the New Yorker 21.3.2011 via New Yorker (click here)   Psychobiography in politics is ordinarily a mug’s game. Sometimes, though, an assessment of inherited traits a

... ... Geneva Initiative's Gadi Baltiansky told us “I believe we have managed to crack the myth of ‘no partner’ and created an atmosphere which is willing to examine the Pales...

12. NGOs launch campaigns ahead of talks
(News Room/News - 2010)
...; Gadi Baltiansky, Geneva Initiative Israel director, explained that the campaign aims to counter the myth that there is no partner on the Palestinian side and to stir a debate as to whether the Net...

... Baltiansky, Geneva Initiative Israel Director-General, explained that the campaign aims to counter the myth that there is no partner on the Palestinian side and to stir a debate regarding the existen...

...of the most prominent - and inaccurate - assertions often heard about Jerusalem.   Myth #1: "Arabs can build and live anywhere in Jerusalem, so Jews must be allowed to build ...

15. Signs of life in the peace process
(News Room/News - 2010)
...ng into reverse. Many doubt its viability. Some feel it has outlived its time; still others treat it as mythical. Yet every now and again it defies all the doom-watchers to evince real signs of life. ...

...sitive concessions needed to reach a final status agreement. It courageously confronted the ideological myths which previous initiatives tried to detour or deny – among them the myth that united...

17. Free Marriage Counseling
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...p;” The other point is: Israel has real enemies. Iran’s president says the Holocaust is a myth, that Israel should be wiped away. And, he’s trying to build a nuclear bomb. Israel u...

18. It's all in a final-status arrangement
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...em to receive international recognition as Israel's capital only if the prime minister removes from the myth of a united Jerusalem the 28 Arab neighborhoods and villages added to the city in 1967 and ...

19. A last chance for peace in Israel?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...st settlers on Palestinian land nearly doubled, and Palestinian movement was harshly curtailed. It is a myth that the Palestinians were offered a real two-state solution and rejected it. Even Shlomo B...

...ave used the past to illuminate the present and confer legitimacy on their nations' respective founding myths. Of course, Zionists and Palestinian nationalists were not the first to embellish the stor...

21. The Two Israels
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...avor of Palestinians. Israeli scholars have published research that undermines their own nation’s mythologies. Many Israeli journalists have been fair-minded toward Palestinians in a way that Ar...

22. ush must dispense bitter pills for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...for the other to make basic concessions while professing a devotion to peace. Each side finds refuge in myths that justify intransigence. For the Israelis, the recently constructed wall on Palestini...

23. Baby Steps
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...re both relatively weak politically. In my experience, weak leaders don't typically take on history and mythology. And, yet, when you are asking them to resolve Jerusalem, refugees, borders, and secur...

24. Give them the Temple Mount
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
... will need to think about what Hamas will do to him if he dares to give in over an issue where the late mythical leader stood his ground. The international summit being organized by the Bush admini...

...aware of the fact that a historic compromise between the two sides will be based on giving up on common myths. Israel will forfeit the unity of Jerusalem and the Palestinians will forfeit the right of...

26. 'West Bank First': It Won't Work
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...ten that outcome. The wreckage of that policy is clear. Yet, having witnessed the consequences of those myths, they are hastening to adopt others. Efforts to deepen the split between Hamas and Fatah o...

...istory of the Gush was identified with that of the State of Israel and the two were identified with the mythical history of the Jewish people. That theological-national myth was comprised of the dis...

28. Preparing for the worst
(News Room/News - 2007)
...ve failed. "Sisyphean labor" refers to work that is arduous but pointless. Sisyphus, in Greek mythology, was considered a low, wicked type. He had an unusual hobby: leading travelers astray ...

29. Last chance for Mideast peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...or at the Middle East Institute and author of "The Truth About Camp David," which debunks the myth that Arafat refused then Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak's "generous offer" at ...

...l as a Jewish state. This scare campaign led by those who fear the peace process, which relies on the mythical danger that Resolution 194 poses to the State of Israel, has no basis, as revealed by a...

31. On Israel, America and AIPAC
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...West Bank and in East Jerusalem and Gaza engender anti-Semitism. The opposite is the case. One of the myths propagated by the enemies of Israel is that there is an all-powerful Zionist conspiracy. T...

32. Critical days ahead for Palestine
(News Room/Op Ed - 2006)
...p by Palestinian prisoners of all factions in Israeli jails, Hamas and Fatah included. Given the almost mythic status of Palestinian prisoners in Palestinian society, this document carries much weight...

...nalysis of disengagement and the future. 7) Gaza Proved that "Irreversible" Occupation is a Myth: A headline that speaks for itself. 8) Saying What is Truly Sacred: Incisive critique of ...

34. From Geneva to a Real Chance to End the Conflict
(News Room/Op Ed - 2003-2005)
...to the road map is one that the majority of Israelis support out of fear, because they had accepted the myth that Palestinians would never sign a peace agreement with them. But leaders should never ...

35. Middle East Peace Requires A Clear Vision
(News Room/Op Ed - 2003-2005)
... they are no substitute for government-to-government negotiations, they are valuable in challenging two myths: first, that there is no constituency among Palestinians for a peace settlement that recog...

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