Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...bsp; One potential land swap viewers can examine, for instance, is the offer former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert made to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in 2008, which would have resulte...

... policy will change, even if a politician from his own party replaces him (remember Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert). Obviously, a victory by a center-left opponent will lead to more significant change. ...

...   It’s not by chance that when he was conducting negotiations with then-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, in 2007-08, Palestinian Authority President Mahm...

...n Israel and the PLO — this time a series of face-to-face talks between Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Those talks climaxed on September 16, 2008, when ...

5. Israel's six options for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
... is implied in comments made June 5 by Maj. Gen. (Res.) Udi Dekel, who led the negotiation section in the Olmert government, at a conference sponsored by Tel Aviv University’s Steinmetz Center m...

...   Even if Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas had acceded to then-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s proposal that Israel take 6.5 percent of the West Bank in a land swap – d...

7. The Settlement Enterprise Has Failed
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...   Even if Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas had acceded to then-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s proposal that Israel take 6.5 percent of the West Bank in a land swap – d...

8. Why Jerusalem Can and Must Be Divided
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...inian residents. Israel continued to unite the area, but not the residents, as former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert explained: “The government I headed didn’t do everything necessary to turn ...

9. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...gle achieved more than Abbas could in all his years of negotiations.   It is true that Abbas and Olmert came to an understanding after the latter strayed from his rightist origins. But Olmert...

... foresees, for the purposes of the research, is “based on an amalgam of the Clinton Parameters, the Olmert-Abbas package, and the track-two Geneva Initiative,” in which Israel withdraws to...

11. Back to the Arab Peace Initiative?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...years some positive things have been said about the Arab Initiative, mainly by former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and former President Shimon Peres. But Israel failed to grab the bull by its horns and ...

...accepted before. Not Ehud Barak at Camp David in July 2000, definitely not Ariel Sharon and not even Ehud Olmert, who offered far-reaching one-for-one exchanges in most areas but proposed to compensat...

...calls. “He told us, ‘I want to continue with [PM Benjamin] Netanyahu what I started with Ehud Olmert. I want to go on talking. I am ready to enter into serious negotiations.’ &nbsp...

14. Israel has a partner in Abbas
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...urned down US Secretary of State John Kerry's proposals, just like he rejected former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's proposals in the past.   And despite all that, in the past few years he has ...

...esident Bill Clinton’s Oval Office and in the bureaus of former Prime Ministers Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert.   But for the most part, these discussions ended with drawing lines on a map ...

...n agreement for 90 percent, Barak suggested 92 percent at Camp David, Livni suggested the same number and Olmert went as high as 94 percent.   But Lapid, Shavit and Barnea keep coming back to...

17. The People Want Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
... a chance for an agreement, it will be along the lines of previous proposals, like the Clinton, Geneva or Olmert proposals. This is also the framework that was presented in the survey. If I had a more...

18. Netanyahu's diplomatic vacuum
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...n. Sharon has long exited the stage, but his heirs in the Kadima Party — former prime minister Ehud Olmert and former foreign minister Tzipi Livni — failed to achieve an agreement and fina...

19. 20 years on, Oslo architect has Plan B
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
... position, even though it was already placed on the negotiating table in 2008 by then Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.   Accordingly, we must acknowledge that even though a permanent agreement cou...

... argued. When asked about PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ failure to respond to then-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s 2008 peace offer – which reportedly included 94% of the land the PA deman...

...recalls that era of five years ago when Yahadut HaTorah was in the opposition, in the waning days of Ehud Olmert's government. According to Bloom, Ravitz spoke longingly and nostalgically for the days...

22. The Door Has Been Built
(News Room/News 2013)
...satisfaction if the PA does not produce a viable path to statehood in the near future.   Notion: Olmert offered the Palestinians a fair deal but Abbas refused it.   Fact: Palestinian...

... that the two sides had been close to an agreement at the end of the tenure of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.   He explained the actions taken by the Palestinians in dealing with US Secre...

24. Encountering Peace: Making Decisions
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...green line,” the pre-June 5, 1967, border, and that Israel release the pre-Oslo prisoners he claims Olmert agreed to release before changing his mind. Netanyahu has rejected these precondit...

25. Along the "Green Line"
(News Room/News 2013)
...ents (on borders and the exchange of territories of East Jerusalem) that former Prime Ministers Barak and Olmert made at Camp David and Annapolis? And what precisely did said agreements entail? P...

26. Geneva Initiative: Ten Years Later
(News Room/News 2013)
...mething to lose.”  Baltiansky: “The Initiative is the solution. When it was published, Olmert was one of its major critics, but after he was elected, he understood that it’s a...

27. Why two-states is still possible
(News Room/News 2013)
...served, who came closest to a final status agreement?   Rabin, Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert wanted to reach an agreement (even if Barak denies it today). Sharon didn’t belie...

...a place of political right wing or left wing"     [Excerpts]   Q: But Olmert, as it is always claimed, was willing to give Abu Mazen almost everything and he too wa...

...Hillary Clinton. He is also known to be close to President Shimon Peres and to former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. However, Abraham has met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on almost every visit ...

30. GI delegation meets with President Abbas in Ramallah
(Events/Joint Activities - 2012)
On October 14, a senior Geneva Initiative delegation consisting of Members of Knesset, mayors and activists from Likud, L

...nization of trade unions), led the Labor Party, and served as defense minister (under prime minister Ehud Olmert) — is emphatically not talking about a military strike on Iran.   He&rsq...

32. Myths & Facts about the Peace Process
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
... Barak and Olmert offered the Palestinians realistic proposals only when they were already on their w...

33. Attempts to revive peace talks
(News Room/News 2012)
...er and called on the Israeli government to implement past agreements made with the ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who promised to release numerous prisoners."   Netanyahu also responded ...

By Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  28.06.2012 via Associated Press (click here for the original article)    Israeli and Palestinian officials say they expect Israel'

35. Reimagining Jerusalem Day
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...rate together?   In a Maariv interview on Jerusalem Day, Mr. Netanyahu’s predecessor, Ehud Olmert (who also served as Mayor of the city) shines some light on this subject.  Olmert ...

36. Why Jerusalem is Divisible
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...achment to Jerusalem. Perhaps that is why two of Israel’s past prime ministers, Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert, were prepared to cede the Palestinian neighborhoods in present-day Jerusalem to a futu...

... via CNN News (click here for the original article)    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said millions of dollars from the "extreme right wing" in the United Stat...

38. Amos Oz: Two-States is the only Solution
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...emographics, one state from the river to the sea will either be an apartheid state - as former presidents Olmert and Barak have acknowledged – or it will lose its Jewish majority. A non-starter...

...which will address all peace process issues in dispute. Abbas stated that with former prime minister Ehud Olmert “we were very close, and I believe we can achieve an end to the conflict.” ...

...tion for talks on final settlement with Tzipi Livni and the Israeli delegations from the last term of the Olmert government. He also served as Chairman of the Palestinian Legislative Council and Prime...

41. An Existential Threat that's not Iran
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...e concern comes not only from its most persistent critics. The former Prime Ministers Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert have both warned of a descent into apartheid, xenophobia, and isolation.   The...

... their doorstep - and paid us back in terror. Who remembers, for example, that former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert wrote in the New York Times last September that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had...

... with done by a number of Canadians, which is called the Jerusalem Old City Initiative. We also have what Olmert negotiated in 2007-2008 with Abbas, which rather than a division of sovereignty in the ...

...amas prisoners.   In recent weeks, Palestinian officials claimed that former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledged to release Fatah prisoners following the completion of the Shalit deal, as not ...

... no chance for mediating the gaps that were newly created since Netanyahu took power (and were large when Olmert served as prime minister, as well). Since no serious source can suggest a forced agreem...

46. Peace Now, or Never
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
By Ehud Olmert, International Herald Tribune 21.9.2011 via International Herald Tribune (click here for original)   On the eve of Mahmoud Abbas's speech before the United Nations General As

...way out of his troubles.   You needn't look far for precedent. There is ample evidence that Ehud Olmert could have, and certainly should have, avoided the Gaza war as a means of halting rocke...

...es, we are prepared to compromise with land swaps. One reason that delayed an agreement between Abbas and Olmert was Ariel--Olmert insisted it be part of Israel but the Palestinians have a problem bec...

49. Killing the Peace in the Name of Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...s the same formula that was used in the Clinton Parameters, Geneva Accord, Ayalon/Nusseibeh plan, and the Olmert-Abbas talks. Instead of returning to that basis -- the only basis upon which a sustaina...

50. Netanyahu's Bizarre Palestinian Stance
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...d the 1967 borders with land swaps, which is essentially what Bill Clinton endorsed in late 2000 and Ehud Olmert endorsed in 2008. (In fact, Clinton and Olmert went further than Obama: Both endorsed a...

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