Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...olicy and Survey Research indicates an increase in Palestinian support for the two-state solution. 48% of the population supports the two-state solution, while 17% reported that they preferred the one...

...external supervision. 630 participants (510 Jews and 120 Arabs) composed a representative sample of the adult population in Israel. The poll was carried out in late January, with a margin of error of ...

... that political bias is skewing the figures. It is now forced to confront the figures.   The updated population data have once again placed the inherent tension between Israel’s Jewish ...

...aurants have adorned Jerusalem, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians — roughly 40% of the city’s population — have largely been left behind. But now, this could be starting to cha...

...y withdrew their candidacies. Palestinians currently comprise about 40 percent of Jerusalem’s 865,000 population. After Israel annexed East Jerusalem in 1967, it gave the area’s Palestin...

... arena. The first is the ongoing failure of the Hamas government to create a reality that extricates the Gaza population from the confines of poverty and neglect that they have long endured (even thou...

... the establishment of a Jewish national homeland. The Arabs, who at the time were 90 percent of the country's population, had to be content with equal civil and religious rights in a state established...

...tate solution. For Israel, with its famously youthful demographic profile, more than three-quarters of the population have been born since June 1967. For Palestinians the figure is even more striki...

...ohn Kerry to re-start peace talks that dissolved amid mutual recriminations in 2014, with the growing settler population a major sticking-point.   "There is a serious question about how ...

...the increase in settler numbers in the second half of 2016. These figures in the Civil Administration’s population registry reveal the deception and the real failure of the settlement enterprise...

...ted states ignore the fact that functioning confederations are based on clear-cut common denominators between populations. These do not exist in our case.   The preoccupation with identity po...

..., the committee will now work on a long-term strategic plan through 2040 in order to accommodate for expected population growth in the region.   "Signing the water agreement proves that ...

...ete barriers by the roadside. He would also learn that there is only one Jewish community in this area with a population of more than 5,000 (Kiryat Arba), and it is embedded in the midst of the Hebron...

...of today's West Bank settlements, and explained the difference between big settlements with primarily secular population, Ultra-Orthodox cities, mixed settlements and illegal outposts.   Sami...

...he refugee issue based on UNGA Resolution 194. We believe that Palestinian citizens of Israel, the indigenous population of Israel, must be granted equal rights. We also believe that once this is achi...

...hom to admit. It’s also less than the 200,000-odd Palestinians who would be removed from Israel’s population rolls once East Jerusalem became the Palestinian capital. But Abbas never had t...

17. A covenant of shadows
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...from within, because in both countries there is extensive sympathy for the group among various sectors in the population. Even if the coalition of nations currently working to combat IS manages to dra...

...plained to the group that when taking the West Bank and Gaza into account, Jews make up only about 53% of the population in Israel/Palestine – a percentage that is expected to decrease over time...

...Israel’s standing and image, in addition to the harm caused to its social fabric.   The Jewish population in the northern West Bank, say the data, grew by 4 percent in 2015 – doub...

20. Israel's six options for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...d the Mediterranean Sea, but that this could change in the coming decade, with an increase in the Palestinian population. If one excludes from the 52% those Israeli citizens who are not recognized as ...

...via Haaretz [click here for the original]   Jews comprise only 13.5 percent of the West Bank’s population and 4 percent of the land there, meaning the settlers have failed to create the...

22. The Settlement Enterprise Has Failed
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...via Haaretz [click here for the original]   Jews comprise only 13.5 percent of the West Bank’s population and 4 percent of the land there, meaning the settlers have failed to create the...

23. Why Jerusalem Can and Must Be Divided
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...lready served as the unofficial capital of the West Bank, and maintained a separate existence from the Jewish population in almost every field – education, transportation, employment, trade and ...

24. GI-PPC - Addendum to the G.I. Water Annex
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
... shared water resources, taking into account the water rights and future needs of the Israeli and Palestinian populations; the allocation of the trans-boundary water resources shared by the parties, p...

...y, Director of Media Relations at RAND. “Every scenario for our project entailed comparing two separate populations — but that would not have so obviously been the case if analyzing the on...

26. New Knesset supports two-state solution
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...d they are not going anywhere. … It makes no sense for us to settle in places with a dense Palestinian population. … We must grant the Palestinians territorial contiguity, which will all...

27. Meet the new MK: Nurit Koren
(News Room/News - 2015)
...first three bills you plan to propose? After I am sworn in as an MK, I plan to continue helping disadvantaged populations and people with special needs and focusing on protecting the environment. For ...

... 82% believes that Israel’s long term aspiration is to annex the lands occupied in 1967 and expel their population or deny them their rights. When asked about the long term aspiration of the PA ...

29. Voting Out Israel's 1%
(News Room/News - 2015)
...The number of the out-of-the-blocs settlers is around 83,000 — exactly 1% of the entire present Israeli population (8.3 million at the beginning of 2015).   Lately I have been trying to...

... citing religious considerations. Deri and Yishai are battling for the votes of Israel’s Sephardic population, with Yishai aligning himself with rightists such as Baruch Marzel, and Deri&rs...

...n 2010 by the demographer-geostrategist Professor Arnon Sofer illustrate the distribution of the Israeli Arab population. The borders suggested by these maps closely approximate those of the 1947 Unit...

32. Europe is not hostile to Israel
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...rrative, along with commentators’ assertions that Europe’s policy is influenced by its large Arab population.   Perception vs. reality   But the reality is different, eve...

...vities in the Territories (COGAT) — a branch of the Israel Defense Forces that controls the Palestinian population registry — claims that 2.754 million Palestinians live in the West Bank a...

...Minister of Chile with the GI Director General Gadi Baltiansky   With the largest Palestinian population in Latin America, the conference was organized in large part due to rising tens...

35. Take control, you’re the majority
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...small but violent and racist and whose representation in the Knesset and the cabinet exceeds its share in the population, is the one that paints the television screens with the colors of condemnation ...

...structure a transitional governance arrangement over Gaza as a means of addressing the immediate needs of the population while paving the way for the ultimate assumption of responsibility by the Pales...

...ng the tit-for-tat murders of teenagers, the Palestinian rioting in East Jerusalem and the Triangle (the Arab population center south of Haifa) and what he fears is coming down the pike.   It...

38. Israel has a partner in Abbas
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...ands of soldiers failed to defeat a fanatic group of several thousand which received the support of the Sunni population.   A smaller-scale incident took place in 2007 in the Gaza Strip. An e...

39. Fence may have prevented abduction
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...rier aimed at preventing terrorists from infiltrating Israel but also reducing the friction between the large population centers by separating between then.   Surprisingly and unfortunately, ...

...rsquo; vision, Route 1 would be divided along its entire length. The eastern half would serve the Palestinian population, and the western half, including the light rail train, would serve the Israeli ...

...on Palestinian refugees, as some claim. That would be an unrealistic tenfold natural increase in 60 years. No population has ever mushroomed like that.   For example, the Jewish people are no...

42. Destroying the Negotiations
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...ted, a future agreement signed between Israel and a Palestinian Authority representing the entire Palestinian population, would have much greater validity.    Israel must evaluate the na...

... to equality inside Israel.   And nobody should forget: The latter Israelis – 20% of the total population of Israel – may play a pivotal role in ensuring the passage of a referend...

... rules also apply to East Jerusalem, which is in more urgent need of new housing and land for the Palestinian population.   Israel’s planning policy consistently ignores Palestinian nee...

45. The two-state dilemma
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...ion of the place of Israel’s large Arab minority inside the Green Line, which makes up about 20% of the population and other non-Jews such as foreign workers, African migrants and immigrants fro...

46. Defining the Endgame of the Peace Process
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...uld define the endgame in important ways and thus help maintain the possibility of a two-state solution until populations on both sides elect leaders that are willing to enact it. That's a political p...

...aeli side, 34% think the Palestinians aspire in the long run to conquer Israel and destroy much of the Jewish population in Israel; and 21% think the goal of the Palestinians is just to conquer Israel...

48. Saving Kerry's Peace Plan
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...wish people,” and the other is the challenge of evacuating settlers, given the expansion of the settler population, and the fear that evictions will lead to violent confrontations between settle...

49. Prevent the next big explosion
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...t the consequences will be for a generation of Palestinians that was "replaced" (70% of Palestinian population is under 35 years old), a generation that sees the Arab Spring storming in the ...

... to settlements that could become part of Israel in a two-state agreement (you can see a map of the post-Olso population growth here). Indeed, half of the post-Oslo population growth has been focused ...

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