Geneva Initiative Annexes
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... Coalition and directed by leading Palestinian pollster Khalil Shikaki, 49% of Palestinians indicated their preference for the two-state solution, compared to only 13% support for a one-state solution...

2. Jerusalem tour with Dr. Shaul Arieli
(Events/Local Activities - 2018)
  Jerusalem is often cited as one of the outstanding “intractable” issues that make the Palestinian-Israeli conflict so difficult to solve. Last Friday, 23.11, confl

...lished.   Abbas has denounced the purported plan as the “slap of the century” — a reference to the phrase “deal of the century” used by Trump himself to describe...

...ld not disrupt negotiations with Israel on a peace settlement for the region.   While Abbas made no reference to Trump's move on Jerusalem or US Vice President Mike Pence's visit to the city ...

...n Tuesday. Trump, for his part, stressed the need to forge a historic peace deal, without mentioning any reference to the two-state solution or to an independent Palestinian state. The US presi...

...ses negotiating with the Palestinians on the basis of the 1967 border, which is the only reasonable point of reference for any talks on the territorial issue. Netanyahu’s “peace policy&r...

... dismantled the foundations of the nation state’s economic system, including: protecting local goods, preference for local labor, state involvement in the economy, oversight, etc. The Right expl...

...ssue in the coming year.   The incoming U.S. administration is likely to have other priorities and preferences, and key European countries – namely Germany, France, and the UK – w...

...have suggested that the role the US has played in the past as neutral broker was a betrayal of the apparent preference the country has given Israel over the Palestinians, primarily with regards to mil...

...ed state, which would keep its own domestic security forces to ensure law and order.   2. A general reference to a permanent solution. This would include an update of the Clinton Parameters, ...

...ion of the 'end game' – what are the sides expected to agree upon at the end of the day? Such terms of reference have already been described in the Geneva Initiative model agreement, which conti...

12. Israel's six options for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...to be.” He then added, “And to actively do nothing is a decision as well,” a not-so-veiled reference to conservatives’ persistent refusal to limit the purchase and ownership of...

...eace process.    Despite Israel's opposition, the ministers' communique on the matter included reference to a December 2013 proposal, in which the EU would upgrade Israel's diplomatic st...

14. Seminar for Journalists in Jericho
(Events/Local Activities - 2016)
...nal peace conference must be based on international law and conventions and should include concrete terms of reference and objectives, a binding timeline and comprehensive mechanisms to end the milita...

... is not on anybody's agenda. Political leaders who refer to the old Israeli-Palestinian conflict begin their reference to the issue by saying that in the current situation, the "two-state solutio...

...cretary of State John Kerry’s failed efforts in spring 2014 as well as President Barack Obama’s preference for collective diplomacy (as in the Iran and Syria negotiations). The news is als...

...ad to mutual benefit. What the Palestinian official overlooks is that the Palestinian leadership also has a preference for unilateral policies. Given the total mistrust between the two parties, one ...

18. Why Jerusalem Can and Must Be Divided
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...borhoods and the western city, and between the Israeli neighborhoods in East Jerusalem and the Holy Basin [a reference to the Old City and adjacent areas], with supervised crossings within the city.&r...

19. GI-PPC - Addendum to the G.I. Water Annex
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
...r-bearing rock formation capable of yielding exploitable quantities of water; in the context of GI annex the reference for the aquifers is the agreed upon geological boundaries map "Intern...

...uish the territory of the Triangle? Of course not! A future Palestinian state could, out of respect for the preferences of Israel’s Arab citizens, decide not to accept the “transferred ter...

21. Europe is not hostile to Israel
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...ty needs while Israel internalizes the importance the Europeans place on the rights of minorities and their preference for diplomatic solutions - Israel is drawing farther away from and letting go of ...

... dedicated Knesset seats.   Yet while Israelis are divided about parties, they tend to have strong preferences when it comes to individual party leaders. Perhaps the right’s most potent...

...] to hold up a ‘Let the IDF win’ banner. It’s insulting that I need some kind of character reference in the form of a fighting family. This development is one of the gravest threats ...

...sure the success of the conference and succeeding negotiations, the Quartet would lay out ambitious terms of reference, and there would be active participation by regional Arab states. Furthermor...

...en Diskin flags the risk of a Palestinian “Arab Spring” uprising by a people whose only frame of reference is the occupation, and who have little credible hope for a Palestinian state, I a...

26. 20 years on, Oslo architect has Plan B
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...ent, as well as between Israel and the European Union.   This plan is not ideal. As noted earlier, preference should be given to an accelerated process leading to an unequivocal, clear perman...

27. Yossi Beilin: The First Steps for Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...has been shuttling between Jerusalem and Ramallah, is finding it difficult to have both sides reach Terms of Reference and a shared vision. His proposal to base negotiations on a U.S. vision has been ...

...ll not, however, solve the problem. Obviously I would recommend against giving this alternative any sort of preference at this stage. I do not believe in the utility of such a move, or in the ability ...

29. Why two-states is still possible
(News Room/News 2013)
...y issue.   Where do you think Netanyahu stands?   Olmert was able to set the four terms of reference that the international community would agree to: a relatively demilitarized Pales...

30. Naftali Bennett's Messianic Plan
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...lions of dollars in construction and maintenance, for an estimated seven-digit amount. Moreover, Bennett's reference to the Gaza Strip, which remains generally outside his plan, he claims will event...

...n Fayyad on job performance (49 percent in support), the results when the question is concerning a personal preference are closer than ever: In presidential elections head to head Abu Mazen wins over ...

...al institution can survive if it rests only on economics and lacks political legitimacy," Serry said in reference to the Arab Spring. He stressed that in order for a sustainable Palestinian state...

... would it improve its international standing? Certainly. Taking the peace proposal of the Arab League as a reference, the creation of a Palestinian state is the key to normalizing relations between ...

... grand and magnificent idea which towers over the confused and uncertain tentatives to find a way forward. A reference, a standard, a firmly-rooted idea, or a statue of Commander of Ideas enabling us ...

...; The vandals also sprayed: "Givat Assaf revenge" and "Greetings from Maoz Etzion", in reference to two West Bank outposts that were recently razed. A parked vehicle nearby adorn...

...swissinfo.ch that, given the circumstances, they see a chance, using the Swiss-backed initiative as a “reference point”.   Abbas, speaking en route to the UN General Assembly in N...

... Arab - in British Mandatory Palestine ), and a Security Council resolution to replace resolution 242 as the reference point for any future settlement with a detailed and concrete plan that reflects t...

... that will presented to the UN in September, should talks not go ahead.   It will include, he said, references to Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state, and UN resolutions 242 and...

...hat may not be enough to reach peace.   Israelis were probably less surprised by Obama’s 1967 reference than Netanyahu’s response implies. Surveys show that Israelis have basicall...

40. After the Recipe, It's Time for the Meal
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
... dialogue with an international conference. Letters of invitation to these events typically include terms of reference for negotiations, which must themselves be negotiated -- already a worthwhile end...

...have to adopt to the extent that they want an accord. First, we learned that that when there is a frame of reference, you can seriously negotiate all the details. Benjamin Netanyahu, who is not inte...

...lestinian state. The options to resort to resistance are less popular. However Israelis misperceive these preferences, and fear that Palestinians will resume the Intifada.   ...

...itself using ethnic, religious or national characteristics – Jewish in this case – this creates preference for Jewish citizens over anyone else. The prime minister, who knows that an inc...

44. Negotiations under false pretenses
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...asis of “single text negotiations” where the mediator is the author of the text and the point of reference in the negotiations is that text. The proximity talks could have been used to adv...

...cognize that the Palestinians are correct that to succeed, they must be based on clear and specific terms of reference, and that a mechanism, probably American-led, for holding the parties accountable...

...to win Israel's agreement to a Palestinian effort to hold a trilateral meeting next week to set the terms of reference, agenda and timetable for direct negotiations with the Palestinians.   T...

...and yield Arab and international consensus to launch direct peace talks with a time table and clear terms of reference," Awwad said.   Assurances from the U.S. might convince Abbas to re...

...is not the Palestinians who evade from negotiations," accusing Israel of "rejecting to recognize a reference to the peace process and continues building settlements. "   The se...

49. July 2010: Peace Index
(Polls/Israeli Polls)
...oximity talks mediated by U.S. envoy George Mitchell. The rest have no clear opinion. A segmentation of the preferences on this matter by voting for the Knesset in the most recent elections reveals th...

...tsky, GI Director of Foreign Relations, outlined the principles and activities of the Geneva Initiative. She referenced a new poll conducted by the Hebrew University which showed a marked increase in ...

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