Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...g in the West Bank over recent months, as a series of deadly terrorist attacks have taken place and the risk of destabilization has increased. The period has witnessed an increasing number of Israel...

2. Europe's Message for the US
(News Room/News - 2018)
Europe offers the American government advice over what will, and will not, make for a successful peace plan between Israelis and Palestinians.   Yesterday, eight EU members told the US in uneq

...e issue of opening a US embassy in Jerusalem, the Nakba day, the events on the border with Gaza and the risk of escalation. Zananiri, who shared with the audience the Palestinian perspective on the co...

By Khaled Abu Toameh   Via the Times of Israel (click here for the original) Arab diplomat tells Egyptian newspaper that Palestinians should take what they can now rather than reject proposal o

...to try to persuade the United States to reconsider its decision, following a phone call focusing on the risks to stability in the region.   The conversation between Erdoğan and Macron follow...

... “are heavily constrained” not only by their own governing coalitions but by suspicious and risk-averse publics. “It’s hard even for willing political leaders to make major con...

...t with their families, who urge them to search for a “different life,” even at the inherent risk of crossing the border fence. These youths have stated that they prefer sitting in prison i...

...he other hand, the worse the situation in Gaza becomes, and the less Hamas has to lose, the greater the risk of a violent outburst from inside Gaza,” Amidror wrote in a research paper.   ...

...or the two-state solution. The House members wrote that "It is our belief that a one-state outcome risks destroying Israel’s Jewish and democratic character, denies the Palestinians fulfill...

...which as opposed to the one tabled in 2011, relates to violence, terrorism and incitement as additional risks to the internationally- desired two-state solution, may have also made it easier for US Am...

... wrote in 1982 about the Bar Kochba revolt in the context of contemporary political realism. “The risk of a national disaster was inherent in our existence as a land of vision, since a vision wi...

12. Israel's six options for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...sp; “The worst option,” Dekel said, summing up his presentation, “is fear of taking risks in order to achieve one’s goal.” Albert Einstein has been attributed with sayi...

... East and even of Europe. You see who might succeed U.S. President Barack Obama, and you understand how risky a decision to wait for the next American president could be. You look at Europe, and you s...

14. Seminar for Young Political Activists in Yeruham
(Events/Local Activities - 2016)
...nd so tend to avoid making any moves to advance the cause of peace if they are conceived as politically risky. One participant, however, replied: as political activists, it is our responsibility to ma...

...months, there have been more than 100 individual Palestinian terrorist attacks against Israelis. As the risk of escalation grows, both sides are becoming even more doubtful that there will ever be pea...

...onsensus within the EU that without a political horizon, the situation within the Palestinian Authority risks deteriorating, possibly leading to an armed intifada and even to the resignation of Presid...

...current leadership is dragging us towards the abyss and it is our duty to make every effort and to take risks, in order to reach a peace agreement.” The Seminar was organized in partnership with...

...s less of an incentive for the dominant player to pursue peace, especially given the perceived security risks it entails.   According to some Israelis and settlers like David, the risks are r...

19. How to respond to Netanyahu
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...tience is wearing thin.    The refusal of both sides to exhibit flexibility generates the risk that the international community will turn its back on the conflict. This policy, if adopte...

20. Shas and the Geneva Initiative
(News Room/News - 2015)
...essed opposition to handing over parts of the capital to the Palestinian Authority, citing the security risks inherent in such a move. But when asked by a reporter from the religious Zionist Makor Ris...

... issue as much as possible and if they get away with it it is important that the public know because it risks lending support to a pig in a poke.   The simplest question that should be asked ...

...sraeli-Palestinian conflict while ruling over another nation; continued settlement building even at the risk of deteriorating relations with the world; while inequality within Israeli society increase...

...unity government is not enough. It is a gigantic economic project, with political consequences, and the risk is that once again international money will come in and find itself in the wrong places and...

...e the two sides to play offense - each side in its own internal battleground - but in doing so, he also risks exposing himself to criticism over the many errors he made along the way.   Using...

...ding to Shavit’s logic, the second most important person in the Palestinian Authority should have risked his own political credibility by signing off on concessions, in order to protect Yossi Be...

26. Time for an Obama peace plan in Mideast
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...sides.   Obama himself has said several times that tough decisions must be made, and political risks taken, by each side if peace is to be achieved. Yet by all accounts, the parties remain fa...

...ease prisoners and announcing plans for settlement construction was a mistake. Alajrami highlighted the risks to the Palestinian-Israeli security cooperation if Israel were to enact sanctions on the P...

28. PPC Training Seminar for Young Palestinian Activists
(Events/Local Activities - 2014)
...ns of these conflicts. The purpose of focusing on these issues was to introduce to the participants the risks that extremism and intolerance impose on the Palestinian Cause and on the aspiration of yo...

...quo;m aware there’s no perfect solution here,” Oren concluded. “Every option involves risks, untold circumstances. But I can’t emphasize enough the importance of having what I ...

30. Defining the Endgame of the Peace Process
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...; Still, Kerry is certainly aware of the history and histrionics of the peace process, as well as the risks of failure, and his persistence despite seeming intransigence underscores the potentially ...

...iculate a credible Israeli vision for a settlement with the Palestinians opens a whole new dimension of risk different to, but just as potent as, the Iranian threat. “We need an agreement now, b...

32. Saving Kerry's Peace Plan
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
... decades of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and can attest that the current round of talks is at grave risk of failure. Secretary of State John Kerry’s eighth visit to the region last week was ...

33. One small crime at Ben-Gurion airport
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...e had just returned. I started to follow her, but the airport worker was pushing her wheelchair at too brisk a pace for me. I couldn’t catch up. She waved to me and laughed. Yes, it was a bit fu...

...oad Palestinian consensus on the issue of prisoners, who are seen as freedom fighters who were ready to risk their lives for their homeland – regardless of what exactly they did, and even if the...

35. Peace deal – victory for both sides
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...ighting for their rights and independence, while paying heavy prices, against a stronger entity. Israel risks losing its Jewish or democratic identity, international isolation, economic consequences a...

36. The Scourge of Mideast Skepticism
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...ues to fester despite their hard work.   It makes sense and perhaps even minimizes some of the risks of failure for the expectations of success to be set low.   But what would those ...

...There are those who say that the conflict is insoluble. I believe there are many strategic and tactical risks involved, but the alternative – a “river to the sea” state and continued...

38. Seminar for Shas political party members
(Events/Local Activities - 2013)
On June 18 we held a seminar for members of the ultra-orthodox Shas community in Israel. The seminar featured expert spea

...rn to Palestine and Israel, I do so with increasing frustration that the chance of a two-state solution risks being squandered. Developments on the ground speak for themselves. The illegal settle...

40. Israel's Embattled Democracy
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
..., the merger created a much broader coalition. It seemed to give Mr. Netanyahu — a disappointing, risk-averse leader — unprecedented authority to get things done.   Mr. Mofaz beca...

...struggle with the Islamic Hamas movement, feels he needs a concrete accomplishment from the meetings or risk facing ridicule at home. Israel is holding about 4,000 Palestinian prisoners, and Abbas is ...

...ent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be willing to propose such a plan, given the same political risks, Olmert said it was the responsibility of a leader to put his country first. "That'...

.... The prospects of any other solutions will never satisfy the self-determinations of either peoples and risk the rise of violence.    Hard to believe, but after Muammar Gaddafi’s s...

... Minister in Britain gave harsh remarks on Israel's lack of progress in the peace process. Israel is at risk of loosing long standing allies if the country doesn't move forward in negotiations.  ...

45. EU losing its patience with Israel
(News Room/News 2012)
... peace process. Without positive movement and effort from our leaders to pursue a peace process, Israel risks loosing allies around the World.   The Palestinian presence in the largest par...

...he territory’s political status and could be done in a way that would not put Israeli security at risk, particularly if coordinated closely with the IDF.   Second, Netanyahu has said re...

...ension about the consequences for Israel of the Arab Spring, Mr. Netanyahu shows no inclination to take risks for peace. In the short term, that may make sense; in the longer run, Israelis, like Pales...

Palestinian Peace Coalition position paper - The Current Transformations: Opportunities and Risks in view of the Arab Spring The Palestinian Peace Coalition - partner of the Geneva Initiative in Ramal

...Israel's Jewish and Democratic character. Settlements are an impediment to the prospects of a peace and risk the delegitimization and the isolation of the State of Israel in the eyes of the internatio...

50. BICOM Briefing: The Gilad Shalit Deal
(News Room/News - 2011)
...el's internal security service) support it, unlike their predecessors. For the Shin Bet, this is a huge risk. Shin Bet head Yoram Cohen reportedly provided assurances that Israel will be able to deal ...

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