Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...rogress towards stability in the area. Mr. President, Returning to the Palestinian Question, I have said this many times, but let me repeat it once again – those who believe that the co...

...e signing. The feelings of helplessness and hopelessness are inherent to a long-standing conflict, they said, but we are measured by our ability to carry on despite them. As Peter Robinson, former Fir...

...nderstanding of the perspectives, narratives and experiences of people on the other side. Supported by USAID, this program is not likely to continue in light of the expected funding cut, meaning that ...

...icit of around $1 billion this year.   Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement that her government will cut funding to the PA of some $10 million paid annu...

...naniri, who shared with the audience the Palestinian perspective on the conflict and the peace process, said that "as long as there are people on both sides who believe that the only way to live ...

6. Conference: 25 years since Oslo
(Events/Local Activities - 2018)
...on Pundak, one of the key architects of the Oslo peace process as well as the Geneva Accord. Baltiansky said at the conference, that focused on 25 years to Oslo process: “we need to go back to t...

...arties have even decided to field candidates. One party leader, East Jerusalem activist Ramadan Dabash, said in an interview that “people are ripe to vote. Some people object, saying this is Isr...

8. How They Made Abbas the Enemy of Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2018)
....   Around two months ago, the authors Gabriel Moked, 84, and Mohammed Ali Taha, 77, (I always said the future belongs to the old) established a forum of Jewish and Arab writers and intellect...

...n is expected to announce the main points of its peace plan in the coming weeks, the Egyptian newspaper said. Administration officials have said the plan is close to being finished, but have also refu...

... In a statement to the Security Council read Thursday by former U.S. ambassador Richard Murphy, Carter said that a two-state solution “must be anchored on 1967 borders with agreed upon adjustme...

...ultilateral international mechanism emanating from an international conference,” the PA president said, adding that he anticipated a summit by mid-2018.   The plan is designed to replac...

...from continuation of the existing situation, with no prospect for change visible on the horizon,” said Prof. Dan Miodownik, head of the university’s Leonard Davis Institute for Internation...

...rence with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels.   The Palestinian president said that recognizing Palestine will not be a barrier to peace and that “the only way to a...

...Union to the two-state solution with Jerusalem as the shared capital of the two states", Mogherini said. Before Abbas' arrival, she was more outspoken, saying: "Clearly there is a probl...

..., 2018 Via Bloomberg News (click here for the full article)   U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. should retain its dominant role as mediator of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, r...

16. Sustaining an Israeli-Palestinian Political Dialogue
(Events/Joint Activities - 2018)
...n channels of communication and build bridges between the two societies. As one Palestinian participant said after the meeting: “These encounters act as a reminder that the Two-State Solution Ca...

...rom both sides for talks on how to restart the process.   One diplomatic official in Jerusalem said on Tuesday that Netanyahu would only agree to a summit in Tokyo if the United States was in...

...oted late Prime Minister Menachem Begin’s statement: “Sometimes, even the obvious has to be said.” The announcement is indeed a joyous occasion, despite being trivial and lacking a...

...es’ concern about the status of Jerusalem,” a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said, according to China’s official news agency Xinhua. The spokesperson, Lu Kang, added t...

...nfirming the decision that Abbas would not meet Pence, the Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki said Palestinians would also seek votes on resolutions at the UN security council and Arab Leagu...

...re the settlers lived – on where does demography meet geography in the West Bank,” Makovsky said. “It is more to look at overlay between where the settlers live and the various peace...

...onal, regional and national actors. It was essential to maintain and increase the positive momentum, he said, stressing: “All this momentum has been driven by diplomacy and dialogue.” Reca...

...ing themselves on the complexities of the world’s most intractable dispute, White House officials said, Mr. Trump’s team of relative newcomers to Middle East peacemaking has moved into a n...

...a in a recent interview.   Gong, who arrived in Cairo after his visit to Israel and Palestine, said Israel and Palestine welcome the "four-point proposition" put forward by Chinese ...

...ation with someone from the other side before. At the end of the meeting, one Palestinian participant said that for the first time in a very long period, he is hopeful about the future. “I met...

...    At the end of the meeting, one Palestinian participant said that for the first time in a very long period, he is hopeful about the future. “I met...

...lines for Palestinians – regarding borders, refugees, security - are not red lines at all”, said one Israeli participant after playing a Palestinian negotiator. “and it’s funny...

...ctober 30, 2017 Via The Times of Israel (click here for the original article)   PA officials said to berate Kahlon on settlements; US envoy Greenblatt lauds 'important progress... on key ec...

29. Seminar for Young Activists from Israel and Palestine
(Events/Joint Activities - 2017)
...lines for Palestinians – regarding borders, refugees, security - are not red lines at all”, said one Israeli participant after playing a Palestinian negotiator. “and it’s funny...

...to promote peace. “we are being told that there is no partner for peace on the other side”, said one of them on the way back. “I just met several”.     ...

...to promote peace. “we are being told that there is no partner for peace on the other side”, said one of them on the way back. “I just met several”.   ...

...ay any role in a Palestinian government, it must accept these basic requirements,” Mr. Greenblatt said.   Israel and the United States would both welcome Mr. Abbas’s regaining con...

...i Arabia.   But despite the reconciliation, the accord was met with negativity in Israel which said — without elaborating — that it would make peace "harder".   ...

...our Declaration (November 1917). "You have to understand what they did at the time," Kouchner said. "You have to understand that they did this." Kouchner wonders: "How can thi...

...terward would be expanded to Gaza and Hamas. On Monday, in an interview with Egyptian television, Abbas said that elections to PA institutions were part of reconciliation, and will take place after a ...

...r. You might have expected me to say that, of course. But as our High Representative Federica Mogherini said just a couple of weeks ago, there is no contradiction between being effective and being pre...

The Washington Post "Both leaders are focused on their domestic political survival,” said Gadi Baltiansky, former Israeli peace negotiator and director of the Israeli-Palestinian peace move

...P, Dawn   Via Dawn (click here for full article) 07.06.2017 French President Emmanuel Macron said that he supported a two-state solution to end the Middle East conflict as he welcomed Pales...

... Palestinian negotiators to Washington D.C. or other locations as they pursue substantive talks," said a White House statement.   But the visit of the two men was viewed as a hopeful si...

...ef Majed Faraj and economic advisor to President Abbas, Muhammad Mustafa. A senior Palestinian official said that the three were planning to present the Palestinian position on each of the core issues...

...n Bethlehem, during a two-day visit to Israel. In a joint news conference, the Palestinian president said: “Once again, we reassert to you our positions of accepting the two-state solution ...

...is another possibility, one that President Trump spoke about during his meeting with Mahmoud Abbas. He said that he would be a mediator between the two sides. For 50 years we have been trying and i...

...eace talks between Israelis and Palestinians that would end all claims to the conflict, the White House said on Wednesday. The president’s spokesman, Sean Spicer, has told reporters in the pas...

... of the meetings a position will take shape from which the parties can move forward," the official said.   The East Jerusalem Al-Quds daily reported on Wednesday that, ahead of Abbas' me...

...aeli-Palestinian conflict. Speaking in front of the White House together with Trump, the Arab monarch said on Wednesday that the US leader's "early engagement is beginning to bring Palestinians...

...rominent Jewish-American jurist Alan Dershowitz.   An Israeli source who asked not to be named said that in a phone call to the prime minister last week, Dershowitz delivered Trump’s me...

...at take place within a set period of time based on the two-state solution,” the closing statement said, adding that the two-state solution should be achieved through the 2002 Arab Peace Initiat...

...sition to settlements, hails Trump’s interest in resolving conflict   The European Union said on Monday that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains a “top priority&rdq...

...day. “As before, I see no reasonable alternative to the goal of a two-state solution,” said Merkel. “Both the Israeli and the Palestinian people have the right to live in peace ...

...ot; to the conflict. During a press conference with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month, Trump said that he "could live with" either that solution or the two-state solution. The Hou...

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