Geneva Initiative Annexes
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1. Dr. Shaul Arieli on the Jordan Valley
(News Room/News - 2018)
Speaking with Al-Monitor, conflict expert and Geneva Initiative member Dr Shaul Arieli says that the strategic depth of Israel's peace agreement with Jordan (and the close security cooperation) is mor

2. Oslo and Camp David: One and the Same?
(News Room/News - 2018)
Analysis on the Cairo Review of lessons from past negotiations by GI co-founder Yossi Beilin

3. There is only one solution: two states
(News Room/Op Ed - 2018)
...ught a complete lack of any political initiative to restart negotiations, an Israeli prime minister who says no Palestinian state will be established under his watch, and a deepening split in Palestin...

4. How They Made Abbas the Enemy of Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2018)
...eeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah last week in awe of this courageous man who says things that even a leader in the community of Palestinians with Israeli citizenship wouldn&...

... convert to Judaism, but we must have our place in city hall,' Ramadan Dabash, a local social activist, says A Palestinian political party is set to contend in Jerusalem’s municipal elec...

6. GI leaders meet in Ramallah
(Events/Joint Activities - 2018)
...society can help reignite negotiations.    President Trump says he doesn’t think the Palestinian and Israeli leaderships are willing to reach a peace...

... While nine EU governments including Sweden and Poland already recognize Palestine, the 28-nation bloc says such recognition must come as part of a peace settlement.    Only Slovenia ha...

By Margaret Talev  January 22, 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 t

...the full article)   Former Mideast peace negotiator David Makovsky of the Washington Institute says satellite imagery shows a two-state solution is still possible with land swaps   W...

By AFP, 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

...ent Trump’s personal envoys Jason Greenblatt and Jared Kushner, the first of what the White House says will be "many visits" as they pursue Trump’s “ultimate deal” of...

...ide how to proceed with the peace process following the May 3 White House meeting, Palestinian official says   Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he is prepared to hold a trilateral mee...

...cabinet position but anti-nepotism laws in the US seemingly stand in the way.   However, Trump says he should be able to designate Kushner as his "special envoy" to a region "h...

14. Seminar for Municipal and Community Leaders
(Events/Local Activities - 2016)
...ook post written by one of the seminar participants, a local council member from the city of Kfar Saba, says: "there is a lack of trust between the sides, and many mistakes have been made in the ...

 By DANIEL J. ROTH  24.9.2016 Via the Jerusalem Post (click here for the original) US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the US and Israel can still accomplish a number of &q

... 14 percent live below the poverty line [Hebrew] — doing so is no small feat. Most Israelis, says Iyad, think that the Palestinian Authority exists independently and that the checkpoints ex...

... a regional process that would, in turn, help resolve the Palestinian issue. The Palestinian leadership says that more than 20 years of on-and-off direct negotiations for the establishment of a Palest...

...eful two-state solution and are greatly exacerbating mistrust between the communities," the report says. "Upholding the commitment to act effectively against violence, terrorism, and incitem...

By Jpost.com Staff   04.04.2016 via Jpost [click her for the original] President Reuven Rivlin spoke on Monday of the need for direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians a

...d to undermine those relations, in order to split the communities, and in the end they succeeded, Klein says.   At the height of the War of Independence, Reuven Mas, the Jewish mukhtar (headm...

...eas a veteran teacher, with a university degree, makes less than $1,000 a month. On another web site it says that Israel has decided to authorize additional construction in the settlement outposts. Th...

...zed in partnership with MK Omer Bar Lev (Zionist Camp).   MK Avi Dichter (standing - Likud) says hello to former Palestinian Minister Ashraf Alajrami, who is sitting next to MK Ofer She...

...one of principle: Avineri repeats the mistaken attempt to present the Palestinians as a single bloc. He says the Palestinians view the Jews as being of one religion but not one people, and therefore t...

...rdquo;   Some think support for the two-state solution is deeply unhelpful. Rabbi Shai Gluskin says, “For salvaging 2SS, the report adds intellectual capital. But I think 2SS is so far ...

25. New Knesset supports two-state solution
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
... will allow them to run their own lives in an independent entity.”   The Kulanu platform says, “Israel must act politically and diplomatically to preserve its character as Jewish ...

...ing that badly, especially compared to some in Europe. So there isn’t this strong motivation that says, ‘Wow, we are in a catastrophe.’ ” Cukierman illustrates Baltiansky&rsq...

27. Meet the new MK: Nurit Koren
(News Room/News - 2015)
...nd the ability to change our lives; I want to bring the change to a national, social level," Koren says. Name: Nurit Koren Party: Likud Age: 55 Hometown: Herzliya Family ...

28. Voting Out Israel's 1%
(News Room/News - 2015)
... of the establishment of a Palestinian independent state.   During the past five years, Arieli says, 69,000 additional Jews were settled in the territories, 75% of them (52,000) inside the bl...

...imately 380,000 individuals. “This discrepancy is relatively negligible compared to what Ettinger says,” he said. In a telephone interview with The Times of Israel, DellaPergola dubbe...

30. "The change will come from the young"
(Events/Joint Activities - 2014)
..., and this is true for both sides. The principle behind the Geneva Initiative is the exact opposite. It says that we can exist next to each other…the question arises how to divide the territory...

31. Religion is not the root of the problem
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
By Menachem Klein, the Jewish Chronicle 7.10.2014 via the Jewish Chronicle [click here for the original article]   Is it possible to imagine Jews and Muslims living shared lives in the Midd

... the so-called ‘Israeli right’ to a hegemonic position in Israeli public opinion,” he says. “I say ‘so-called right’ because whereas the MKs of the Likud party are ...

...g the air force pilots.   “Right-wing aggressiveness has ratcheted up enormously,” says Oron, speaking earlier this month. “Some people here think they are in direct communi...

34. On hope and despair in the Middle East
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...ng along in the sea when they come upon an older fish. “Hello there, fellows,” the old fish says to them. “How are things?”   “Great!” say the two fish. ...

35. Geneva Initiative Seminar for Israeli Journalists
(Events/Local Activities - 2014)
In late June we held a seminar for 20 Israeli journalist representing all the major Israeli new outlets, and the Russian

...hought it was illogical that the Americans should have this information but not the Israelis,” he says.   Illustration of the transition to an underground tunnel on Jaffa Road. Photo...

...o which sliver of land. On that basis, nothing will ever be achieved.   President Shimon Peres says peace can be made by looking forward, not backward. Peres isn’t right about everythin...

38. The Paradox: Taking Abu Mazen at his Word
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...srael as a Jewish state be any more credible to Netanyahu.   There is a popular argument which says that that to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians we first need to build relations...

...es to sign agreements, avoids dealing with the end game. The peak of Lapid’s speech comes when he says:   Just about a year ago we agreed to join the governing coalition only after we r...

40. My Jewish State
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
... set on reversal of 1948 and mass return to Haifa.   Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, says no; this “nyet” will endure. For Palestinians, such a form of recognition would...

...iginal article]   Upcoming prisoner release won’t affect security, will reinforce Abbas, says National Security Studies Institute researcher. 'Palestinians no Zionists, but terror on de...

... tahini.   The company sends most of its production to consumers inside Israel. Even so, Tamam says it is a fraction of how much he could sell if he had open access to the market next door. ...

43. The Speech that Wasn't
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
... with whom he was fighting, accuses him of starting the fight, talks a lot about what didn't happen but says very little about what did. Netanyahu says that in order to solve the problem, we must get...

...d that is a mistake. The rupture is deep. It is a breach of consciousness, way beyond revenge." He says, "I recall that Yossi Sarid [former Meretz chairman] once said that for the sake of pe...

45. One-State Dream, One-State Nightmare
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...the indefinite Israeli subjugation of another people are equally unacceptable.   As the Talmud says, hold too much and you will hold nothing.   ...

46. The Scourge of Mideast Skepticism
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...ess and call on him to spend more time on other matters. Related   The Israeli daily Haaretz says Kerry is a “freyer” — Israeli slang for sucker or dupe. A front-page New ...

...a high-ranking minister in his government, Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett, who more or less says that there will only be a two-state solution over his dead body, and that the Palestinians ...

48. The Door Has Been Built
(News Room/News 2013)
... opportunities. Both of these are not accessible under occupation. At the heart of Palestinian concerns says Shikaki is personal security, fear of settler violence, encroaching settlement and an impen...

... government coalition, like we had the other day, Knesset member Ayelet Shaked of Habayit Hayehudi, who says "let's go on in this government coalition because nothing is going to happen with the ...

 By Deb Riechmann, The Associated Press   30.06.2013 via National Post [click here for original article]   U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday wrapped up four days

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