Geneva Initiative Annexes
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... 6.8% 2. Some claim that the settlements in the territories increase Israel’s security. Others assert that the se...

...ng period, Israeli authorities have advanced, approved or tendered over 3,100 housing units planned in Area C settlements, including plans for some 2,500 units, which were advanced, and tenders for ab...

3. Introducing the Two-State Coalition
(Events/Joint Activities - 2018)
...il society in both Palestine and Israel has the potential to be an invaluable force in promoting a negotiated settlement for the conflict. Dozens of Palestinian and Israeli organizations operate today...

...munities and their circles of influence to strengthen the voice of the peace camp and advocate for a peaceful settlement of the conflict. Their voices need to be amplified, not stifled. They need to b...

...ighboring people that aspires to a normal life, next to the State of Israel, with its 67' borders and with no settlements. Thank you, Geneva Initiative, for the hope, the bravery, and for working towa...

American hostility, mediation efforts in Gaza, a wave of settlement approvals, and more: Here is why the Two-State Index (TSI) went down 2.1% in August and currently stands at 5.27.    

...ise, in the past 25 years Netanyahu has been stubborn in his positions, which not only prevents the settlement of the conflict but also reversed the progress achieved by his predecessor...

...ian newspaper that Palestinians should take what they can now rather than reject proposal out of hand and see settlements grow unfettered   A number of Arab countries have advised Palestini...

...t to a non-violent path of diplomatic negotiations and dialogue. Having articulated principles for a peaceful settlement, Palestinian leaders must also demonstrate this commitment in words and deeds a...

...onditioned negotiations on the withdrawal of Trump’s Jerusalem recognition and the cessation of Israeli settlement building in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.   He said his proposed &...

...ize a state of Palestine immediately, arguing that this would not disrupt negotiations with Israel on a peace settlement for the region.   While Abbas made no reference to Trump's move on Jer...

...tion based on the pre-1967 lines, with east Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state; an end to settlement activity and violence against civilians; ideas from the international community...

... website Wednesday that assesses the myriad proposals to make the two-state vision into a reality.   Settlements and Solutions, which was developed by David Makovsky, a former US peace negoti...

...;s occupation and to continue to support the Palestinian people. Many speakers demanded that Israel cease its settlement activities and that all parties return to the negotiating table. Speakers also ...

...ct, and officials said they expected to address such perennial dividing points as the status of Jerusalem and settlements in the occupied West Bank. Although Mr. Trump has not committed to a Palestini...

...th Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas in Beijing.   The proposition calls for advancing political settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian issue on the basis of the two-state solution, uphold...

...ia 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 economic issues' &n...

...people's minds.”   The UN reported in June that Israel had announced a substantial increase in settlements in the past three months despite a United Nations resolution demanding a halt ...

...to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at their White House press conference in February to “hold back on settlements for a little bit” appears to have been disregarded. Since then, 8,000 ho...

... president told his American counterpart. He stressed, however, that the real problem was in occupation and settlements. “Our fundamental problem is with the occupation and settlements, and...

...ehensive” peace agreement. But Spicer’s new language – calling for a “conflict-ending settlement” – comes ahead of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas&rsq...

...ations with Israel without precondition and without an Israeli commitment to freeze construction in West Bank settlements. The report said the White House will demand that Abbas also intensify effor...

...nty. While Netanyahu has paid rhetorical tribute to the two-state solution, the construction of Jewish-only settlements in occupied territory under his administration has escalated dramatically. Ana...

...e negotiating issues like borders, security, Jerusalem and the refugees, as well as about construction in the settlements. “He knows very well the possible elements of the deal,” Dershowit...

...l.   At Wednesday morning’s session, Arab leaders delivered sharp criticisms of Israel for its settlement policies.   Abbas said that “the Israeli government since 2009 h...

...is is also true about the immediate future; Netanyahu plans to build the occupied West Bank’s first new settlement in the past 25 years, to compensate the 40 families who were evicted from their...

... here for the full article)   During Brussels meeting with Abbas, Mogherini reiterates opposition to settlements, hails Trump’s interest in resolving conflict   The European Un...

... like. I’m very happy with the one that both parties like.” Merkel also expressed concerns over settlement building, which she defined as “an impediment to the resolution of the co...

...their recognition of Israel as a Jewish State, and to present an updated policy which objects to any curbs on settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem and which abandons the two-sta...

...a meeting at the White House, he has a "strong desire" to achieve a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the White House said in a statement Wednes...

...ereign Israel and an independent and sovereign Palestinian state. Such a confederation would allow for Jewish settlements outside of Israeli territory to remain intact inside a Palestinian state, whil...

...ures in the Civil Administration’s population registry reveal the deception and the real failure of the settlement enterprise.   This failure triggered desperate reactions by the messia...

33. Working with youth in Gaza
(Events/Local Activities - 2017)
...h as the interlinks between internal Palestinian politics and the ongoing conflict with Israel, the impact of settlements activity on the geo-political reality in the West Bank and the prospects for r...

...lem -- a promise which has since been walked back by the new administration -- as well as the building of new settlement construction. Danny Danon, Israel's ambassador to the UN, responded by warnin...

...ng a unity government.   In the meeting, Netanyahu proposed to freeze construction outside the large settlement blocs in the West Bank, as part of a five-point plan. A former U.S. official an...

...der to answer that question, we must also look at Netanyahu’s support for the Formalization Law and for settlement expansion, two processes he has pushed forward with since Donald Trump entered ...

... term for small, unsanctioned communities that have sprung up in the West Bank over the last 20 years. Unlike settlements, they are not recognized or authorized by Israel even though many are close to...

38. GI delegation briefed about Cyprus negotiations
(Events/Joint Activities - 2017)
... Some countries' leaders work hard to solve their conflicts. Territory, security, occupation, settlements, annexation, reconciliation - these are just a few of the difficult issues the...

...nd that in another 8 percent of the area of the West Bank, there are a mere 1,431 Israelis living in just six settlements.   Overwhelming majority   Yehoshua should also take a look ...

...while an additional 31% said they support the establishment of a Palestinian state with Israel annexing major settlement blocs. Click here for the full poll (in Hebrew). ...

41. The Geneva Initiative welcomes Secretary Kerry's speech
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
...tful had it been carried out earlier. Still, its importance cannot be overstated. Together with UNSCR 2334 on settlements, in the past week not only did the international community accurately and publ...

... In July 2011 Lebanon and Brazil tabled a draft UN Security Council Resolution dealing with “Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.&rdq...

...rticle)   The U.N. Security Council on Friday passed a resolution demanding that Israel cease Jewish settlement activity on Palestinian territory in a unanimous vote that passed when the Unit...

44. Five comments on UNSCR 2334
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
... close contact with key international actors on the issue of passing a Security Council Resolution on Israeli settlements. We shared several proposals and ideas – all developed jointly by our Is...

...       Looking at Nablus and the settlements surrounding it The participants represented a range of countries ad interna...

...t over the past year, the support for imposing economic sanctions and taking more serious measures on Israeli settlements has gone up from 37% to 46%. 2.12.2016   Via the Brookings Institute ...

47. America Must Recognize Palestine
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...l elements of the Camp David agreement and Resolution 242 by calling for a complete freeze on the building of settlements, constructed illegally by Israel on Palestinian territory. Later, in 2011, the...

...sp; Palestinians and their allies have repeatedly called on the UN to step in and force Israel to cease its settlement activity in the occupied West Bank, which they say is the first hindrance to se...

...ng for any peace proposal, the Israeli government spent the eight years of Obama’s presidency expanding settlements, demolishing Palestinian homes and denying basic human rights, through a whole...

...onflicting signals. If the U.S. were to decide not to veto a UN Security Council resolution against continued settlement building, that may be positive in itself, but it isn’t enough to stop thi...

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