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 s...

...ing 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 a...

...eighboring 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 tow...

...tian 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 Palestin...

... the Palestinians' biggest aid donor and Israel's biggest trade partner, even if EU governments reject Israeli settlements on land Israel has occupied since a 1967 war - including the West Bank, east ...

...e 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 negot...

...ict, 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 Palestin...

...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 economic issues' &...

... 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 h...

...n 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, an...

...iations 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 effo...

...gnty. 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. An...

...re 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,” Dershowi...

... its actions are “undermining” the peace process.   “Israel is continuing to expand settlements and undermining the chances of achieving peace,” the king said. &nbsp...

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

...vereign 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, whi...

...shekels to the land-grabbers of Amona and the tens of millions from the Education Ministry for school tours to settlements operated under that Zionist moniker “Get to know the other and those wh...

19. Working with youth in Gaza
(Events/Local Activities - 2017)
...ch 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 ...

...tcy lawyer, has caused controversy with previous comments on matters in the region. He has supported Israeli settlements, which are considered illegal under international law and as an impediment to...

...that had also been the automatic response of the Obama administration. From the moment Kerry declared that the settlements were creating a racist regime, Netanyahu perceived the danger of a new intern...

...e 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 t...

23. 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 th...

...ind 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...

25. The Geneva Initiative welcomes Secretary Kerry's speech
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
...ctful 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 pub...

... the US abstention is the reality on the ground. Whether right or wrong, the international community perceives settlements as perilous to the viability of that two-state solution and as opposed to int...

...s abstained rather than using its veto as it has reliably done in the past.   The resolution declares settlements constructed on land Israel has occupied since the 1967 war, including in East...

28. Five comments on UNSCR 2334
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
...n 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 I...

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

...at 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...

31. America Must Recognize Palestine
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...al 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, th...

...ing 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 whol...

...er which both Israeli and Palestinian leaderships are unwilling to compromise, not least the future of Israeli settlements, the Palestinian refugee problem and security arrangements in the region. &...

...me and are denied the most basic human and civil rights. It is a reality in which constantly expanding Israeli settlements make the possibility of a sovereign Palestinian state less and less likely wi...

...rship must stop inciting to violence against Israelis and the Israeli leadership must stop the building in the settlements and prevent violence against Palestinians. ...

36. Tour of Greater Jerusalem for Senior Party Activists
(Events/Local Activities - 2016)
... the way from distant cities in Northern and Southern Israel. Others were Jerusalemites who actually reside in settlements in the greater Jerusalem area. "I've lived here all my life and have giv...

...re for the original article) They said the two-state solution is no longer relevant, that we cannot evacuate settlements, that there is ‘no partner for peace.’ Then I heard Iyad speak to...

...blishment of a Palestinian state in the entirety of West Bank and the Gaza strip, except for several blocks of settlements which will be annexed to Israel in a territorial exchange. Interestingly, ...

39. Is Israel annexing West Bank Area C?
(News Room/News - 2016)
...rritory in which Israel, according to the Oslo Accord, has full civil and security jurisdiction) than with the settlements expansion.   Talking to Israeli Knesset members on July 27, EU Ambas...

40. Putting Women at the Forefront of Peace Promotion
(Events/Local Activities - 2016)
...ed challenges; and Talia Sasson, author of the Sasson Report on illegal outposts in the West Bank, spoke about settlements and the stalemate in the peace process. Other speakers shared with the part...

...gton Post (click here for the original) The Israeli government’s plans to build new units in Jewish settlements in the West Bank and a spate of home demolitions in Palestinian areas over th...

...ning all acts of terrorism."   The second part of the report deals with the expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. It says that continued construction of settlements in the W...

...d difficulties, the main problem today remains political. Other challenges – such as the building of new settlements and expansion of existing ones in the West Bank, are by no means insurmountab...

...rreversible facts on the ground reflect a very costly self-delusion.   The real significance of these settlements is rooted in the continued damage they do to Israel’s standing and imag...

45. Israel's six options for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...o Accord.   Option three: Promote the 2003 road map, including its stipulation of a freeze on Israeli settlements and recognition of a Palestinian state within temporary borders, for example,...

...nyahu has obstinately refused to present a detailed position on the core issues of the peace process: borders, settlements, security arrangements, Jerusalem and refugees. He prefers to appear the arde...

...ing toward freezing its effort to secure a United Nations Security Council draft resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, following pressure from France and other...

48. Jerusalem in the spotlight: challenges and solutions
(Events/Local Activities - 2016)
...ter Jerusalem area. Participants heard from Col. (res) Shaul Arieli about the Palestinian villages and Israeli settlements surrounding the city, learned about Jerusalem's religious and national signif...

...’ demands have remained as they were. But the intensification of the occupation and the expansion of the settlements will multiply the dimensions of armed resistance by radical [Jewish] groups i...

...han six years, Tamimi and other villagers have participated in weekly demonstrations against expanding Israeli settlements. But they have been criticized for  non-violent approaches, “which...

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