Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...s – the funding cut will make it even more difficult to bring people together. It would be nothing short of a tragedy to prevent these opportunities from the people who seek them because of poli...

... just hours after the United States moves its embassy to Jerusalem.  Israelis are no strangers to short stretches packed with historic and transformative events. But even for a country that has...

...e. He participated in the Palestinian-Israeli Peace Symposium, held in Beijing on 21-22 December 2017. A shorter version of this article was published by Globes on 31 January 2018. ...

...he Palestinian leader ceased payments for power in Gaza provided by Israel, causing a severe electricity shortage in the Hamas-controlled enclave and bringing simmering tensions with the Islamists to ...

... Israel in May, when he accompanied Trump during his two-day visit to the country, which also included a short meeting with Abbas in Bethlehem.  A White House official told Haaretz that "i...

...ate solution, just like the two previous U.S. administrations were. But Trump himself has so far stopped short of stating support for the two-state solution, and so has Jason Greenblat, his special en...

... in Palestinian villages, has not met in six years.   The freeze has contributed to acute water shortages during summer months, the Jerusalem Post reports.   Under the agreement, the...

8. Five comments on UNSCR 2334
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
... As many have already pointed out, despite being a very important Resolution, 2334 is short of having any immediate, concrete implications for the peace process. To make this a trul...

9. America Must Recognize Palestine
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...ill shape the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict before a change in presidents, but time is very short. The simple but vital step this administration must take before its term expires on Jan. ...

...one that any solution will involve both us and them. This conduct by Netanyahu and Abbas not only causes short-term damage, in the form of the absence of a diplomatic solution, but also long-term dama...

...ver to a full agreement. But on February 7 Barak lost to Ariel Sharon. Once again, negotiations were cut short when the Israeli leader overseeing the negotiations was removed from office.   O...

...linton Parameters, a template for a peace agreement proposed by President Bill Clinton in December 2000, shortly before he left office. Similar terms were outlined in an unofficial agreement, the so-c...

... locales: Betar Ilit and Modi’in Ilit. These towns were established as a cheap solution to housing shortages in Haredi communities and their growth is due to two factors: their proximity to the ...

...e participants, this was the first time they have met someone from the other side, notwithstanding their short and often very negative interaction at checkpoints. Despite the language barrier (which t...

...squo;s home.”   Usually, the Palestinian visitors were politely sent on their way after a short visit, though sometimes they also had more empathetic receptions. In some cases, the Jewi...

...y of an important presidential policy speech.   The Quartet decision is significant both in the short and long term. For the immediate future, it may give Abbas a political horizon to point t...

... peace. Then along comes expert No. 3, who would be satisfied with confidence-building measures (CBM for short). Expert No. 4 markets an ambitious outline for regional peace, and expert No. 5 toys wit...

By Gil Korotki, Yediot Ahronot 20.10.15   Five short questions with Gadi Baltiansky, Director General of the Geneva Initiative – On the Building of Walls in Jerusalem   transla

19. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...onist Left to the conclusion that Abbas will give up on the right of return for Palestinian refugees. In short, the political system in Israel looks at Abbas and sees itself.   In the second ...

...MKs said that they do not necessarily agree with all the provisions of Bar’s proposal, and stopped short of fully endorsing it.   Last week Herzog said the unilateral Israeli evacuation...

21. Seminar for Israeli parliamentary assistants
(Events/Local Activities - 2015)
...p and Meretz political parties. The participants toured the new Palestinian city of Rawabi, which will shortly receive its first residents, giving a peek at how a successful independent Palestinian ...

...ed to work to isolate and delegitimize Israel. The current government with such policies constitutes the shortest recipe for isolating the State of Israel from the world”.   ...

23. Meet the new MK: Nurit Koren
(News Room/News - 2015)
...cost of housing? In order to solve the housing crisis, the government must increase the supply of homes, shorten the planning and construction process and increase the land marketed by the Israel Land...

24. PPC-GI Director General visits Gaza
(Events/Local Activities - 2015)
...l humanitarian crisis, with many homes only receiving several hours of electricity a day, fresh water in short supply, buildings still damaged from the recent fighting and as many as 10,000 residents ...

25. Europe is not hostile to Israel
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...our concern about old and new anti-Semitism and they work against it, even if their means sometimes fall short.   Israel has blurred the gap between the Europeans’ attitude toward Israe...

26. Two Israels
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...y. This would have tremendous advantages for our scientific and technological development capacities. In short, Israel would regain a respected place in the family of nations and reap the fruits of gl...

..., your demographics are shoddy. You are welcome to invite me to your office, where I’ll give you a short introduction to demographics.'” How did Bennett respond? “He laughed, an...

28. Israeli Government vs. State of Israel
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...The main explanation is strengthening Israel's character as a Jewish state. Is Israel suffering from any shortage in terms of recognition of its character? Well, the United Nations Partition Plan, whi...

29. "Negotiate before it's too late"
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...eli politicians who are promoting the demand for Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount for their own narrow, short-sighted political gain. So in these final moments before the Third Intifada erupts in f...

...s at this conference. Who represents the women? The former adviser to [Shimon] Peres, Behira Bardugo. In short, [may you have] many pleasant years in the opposition while Netanyahu and Bennett write t...

...e West Bank settlement of Eshkolot.   The first time Oron’s eyes smarted from teargas was shortly after the 1967 Six-Day War, when he and others demonstrated against the nascent settlem...

... of this important, profitable industry, as distant as it may seem today, seeing the destruction and the shortage of water and electricity.   But the truly big potential is the gas field off ...

33. A bad peace is better than a good war
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...false sense of unity – in the same way, we will return to our routine relatively quickly. Within a short time we will put behind us the heart-wrenching pictures of the soldiers’ funerals, ...

34. How Israel should deal with Hamas
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...one and everywhere. There is a certain logic to this, but it is the logic of the gut reaction. There are short-term advantages, but there’s also long-term loss inherent in it, and no small amoun...

...s. But today she is, embarrassingly, trumpeting Netanyahu’s line.   Click here to watch a short video with on Facts and Excuses in Peace Negotiations:       &n...

36. Time for an Obama peace plan in Mideast
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...m, the refugees, and post-treaty security arrangements. Thus, the imperative for an Obama/Kerry plan. In short, the president should follow the advice he has given the Israeli and Palestinian leaders....

...pelled or occupied as the result of the creation of Israel and subsequent disastrous wars.   In short, the demand and its rejection go to the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They e...

38. The two-state dilemma
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...r Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Salafists and even for factions within the PLO. The endeavor would inevitably be short-lived and lead to radicalization of Palestinian society.   At the same time, all...

..., courageous and viable approach to peace with the Palestinians rather than dwelling on their historical shortcomings.   If talks succeed, it will, rightly, be the citizens of Israel who make...

...ellow Bostonians -- had the great privilege of listening to Mandela speak when he visited Boston in 1990 shortly after his release from Robben Island. Democracy hadn’t yet come to South Africa, ...

... construction started between January and June 2013 went ahead without any tenders needed.   In short, Netanyahu had his cake and ate it too. He got credit from the U.S. and international com...

42. 20 years on, Oslo architect has Plan B
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...etanyahu is willing to move in order to actualize what seems to be his new approach still falls far, far short of what is needed to reach an agreement. The critical question, therefore, is how to prog...

...squo;t need to join the government. Since Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination, with the exception of the short [former Prime Minister Ehud] Barak era, the Labor Party has lost the elections, but has b...

44. The Door Has Been Built
(News Room/News 2013)
...ice, with a few adjustments and some minor tweaking, it appears that an agreement can be signed within a short time.   The peace process has evolved through a myriad of stages since Camp Davi...

...ward vigorously and reach an agreement with the Palestinians. The problems can be solved in a relatively short period of time."   Peres urged the sides to try and reach an agreement that...

... is not the time to make peace with the Palestinians. When the region is in flames, there is a danger of short-sightedness taking over. And in a cruel twist of fate, the Syrian conflict is forcing Pal...

47. Geneva Initiative: Ten Years Later
(News Room/News 2013)
...ith Palestinian representatives, Sharon went to the media and attacked us, which gave us huge resonance. Shortly after the disengagement, he gave an interview to the New York Times, and said that he m...

48. Do It Yourself, Senator Kerry
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...e 'right of return' problem), thus, while they may not automatically adopt the third party vision in the short term, they might agree to take note of it. As to the permanent solution, try to avoid a s...

49. The President is Too Busy for Israel
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...oil and the exhaustion of Palestinians means Israel can stay in the West Bank indefinitely at a very low short-term cost but at a very high long-term cost of losing its identity as a Jewish democracy....

...there, Raviv Drucker and I, with the developer of this city, businessman Bashar al-Masri. He showed us a short and convenient route that would be much more efficient – but about a kilometre of t...

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