Geneva Initiative Annexes
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1. Meeting with American Congresspeople
(Events/Local Activities - 2018)
...gress can help advance the two-state solution. International support for a peace agreement has played a significant role in the past; it is therefore important to maintain and strengthen American supp...

... margin of error of +/- 3.9%. The categories examined are limited to the three parties whose support is significant enough that their sample size will have scientific statistical value. 1. ...

...inians to obtain. As a result, 32 people have been displaced. With only 13 per cent of East Jerusalem designated for Palestinian construction and an estimated 13,000 outstanding demolition orders issu...

By Yossi Beilin Yossi Beilin points out the significant gaps between political leadership and popular opinion among Israelis, Palestinians, and Americans on Al-Monitor: "The stance of the Pales

Yossi Beilin points out the significant gaps between political leadership and popular opinion among Israelis, Palestinians, and Americans on Al-Monitor. For the full article, click here.

6. Jerusalem tour with Dr. Shaul Arieli
(Events/Local Activities - 2018)
  Jerusalem is often cited as one of the outstanding “intractable” issues that make the Palestinian-Israeli conflict so difficult to solve. Last Friday, 23.11, confl

...itted that they themselves had little faith that the conflict could be resolved until the agreement was signed, an impression that persisted for some time even after the signing. The feelings of helpl...

...uder. Regional diplomacy takes center stage. The PLO meets, Europe scores a promising victory, and some signs of hope from civil society. Such contradictory trends ultimately lowered the Two-State Ind...

      In the past few months, the Trump administration is attempting to redesign the Israeli-Palestinian landscape. After recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and reloca

...r which thousands emerged at 2 a.m. to celebrate Israel’s victory. It is, of course, an important sign of Israelis living a normal existence. At the same time, however, it is worrying to think t...

...rely no one behind the planning expected that the festivities and commemorations would follow the first significant exchanges of fire across the Syrian border in 40 years — which also marked the...

...estinian nationalism, but we must have our place in city hall.” On its own, this development is significant, but should not be overstated. Many Palestinian Jerusalemites still fear that any en...

...rdquo; the PA president said, adding that he anticipated a summit by mid-2018.   The plan is designed to replace the central role that the United States has played as mediator in the peace pr...

... Miodownik and doctoral student Noam Brenner, of the university’s political science department, designed and commissioned the poll in conjunction with IPCRI – Israel-Palestine: Creative Re...

...though China’s added value is not in expertise regarding civil society, it can still provide significant infrastructural-economic support to Israeli and Palestinian pro-peace organizat...

16. Palestinian-Israeli meeting in Beijing
(Events/Joint Activities - 2017)
...he issue of China’s involvement, the paper states that as a global power, China can “play a significant role by paving the way for a stronger and more efficient international engagement, a...

...he issue of China’s involvement, the paper states that as a global power, China can “play a significant role by paving the way for a stronger and more efficient international engagement, a...

...   “The declaration has destroyed the peace process and all the agreements that have been signed. This will be met with a wave of public reaction.   “The day before yester...

... as well as on matters of security, refugees and the fate of Jerusalem.”   The site is designed to let users answer those very questions for themselves, although in his op-ed, Makovsky ...

... he took office in January, intrigued at the idea of succeeding where other presidents failed, and he assigned the effort to Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and senior adviser. Neither had any backgroun...

...e extremist than Hamas – with the experiences of Iraq and Syria serving as highly visible warning signs.   Consequently, the principal challenge threatening the Hamas government today i...

...itiative. He explained that the Geneva Initiative is particularly relevant now that Fatah and Hamas had signed a reconciliation agreement, and given the possibility that the American administration wi...

...ess.   A key question is whether the talks in Cairo will give Hamas, which the United States designates as a terrorist organization, influence over a consolidated Palestinian government of bo...

...a ABC News (click here for the full article)   Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have signed a reconciliation deal after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of Gaza, a d...

...gical conditions necessary to recognize the need to pay a painful price. The two narratives should be assigned a mysterious presence with broad interpretation, but without practical implications. To t...

...stinians marching to the border with Israel, or crawling out of a tunnel dug from Gaza into Israel with signs reading “Bread — work.” The Israeli government has rejected proposals to...

...ks," said a White House statement.   But the visit of the two men was viewed as a hopeful sign by some who know the region well. Dan Shapiro, the U.S. ambassador in Tel Aviv under Presid...

...jamin Netanyahu face fierce political headwinds entering a new round of peace negotiations. Both have significant constituencies to their Right discouraging any compromise, with Israeli right-wing l...

...mman. His attendance at the summit was very unusual and it further demonstrates the weight that Trump assigns to the Israeli-Palestinian issue.   In Amman, Greenblatt met with Abbas, in what ...

...emember Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert). Obviously, a victory by a center-left opponent will lead to more significant change. The Trump administration should prepare itself for such an eventuality, be...

...n to express clear support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Among those to sign the letter initiated by Reps. David Price (D-NC) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA), are two Republi...

.... He met with several senior Palestinian security officials and noted that the American assistance is designed to help the Palestinians fight terrorism and to provide security to both Palestinians and...

...ent expansion, two processes he has pushed forward with since Donald Trump entered the White House. The significance of these processes, territorially-speaking, is the end of the “temporary&rdqu...

...galized "land theft" and accusing the Knesset of breaking international law. "Such a law signals the final annexation of the West Bank. Not only does it attempt to retroactively legaliz...

35. Capacity Building Seminar in Ramallah
(Events/Local Activities - 2017)
... training sessions led by Bashar Farashat, an experienced project coordinator and trainer. These were designed to equip the young leaders with skills and tools they need for effective participation in...

...7 Via i24 (click here for the full article)   Israel and the Palestinian Authority on Sunday signed an agreement to renew cooperation on joint water projects benefiting Israeli and Palestin...

...ould have justified a change of plans (i.e. the Trump victory and Israeli rejectionism) is an important signal not only to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, on the official level, but also to Isra...

...rieli 31.12.2016   Via Haaretz (click here for the full article)   If there is a sure sign that the Zeitgeist prevailing in Israel today is one of messianism, imperviousness and deta...

...es on a range of issues. This was also the case in 2011. However, in the runup to the nuclear agreement signed with Iran in 2015, and particularly further to Netanyahu’s address to the US Congre...

...;s call on Thursday for the United States to veto the resolution. The incoming Trump administration has signaled that there will be a shift in U.S. policy toward Israel, a point the president-elect ha...

...or support and 33% either strongly or somewhat oppose this resolution. Democrats are significantly more likely than both Republicans and Independents to back President Obama’s...

42. America Must Recognize Palestine
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...dministration, Israel’s prime minister, Menachem Begin, and Egypt’s president, Anwar Sadat, signed the Camp David Accords. That agreement was based on the United Nations Security Council R...

...g the White House. He closed by noting that many expect that the Trump administration will choose to be significantly less active on the Israeli-Palestinian issue. However, he added, if this ends up b...

...potism 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 "he knows".  ...

... has refused to honor its obligations under prior Israeli-Palestinian agreements that have been already signed and ratified by their own parliament. Enjoying an unprecedented culture of impunity,...

...ected by the Israeli right.   Will Obama follow these precedents? He has given out conflicting signals. If the U.S. were to decide not to veto a UN Security Council resolution against continu...

47. The benefits of Obama parameters
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...ion. The “two-state solution” concept becomes empty of meaning when different politicians assign substantively different meanings to it. Parameters will help instill renewed meaning into t...

.... Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and many other coalition members exaggerated the resolution’s significance a bit for their own political purposes. But both in Israel and in Jewish communitie...

...ement product labels. None of those steps, alone or together, are a game-changer, but they are a strong signal from the world to Israel that it will not tolerate the status quo of occupation. Altern...

...Assembly debate, where the two also discussed security matters concerning the Middle East and the newly signed Memorandum of Understanding which aids Israel an estimated $38 billion dollars over the n...

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