Geneva Initiative Annexes
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The numbers are in: two states is still the preferred solution among Palestinians. A recent poll by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research indicates an increase in Palestinian supp

"Critical work continues to be done by civil society to find common ground and to work towards resolving the conflict. Their efforts are inspiring and should be applauded and supported by all.&qu

...pt the Old City, where Israel would retain control, but also uphold the religious status quo at the holy sites. When asked about a similar solution in which Palestinians would get control over the Tem...

...uo;t refer to neighborhoods like Kiryat HaYovel or French Hill, which are in west Jerusalem, or heritage sites like the Western Wall or the Old City’s Jewish Quarter, which will be part of Israe...

...r level in a city where even the smallest perceived changes to its status or the status of its religious sites can detonate sudden explosions of violence.   In recent years there has been a w...

6. New poll: most of us are wrong
(מבזקי חדשות/מבזקי חדשות)
More than half of Israelis who support the two-state solution think that they are a minority. They are wrong. A new poll shows

7. Russian-Speaking Israelis Discuss the Conflict
(Events/Local Activities - 2017)
The Geneva Initiative held a seminar for 25 young political activists that are members of the Russian speaking community in Israel.&nbs

...e Israel’s establishment, Jerusalem was a divided city partly occupied by Jordan, with Jewish holy sites desecrated and access for worshipers denied. The war dramatically changed that reality. J...

...d Israelis was not based on religion. “As you have witnessed during your historic visit of holy sites in occupied East Jerusalem, and today in Bethlehem, the conflict is not between religio...

...ty   Yehoshua should also take a look at important data residing on official State of Israel websites. This would tell him, for example, that the Palestinians enjoy an overwhelming demographi...

...o;   Now, the truth is, I’m used to readers calling me names. Comment sections on news websites seem to attract grumps and trolls who like being able to talk trash and remain anonymous,...

A poll published on August 22 by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research and the Israeli Democracy Institute found that 59% of Israelis and 51% of Palestinians still support the two-stat

...ks, Israel has closed all access routes to and from the West Bank. He goes back to bed and scans news websites. There he reads that the teachers strike in the government-run schools in the West Bank i...

14. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...he holy places in the city — Abbas was forced to agree that Jordan be the new guardian of the holy sites in Jerusalem. In exchange, Jordan recognized Palestinian sovereignty over East Jerusalem,...

15. Seminar for Israeli parliamentary assistants
(Events/Local Activities - 2015)
...bi developer Bashar Masri speaking with the group In addition to Rawabi, the participants also visited sites in the greater Jerusalem area, where they were guided by Col. (res.) Shaul Arieli. The ...

16. How to respond to Netanyahu
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
By Israela Oron, The World Today, Chathan House April & may 2015 via The World Today, Chatham House (click here for the original article)   Europe’s consistent support for th

...orical, social, cultural and effectual ties of both peoples to the city and offer protection to the holy sites." In response to the report, Netanyahu's office said: "At no point did Pri...

...t is needed in order to solve them. The security issues involve Egypt and Jordan, the issues of the holy sites involve Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Morocco and the refugee issue involves Jordan and Lebano...

19. Religion is not the root of the problem
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...  Is it possible to imagine Jews and Muslims living shared lives in the Middle East, sharing holy sites and celebrating religious holidays together? The conflicts on Temple Mount and the mutual...

... these discussions ended with drawing lines on a map and debate over how to apportion sovereignty to the sites in the area known as the Holy Basin, which includes the Old City and its immediate surrou...

...ll be in Palestine, Jewish neighborhoods will be in Israel, and the religions will administer their holy sites.   It means a reasonable solution for refugees.   There are not seven m...

22. Israel’s ultra-Orthodox key to peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...eements, since the agreement will have significant religious components to it, like the fate of the holy sites. Only the ultra-Orthodox leadership can determine that.   The UN’s project...

...void ruling over a large Palestinian population; a creative solution regarding sovereignty over the holy sites in the Old City (internationalization, perhaps?); a resolution of the future status of th...

24. The Door Has Been Built
(News Room/News 2013)
... state will be demilitarized and acceptance of Israel’s rights regarding the Western wall and holy sites and of creative solutions in Jerusalem.  In Palestine today, the ground is burning. ...

...t significant amendment could open the way for Israel to keep some West Bank settlements as well as holy sites in east Jerusalem.   The twin issues of settlements and the 1967 lines have been...

26. Geneva Initiative: Ten Years Later
(News Room/News 2013)
...ians.  The Western Wall will remain in the hands of Israel, and the Initiative states that the holy sites will be overseen by an international force. The Initiative also deals with the right of r...

27. Reimagining Jerusalem Day
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...ding the Old City, would be governed by an multi-national trusteeship, charged with maintaining the holy sites, guaranteeing access for all religions, and supported by an international force.  Th...

28. Why Jerusalem is Divisible
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...the Jewish people gained sovereignty over the Western Wall and the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest sites. Concerned about international reaction, Israeli cabinet ministers were initially ambival...

...ment at below 5%, export all stocks of uranium enriched above this level, limit enrichment to one or two sites, and fully open all aspects of its nuclear program to IAEA inspectors, such that the IAEA...

30. Netanyahu and the one-state solution
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...the 1967 borders, with certain land swaps to guarantee that each side has control over its own religious sites and large neighbourhoods. Both these clauses entail the dismantlement of Israeli settleme...

31. Zionist diplomacy
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...jor settlement blocs will stay put; that Israel will continue to have access to its important historical sites; that Israel’s security interests, particularly along the border with Jordan, must ...

32. Border Tour for Members of GI's Facebook Community
(Events/Local Activities - 2011)
...ose look at the separation barrier at Abu Dis, drove along route 443, and explored Neve Samuel and other sites of interest. The public tour was open to members of Geneva Initaitive's Facebook commun...

...ish neighborhoods in East Jerusalem and some of the settlements, and for special arrangements for sacred sites.   Recently published Al Jazeera documents disclosed the pragmatic approach take...

34. A Plan for Peace That Still Could Be
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...tal claims to holy space and decided to base a solution on the practical challenge of governing the holy sites — so as to maximize access for all pilgrims from the three Abrahamic religions &mda...

...s about issues of consequence, did stand their ground. They insisted on Palestinian sovereignty over the sites they consider holy in Jerusalem. They insisted that the city remain Palestine's capital. ...

.... Israelis and Palestinians spent years negotiating the intertwined core issues of Jerusalem, the holy sites, the refugees, territory, borders and settlements, and security. I believe that we know w...

... in each household using the Last Birthday Method. The choices were taken from a total of (158) election sites, from which (118) are located in the West Bank and (40) sites in Gaza Strip.   M...

...border, with Jerusalem as an open and shared capital of two states and freedom of access to all its holy sites. We also demand that Israel acknowledges its responsibility for the creation and perpetua...

...eva Initiative, Olmert also said Sunday that he was prepared as prime minister to share Jerusalem's holy sites, which include the Western Wall and the Temple Mount -- known to Muslims as Haram-al-Shar...

... Jerusalem: We will not be able to reach an agreement if anyone claims exclusive sovereignty on the holy sites of Jerusalem. Jerusalem will be neither ours nor the Palestinians’. It will be mana...

...stinian ad campaign, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, was unveiled on Israeli websites on Monday. It was produced in cooperation with Palestinian officials by the Geneva Initia...

...ted by GI Director of Foreign Relations, Michal Radoshitzky. It was covered in Israel's leadings news websites: NRG, Y-net and Walla.   Audience at the conference This activity was...

43. What to do with Jerusalem
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...,482 acres. But in the aftermath of Israel's lightning victory and the dramatic return to Judaism's Holy Sites, Jerusalem's municipal boundaries were expanded to include not just Arab East Jerusalem, ...

...party, like the NATO for instance under American command. The period, the time frame, the number and the sites never were a problem. And I stated to them that this third party will be deployed here fo...

...e Local Committee and its Licensing Subcommittee; the Jerusalem Municipality and Ministry of Interior websites; and the Regional Committee and its Objections Subcommittee) there should be zero surpris...

...raelis in the west, and both signing on to some sort of international agreement on how to share the holy sites in the Old City.   Third, Israel would return to its 1967 borders — before...

47. PPC - Geneva Initiative Conference
(Events/Local Activities - 2010)
...tory and expert on Jerusalem affairs, stated that the solution lies in Jerusalem and namely in the holy sites, which are located at the core of the old city. This Old City – according to Dr. ...

48. Conference on GI Annexes
(Events/Local Activities - 2010)
...variety of media outlets including Yisrael Hayom daily newspaper; NRG, Y-net and Ha'aretz online news websites and Galatz and Reshet Bet radio stations, among others. Click here to read a report of...

On Thursday, November 26, the Geneva Initiative held briefing for Russian-speaking Israeli journalists with GI Palestinia

...tes -- Israel and Palestine -- living side-by-side in peace and security, with arrangements for the holy sites acceptable to all, if peace in the Middle East is to be achieved, UN Secretary-General Ba...

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