Geneva Initiative Annexes
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... beliefs and decided that it’s made up and that they know more than the experts.   If this sounds familiar, it should. It’s part of a growing tide of anti-intellectualism, anti-em...

...ed in the book.   “The house was cold inside, and as I stood there, I tried to imagine the sounds of my father’s and his siblings’ voices, and the smells of grandmother&rsqu...

...Labor Party’s future primary (Labor is the main partner in the Zionist Camp), Yachimovich looks and sounds to be under some stress. Herzog was right to counter with the same derisive tone: &ldqu...

...circle of family participants is widening, and there’s an oppressive feeling.”   The sounds of explosions from the Gaza Strip punctuate our conversation. The separation barrier to...

...rned into ghosts in the eyes of the Israelis - they couldn't see them anymore."   It almost sounds like you wish for an intifada.   "Quite the opposite, it would be a trage...

... international community should be paying close attention to, and protesting loudly. The Peace Now report sounds this important alarm.   The Good News: Settlements Haven’t Killed the Tw...

...uo;t be any obvious signs that we have reached the point of no return; there won’t be any exploding sounds, and it won’t be possible to paint it on a poster to present during speeches made...

...r, even if it is a lie.   The settlements are illegal. Period. We might not like how that phrase sounds, or what accepting it pertains, but it is true. We can keep denying international law, ...

...a Council of settlers, is proposing a temporary diplomatic plan for managing the conflict. Bennett's idea sounds logical: Since it's impossible to solve the conflict or annex the West Bank as it is, I...

...sh;he wears both hats—just like the prime minister of Israel, wields immense authority. I know it sounds facile, but it’s a question of leadership. Both of these leaders need to stand be...

... to Daniella. Replaying at full volume, sure enough, this is what the prime minister said. Hmm. Sounds familiar. Hey, didn't we say this already in Geneva?  Of course you did, she says ...

12. Get Stuck In, Mr President
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...ll, on the face of things, exceedingly bleak (see article). Despite his two-state utterance, Mr Netanyahu sounds as obdurate as ever. Several of his advisers assume that the latest diplomacy will fizz...

... expansion was in fact much bigger than any natural growth. Second, stopping ‘natural growth’ sounds unnatural to many Israelis—like asking setters to stop bringing children into the...

14. And what about Israel's commitment?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...omatic and international agreements that Israeli governments have signed throughout the years." Sounds good, but since neither Annapolis nor the road map falls under the technical definition...

15. Being a Partner for Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
... As he prepares to take office as Israel’s next prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu is offering what sounds like a tantalizing commitment. He said that his government will be a “partner for...

...political process. But what would happen were Shas people to sit across from the Palestinians themselves? Sounds unreal? It isn’t. Sponsored by the Geneva Initiative, the two sides are meeting a...

17. Into the Lion's Den
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
... an Israeli deal will be far less than its influence in Iraq after the American war. If such a prospect sounds far-fetched, consider the precedents. After concluding peace with Israel, Jordan mainta...

18. Forward from Gaza: How the U.S. Can Lead
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...250,000 people are affected by it in the surrounding population and they hear the words cease fire and it sounds very tempting. But I think a ceasefire in the short term will end up empowering Hamas a...

19. Oasis or mirage?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...etting their act together a little, taking tentative stands and pushing back on the bad guys. If all that sounds kind of, sort of, maybe, qualified, well . . . it is. But in a region in which extremis...

20. Annapolis and a history of abject failure
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...al cause. Calling for “leadership” and “vision” in a situation like this always sounds empty. But that is precisely what is needed on all sides. The Israelis need to focus ...

By Ashraf Khalil, The Los Angeles Times, 06.11.07 JERUSALEM -- As U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice wrapped up her latest Middle East mission, Palestinian officials acknowledged Monday tha

22. Why failure is not an option at Annapolis
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...can public opinion for defending a state that is so blatantly ignoring basic democratic rights. *** SOUNDS BAD? A one-state solution is rapidly gaining supporters among Palestinian radical eleme...

23. The Palestinians' good ol' boy
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...ank behind. Ever since Hamas' takeover of the Strip and the expulsion of Muhammad Dahlan's loyalists, the sounds of shooting can no longer be heard and the sight of armed men in the streets has become...

...d ministers and legislators are not part of the deal. They should be released immediately. His account sounds premature. An unnamed Egyptian source told the al-Hayyat newspaper that the differences...

25. Send the Baker Commission to Gaza
(News Room/Op Ed - 2006)
...region. Of course, both policy and politics have to be considered here. And politically, this proposal sounds counter-intuitive: If anything, the new Democratic Congress will be tempted to run to t...

26. Ending the neoconservative nightmare
(News Room/Op Ed - 2006)
...r and the justification in responding to Hezbollah, the goal of saving Lebanon's fragile Cedar Revolution sounds less distinctly Israeli. Perhaps an agenda invented elsewhere. As hostilities intensifi...

27. What comes after Hamas?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2006)
...week. So with this on the radar screens, Israel has set the course to bring down the Hamas government. It sounds good and it certainly would have the support of Washington, but what happens after the ...

28. Is Olmert another of the Goldas?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2006)
...it was "a meeting for etiquette's sake," as sources on our side made sure to explain. If that sounds familiar, it is because the Israeli planet is revolving on the same rusty axis as alway...

29. "Gaza is like Dakar"
(News Room/Op Ed - 2006)
...ies - will soon provide full-time employment for Israelis explaining this country's position abroad. It sounds different in English In Hebrew, Olmert's visit to Washington was a victory campaign. ...

...t ministers and ministry directors to check on the spending, and get the answers they need.   It sounds a lot like a system of checks and balances, the kind of democratic distribution of powe...

31. Division as an Israeli Interest
(News Room/Op Ed - 2003-2005)
...he says that he will not do anything until the Palestinians adopt his  opinions, and the second sounds very serious and credible when he draws the borders of his agreement. If we really wa...

...s in the chaotic days after the Israeli withdrawal, but today they are hives of activity, filled with the sounds of power saws and hammers at work. Karni is the crossing for goods going in and out o...

33. Kadima, Sharon, Peres
(News Room/Op Ed - 2003-2005)
...government until he won the right to be called vice premier rather than deputy prime minister, because it sounds more impressive. This path of wheeling and dealing led him yesterday to the moment of...

34. Rally Coverage
(News Room/News - 2003-2005)
...ace Coalition (PPC)/Geneva Initiative, which organized the event. The wind blew and howled the colorful sounds of peace and hope for a two state solution for Palestinians and Israelis. At the first ...

35. They Don't Know Their Left From Their Right
(News Room/Op Ed - 2003-2005)
...f them said. "Don't harp on the demographic issue," Alexander, from Yokne'am, advised. "It sounds too much like ethnic cleansing. If you play your cards right, you can get the Russian-s...

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