Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...d with both sides to de-escalate the situation. The observations of military activity coincided with open source reports of Israel’s confirming that it had conducted a series of airstrikes on ta...

2. 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

...onflict but also reversed the progress achieved by his predecessors.   According to various sources, Trump's "ultimate deal" will include the following principles: united ...

4. How They Made Abbas the Enemy of Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2018)
...gram.   We met with Abbas last week, the day after Haaretz reported, citing Israeli intelligence sources, that his health had deteriorated. While it’s obvious that he’s no longer ...

... progress is possible under the current political conditions, nor do they invest great efforts and resources in advancing it. In a period of stagnation in the peace process and in light of r...

...rsquo;s unilateral move that broke international diplomatic consensus – come as Palestinian medical sources confirmed two members of Hamas had been killed in an Israeli air strike following a mi...

...;recalcitrant” organizations, and local politically unaffiliated leaders. In the current situation, sources both inside and outside the Palestinian arena tend to define the Hamas government as t...

... peace process; and motivate them to take action.   Achieving policy impact requires financial resources that ensure organizational stability and enable long-term planning as well as sustaina...

A new poll by the Tami Stainmetz Center for Peace Research and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey shows that while support for the two-state solution is down, it remains the most favored alt

May 24, 2017 Abbas Voices Commitment to Two-State Solution, Arab Peace Initiative KIFAH ZIBOUN May 24, 2017 Via: ASHARQ AL-AWSAT   Bethlehem – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

...aeli-Palestinian deal through the prominent Jewish-American jurist Alan Dershowitz.   An Israeli source who asked not to be named said that in a phone call to the prime minister last week, De...

By Yossi Beilin 29.03.2017 Via Foward (click here for the full article) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces a police investigation regarding very expensive gifts that he allegedly

...hed against their will to live in the territories, wouldn’t it be better to divert these precious resources to constructing affordable housing inside Israel?   Anemic Ariel   A...

...ge settlement blocs in the West Bank, as part of a five-point plan. A former U.S. official and an Israeli source familiar with the details of the summit, said Netanyahu requested in return to get Amer...

...for Israeli Security, whose success (according to the number of views) far from justifies the amount of resources invested in it. The argument over the two-state solution, which reflects the deep divi...

...bstantive, bilateral manner that is clean of foreign considerations when it concerns matters of natural resources and other infrastructural issues that affect the entire population," Mordechai sa...

...riel   Ron, the Israeli guide, spoke about the some of the ideological, religious and political sources of today's West Bank settlements, and explained the difference between big settlements...

18. The benefits of Obama parameters
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...o jeopardize such a move. The Netanyahu government sees President Obama’s final days in office as a source of concern. Netanyahu is asking the US administration to refrain from any final move re...

...when a Palestinian state is established, he says. “Give us the opportunity to worry about our water sources, to have our own Internet providers just like you do (Israel limits 3G services in Pal...

...f regional and international powers in the conflict.”   In a related context, a diplomatic source in the Egyptian Foreign Ministry told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity, "The E...

...versive activity within Israeli society that included an attempt to establish political parties.” Sources in the defense minister’s office said it was the planned meeting with Madani tha...

...bsp; ”Progress in the areas of housing, water, energy, communications, agriculture, and natural resources, along with significantly easing Palestinian movement restrictions, can be made while ...

...der total Israeli control: Revenue would increase by $2.2 billion a year. Use of the land and water resources would probably bring in an additional $704 million annually. Issuing licenses to Pal...

...hak Rabin, that Israel can create a partnership with the pragmatic Fatah leadership,” he noted. The source criticized the idea of isolating Jerusalem’s Old City and the Al-Aqsa Mosque from...

... combined objectives, all the relevant international and regional players must be enlisted and the best resources and means put at their disposal. According to one possibility, a “reverse engine...

26. GI-PPC - Addendum to the G.I. Water Annex
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
...e Water Annex, the parties feel that particular aspects of the proposals for management of shared water resources in these documents could be strengthened. 1.2 This document will not replace the und...

...ment and economic activity due to increased stability. For Palestinians, trade also constitutes a primary source for financial gain.   The two-state solution scenario that RAND foresees, for ...

28. How to respond to Netanyahu
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...ommunity has the motivation to lead a serious initiative at this time. It has already invested enormous resources into solving the conflict and its patience is wearing thin.    The refus...

...e salary of the current PA public sector by 15% thus allowing the reconciliation government to have the resources to pay that Gazan public sector. A slim majority of 51% is opposed to the reduction of...

...original article in Arabic]   translation by Geneva Initiative staff   A foreign diplomatic source revealed to Al Hayat that the Obama Administration is preparing an initiative to restar...

31. Religion is not the root of the problem
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
... seems to have fortified this conclusion.   However, close examination of Jewish and Palestinian sources on the region from the late 19th to the mid-20th century counters this perception. Tow...

... while 15 percent said they did not know.   When asked whether the government invests too much resources in the settlements over the Green Line, 41 percent said they agreed, while 16 percent ...

...among the general public. Recently, he has begun to feel that the public has grown tired of sacrificing resources for the benefit of the settlement enterprise. That is, until the abduction, of course,...

...nfield-Gilat and Bar-Sinai, is that without question, this is a huge project that will require enormous resources and necessitate far-reaching changes in the city. Nevertheless, the bottom line is tha...

...ruling over your own people and not the other side, economic stimulation, prosperity and redirection of resources from conflict to cooperation.   After a certain run-in period with the requis...

...presented to the participants. The Annex includes an agreement on the process for the dividing of water resources after the signing of a permanent status agreement. The international experts related t...

...en the option of unilaterally withdrawing from the West Bank, former envoy to US urges, lest we ‘outsource our fundamental destiny to Palestinian decision making’   Israel should ...

...ng symptomatic of a lack of Palestinian influence over what is supposedly theirs. One of the main water resources for the West Bank is the Mountain Aquifer, largely located under Palestinian land. Isr...

39. The two-state dilemma
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...s control of the border – particularly the border with Jordan – with limited control of water sources and no control of airspace or the electromagnetic spectrum. That’s because many ...

... are contaminated with blood, Palestinians respond that the occupation is itself an act of terror and the source of the violence; Palestinians also make comparisons between the number of civilian casu...

41. 20 years on, Oslo architect has Plan B
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...on and confidence-building between the two populations; and address other issues such as water, natural resources, the environment, etc.   Such a process would prevent deterioration of the si...

...t jobs and spur economic growth in agriculture, construction and tourism. According to the anonymous source, the plan will go ahead in light of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's acceptance of a...

...o inform the Geneva Initiative that he was canceling the event.   MKs involved in the affair and sources at the Geneva Initiative who had been apprised of the situation said the reason for th...

44. Naftali Bennett's Messianic Plan
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...eighs any other right. Not only is this approach not feasible in practice, but it will require the most resources of the State of Israel for the settlements.     ...

... The United States was behind the summoning of Israeli ambassadors by several European nations, Israeli sources with close ties to US administration officials said Monday.   "The Europ...

...re is a pretty Jewish state as far as its laws and customs, but the reality is not so democratic. Foreign sources report that Jews had already become a minority in the area of the greater Land of Isra...

...ruption is only a matter of time.”    The Palestinian Authority is getting tired, IDF sources say. At the low levels, joint work continues. The mutual interest of the IDF and the P...

48. Text of PA's July 24 letter to the EU
(News Room/News 2012)
...g dramatic levels of unprecedented settlement expansion and settler violence; theft and exploitation of resources; removal of communities; house demolitions; the continuation of the construction of th...

...’s very polluting, and that pollution doesn’t stop at the checkpoints. [An alternative energy source] would be good for Palestinians but also good for Israel.”   The Associa...

...lling to be drawn on the prospect for a third intifada he says instead: “When you cease to become a source of credible and convincing answers to your people... that is really a danger zone. I do...

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