Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...e unity government to be completed by December 1.   Analysts believe the deal is more likely to stick than earlier ones, given Hamas's growing isolation and its realisation of how hard Gaza, ...

...ace talks that dissolved amid mutual recriminations in 2014, with the growing settler population a major sticking-point.   "There is a serious question about how long the two-state solut...

...tlement in the West Bank has scattered over the years and used illegal outposts and small settlements to stick wedges into Palestinian residential blocs, the numbers paint a completely different pictu...

4. The Settlement Enterprise Has Failed
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...tlement in the West Bank has scattered over the years and used illegal outposts and small settlements to stick wedges into Palestinian residential blocs, the numbers paint a completely different pictu...

5. How to respond to Netanyahu
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...n state and the French shelved an alternate proposal that they had been working on.    The sticking point was, and remains, the exact nature of the parameters to be included in the resol...

6. Geneva Initiative at the Rabin Memorial Ceremonies
(Events/Local Activities - 2014)
...t each event, Geneva Initiative staff and volunteers manned stall where they distributed signs, posters, stickers and copies of the Geneva Accords as well as discussing the Initiative with many hundre...

7. How Israel should deal with Hamas
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...e IDF is sure to win. But we, during the process, may lose.   The second option: the carrot and stick approach. That is to say, harsh yet accurate attacks against Hamas on the one hand, while...

...government to encourage the European Union to adopt this type of “carrot” rather than “stick”-based approach - on the basis that sanctions designed to isolate Israel create a s...

9. One-State Dream, One-State Nightmare
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...e than 1,000 housing units in contested East Jerusalem and several West Bank settlements. “To poke sticks in the wheels of peace talks is not right,” he said, “and not helpful to the...

10. Encountering Peace: Making Decisions
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...at Kerry has placed at the doorway of the two leaders. If they go the distance, make the hard decisions, stick to the negotiations, refuse to accept “no” for an answer, continue to propose...

...ior Likud members.   But even more puzzling is the fact that none of the Yesh Atid MKs dared to stick to their guns or to argue with the party chairman. Even MKs such as former Shin Bet secur...

By Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel  06.08.2012 via Times of Israel (click here for the original article)    While seeking to discourage the Palestinians from seeking statehood at

13. Why I'm Still a Two Stater
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...he, yet another great disaster for both the Jewish and Palestinian peoples.   And so, I’m sticking with (am stuck with) advocating for the imperfect idea of building two separate states...

14. Hamas is changing
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...liation with Fatah, if implemented, will force Hamas to soften its positions. Joining the PLO would mean sticking to the driving principles of the organization and accepting the three following condit...

...erence to two West Bank outposts that were recently razed. A parked vehicle nearby adorned with a bumper sticker reading 'peace' was also vandalized.   The damage was found by Ofran's neighbo...

... Swiss Info 19.9.2011 via Swiss Info (click here for original)   President Mahmoud Abbas is sticking to his plan to seek full United Nations membership for a Palestinian state although &l...

...region and undermine the existence of Israel, he said.   The outstanding issue of refugees is a sticking point for both sides, preventing an agreement -- something Areikat said must come soon...

...y recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people." Though common wisdom would suggest this is a sticking point, finding a mutually acceptable formula need not be impossible.   Indeed...

19. Why are peace talks secret?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...al of two states.   As the Palestine Papers reflect, delineating borders has proven a perpetual sticking point. Prime Minister Olmert put forward a plan that would require territory exchange ...

...for the first time, asked impressive and thorough questions. They received copies of the Geneva Accords, stickers, and other materials about the Geneva Initiative model for ending the conflict. P...

... Abbas, a grandfather of eight who indicated he was willing to compromise on tough issues to make a deal stick. "Peace is more precious than the settlements because it is the future of our genera...

...sh state a "political maneuver." He mentioned the necessity of using "the carrot and the stick" in order to reach peace in the Middle East through "finding a suitable format ...

23. Another Unilateral Disaster?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...s in conflict.   For a sustainable peace to be achieved, Israelis and Palestinians will have to stick to the negotiating table. For this reason, it is now more important than ever that US Pre...

24. Geneva Initiative at the Rabin Memorial Event
(Events/Local Activities - 2010)
...ober 30, the Geneva Initiative was a strong presence at the Rabin memorial rally in Tel Aviv with signs, stickers, and information about the Geneva Accords. 30.10.2010...

On September 20, Geneva Initiative's Palestinian office hosted a conference in Ramallah on "The Peace Process and th

... for many years. Israel’s President Shimon Peres. President Peres is the only one who can hold the stick from both ends: his political views with respect to a permanent status agreement are the ...

27. Mitchell's moment of truth
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...Treaty, and submit to inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency. So there is both carrot and stick in Obama's approach. The deal Mitchell has ingeniously concocted provides for a four...

...o do a lot of the heavy lifting at this stage. Why should the burden be solely on Obama and Americans to stick their necks out if both parties (the Israelis and the Palestinians) are not willing to do...

...d peace deal.   So far, administration officials are still smarting from their first attempt at sticking their collective necks out, as they did last summer when they demanded a freeze of Jew...

30. Diplomacy 102
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... hopes of making enough progress to revive direct negotiations on a two-state solution. Mr. Abbas should stick with the talks.   President Obama seriously miscalculated last year when he insi...

...as to change its position supporting the annihilation of Israel, as opposed to 33% who prefer that Hamas stick to this position ...

...anything else, the issue over which he was murdered—solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—sticks out. I think that Rabin understood that continuing to control the lives of millions of...

33. GI tour of the separation barrier
(Events/Local Activities - 2009)
On Sunday, September 11th, the Geneva Initiative conducted a tour to areas of the security barrier along the Je

34. Obama’s Emerging Middle East Map
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...er is gentle. He seeks to persuade rather than coerce. He gives precedence to the carrot rather than the stick. But the iron will is there. It would be rash indeed for Arabs or Israelis to attempt to ...

35. Get Stuck In, Mr President
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...he Islamists of Hamas, who run the Gaza Strip, still under an Israeli blockade. No deal with Israel will stick unless both Palestinian groups endorse it. Yet Hamas’s refusal formally to recognis...

36. Why Won't Obama Talk to Israel?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...dquo; Meanwhile, Mr. Netanyahu is the defender of national glory in face of unfair pressure, someone who sticks to the first commandment of Israeli culture: thou shalt never be the freier (that is, th...

37. Israel-Palestinian Calm Could Ease Talks
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...of U.S. diplomacy aimed at getting Palestinian-Israeli peace talks started again. But there is a major sticking point. Palestinians are refusing to resume negotiations unless Netanyahu heeds the U.S...

...iators should set a timetable for Middle East peace negotiations. "If the parties are not able to stick to it, then a solution backed by the international community should be put on the table,&...

...lana said mediators should set a timetable for a peace agreement. "If the parties are not able to stick to it (the timetable), then a solution backed by the international community should be pu...

...uthern towns. But while Netanyahu has reversed his stance on the issue of a Palestinian state, another sticking point in Israel-U.S. relations - the construction of settlements in the West Bank - ap...

... land annexed to settlement municipalities awaiting construction. The Obama administration needs to stick to its principle of a total freeze, whether in public or private conversation, and as for...

...amdan said. Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said the group was awaiting Israel's position on some of the sticking points in the talks. Israeli and Palestinian officials have sent mixed signals about...

43. Peace process? What peace process?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...ed she had failed in forming a government and called for early elections scheduled for February. A key sticking point was the refusal of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish religious Shas party to join her in...

...and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has seen regular bi-lateral meetings but little visible progress. Sticking points include the future status of Israeli-occupied east Jerusalem and Israeli settle...

...quot; Obama said he would try to "mobilize the international community, to offer a series of big sticks and big carrots to the Iranian regime to stand down on nuclear weapons. We have to do it...

46. Back to constructive chaos
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...them members of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and armed gangs, could reach Cairo. Egypt could no longer afford to stick to its routine call for restraint or merely to reprimand Israel for its policies. Egypt f...

47. Scandinavia's Scarred Mr. Dialogue
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...ed.” Engaging, he insisted, does not mean lowering of requirements. It can be a means to set yardsticks, hold interlocutors accountable, and probe their thinking while surrendering nothing. ...

...e of Palestine. These are neighborhoods that the Conference of Presidents could not find with a forked stick. And yet many Jewish leaders believe that a compromise on the boundaries of Jerusalem - o...

49. Anything but elections
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
... the politicians are hurriedly attempting to exonerate themselves of any blame, others are using it as a stick to beat their opponents. Above all, however, Winograd has become the ultimate weapon to b...

... permanence of Israel and is somehow brought into the negotiations, no two-state solution can be made to stick. Indeed, much more likely than peace in Mr Bush's final year is an ugly new war, if the P...

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