Geneva Initiative Annexes
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1. Message from Ramallah
(News Room/News - 2018)
... just as it does to ours. On the way home, we stop for kanafeh at ''Namima." The giant sweets story definitely didn't expect a massive Israeli clientele going crazy over their kanafeh, only...

...   In June, GI director Gadi Baltiansky gave a lecture on the history of the peace process and peace promotion to a group of young professionals from across Is...

...   The group met with GI senior board member Brig. Gen. (ret.) Israela Oron, who talked about the history of the conflict and the peace process; and learned about the Geneva Initiative’s pr...

4. Engaging Israeli Youth in the Peace Discourse
(Events/Local Activities - 2018)
...ev Preparatory Program, a pre-military program located in southern Israel. After a presentation on the history of peace negotiations and proposed solutions to the conflict, the group discussed Israel&...

By Associated Press Via the Washington Post (click here for the full article)   UNITED NATIONS — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is warning that the two-state solution in the Israeli

...ng was done by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, headed by Dr. Nabil Kukali. “Part of the story here is one of protest – against the situation, against Israel, against the lack of...

...ty and special arrangements in the holy sites. Menachem Begin also said: “We have learned from history that war is avoidable, peace is unavoidable. Many nations have waged war among themselves...

... “This is an unprecedented escalation by the US president and it will detonate a third intifada. History will not have seen an intifada like this. Unfortunately it will jeopardise the interest o...

...tion for Defense of Democracies. “Ultimately, both Netanyahu and Abbas just have this long, long history and they’ve played this game really well. And they don’t trust each other and...

...rned about the core issues of the conflict and proposed solutions, as well as about each other’s history, society and politics. They also learned about the conflict in Cyprus, and talked about w...

...rned about the core issues of the conflict and proposed solutions, as well as about each other’s history, society and politics. They also learned about the conflict in Cyprus, and talked about w...

...they did this." Kouchner wonders: "How can this lead us to peace? We do not want a lesson in history. We read enough books. Let's focus on finding a solution to the situation. " &nbsp...

...té, but from experience. Ours is a Union that was born after the most violent conflict in human history among its own nations and from the horrors of the Shoah. With the belief that peace and f...

The Washington Post "Both leaders are focused on their domestic political survival,” said Gadi Baltiansky, former Israeli peace negotiator and director of the Israeli-Palestinian peace move

... and just peace. Getting there will require Israelis, Palestinians, Jews and Arabs to look at a shared history, and redouble efforts to create two states for two peoples, living side by side in peace ...

...timate demands,” he said. Ending his speech, Abbas stated: “Mr. President, we hope that history will say that Donald Trump was the US President who achieved peace between Palestinians...

... won’t board that bus. He won’t let foreigners determine his fate. This is precisely our story. Since 1967 we have been carrying out an occupation that brings with it killing and mora...

18. Geneva Initiative seminar for Parliamentary Advisors
(Events/Local Activities - 2017)
...a two-day seminar for Israeli parliamentary advisors, which provided them with an understanding of the history and core issues of the conflict, proposed solutions and the narrative of the other side.&...

19. The Geneva Initiative welcomes the Paris Peace Conference
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
...all the international community to help put an end to this cycle of violence and open a new era in the history of Israeli-Palestinian relations.   We recognize that the two-state solution canno...

...this is annexation.] In his distress, he has turned to solutions that are completely divorced from the history of the conflict, and from the demographic and physical realities in the West Bank. &nbs...

By Carol Morello and Ruth Eglash 23.12.2016 Via the Washington Post (click here for the full article)   The U.N. Security Council on Friday passed a resolution demanding that Israel cease J

...eneva Initiative.     As part of the course, the participants learned about the history of the conflict and proposed solutions; heard about current security challenges and how t...

...solution, but also long-term damage to public opinion on both sides. If the conflict is about justice, history and religion, then the arguments on both sides become less rational and the very idea of ...

...the opportunity to share this and other experiences with them, and to really listen to their side of the story".   Session on public opinion in Israel and Palestin...

...l offer” simply means they weren’t done negotiating.   Largely lost in the fog of history is the fact that talks resumed in August in Jerusalem. Aides to Barak and Arafat began me...

 By Ruth Eglash and Carol Morello  July 29, 2016 Via the Washington Post (click here for the original) The Israeli government’s plans to build new units in Jewish settlements

27. The Geneva Initiative on the Bar
(Events/Joint Activities - 2016)
...tinian and Israeli alumni of the Geneva Initiative programming, who, after learning together about the history of the conflict and ways to solve it, were motivated to inform more people in their commu...

...40 key Israeli political activists. The seminar provided the participants with an understanding of the history of the conflict and negotiations, core issues of the conflict, the narrative of the other...

...   It turns out that the settlement enterprise has been the worst real estate investment in the history of the Zionism, unless one prefers Jewish settlements on the western slopes of Samaria to...

30. Palestinian Local Political Course in Tubas
(Events/Local Activities - 2016)
...n, as well as ways to promote peace within participants' own local communities. They learned about the history of the conflict and previous rounds of negotiations, potential solutions and the impact o...

...ent, which has become, as described by the Hebrew media, the most extreme government in Israel’s history.” A Palestinian official also said that Liberman as defense minister would be a &...

...lah. The young leaders met with Palestinian politicians, public figures and experts, learned about the history of the conflict and the current political situation, and talked about their own role as a...

...ow available in Hebrew. (The English edition was reviewed here on February 25, 2015). Klein traces the history of the three cities mentioned in the title over the past 150 years from the perspective o...

34. Our local political course in Afula was launched!
(Events/Local Activities - 2016)
...nd Gadi Baltiansky, Director General of the Geneva Initiative. Both talked with participants about the history of the conflict, focusing on the core issues and the solutions provided by the Initiative...

 By Shira Rubin, USA Today  26.3.2016 via USA Today [to read the original article] RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian banker and peace activist Ahmad Abd Albaset was shocked to he

 Jimmy Carter, USA Today   17.3.2016 Via USA Today (press here for the original)   Since the time of President Harry Truman, the United States has assisted Israel, including

 By Dennis Ross and David Makovsky, the Washington Post   25.2.2016 Via the Washington Post [click here for the original] Rarely has there been a time when less attention has b

...re some genius proposes imposing the death penalty on suicide attackers. The situation reminds me of a story a foreign correspondent covering Operation Cast Lead in early 2009 told me. At the height...

... participants met the Director General of the Geneva Initiative, Gadi Baltiansky, who talked about the history of the conflict, focusing on the core issues and the solutions provided by the Initiative...

...nal development and argument over Jerusalem. We Israelis also have reason to fear an agreement. In our history we suffered uncountable attacks, waves of anti-Semitism, wars and terror, such that we ha...

41. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
.... Abbas does not dialogue with intellectuals and is not interested in political theory, literature, or history.   Abbas competes with Israeli leaders over the heart of the Americans at a disa...

42. Back to the Arab Peace Initiative?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...hbors, we will normalize our relations with you. It was, by far, the most dramatic event in the recent history of Israel and the Arab world. However Israel, led by Ariel Sharon, was not willing to ack...

... the current Israeli political scene, “we are facing the worst and most racist government in the history of Israel. We witness a growing trend in the apartheid policies against the Arabs inside ...

44. New Knesset supports two-state solution
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...sset members who support the new government and 59 who oppose it. But this ratio is just one part of the story, and not necessarily the most important or interesting. The real story is the balance of ...

45. Voting Out Israel's 1%
(News Room/News - 2015)
...to the mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek. Benvenisti is familiar with the Arabs and proficient with the history of the conflict. Sometime in the late 1980s, his hypothesis assumes, the settlers had suc...

... Soviet Union, moved to Israel as a young child. To many, she represents the Israeli immigrants' success story — a woman who made it to the top echelon of the mainly Sabra-born military, serving...

...riday showed Netanyahu how it gets even. The writers of “House of Cards” would be proud of a storyline in which the US administration takes its revenge against a prime minister who came to...

48. A Tapestry of Conflict
(News Room/News - 2015)
...nd effectively throughout the narrow alleys and tiny courtyards. In a dark echo of the biblical Passover story, houses were marked with paint. Their tenants at least were given three days to pack. T...

...d citizenship. Can a state voluntarily give up some of its territory? There are not many cases in history in which states voluntarily relinquished internationally recognized territory. Leaving as...

50. Two Israels
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...ginal article] "The March 17 national election may be the most important one in the state’s history and a choice not just between politicians, but between two Israels." The saying...

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