Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...he 1994 protocol, which established a customs union between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Israel is supposed to collect value-added tax, import duties and other taxes on the PA's behalf and ha...

...t;The United States and Israel are one side, therefore the US should not be treated as a third party who is supposed to be a broker of peace talks with Israel," he said. "While the US is f...

...tinian areas of the West Bank, despite an agreement signed last November between Israel and the PA that was supposed remove these limits). Allow a Palestinian policeman to stop me and check my ID, not...

...t Israel and boycotts against companies that do business with Israel. Although the weekly protests are supposed to be non-violent, stone-throwing against Israeli soldiers and arrests often occur....

...on since 2006, when the last parliamentary elections were held. President Mahmoud Abbas' four-year term was supposed to have ended in January 2009, and elections were to be held. To encourage necessar...

...rd, the interim period, during which Israel would have full control over 60% of the West Bank (Area C), was supposed to end after five years. Instead, the diplomatic standstill on the one hand, and th...

...ut the political division of the territory called the “Land of Israel.” If the borders are supposed to be drawn on the basis of demographic criteria, there is no reason for this princ...

8. Two Israels
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...ts back to the days of the ghetto and turns Israel into an institutional ghetto. Zionism, under Israel, was supposed to heal the Jewish predicament, physically and psychologically – to get out o...

...State of Israel.   The voter can choose between the two different world views: On the one hand the supposedly ‘national’ camp (in reality – bi-national), which advocates man...

...evelopments, there is no choice but to sound the warning again.   While Israel's Prime Minister is supposedly committed to the idea of two states, during the current government's term Jewish ...

...ike, for instance, the huge new yeshiva that’s planned for Sheikh Jarrah. The yeshiva, ironically, is supposed to be located at the very site where the architects planned a border crossing, in t...

12. The Paradox: Taking Abu Mazen at his Word
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
... declaration and called it a hollow statement. In other words, Netanyahu preferred to believe Abbas when he supposedly denied the Holocuast, but not when he clearly condemned it.   Recently t...

...you wish for an intifada.   "Quite the opposite, it would be a tragedy. The Jewish people are supposed to be smart; it is true that they're also considered a stubborn nation. You're supp...

....   But Lapid, Shavit and Barnea keep coming back to the Camp David talks in July 2000, when Abbas supposedly got “cold feet.”   So here’s the thing. Abbas really d...

15. Recognition of Israel as a Jewish State
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...But after committee members repeatedly badgered him about it, Kerry exposed his belated awareness that this supposedly marginal issue was a ticking time bomb threatening to derail his entire diplomati...

...ence to the Geneva Convention, as well as being 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...

17. The two-state dilemma
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...e. Since these ministers are members of the security cabinet, and since the talks with the Palestinians are supposed to be confidential, it was not proper to conduct an interview on the subject right ...

...agement, they are selling us an American security 'envelope'.   This is a plan which was prepared, supposedly, by the one hundred experts who accompany General John Allen, one of the "go...

...add another problem, which is no less serious – the leaders on both sides –  those who are supposed to lead, to create hope and to sweep the people along with them are weak and most o...

20. One small crime at Ben-Gurion airport
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...and that she had been taken to the lost-luggage counter at her own request, or that the taxi driver who was supposed to take her to Ramallah had grown impatient and so they whisked her away without ev...

21. The Speech that Wasn't
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...uring his speech, the Prime Minister spoke more like a historian’s son, and less like a leader who is supposed to outline policy and say “Follow me!” He was like a little boy who po...

...of the list of priorities? One only needs to consider what took place in the largest political parties that supposedly support a twostate solution. When asked to comment on their positions during the ...

23. The Door Has Been Built
(News Room/News 2013)
... from a comprehensive solution – but while processes were in place Olmert was indicted. Livni who was supposed to take Olmert’s position did not become prime minister and the rest is histo...

... would have thought differently.' They even asked me, ‘Why doesn’t Netanyahu do what he’s supposed to do?’ And that’s why we contend that only significant public pressure...

...ive tour around the greater Jerusalem area. The original tour was designed for members of the party and was supposed to take place during coalition negotiations, but was canceled on the orders of Part...

26. Tour for Members of Knesset
(Events/Local Activities - 2013)
...ive tour around the greater Jerusalem area. The original tour was designed for members of the party and was supposed to take place during coalition negotiations, but was canceled on the orders of Part...

27. Geneva Initiative: Ten Years Later
(News Room/News 2013)
...Geneva Initiative staff)   Ten years ago, the left-wing camp united around an agreement, which was supposed to solve once and for all the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Members of Knesset from...

...r from the political platform of the Labor Party happened to be disappointed as  Omer Bar-Lev, who was supposed to participate in a panel on behalf of Labor, announced his cancellation a few minu...

...e that can implement it now. IDF sources say that it is Hamas who is seeking to prevent elections that were supposed to happen a long time ago. But when listening to the voices on the ground, says the...

...e core issues, and the most common excuse of all: There's no partner on the other side.   All this supposedly makes it impossible to resolve the conflict and reach a peace agreement with the ...

31. The Lost Voice of American Jews
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...Then, even if we want to, we will not be able to leave the West Bank, the area where a Palestinian state is supposed to be established. Hundreds of thousand of settlers, who continue to multiply by th...

...bsp; The 60,000 Arabs who live in Jerusalem neighborhoods on the eastern side of the security barrier are supposed to receive the same services – including trash, sewage and water – as t...

33. Quartet to meet in Jerusalem Next Week
(News Room/News - 2011)
...with Israeli and Palestinian officials, and not bring them together in the same room. Their governments are supposed to present each other with detailed proposals on territory and security by late Jan...

34. The German Who Needed a Fig Leaf
(News Room/News - 2011)
...Holocaust is mentioned there only coincidentally. The museum that tells the story of Willy Brandt's life is supposed to tell the story of the entire 20th century, but, there too, the annihilation of t...

...LO, with whom we have prior agreements and which Mahmoud Abbas heads. With a technocratic government we are supposed to talk to address cross-border issues that exist between neighbors--agriculture, ...

...nd permit the establishment of a Palestinian state, and acquire the peace and regional acceptance that have supposedly been its primary foreign policy goals since 1948.   For the Palestinians...

37. How to Break the Mideast Deadlock
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...giving a speech laying out bridging proposals in the spirit of 2002 Arab League initiative. Somehow this is supposed to lead to negotiations and an agreement.   Aside from the question of whe...

38. A Plan for Peace That Still Could Be
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
... barriers and won over public opinion in this country and the world.”   THE ISSUES THAT were supposed to be intractable — demilitarization of the Palestinian state, the status of ...

... Abbas and his team as selling out to Israel, as weak “collaborators with the Zionists.” It was supposed to be a shock that Palestinians were making concessions on the right of return to I...

40. The PA Papers: A Political Opportunity
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...l and the Palestinians. Neither of the sides endorsed them as they had been presented, and the proposal was supposedly removed from the agenda with the end of Clinton’s term a month later. And s...

41. The selling of the 'Palestine Papers'
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
... familiar with Israeli-Palestinian negotiations over the last decade will find nothing surprising about the supposed revelations in the "Palestine papers" published this week by the Qatar-ba...

42. Negotiation without secrets
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
... enough. They are more ready for the painful operation awaiting them than are the cowardly surgeons who are supposed to be performing it. Every sane person in our region knows that if there is an agre...

...n he described as “a red line.”   But the overall point of Sunday’s dialogue was supposed to be less of recrimination and more of the possibility of peace based on a two-sta...

...ay through what’s happening now to get out of this particular sandbox and into the real one, which is supposed to be about resolving this conflict. And that’s my concern about where things...

45. Why Israel Doesn't Care About Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...ment of arms that enter Gaza through tunnels. In the peace talks, the “final status issues” are supposedly the borders of a Palestinian state, the question of Jerusalem and the fate of Pal...

46. For Once, Hope in the Middle East
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... double game, professing peace in the negotiations while allowing terrorists to operate in territory he was supposed to control.   Today, the Palestinian Authority is policing its West Bank t...

47. August 2011
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...ctory expectations harbored by both sides. From his standpoint, the establishment of a Palestinian state is supposed to "end the conflict." His Palestinian interlocutors are relying on a sta...

...settlement activity in the 10 months, following the end of the moratorium, than during the 10 months of its supposed enforcement. However, it is very difficult to imagine, under the present circu...

49. The Implications of the Fayyad-Plan
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...development.   However, the rationale behind the Fayyad-Plan is twofold.   Firstly, it is supposed to demonstrate to the international community that the Palestinians follow its rule...

50. Makeup exam
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...tatesmanship does not only entail an exchange of accusations with the Palestinian Authority. A statesman is supposed to lead, to shepherd, set out a path - not just warn of the dangers and slander an ...

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