Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...Meanwhile, we have seen additional attempts to pass legislation that would directly apply Israeli law to the territory of the occupied West Bank, raising fears of future annexation. In December, the...

...o;is teetering on the brink of a humanitarian disaster” and warned that another war in the Hamas-ruled territory is “a real possibility — and the consequences would be catastrophic.&...

...ed a non-member observer state.   The Palestinians, Abbas argued, have a historical presence in the territory dating back “5,000 years.”   “We are descendants of th...

... in Israel retaining 5.8 percent of the West Bank. Abbas’s counter-offer of Israel holding 1.9% of the territory is also included, as are several proposals falling between the two.   Th...

...e peace process, as well as humanitarian efforts in the Gaza Strip and elsewhere in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. General Assembly President Miroslav Lajčák (Slovakia) stressed that...

...as run it ever since, agreed in Cairo last week to return administrative control of the impoverished coastal territory to the Palestinian Authority, led by President Mahmoud Abbas.   The Oct....

... of the nineteenth century, the Arab population did not use the name of Palestine to refer to their national territory. They saw themselves as belonging to Greater Syria, in the southern part of the r...

...ciliation efforts, certainly in its first stages, and allowed a Palestinian delegation to travel through its territory on its way to Gaza. One can assume that the reason is the dire humanitarian condi...

...e months despite a United Nations resolution demanding a halt to the Jewish outposts in occupied Palestinian territory.   “France has always condemned the continuation of settlement bui...

... routing the combined armies of Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Iraq in only six days, and more than quadrupled the territory under its control, is a time of both jubilant celebration and somber reflection w...

...s paid rhetorical tribute to the two-state solution, the construction of Jewish-only settlements in occupied territory under his administration has escalated dramatically. Analysts have repeatedly hin...

...e under occupation. This is Israel's definition, not mine," he told the audience. "The law in this territory is as we have made it, a military justice system that is subject to the authority...

... and sovereign Palestinian state. Such a confederation would allow for Jewish settlements outside of Israeli territory to remain intact inside a Palestinian state, while at the same time allow an agre...

...der international law, all settlements and outposts are illegal because the West Bank is considered occupied territory, though Israel disputes this.   Senior Palestinian officials condemned t...

15. GI delegation briefed about Cyprus negotiations
(Events/Joint Activities - 2017)
... Some countries' leaders work hard to solve their conflicts. Territory, security, occupation, settlements, annexation, reconciliation - these are just a...

...UN Security Council Resolution dealing with “Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.” After lifting her hand to veto the proposed dra...

... Council on Friday passed a resolution demanding that Israel cease Jewish settlement activity on Palestinian territory in a unanimous vote that passed when the United States abstained rather than usin...

18. Five comments on UNSCR 2334
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
... The resolution rightly calls upon all states to distinguish in their relevant dealings between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied since 1967. This is an import...

19. America Must Recognize Palestine
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...math of the 1967 war. The key words of that resolution were “the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war and the need to work for a just and lasting peace in the Middle East in wh...

...orders, and that even if a Palestinian state were established, the Israel Defense Forces would remain in its territory for at least 40 years, he concluded that there’s no one to talk to and swit...

...f Israel. Among Palestinians, 81% say the “long-term aspiration of Israel” is to rule the entire territory between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. Fully 54% believe Israel inte...

22. Is Israel annexing West Bank Area C?
(News Room/News - 2016)
... today more concerned with what they define as the gradual annexation of Area C in the West Bank (61% of the territory in which Israel, according to the Oslo Accord, has full civil and security jurisd...

...ld 770 units in the East Jerusalem settlement of Gilo. The international community views Gilo as Palestinian territory occupied by Israel. Plans to build in Gilo have been a point of contention betw...

...2002 plan that offers Israel diplomatic relations with the Arab world in return for withdrawing from all the territory Israel seized in the Arab-Israeli war of 1967 and agreeing to a “just&rdquo...

...tly 370,000 Israelis living in West Bank settlements, 85,000 of them in isolated settlements deep inside the territory.   Some 200,000 additional Israelis live in Jerusalem residential areas ...

...p;The Palestinian State should be established within the pre-1967 borders, enjoy complete sovereignty on its territory, independence and security, and have East Jerusalem as its capital.  Balti...

27. Israel's six options for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...   Does the Palestinians' difficulty in reaching a permanent agreement, which requires compromises on territory and on Jerusalem, justify Netanyahu’s continued foot dragging and zero acti...

...othing to this argument, it would behoove Netanyahu to openly state if he would be prepared to compromise on territory in exchange for peace. If there is no substance to allegations against him as rej...

...ed by Prime Minister Menachem Begin in the final agreement: “The inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war and the need to work for a just and lasting peace in which every state in ...

...icitly acknowledged the principle of settlement blocs remaining part of Israel, offering 1.9 percent of this territory during negotiations in return for land inside Israel. That does not mean that A...

...ed by the Quartet in its road map proposal 13 years ago. Meanwhile, the Israeli public is concerned that any territory Israel evacuates in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in the context of a permanen...

...roposals, both official and unofficial, shows that Israel cannot possibly give up more than 4 percent of its territory – any more than that would do severe damage to the national infrastructure ...

...ng outside the blocs, passage of a law for compensation of those who leave the territories, expansion of the territory under the civilian control of the Palestinian Authority and an international effo...

34. The Settlement Enterprise Has Failed
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...roposals, both official and unofficial, shows that Israel cannot possibly give up more than 4 percent of its territory – any more than that would do severe damage to the national infrastructure ...

35. GI-PPC - Addendum to the G.I. Water Annex
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
...strative responsibility for preventing surface and ground water pollution from sewage generated within their territory. 3.5.2 Each side will have the first right to use reclaimed water which origina...

...alestinians, and opportunity costs (lost opportunities), such as tourism and trade for Israel and control of territory for Palestinians.   RAND concludes that “a peaceful resolution of ...

...l position setting the basis for the peace process in order to end the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory, but not just for the purpose of engaging in negotiations. Then we can talk about...

38. New Knesset supports two-state solution
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...r Ariel Sharon. The main message of that letter was the need to establish a Palestinian state in most of the territory of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, apart from those areas with a dense Jewish p...

39. Voting Out Israel's 1%
(News Room/News - 2015)
... discussion about the rest of the West Bank. The settlement blocs comprise about 6% of the West Bank’s territory. They are adjacent to the Green Line (Israel’s pre-June 1967 border lines) ...

...on the basis of the pre-1967 lines and makes plain that, if a deal is achieved, there will be an exchange of territory and the Palestinians will be entitled to a state the size of the pre-1967 Gaza, W...

...;… (T)here will be a full Israeli withdrawal implemented gradually of Israeli forces from Palestine's territory. The last of the Israeli forces will withdraw with the implementation of the agre...

...2.2015 via Haaretz [click here for the original article] Avigdor Lieberman's plan appears straightforward: territory for Palestine in exchange for territory for Israel. But it would delegitimize Isr...

...f Palestinians in the land at approximately 6.2 million, very close to the number of Jews living in the same territory. And if foreign workers and non-Jewish Russian immigrants in Israel are subt...

... diligence and his politeness, Dayan is convincing international actors that the obsession with settling the territory of the future Palestinian state is not only held by a fanatical, religious minori...

...quo; Israel must accept the territorial parameter, that is borders based on the 1967 lines with exchanges of territory, while the Palestinians must agree to the demand for a demilitarized state, witho...

46. "The change will come from the young"
(Events/Joint Activities - 2014)
...he exact opposite. It says that we can exist next to each other…the question arises how to divide the territory, with Israelis see as Israel and Palestinians as Palestine – Jerusalem has ...

... of the West Bank, came from voters who do not actually oppose an Israeli withdrawal from large parts of the territory as a matter of principle.   The picture, then, is more complex. The righ...

48. Take control, you’re the majority
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...h; considered a violation of the international covenants that prohibit a state from moving its citizens into territory it has occupied.   Only one out of every 10,000 Israelis — if he i...

49. Returning to Geneva
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...ther side. That was the situation until June 1967.   Since the 1967 war, and the capture of all the territory of Mandatory Israel and the Golan Heights, belligerent tendencies within the Jewi...

50. Fence may have prevented abduction
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
... motivation. Hamas and Hezbollah have managed to kidnap soldiers engaging in operational activity on Israeli territory. But it can reduce the potential of this threat and others threats.   In...

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