Geneva Initiative Annexes
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1. Gaza cannot wait for a miracle
(News Room/Op Ed - 2018)
... of grandiose solutions, such as an artificial island or desalination plants, and only immediately allowing thousands of Gazans to work in Israel can alleviate the pressure.   Click here for ...

...nal sporting event, that is, the Giro d’Italia bike race, or the Eurovision song contest, after which thousands emerged at 2 a.m. to celebrate Israel’s victory. It is, of course, an import...

...limited. So, while magnificent hotels, shopping centers and restaurants have adorned Jerusalem, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians — roughly 40% of the city’s population — have la...

4. How They Made Abbas the Enemy of Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2018)
...will seem as normal as could be,” he said. “We shall discover that we have known each other for thousands of years, during which time neighborly and cooperative relations thrived. If we wi...

...uo;version of Bouazizi” is liable to emerge in the Gaza Strip, which might ignite the pent-up rage of thousands of young people in a spontaneous protest that could be directed against the Hamas ...

...ial matters.   The Palestinians reportedly discussed Israel’s decision to recently allow for thousands of new housing units throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem. The Palestinians, the...

...me the many psychological barriers that make conflict resolution so difficult. Having worked with tens of thousands of Israelis and Palestinians over the years, we always say that there are partners...

8. Geneva Initiative Briefing in Europe
(Events/Joint Activities - 2017)
...rom key European states about our efforts to promote peace. Having worked with tens of thousands of Israelis and Palestinians over the years, we always say that there are partners...

... in the field and act accordingly," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.   Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets across Gaza in celebration of the unity pact, ...

...the Zionist Histadrut, which included parts of Lebanon, Syria , Jordan and Egypt today the size of about 45 thousand square kilometers. In the end, Israel's political borders were set at about 27,000 ...

...el worries that the harsh reality in Gaza will bring about a violent conflagration. One can imagine tens of thousands of Palestinians marching to the border with Israel, or crawling out of a tunnel du...

...  From here, Yehoshua could head to the Jordan Valley and observe along the entire route hundreds of thousands of dunams of agricultural land belonging to Palestinians, mostly planted with oliv...

... The absence of a peace process is what we already have today. It is a reality in which hundreds, sometimes thousands of (mostly Palestinian, but also Israeli) lives are stolen every year. It is a rea...

14. The Geneva Initiative on the Bar
(Events/Joint Activities - 2016)
...omote the two-state solution. In addition to the people who attended, the event's Facebook page reached thousands of Israelis, with many liking it, expressing interest and commenting on it, thus g...

15. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...nd him and sees a war-torn, bleeding Syria. Lebanon and Jordan are buckling under the weight of hundreds of thousands of refugees, wary of potential radical Islamist groups. The military regime in Egy...

...militarized Palestinian state], Breaking the Impasse came out with a billboard campaign costing hundreds of thousands of shekels praising Netanyahu saying, “We support you on the road to peace.&...

...th you. We want you to be prime minister.” But Deri, speaking at Tel Aviv’s Nokia Arena to thousands of party loyalists, said Shas needed Netanyahu to act like late Likud prime minist...

...nt are only likely to get harsher in the run up to election day. His people will hail their construction of thousands of housing units in the West Bank during his term in office as though it were a da...

...ves: On the day the interview was published, settlers pelted rocks at US Consulate staff who were examining thousands of uprooted olive tree seedlings in a Palestinian Village in the West Bank. Tibo...

20. Religion is not the root of the problem
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
... the Holy Sepulchre in the Easter season, fearing that they would be attacked. It was the time when tens of thousands of Christian pilgrims visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and in the minds o...

...ael built in East Jerusalem 53,000 building units for Jews and just 600 for Arabs? That their children lack thousands of classrooms? That 82% of their children are under the poverty line? That they ca...

22. On hope and despair in the Middle East
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
... Hope,” our national anthem but in his voice we hear: Our despair is not yet lost, the despair of two thousand years.   We who have gathered here today, and many others who are with us ...

...o;Arab spring” erupting all over the Middle East and feels trapped, with no way out. Thus hundreds of thousands of young Palestinians who grew up under Israeli occupation, embittered, frustrated...

24. Israel has a partner in Abbas
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...infrastructure now, will get the Jihad with compound interest later on. The Iraqi army with its hundreds of thousands of soldiers failed to defeat a fanatic group of several thousand which received th...

25. Fence may have prevented abduction
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
... that the overwhelming majority of residents, about 40,000, are haredim living in Beitar Illit. Add that to thousands of high school and yeshiva students, most of whom lack military training and are u...

...following the 2000 pullout from Lebanon, but mostly because of the 2005 Gaza disengagement, following which thousands of rockets were fired at Israel from what has become a Hamas-run enclave. But the ...

27. The two-state dilemma
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...   And they want Israel to agree to the “right of return” for tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of Palestinian refugees.   They also want Israel to apologize for its par...

...ents of the left and towards the positions of the governments who provide the funding. Seminars are run for thousands of citizens and political activists, many of them from Shas (additional useful det...

...sraeli leadership”. With regard to Secretary Kerry’s plan to allow Palestinian access to twenty thousands dunams (20 square km) of land in Area C, Abu Alaa said: “It is only 1% of Ar...

...Arab Spring’ raging through the Middle East and fear that they are trapped at a dead end. Hundreds of thousands of young Palestinians who grew up under the Israeli occupation are embittered, enr...

31. Prevent the next big explosion
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...y high percentage of university graduates, but with a rampant percentage of unemployment. Thus, hundreds of thousands of more-or-less educated youth, who grew up under the Israeli occupation, bitter, ...

...Bank, southeast of Nablus. Immanuel was established with a plan to become an ultra-Orthodox city of tens of thousands. Pre-Oslo, Immanuel had 3,240 residents; today its population has declined to 3,01...

... in July 2013     But in fact, more than 20 years of repeated scientific polling of tens of thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza strongly refute these perceptions, and g...

...e anti-settler statements made by the admor [Hasidic grand rabbi] of Sanz-Klausenburg in a Torah lecture to thousands of adherents on Aug 11. The admor said that the settlers, "in their corrupt o...

...gin immediately without any preconditions. But Netanyahu rejects a return to the 1967 lines and has allowed thousands of new settler homes to be built on his watch, raising Palestinian suspicions that...

36. Geneva Initiative: Ten Years Later
(News Room/News 2013)
...aeli public is against this. Also the Palestinians understand this. In contrast, in Jerusalem there are 250 thousand Palestinians that we have no interest to include in the future state. There are eno...

37. Obama's Visit an Opportunity
(News Room/News 2013)
...n the Persian Gulf. The major challenges in the Middle East today are failed or failing states armed with thousands of rockets and missiles, the presence of global terror groups such as al Qaeda, an...

38. Naftali Bennett's Messianic Plan
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...n gives Israel three advantages. Really? The first advantage, says Bennett, is granting citizenship to 50 thousand Palestinians in Area C, which will legitimize Israel’s international position...

39. Israel's Embattled Democracy
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...nbsp; The issue came to a head after the Supreme Court invalidated a law that granted draft exemptions to thousands of religious students and mandated that it be rewritten by Aug. 1. To share the bu...

40. The protest of absolute suckers
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
... more important, and more urgent, to fight against the burden itself: the burden of the presence of tens of thousands of civilians in the heart of a foreign population."   Energetic y...

41. An Existential Threat that's not Iran
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...as led to a large and established ethnocracy that thinks of itself as a permanent frontier. In 1980, twelve thousand Jews lived in the West Bank, “east of democracy,” Beinart writes; now t...

...nbsp; All options?   This week marks AIPAC’s annual policy conference that brings together thousands of pro-Israel supporters in America. Yet again we can expect to hear all over the ...

43. The Lost Voice of American Jews
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
... 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 the day, will represent not only the obsta...

...othing to encourage a Palestinian shift toward negotiation. On the contrary, Israel recently moved ahead on thousands of new housing units in the settlements around Jerusalem. Limited by his own right...

45. Hamas is changing
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
... potentially gain a new security partner.     After decades of war, hundreds of attacks and thousands of deaths, it is difficult to accept that one’s enemy is changing – fo...

By Ilan Lior, Ha'aretz 12.11.2011 via Ha'aretz (click here for original)   Around 10,000 people gathered in Rabin Square in central Tel Aviv on Saturday evening for a memorial for the lat

47. GI Rallies for Peace and Democracy in Rabin's Memory
(Events/Local Activities - 2011)
...  12.11.2011   Geneva Initiative staff and volunteers joined thousands in the streets on a cool November evening in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv to commemora...

48. The Government's Truth
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...lections. Instead they opened a Facebook page and pitched a tent on the street. This process, which brought thousands of Israelis to protest on the street, won legitimacy and was almost not tagged as ...

49. The German Who Needed a Fig Leaf
(News Room/News - 2011)
... SS. I was hurt when people said I volunteered for that organization. The truth is that I was drafted, like thousands of other youths my age. And there were also thousands of older people, from the ai...

...times the expenditures on welfare, and more.    There are those who claim that evacuating 324 thousand settlers would worsen the housing crisis. But in Taba in 2001 and in Annapolis in 2...

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