Geneva Initiative Annexes
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Abbas strikes a reconciliatory tone toward Israel; Benny Gantz launched his campaign and immediately shot up in the polls; UN and Qatar restored a fragile calm in Gaza; U.S. aid to the Palestinians is

Abbas strikes a reconciliatory tone toward Israel; Benny Gantz launched his campaign and immediately shot up in the polls; UN and Qatar restored a fragile calm in Gaza; U.S. aid to the Palestinians is

...ious concern. On Christmas Eve, the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Hamdallah was attacked with stones, in the same location that a Palestinian woman, Aisha Rabi, was killed by Israeli stone-th...

...eeded to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.    Abbas also struck a more diplomatic tone than in his recent public remarks, including earlier this month when he said he would only ...

...ternational law and international long-term resolutions, and respecting side agreements which sets the tone for the implementation of the Arab Peace Initiative in accordance with what has been reaf...

...uptions from the audience, with smart questions and a real desire to learn and know, we laid the cornerstone of a bridge that will be built over the gap of narratives. While 70 percent of young P...

...cians; the current wave of violence. Throughout the course, it was stressed that dialogue is the cornerstone for a successful democratic process. The young leaders also received intensive training, fo...

...panies that do business with Israel. Although the weekly protests are supposed to be non-violent, stone-throwing against Israeli soldiers and arrests often occur.  While other children in th...

...efer to the immortal lines from the “Merchant of Venice” (its suspiciously anti-Semitic overtones aside). For the word “Jew,” substitute “Palestinian.” Instead of &...

...a change despite having little political clout. To this day, the Geneva Initiative is an important milestone on the continuum of diplomatic plans, to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians. ...

...om, has turned the matter of the Jewish state, which is not in real disagreement, into a sort of cornerstone; has turned the leadership of the Arab world against us, which fears that behind this deman...

...nly cause of violence in the city. Since the murder of the youth Mohammed Abu Khdeir last July, riots, stone throwing and violent acts have turned into a daily occurrence in the city. The attempted mu...

... no choice but to hold on. And Tawfiq Ziad and Emile Habibi quoted from Psalms at the time: “The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.” (Psalm 118:22) The ston...

...ere for the original article]   Shut out of government for a generation, Labor is shifting its tone, arguing that the right offers no hope of peace and, after this summer’s conflict, th...

...et been silenced, the protests of Palestinians and Israeli citizens have not yet died down and the tombstones for the casualties have not yet been laid. Yet, the call for a committee of inquiry into r...

...ok groups has been disappointing. All of them have “peace” in their titles, but the overall tone of the posts, with some notable exceptions, is extremism and hate. Each event in the world ...

...eech, in which he wondered aloud if Abbas had any desire to achieve statehood. Again and again, Lapid intoned, the president of the Palestinian Authority uses evasion tactics, refuses to sign agreemen...

...e distributed to the ministers, reporters’ phones bombarded with text messages, and fire and brimstone began pouring from the prime minister’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.   Pri...

...ing eroded too.  For example Israel’s policy to people in Gaza was described by Richard Goldstone, who led a UN delegation to Gaza in 2009, as ‘collective punishment’: because o...

20. Defining the Endgame of the Peace Process
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
... be skeptical but yearning for peace.   Michael Auerbach is a senior director at the Albright Stonebridge Group and has worked in and on the Middle East in different capacities. Markus E. Bou...

21. My Jewish State
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
.... He has recently called it “the real key to peace.” His argument is that this is the touchstone by which to judge whether Palestinians will accept “the Jewish state in any border&rd...

... and young Palestinians who live in the neighboring refugee camps. These Palestinians hurl insults and stones at Jews from nearby settlements who come to pray — and lay claim to — a religi...

...annel turned into something quite different.   Dr Yossi Beilin   An important milestone was the visit by Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Jan Egeland, accompanied by Larsen, to I...

...annel turned into something quite different.   Dr Yossi Beilin   An important milestone was the visit by Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Jan Egeland, accompanied by Larsen, to I...

25. Why I'm Still a Two Stater
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...stinians” will live in some sort of federation, which will in turn prove itself to be a stepping stone to–what? I don’t know. I can hardly imagine, actually. But that isn’t now...

...ed to succeed, either on Israel-Palestine or on Iran. The stakes are too high.   The Rolling Stones famously sang, “You can’t always get what you want / But if you try sometimes ...

....  He is the clear symbol of the idea of two states. His article is thought to be a dangerous milestone for Palestinians, as interviews and articles on the Israeli side also reflect a dangerous g...

... more economic access and activity in this area.   To give one example, there are Palestinian stone masonry factories in Area A, but Palestinians have limited access to the rock quarries in t...

...anding, controlling and at times impulsive, the foreign minister did not always use the most diplomatic tone in dealing with her staff. Some revived the nickname “Cruella”, which had stuck...

30. Obama's Secret Mideast Success
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...jamin Netanyahu's quiet acceptance of the 1967 borders as a basis for negotiations could be a stepping stone for future developments in the peace process. In a piece published in the Huffington Post, ...

31. The Geneva Accord: a breakthrough model
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...t, was not the case. Instead, the Camp David summit of July 2000 came to be one of the most tragic milestones of the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. It was a particularly ironic tra...

32. Zionist diplomacy
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...her isolate and demonize the Jewish state, more than canceling out any minor gains made by Richard Goldstone’s “reconsideration” that Israel didn’t target Gaza’s civilian...

...ose it absolutely."   Fayyad went on to say yesterday during a ceremony laying the cornerstone for a building belonging to the Municipality of Beit Jala: "Indeed, I say this in ligh...

34. We Can Handle the Truth
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...ahu, who, two years into his present term, has yet to be forthcoming about his peace principles. In his tone-setting foreign policy address at Bar Ilan University in 2009 he expressed his willingness ...

...nts illustrate most poignantly what pragmatics have been reiterating when it comes to negotiations: the tone needs to be changed from a zero-sum game to a win-win situation. Apart from the obvious f...

...gainst Torture, Gisha and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel – wrote a letter to the Goldstone Commission, in which, among other things, it was written that the IDF’s bombardments ...

...ials have refused to talk about it or to confirm details.   US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said on Thursday in Washington, "We are obviously engaged. We are working intensely w...

...a model peace deal reached by out-of-office Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, could be another touchstone. Click here to read the full article. ...

...ive. I'm glad the current government is talking about the Road Map, which states that one of the cornerstones of peace is the Arab Initiative. The conference was attended by almost 300 people inc...

40. Why Israel Doesn't Care About Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...ft his family home in Jerusalem, the capital, where more and more of life is so serious—all that stone—and settled in Tel Aviv, a beach city.   No place in Israel is more than 40 ...

...imism about the ultimate chance of success.  Two days of meetings in Washington struck the right tone. Unlike in 1993, when Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel and the Palestinian leader Yas...

42. Shalom, this is Jibril
(News Room/News - 2010)
... "It would be effective," he explains in English. And, action. Erekat speaks in a reconciling tone, and immediately admits that he know the Palestinian leadership has let us, the Israelis, d...

43. Is Israel's Legitimacy Under Challenge?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
 By Henry Siegman, The Huffington Post 16.08.2010 Since the Goldstone report, Israel's political leaders and public have been agitated over what they claim to be a worldwide effort to "d

44. In Jerusalem, a Barrier Comes Down
(News Room/News - 2010)
...ifada, frontline streets like Ha’anafa and Hashayish, which once featured views with biblical overtones, became a battleground. Palestinian militants fired bullets and some mortar shells across ...

45. UK Jews 'back Israel two-state solution'
(News Room/News - 2010)
... it. BBC religious affairs correspondent Robert Pigott said although Israel clearly remained a cornerstone of Jewish identity in Britain, the survey suggested a substantial majority of Jews believed...

46. Palestinian Civil Disobedience
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...testers shouldn’t even raise their arms to protect themselves when they were clubbed — and stone-throwing would have left him aghast.   Moreover, as Gandhi knew well, the violence...

...mediated by Obama's special envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell. Aides to Obama sounded a hopeful tone regarding the negotiations last week, telling reporters that the shuttle diplomacy between ...

48. The Flotilla Fiasco
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...for an international investigation do not lead to another one-sided setup like the United Nations' Goldstone commission, whose report on Israel's 2008 invasion of Gaza has become another weapon in the...

... have lately spoken highly of the popular resistance but we all know that it starts with slogans, then stone throwing, followed by violence and wounded and, God forbid, killings.   Abbas: Wel...

50. Beating the Mideast’s Black Hole
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...nk Netanyahu’s a deceitful bully (the lead Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat, characterized his tone as, “Come here, boy, we know what’s best for you.”)   Feeling op...

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