Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...s between the two leaders who really matter: Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas. They need to be asked tough questions, try to understand how much leeway they really have, and then decide whether Is...

...self and bring sadness to his family forever,” said Dawabsheh.  Preaching non-violence is a tough challenge since Palestinian youth have come of age without any prospects for Palestinian ...

...s who believe that there is no longer a chance for an agreement. I’ve always thought that, after a tough internal debate, a Palestinian majority will accept the Clinton blueprint, the Geneva Agr...

4. How Israel should deal with Hamas
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...lve the Arab-Israeli Conflict   Across the Israeli right-wing spectrum, we are hearing calls to toughen Israel’s deterrence capacity against Hamas, and to hit them hard. Hit them more, ...

5. Israel has a partner in Abbas
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...ee it fit to explain and justify and tell the world about the kidnappers' misery.   He took the tough and bold direction and made it clear that the kidnappers are the Palestinian people's dis...

...ker, a prominent journalist who co-hosts a well-known television magazine program on Channel 10, wrote a tough blog post in which he takes some of Israel’s best known journalists to task for pre...

7. Time for an Obama peace plan in Mideast
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...e desires, concerns, anger, and hope of both sides.   Obama himself has said several times that tough decisions must be made, and political risks taken, by each side if peace is to be achieve...

...to liquidate the state of Israel, and are now willing to talk,” he explained. “I raised some tough questions and received answers, and now I am maintaining a dialog with them.” &nb...

... but to pay attention. To his credit, his pronouncements are fluent and coherent, and he isn't thrown by tough questions - probably the result of decades of debates with his opponents.   Happ...

10. Encountering Peace: Making Decisions
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...state, removing incitement and education to hate, changing textbooks – these are just a few of the tough decisions they will have to make to reach an agreement which formally ends the conflict. ...

...g such a diplomatic crisis."   Israeli state officials estimate that Europe will take even tougher measures if additional construction is approved. The steps may include banning goods, r...

...arked her time in government: her openness to the world as head of the foreign ministry and a dogged and tough attitude, which helped her to achieve her goals.   Calmy-Rey was not an easy per...

...ollective hearts and minds of the peoples in the region. We need to prepare the ground ahead of time for tough decisions to be taken towards peaceful co-existence. It is essential gradually to change ...

...etter than peace,'' said Mr. Abbas, a grandfather of eight who indicated he was willing to compromise on tough issues to make a deal stick. "Peace is more precious than the settlements because it...

...nd Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian 10.12.2010 Twenty-six European grandees have urged the EU to adopt a tougher stance towards Israel including taking "concrete measures" and exacting &quot...

16. Politics Over Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...anything off the table, while working hard to persuade countries around the world to impose increasingly tough sanctions on Iran. We don’t know if sanctions will ever be enough to stop Iran&rsqu...

17. A Lesson for Obama
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...e with the beginning of the promised strike.   Leaders, like most human beings, tend to put off tough decisions. Such decisions are much easier if they can be postponed, and for the time bein...

...n return for West Bank areas populated by Jewish settlers. His narrow interpretation of loyalty makes it tough for Israeli Arabs, most of whom are law-observing citizens and who accept status as a min...

19. Just Knock It Off
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... process in the Middle East it would give him much greater leverage to get the Europeans and U.N. behind tougher sanctions on Iran. At the same time, Obama believed — what a majority of Israelis...

20. Abbas has to make tough decisions
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...ting in Libya Saturday to decide whether Palestinians should continue to negotiate or not, is facing its toughest test yet. Most likely it will leave it up to the Palestinians to make the final decisi...

...in Netanyahu has made a commitment to reaching a framework peace deal within a year. Netanyahu made some tough choices, from the settlement moratorium to the public endorsement of the two-state formul...

...ot; he said of Netanyahu and Abbas.   "I will say that the two leaders are not leaving the tough issues to the end of their discussions," Mitchell added. "We take this as a str...

23. Partners Campaign Media Coverage
(News Room/News - 2010)
Press coverage for the newest Geneva Initiative campaign: "I am your partner. Are you mine?" Below is a partial list of press covering the Geneva Initiative’s campaign featuring Palest

By Karin Laub, The Associated Press 30.08.2010 Below an excerpt from the article referring to the Geneva Initiaitve campaign:   Many Israelis believe they don't have a reliable Palestinian

25. The Implications of the Fayyad-Plan
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...to form the current Israeli government coalition with the participation of Shas and Yisrael Beiteinu. No tough choices would have to be made in the short- and medium-term as long as economic developme...

26. Tough Road Ahead in Middle East
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
By: Michael Singh, The Hill 12.07.2010  With their warm words and smiles for the cameras in the Oval Office last week, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took

...estinian-Israeli talks would begin "very soon", but warned that they would be "very, very tough." Israelis and Palestinians have been holding indirect talks mediated by Obama's s...

...skepticism about what’s possible. They see the enmity of neighbors that surround them in a very tough neighborhood. They see a track record of attempts at peace where, even when concessions...

29. Obama to host Israeli PM
(News Room/News - 2010)
...o be warmer, with the usual niceties observed.   Obama's Democratic Party is expected to face a tough battle in November's mid-term elections and could lose its congressional majority, while ...

30. Mr. Netanyahu at the White House
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...s a fourth round of sanctions and have worked with the Europeans and others, pressing them to adopt even tougher punishments on Iran. More pressure is needed, but the president’s commitment appe...

31. Israel and the Blockade
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...licated peace talks with the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.   It also has made it much tougher for the Obama administration to persuade the United Nations Security Council to put new...

32. Fallout from the Gaza Interdiction
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...s a lot about the failures in the planning process. The domestic Israeli fallout will definitely lead to tough internal investigations into how this could have happened. As a result, an independent Is...

...d "secure, recognized and defensible borders" for Israel. Mitchell omitted mention of the toughest issues impeding Israeli-Palestinian peace: the fate of Jerusalem and of Palestinian re...

... from challenging Israeli governments.   The Obama administration’s new thinking, and the tougher policies toward Israel that could flow from it, has alarmed American Jewish leaders acc...

35. Let’s Fight Over a Big Plan
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...lly believe Israel doesn’t have to choose two out of three but can have all three if it just hangs tough.   As a result, Bibi’s government can’t ignore the U.S. and Fayyad, ...

36. Driving Drunk in Jerusalem
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... what the Israelis did played right into a question a lot of people are asking about the Obama team: how tough are these guys? The last thing the president needs, at a time when he is facing down Iran...

... what a two-state solution looks like and the general formula for getting there. Ed is right — the tough thing is marshaling the necessary political will. In that regard, I always stress a few a...

38. Hard Mideast Truths
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... than Jews. What then will become of the Zionist dream?   It’s time for Obama to ask such tough questions in public and demand of Israel that it work in practice to share the land rathe...

39. Hard Mideast Truths
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... than Jews. What then will become of the Zionist dream?   It’s time for Obama to ask such tough questions in public and demand of Israel that it work in practice to share the land rathe...

... way, I'm not optimistic. I want to say that this is a realistic approach. Because I feel that this is a tough neighborhood. So, it's not a vague agreement or a vague vision.   Q: Do you fore...

...construction in all settlements, including East Jerusalem, ceases. Most of the delegates also advocate a tough stance toward Hamas, except Rajoub, who calls for for reconciliation. Several new deleg...

...ng, despite Tehran's reticence. But, Barak said, priority should be given to diplomacy and possibly tougher sanctions against Iran. U.S. President Barack Obama has made fresh diplomatic enga...

...nce against it. But since the regime has not changed, this is the regime one has to deal with. This is a tough call for every country in the world that believes in democracy. We should try to find a r...

...at decisive, strong American engagement and agenda setting are required here. Obama needs to be smarter, tougher and clearer about American views on Israel-Palestine resolution. There are two segments...

45. Welcome to the Middle East, 2030
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...racy will advance but only slowly and patchily. Without an Arab-Israeli conflict, autocrats will find it tougher to justify represssion by citing national security. Rulers in countries such as Egypt, ...

...eing unreasonable; Mr Obama misunderstands the complexities of Israeli-Palestinian conflict; he is being tough on Israel simply to court goodwill on the Arab street. But it is Israel that is being b...

...hat was criticized by Egypt and other Arab states. Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu endorsed -- with tough conditions -- the establishment of a demilitarized Palestinian state in a policy speech a...

... Egypt as flawed, was a major step forward. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu endorsed -- with tough conditions -- the establishment of a demilitarized Palestinian state in a policy speech a...

...llenges-does leadership exist in both communities willing and able to mobilize political support for the tough negotiations and tougher compromises required of a peace process? Prime Minister Benjamin...

...llenges-does leadership exist in both communities willing and able to mobilize political support for the tough negotiations and tougher compromises required of a peace process? Prime Minister Benjamin...

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