Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...tate Department official under Mr. Obama, said both Israeli and Palestinian leaders “are heavily constrained” not only by their own governing coalitions but by suspicious and risk-averse p...

...ent legislative work that aims to legalize most of the settlement outposts. The fourth factor is the strained relations between the leaderships. It is no secret that Prime Minister Benjamin Netan...

...ions of dollars in American aid, remains close allies with the United States, their relationship has been strained recently over Mr. Sisi’s harsh treatment of dissidents.   Mr. Sisi doe...

...as in the Iran and Syria negotiations). The news is also welcome in the Arab world. Despite Obama’s strained relationships with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Arab states concerned with ...

5. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...d hoped the United States would foot the bill by putting pressure on the government in Jerusalem. The U.S. trained and funded the Palestinian security forces and permitted the Palestinian side to make...

...is, and despite public concerns about the Israeli suspension of the transfer of PA custom funds, which constrained the ability of the PA to pay the salaries of its public sector, half of the public is...

...aff Benny Gantz was thinking at this week’s security cabinet meeting, when Gantz’s far more restrained comments led to a tongue-lashing from Naftali Bennett. In other words, this is how th...

... municipalities is an ideologically-motivated sleight-of hand, tantamount to a formal green light for unrestrained settlement expansion. And when this expansion takes place, Israeli officials clearly ...

9. Political Course Begins Fourth Cycle
(Events/Local Activities - 2011)
...ourth consecutive cycle of its political leadership course. The course has turned into a tradition and has trained dozens of political leaders. Participants include public opinion leaders from various...

10. Who’s Afraid of the Palestinians?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...implement. To compensate for the asymmetry with Israel, Palestinians bank on US involvement, which has constrained Palestinian maneuvering without seriously influencing Israeli actions. The lopsidedne...

11. Say 'yes' to Obama
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...el fulfilled its promises while the Palestinians killed time; moreover, Netanyahu adds, "moderate, restrained construction" will not damage prospects for peace. Netanyahu is worried that sho...

12. GI Seminar for Deputy Mayors of various cities
(Events/Local Activities - 2010)
... Mafdal, Kadima and Labor. Speakers included MK Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) who warned about the implications of strained raletions with Turkey and MK Daniel Ben Simon (Labor) who spoke about the alternative...

13. The Ballgame and the Sideshow
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...an building, investment and commerce in those areas.   Here are highlights: the Jordanians have trained and the Palestinian Authority deployed and equipped five N.S.F. battalions and one P...

14. What to do with Jerusalem
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
By: Yoram Peri, CGNews   20.05.2010   WASHINGTON, DC - Ever since Israeli-Palestinian talks began nearly two decades ago, it's been clear that Jerusalem would be the

03.2010 71% of the Israeli public and 57% of Palestinians support a two-state solution (Truman and Shikaki)   78% of Israelis support conducting

16. The Visionary of the Palestinian State
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...rganizations, recruited new people who were not tainted by terrorism and made sure that they were properly trained and equipped. He deployed the rejuvenated security organizations in the cities, villa...

... Meanwhile, on the eve of the prime minister's visit to Germany, an embarrassing diplomatic incident has strained relations between Berlin and Jerusalem. Uzi Arad, the prime minister's national secur...

18. Green Shoots in Palestine II
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
... move spearheaded by President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad of the Palestinian Authority. Trained in Jordan in a program paid for by the U.S., three of these battalions have fanned ou...

... Israel with arms before the political benefits of doing so are certain. Hamas does not consider the newly trained troops to be the gendarmes of a nascent state but "Dayton's forces" -- a re...

...nts or escort settlers on the roads is a soldier unavailable to guard Israel’s borders. Each soldier trained to check Palestinian IDs at one of the hundreds of West Bank roadblocks is a soldier ...

21. Palestinian Security Forces Return
(News Room/News - 2009)
...en reluctant, in light of their experiences, to relinquish their control in the West Bank. But as the U.S.-trained forces started becoming operational and the level of violence was greatly reduced, th...

... progress has been held back by the relatively modest budget and small numbers of security forces actually trained and deployed. The fifth tactical issue facing the Obama administration is whether t...

... progress has been held back by the relatively modest budget and small numbers of security forces actually trained and deployed. The fifth tactical issue facing the Obama administration is whether t...

24. Arabs, Persians, Jews
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...o; Outside it will make trouble. Moreover, the Arabs themselves have engaged. The Saudis have normal if strained diplomatic relations with Iran. So here’s what Obama should say to Netanyahu ...

25. Beyond the Banks
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...iolent city in the West Bank — to see their work. It was quite a scene: I watched a company of newly trained, proud and professional-looking Palestinian Authority troops, standing at attention, ...

26. Fight Fire With a Cease-Fire
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...za Strip, we would do best to halt, turn to the leaders of Hamas and tell them: Until last Saturday, we restrained ourselves in responding to the thousands of Qassam rockets fired at us. Now you know ...

... extensively reformed their senior command." The source also told Haaretz the forces were still being trained abroad and had received better equipment. The head of the Shin Bet security service...

28. What kind of Palestine?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...g in particular the penal and judiciary systems. A democratic Palestinian state needs a properly equipped, trained and disciplined civil police and it needs functioning law courts and prisons. The ...

29. The Palestine Investment Conference
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...e. Although much of the investment had already been agreed on, Palestinian prime minister and World Bank-trained economist Salam Fayyad said to the Palestinian daily Al Ayyam, “convening the c...

30. Mideast Peace Prospects
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...al safety and security, and the rule of law, Palestinian civil society could degenerate into anarchy. Only trained, disciplined and competent Palestinian security forces can provide safety and law and...

31. Who will take the first step?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...ic relations with the State of Israel: Egypt, Jordan and Mauritania. But again, those are discreet, often strained relations. The exchange of tourism many Israelis had hoped would result from a pea...

32. Into the Lion's Den
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...osition to an agreement with Israel might be no less real but the means of expressing it would be more constrained. They would actively campaign for rejection but let the referendum go through and, ho...

33. Anything but elections
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...ister before the war broke out. If anyone was responsible for the fact that the army had not been properly trained, that the emergency stores were depleted, that the reserve troops did not have the ne...

34. Mideast leaders vow to refocus on talks
(News Room/News - 2008)
...s of control of the Gaza Strip last year to the militant Islamic movement Hamas. The talks have already strained Olmert's ideologically diverse coalition government. Avigdor Lieberman last week thre...

35. Baby Steps
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...uiding them. So the question becomes: How can you persuade the leaders to overcome the fears that have constrained them from making the concessions you've asked for up to this point--concessions, I mi...

36. Building momentum for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...jor concrete step that came out of Annapolis. Law and order, enforced by a single, disciplined and well-trained police force, is the key to building a Palestinian state, ending the occupation and p...

37. The 'four-phase' approach
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...to the last stage. It seemed to me then, as it does now, that negotiations tend to be unnecessarily constrained by efforts to resolve the past, rather than channeling mutual energies toward the fut...

38. Cooling The Clash With Iran
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
.... troops had captured Qais Khazali, a leader of the "special groups" of the Mahdi Army, which is trained by the elite al-Quds Force of Iran's Revolutionary Guard. According to Petraeus, when...

...Dahlan did then). But Abbas, as head of the PLO, can probably deliver. After all, he is no longer constrained by the presence of Hamas in his government. The down side is that he does not control...

40. Making the West Bank a model
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...West Bank of course has its own share of armed gangs and warlords, but their freedom of action is much constrained. This situation encourages us to examine the idea of making the West Bank a positi...

...mplement law and order, and bring total security. Later, a non-factional Palestinian force, professionally trained, will be reconstituted to eventually takeover the security role. The interim Arab ...

... entitled to under the UN resolution 181 (the partition plan); the 1948 war between more than 120.000 WWII-trained Israeli troops and the less than 50.000 combined forces from seven Arab states, then ...

...In addressing the question of AIPAC’s effect on U.S. policy, Indyk conceded that it has at times constrained the U.S. in ways that have been counterproductive, such as refusing to deal with the ...

44. A Push from Bush
(News Room/Op Ed - 2006)
...e three, who is coming closer to solving the problem than did his predecessors. During his term, Sharon restrained construction in the settlements and evacuated the Gaza Strip, and Olmert is planning ...

45. A Push from Bush
(News Room/Op Ed - 2006)
...e three, who is coming closer to solving the problem than did his predecessors. During his term, Sharon restrained construction in the settlements and evacuated the Gaza Strip, and Olmert is planning ...

46. Out of Uniform and into the Conflict
(News Room/Op Ed - 2006)
...n one of the Israelis said something in favor of the disengagement or convergence plans. Now no longer constrained by the khaki uniform, the man who headed the civil administration in the territories ...

47. Targeted Killings Futile
(News Room/Op Ed - 2003-2005)
...hile several books, by researchers and people in the field no less qualified than your people, and less restrained by strict organizational discipline, have testified to the mistakes stained with our ...

... of the security forces is going to be critical. They've got to fight terrorism. They've got to have trained security forces to do it. It will be a good investment to train those forces. I w...

Palestinian Public Opinion Poll: November 2004 Date:

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