Geneva Initiative Annexes
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... also be found in the nightly sagas of young people who attempt to flee to Israel and are arrested by IDF troops along the border. Most of these youths have similar backgrounds: they are in their late...

...ecurity forces (now Israel’s key partner in maintaining security) will reduce co-operation with his troops. That’s one good reason to get the parties to the table.     The ...

3. Along the "Green Line"
(News Room/News 2013)
...ree years ago and has become an encyclopedia on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Arieli commanded combat troops in Gaza, the West Bank, and Lebanon and served as security advisor to the Netanyahu gov...

4. Geneva Initiative: Ten Years Later
(News Room/News 2013)
...political platform. It is possible to reach an agreement and I say so as someone who fought and commanded troops. Ehud Barak planted the seed of the possibility of dividing Jerusalem, and everyone und...

... and find armed soldiers facing her?"   Naim described a frightening encounter with Israeli troops that he said was a "routine incident."   "One day, about three ...

6. Give Peace a Chance
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...s after the Six-Day War were hoping to obtain. Both the IPI and API are calling for withdrawal of Israeli troops from territories occupied in 1967, with some modification and ending all claims. &nbs...

7. Bibi against reality
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
... threats. Israel has long borders, and it lacks the ability to deploy for prolonged periods the number of troops needed to deal with infiltration attempts. As Defense Minister Ehud Barak put it, &quot...

8. Madam Secretary’s Middle East
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...k,” this aide said. “Everyone got quite silent and as we approached Ramallah there were these troops in berets. They were so professional, we thought at first they were Israel Defense Forc...

9. Going, Going, Gone
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...tainable, would not open roads, deliver water, create ports or airports, enhance security, remove Israeli troops or usher Palestinians from unsustainable victimhood to viable sovereignty. It’s t...

10. Say 'yes' to Obama
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...sticated weaponry, act to establish a regional security framework and support Netanyahu's demand that IDF troops be deployed in the Jordan Valley for a long period. All this in exchange for a 60-day f...

11. Why Israel Doesn't Care About Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his first priority will be to make sure that if Israel pulls its 10,000 troops out of the West Bank, its high ground will not become the latest launchpad for yet more...

...eement to be implemented over several years and carried out gradually. Its primary purpose is for Israeli troops to withdraw from the West Bank. Netanyahu is interested in setting up a small negotiati...

13. The Ballgame and the Sideshow
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...ver the training. The Palestinian Authority is building a 750-man N.S.F. camp to garrison the new N.S.F. troops — including barracks, gym and parade ground — near Jenin. At the same time...

14. Israeli Force, Adrift on the Sea
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...with Hamas.   Even if Israel seizes 100 more ships on their way to Gaza, even if Israel sends in troops to occupy the Gaza Strip 100 more times, no matter how often Israel deploys its militar...

15. Fallout from the Gaza Interdiction
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...sh, and perhaps even a little bloodshed, which would be captured by the media. The naval commandos (elite troops from the Shayetet 13 naval commando unit) who were tasked with commandeering the ships ...

...ears ago. Security today has two major problems, terror and missiles. It's less a confrontation among the troops; it's more a confrontation among brains. If you ask me where we have the best success c...

17. We need to take this seriously
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... General David Petraeus denies saying that the persistence of the Arab-Israel conflict endangers American troops in the region. Vice President Joseph Biden also denies saying this. That part of the st...

...olicy at the Brookings Institution. He said there was an interest now because of the tens of thousands of troops fighting Islamist insurgencies abroad at the same time that the United States was tryin...

... Bank settlements into Israel.   And fourth, a demilitarized Palestinian state with U.S. or NATO troops along the Jordan River to provide Israel greater security.   Most of these par...

...h, the United States or NATO would have to give Israel security guarantees, probably including stationing troops along the Jordan River, to ease Israeli fears that hostile countries could use the Pale...

21. Driving Drunk in Jerusalem
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...uoted as telling his Israeli interlocutors: “What you are doing here undermines the security of our troops who are fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. That endangers us and endangers reg...

22. Palestinian PM attends Israel forum
(News Room/News - 2010)
...as the forum that the former prime minister Ariel Sharon chose to announce his plans to pull settlers and troops out of Gaza, something that happened in August 2005.   "Since then, peopl...

23. Ramallah's road map to statehood
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...ovement and market access for West Bank businesses. Economic development is a cheaper option than Israeli troops.   Fayyad's biggest success story -- to the Israelis' astonishment -- has been...

...main in the Jordan Valley, on the West Bank's border with Jordan, for three years after all other Israeli troops have left the Palestinian territory. There's no chapter on the fate of millions of Pa...

...curity forces, internal security organizations, border police and various other security apparatuses. The troops would be equipped with light arms only, and when needed would receive more serious crow...

26. Green Shoots in Palestine II
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...major Palestinian towns: Nablus, Jericho, Hebron, Ramallah, Jenin and Bethlehem.   These N.S.F. troops, who replaced either Israeli soldiers or Palestinian gangs, have been warmly received b...

27. Everything Is Ready; Just Sign
(News Room/News - 2009)
...be arrested. A vehicle belonging to one of the international forces there will race out after it, and the troops inside will ask him where he is headed and why. What if he doesn’t provide an exp...

...Israel's demands to keep hold of the settlement blocs closest to the green line. In 1967, after Israeli troops occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, the UN Security C...

...ith 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 reference t...

30. In the West Bank, Suburb or Settlement?
(News Room/News - 2009)
...s and foreigners, has led to a steady stream of injuries, with protesters hit by Israeli fire and Israeli troops struck by rocks. One villager, Bassem Abu Rahmeh, died in April when a tear gas caniste...

31. Palestinian Security Forces Return
(News Room/News - 2009)
...curity services, and a police training academy funded by the European Union. Some National Security Force troops, whose mission is police borders and provide military intelligence, have been trained i...

...Amid a marked decline in violence in and emanating from the West Bank, the Israel Defense Forces said its troops would no longer enter Ramallah, Bethlehem, Jericho and Qalqilyah unless there are &quot...

...ll sides would agree to steps and concessions. He said that given Washington’s desire to remove its troops from Iraq and find a way to deal with Iran, this was an auspicious moment for bold regi...

...e Palestinian police force will occur over a number of years, and will not constitute a threat to Israeli troops operating in the area. Recruits undergo a four month training course at Jordan's Intern...

35. Palestinian Public Opinion Poll, May 2009
(Polls/Palestinian Polls)
...ing a national unity government, 29.6% said dialogue between the two movements, 1.8% said bringing Arabic troops in Gaza, 2.2% said non Arabic troops and 1.3% said they do not know.   Palesti...

36. Bridging the gap
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
... to be met by banning both heavy weapons and the formation of a Palestinian military. Also, international troops were to be stationed in the PA, with special arrangements on air space and early warnin...

...making. It is a tool of control. It does not define Israel's concept of the future border because Israeli troops and settlers are also the east side of the barrier in great numbers and settlements the...

38. Beyond the Banks
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...quite a scene: I watched a company of newly trained, proud and professional-looking Palestinian Authority troops, standing at attention, AK-47 assault rifles at their side, listening with obvious resp...

39. Abdullah II: The 5-State Solution
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...e to form a national unity government. This government then agrees to accept a limited number of Egyptian troops and police to help Palestinians secure Gaza and monitor its borders, as well as Jordani...

...nees in the U.S. war on terror are held. He said he also would begin to implement his pledge to draw down troops in Iraq. But while Arabs have high hopes that Obama will change U.S. policies, analys...

...nday. Hamas also announced it would halt fighting from its side for one week while demanding that Israeli troops leave the territory. The U.N. chief, Ban Ki-moon, stressed the need for Hamas to stop...

42. Can Israel Survive Its Assault on Gaza?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
By Tim McGirk, Time Magazine Date: 08.01.2009 As Israeli troops encircle Gaza City, their commanders are faced with a painful dilemma: How far must they advance into the deadly labyrinth of slums an

43. What Obama Needs to Do First
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...merican to fathom. In the 1950s and 1960s, Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson all had to send in troops to break the back of segregation in the Deep South. The segregationists were every bit ...

44. A last chance for peace in Israel?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
..., was barely an issue. It is alleged that when he was the military chief of staff in 2001, he ordered his troops to fulfil a "daily quota" of killing 70 Palestinians a day, and there are cal...

...st since their independence from colonial rule. Syria, the former power broker in Lebanon, withdrew its troops in 2005 in the aftermath of the killing of Lebanese ex-premier Rafiq Hariri, for which ...

46. ake advantage of ceasefire
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...s recorded as having started in March 1969. It raged on all fronts, but mostly on the Egyptian front. IDF troops were killed on the eastern bank of the Suez Canal and their pictures were posted in the...

47. A Different Strategy
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...th celebration in Gaza, and with cries for vengeance by a group of rabbis;  then, undercover Israeli troops kill four wanted Palestinian militants in Bethlehem;  Gazan rocket attacks on Sder...

48. Into the Lion's Den
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...w providing compensation for settlers willing to voluntarily leave their homes. It may even redeploy some troops out of the West Bank and hand over additional territory to the Palestinians. But thes...

49. Turning Words Into Concrete Actions
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...he IDF objected to the 2000 withdrawal from South Lebanon. Yet, once the defense minister gave the order, troops were out. It is the same minister now, but only then he was also prime minister. Q: ...

...n Sunday in protest at Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip that killed more than 120 Palestinians before troops left on Monday. Israel said it would send forces back in if cross-border rocket attacks...

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