Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...st Bank grew by 7,053.   Sound impressive? But it turns out that 43 percent of them live in the ultra-Orthodox settlements of Betar Ilit and Mod’in Ilit, and the vast majority due to na...

...ldquo;Jewish” councils in the West Bank. Moreover, it’s important to note that the two large ultra-Orthodox cities, Betar Ilit and Modi’in Ilit – which are home to about a thir...

...ank settlements, and explained the difference between big settlements with primarily secular population, Ultra-Orthodox cities, mixed settlements and illegal outposts.   Samih and Fatina, the...

4. Seminar for Municipal and Community Leaders
(Events/Local Activities - 2016)
...ious committees from across the country. The group was extremely diverse, with participants representing Ultra-Orthodox communities, Bedouin and Israelis of Ethiopian origin among others. ...

...r. Netanyahu, of the conservative Likud Party, recently expanded his ruling coalition by bringing in the ultranationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party and appointed its hard-line leader, Avigdor Lieberman, ...

...tion growth in areas lying within the planned barrier.   These facts imply that the feet of the ultra-Orthodox, who mostly call themselves “settlers by coercion,” as well as the f...

...alestinians based on the above-mentioned parameters, compared to 0% among United Torah voters, the other Ultra-Orthodox party. Similarly, 63% say the ongoing stagnation in the peace process is bad for...

...wo-state solution. Among others, the meeting brought together activists from Israeli parties such as the ultra-orthodox Shas and United Tora Judaism and Palestinian parties such as Fatah. Nidal Foqa...

... rule out compromise on core issues. Nonetheless, there is still some good news, Blatianski said: 50% of ultra-Orthodox Shas voters support a peace blueprint similar to the one proposed by the Geneva ...

10. Geneva Initiative Opinion Poll – March 2016
(Events/Local Activities - 2016)
...alestinians based on the above-mentioned parameters, compared to 0% among United Torah voters, the other Ultra-Orthodox party. Similarly, 63% say the ongoing stagnation in the peace process is bad for...

11. New Knesset supports two-state solution
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...orts a diplomatic arrangement that will result in the creation of such a state. In between, there is the ultra-Orthodox camp, which is more interested in initiatives for reaching some arrangement that...

...as a compulsory draft for women, no one thought a woman should be appointed to the committee on drafting ultra-Orthodox men. That changed only after we raised the issue. It didn’t occur to anyon...

... that Shas party leader Aryeh Deri would forcefully urge a peace accord with the Palestinians should the ultra-Orthodox party join a ruling coalition. Bar-Shalom, who is not running for the Kness...

...to date the party has not succeeded in organizing any meetings of this type with yeshiva students or the ultra-orthodox Israelis. However, it turns out that one group has for some time been succe...

15. Geneva Initiative Seminar for Israeli Journalists
(Events/Local Activities - 2014)
...inar for 20 Israeli journalist representing all the major Israeli new outlets, and the Russian language, ultra-orthodox and foreign press.   Duri...

...eitenu, Shas, Labor and Green parties amongst others and represented a cross section of Israeli society: Ultra-orthodox, the center and the periphery and the Druze community in Israel. During the semi...

...ize for her life’s work and her special contribution to society and the state, for establishing an ultra-Orthodox college in Jerusalem and for her activity on behalf of Haredi women who want to ...

18. Advanced Political Course Graduation Ceremony
(Events/Local Activities - 2014)
...r our Seventh Advanced Political Course. Both Bar Shalom and Sudri emphasized the decisive role that the ultra-orthodox public can and should play in promoting an agreement between Israel and the Pale...

19. Israel’s ultra-Orthodox key to peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...em, Al Monitor 12/02/2014 Via Al Monitor [click here for the original article]   The group of ultra-Orthodox women who entered the parliament building in Belfast, Northern Ireland, last Dec...

...ocated deep inside the West 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 pop...

...s: he’s a Zionist, religious, left-wing Ashkenazi (of European origin) who pulls the strings of an ultra-Orthodox Sephardi (of North African and Asian origin) party. Glass is part of the Genev...

22. 20 years on, Oslo architect has Plan B
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
... Judaism, as publicly represented by right-wing Knesset members, drags Israeli society toward increasing ultra nationalism, chauvinism and racism. The route of Oslo represents the alternative option &...

...or Israel Pulse 14.08.13 Via Al-Monitor [click here for original article]   Chairman of the ultra-Orthodox Yahadut HaTorah faction, Knesset member Eliezer Moses, aroused a storm on Aug. 7...

...s. All the Knesset Members from the Labor Party and Meretz are in, and we even have two members from the ultra-Orthodox Shas party and Knesset members from Yesh Atid. You can’t scoff at the supp...

...; what can you expect from the public? ''Yesterday, I took a group of some 40 senior officials of the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party on a tour of east Jerusalem — rabbis, members of municipal coun...

26. Seminar for Shas political party members
(Events/Local Activities - 2013)
... On June 18 we held a seminar for members of the ultra-orthodox Shas community in Israel. The seminar featured expert speakers on the core issue...

...y Yair Ettinger, Haaretz     The Geneva Initiative has been working extensively with the ultra-Orthodox community in Israel, including Shas and Haredi groups, to engage them in the pea...

....   Isham Abed al Razek, former Palestinian Minsiter of Prisoner Affairs talks to a group of ultra-orthodox Shas party members and Likud Haredi party memebers   Over forty ultr...

29. Viewing Israel with one eye closed
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...fferent aspects of the system, including the large number of students in religious state-run schools and ultra-Orthodox ones, who aren’t receiving a proper education in the values of democracy a...

30. Israel's Embattled Democracy
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...ster and outlined an encouraging agenda. The first priority would be integrating minority populations of ultra-Orthodox Jews and Israeli Arabs into the military and civilian service. The coalition wou...

31. The protest of absolute suckers
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
... (The Arabs will care for the wounded in the hospitals. ) They also protest the fact that they don't see ultra-Orthodox families on Memorial Day. As if all the wars were necessary. As if the next war,...

... Last week, the Geneva Initiative brought together a Government Minister and members of Knesset from the ultra-orthodox Shas party to meet with senior Palestinians in Budapest, to discuss the peace pr...

...pect to merge first-world and third-world economies?   The weaker segments of Israeli society - ultra-Orthodox Jews, Israeli Arabs and part of the immigrant population - suffer from poverty, ...

34. Could Haredim Make Peace?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...12 via The Jewish Chronicle (click here for original article)     It is often that the ultra-religious parties are left out of the mainstream discussions, expecially in terms of the ...

35. It's time for disengagement No. 2
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...roposes an exchange of territory to the tune of 2.5 percent of the West Bank - 95 percent of the 100,000 ultra-Orthodox settlers and 80 percent of the 100,000 settlers in non-religious settlements wou...

36. A Plan for Peace That Still Could Be
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...ed, are loath to fight Judeans for the sake of Palestinians; and his map already called for removing the ultrafanatical town of Kiryat Arba, abutting the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron.   N...

...rsquo;s governing coalition), Kadima and Meretz attended, as well as a member of Netanyahu's Likud, four ultra-Orthodox Jewish journalists and former Israeli Defense Forces officers, some of whom had ...

...legation, which included activists from Netanyahu’s Likud Party, a confidant of the founder of the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party and several ultra-Orthodox journalists. “I don’t understa...

...ma Party; a member of the conservative-leaning Likud Party; a former member of Parliament from Shas, the ultra-Orthodox Sephardic party; and some representatives of ultra-Orthodox news media.  ...

...'s nationalist camp, including activists from Netanyahu's Likud Party, a confidant of the founder of the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party and several ultra-Orthodox journalists.   After the speeches...

...otable because it sits in Netanyahu's governing coalition. A member of Netanyahu's Likud Party, and four ultra-Orthodox Jewish journalists, also attended.   The Palestinian president told the...

42. 100 Israelis Meet Abbas in Ramallah
(News Room/News - 2010)
...r Meretz Knesset Member Zehava Gal-On, as well as Likud activists, senior reporters and even a number of ultra-Orthodox representatives.   During the meeting, which was organized by the Genev...

... no one left to fight for it.”   Left-wingers respond that it is precisely the monolithic ultranationalism pushed by people like Harel that could make Israel an international pariah. On...

44. Abbas has to make tough decisions
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...ead of the Kadima party, is absolutely right in her assessment. Netanyahu is more willing to appease his ultra-right coalition partners in order to keep his government alive rather than protect the lo...

45. Why Israel Doesn't Care About Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...s kite surfers and bikinis but rarely a disapproving look from a man under a fedora, the headgear of the ultra-Orthodox Jews who, along with politically active religious nationalists, increasingly fil...

...le who voted for Likud and Lieberman in 2009, 50 per cent were in favour of the agreement. Voters of the ultraorthodox Shas party rejected the agreement by 55 to 42 per cent. The main factor that...

47. Mr. Obama and Israel
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...ernment provoked the controversy two weeks ago when it disclosed plans for 1,600 new housing units in an ultra-orthodox neighborhood in East Jerusalem just as Vice President Joseph Biden Jr. was on a ...

48. Bibi’s Tense Time-Out
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...omes in East Jerusalem, Prince Saud al-Faisal, the Saudi foreign minister, warned me that Israel’s ultra-conservative religious groups were “killing every option that comes out that has pe...

49. The Biden Effect
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...ou can’t have that rapprochement if U.S. policy is susceptible to the whims of Shas, the Sephardic ultra-Orthodox party in Netanyahu’s coalition that runs the Interior Ministry and announc...

50. There is no place for 'no-solutionists'
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...symposia. You read their analyses in the press and on blogs. They are the "no-solutionists." Ultra-skeptical, hypercynical, often giddy about their political nihilism, they typically argue...

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