Geneva Initiative Annexes
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...many Palestinians last week – already deeply disillusioned with the international policies of the weak and ageing Abbas – Trump’s speech was seen as final evidence of failure. &nbs...

...bsp; The messianic-nationalist centers are the ones that have lost residents and whose population has weakened. Beit El has declined by 34 residents and sunk to rung 3, Elkana has lost 50 residents ...

...onomies, will lead to enormous economic gaps that will inevitably lead to perpetual exploitation of the weaker population while deepening the gaps between the two. The economic decline of the Palestin...

4. A covenant of shadows
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...y and extremely cautiously. And now, the U.S. is compromising with its adversaries, as indicated by the weak American response to Russia's increasing involvement in Syria.   The key to enhanc...

...being shared with both Israel and the Palestinians in private.   The Palestinian leadership is weak and divided, and its officers have had no democratic validation since 2006, when the last p...

...rts — all to no avail. Fifty years later, the West Bank is still under Israeli occupation, with a weak Palestinian Authority (PA) in charge of mostly civilian areas. A bitter debate is current...

...Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were trapped in an impossible political environment. Both of them are weak and refuse to engage in dialogue.   “It’s possible that some right-win...

...nage the conflict,” as the government likes to say. The economic situation, U.S. position and the weakening power of both Hamas and neighboring Arab states guarantees Israeli supremacy and stabi...

9. The Settlement Enterprise Has Failed
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...nage the conflict,” as the government likes to say. The economic situation, U.S. position and the weakening power of both Hamas and neighboring Arab states guarantees Israeli supremacy and stabi...

10. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...Lacking a legislative branch, Abbas has become a legislator by executive orders. The judicial branch is weak, and the strong arm of the PA security services comes down hard on opponents of the regime....

11. Back to the Arab Peace Initiative?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...ment. Palestinian terrorism was at its height, mutual trust had reached a record low, the left wing was weakened and the right - which felt that its main diplomatic argument was threatened by the peac...

...cial and chief ally of Mahmoud Abbas, and former US administration official Dennis Ross was designed to weaken the prime minister’s support among right-wing voters. Despite Netanyahu’s cla...

13. Two Israels
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...ding its gospel. An “us against them” view from a position of so-called strength unlike the weakening of a conceding Left; classic right-wing propaganda campaign that attracts many Israeli...

...articulators of this centrist strategy.   “The right’s assumption that the left is weakened is fundamentally mistaken. If the right isn’t strong enough to destroy Hamas, and...

15. From Gaza to comprehensive peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...cts from Israel gets higher from round to round.   It is an asymmetrical struggle in which the weaker party, Hamas, makes gains simply by hurting the stronger party and eroding its self-image...

...fense Minister Moshe] Ya’alon espouse this approach. They want to see two Palestinian entities: a weakened one in the West Bank under Abu Mazen, and a ruling but weakened one in Gaza, under Hama...

17. How Israel should deal with Hamas
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...s on the one hand, while strengthening the moderate, rational Palestinian camp on the other. This would weaken the extremists and Hamas, and allow the moderates to defeat them, because Palestinian soc...

18. On hope and despair in the Middle East
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...s in the possibility of peace, is at best naïve, or a deluded dreamer, and at worst, a traitor who weakens Israel’s wherewithal by encouraging it to be seduced by false visions.   ...

19. The two-state dilemma
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...estinian state on the West Bank as a Trojan horse. Better to make this potentially subversive entity as weak as possible.   On the other hand, even if the Palestinian political leadership wer...

20. Netanyahu's diplomatic vacuum
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...ial issue for Israel while attacking Netanyahu’s coalition and describing the prime minister as a weak leader on Dec. 4. To prevent serious discussion about Diskin’s claims, Netanyahu chos...

...ndash;  those who are supposed to lead, to create hope and to sweep the people along with them are weak and most of the time are stuck in the mutual ‘blame game’.  • Also,...

22. Prevent the next big explosion
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
... 35 years old), a generation that sees the Arab Spring storming in the Middle East, that recognizes the weakness of its own regime, who feels the personal consequences of an economy suffocating under ...

23. 20 years on, Oslo architect has Plan B
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...n world as well as a significant portion of world Jewry.   The lack of political progress also weakens the moderate Palestinian camp, which has championed the approach of two states based on ...

...been taken hostage. On the one hand, he is held by his party, which, despite the fact that it has grown weaker, continues to move to the far right, and the voices of the party moderates go virtually u...

25. The Door Has Been Built
(News Room/News 2013)
...of Israel picks up negotiations from where Olmert exited office, with a few adjustments and some minor tweaking, it appears that an agreement can be signed within a short time.   The peace pr...

...cally and keep open the option of a fourth term.     Third, and unpredictably, Hamas is weakened by the ouster of its patron, Mohammed Morsi. With Israel’s encouragement, the Egy...

27. 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 spea

...c deadlock but the settlements continue, the Palestinian frustration continues, the unrest grows, Fatah weakens, Hamas gains strength and the matter continues to become more complicated all the time. ...

29. Yossi Beilin says support a Palestinian
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...s’s Fatah party, is rapidly losing legitimacy and Israel’s recent strikes on Gaza will only weaken it further. Negotiating with Hamas may secure a lull, but Hamas cannot be a partner for p...

30. Romney vs. Obama on the Peace Process
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...ginal article)    Mitt Romney certainly seems to have an idea about where he thinks the weak spots in President Obama's foreign policy are. Yesterday, after leading off with a comparis...

...ety of opponents. In their very different ways, the Israeli right and Palestinian terror contributed to weakening the agreements, and the leaders who were in charge were not decisive enough to stop th...

...ternative access road to the construction site.    No wonder the Palestinian Authority is weakened and eroded, while Hamas grows stronger – in the hearts, if not a political force ...

...ing peace between Israel and the Palestinians, for example, would strengthen the seekers of liberty and weaken the oppressors who exploit the conflict for their own ends. I have met with the President...

... Faraj met with Netanyahu and delivered a letter from Abbas. In that letter, Abbas accused Netanyahu of weakening the PA. Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu in an official document confi...

...eeting, didn’t include a threat to dismantle the Palestinian Authority; instead it contained much weaker rhetoric. In addition, Erekat asked Molho to coordinate a meeting between Netanyahu and a...

... and certainly not with respect to its economic and military capabilities. Nor does Israel resemble the weak Jewish communities that lived in Europe at that time. But for all the differences, the Iran...

...wish advocates of a unitary state expect to merge first-world and third-world economies?   The weaker segments of Israeli society - ultra-Orthodox Jews, Israeli Arabs and part of the immigran...

38. The Government's Truth
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...societal gaps and uncompromisingly fighting poverty with education, labor and increased welfare for the weakest layers of the population." So it is written in the fundamental principles of the cu...

39. BICOM Briefing: The Gilad Shalit Deal
(News Room/News - 2011)
...aeli soldiers in an attempt to release more prisoners.   With its Syrian patrons significantly weakened, Hamas has a greater need to improve its standing in the wider Arab world, and particul...

40. Palestinian Views on Hamas, September
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...e Geneva Initiative's Palestinian leaders, is certain that Hamas's ability to lead in the Gaza Strip is weakening in favor of more extreme armed forces, and that the movement understands that another ...

41. Spring, the Tents, and the Occupation
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...er similarity is that no mass display of power in our region is identified with a specific leader. This weakness is exploited by those in power, along with the fact that the demonstrating masses are h...

...wo sides move forward.   Sanders: Some argue that making concessions now will make Israel look weak and “reward” the Palestinian Authority for leaving the negotiating table and, m...

...greement. We do not know enough to support it, but equally we do not know enough to oppose it. Hamas is weakening, and public opinion surveys show Mahmoud Abbas becoming the most popular leader on the...

44. A man, a plan
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
by David Remnick, the New Yorker 21.3.2011 via New Yorker (click here)   Psychobiography in politics is ordinarily a mug’s game. Sometimes, though, an assessment of inherited traits a

... some by using even greater force than they had anticipated. All understood that with the first sign of weakness on their part, Obama would escort them out of office. Obama, in response, was signaling...

46. Politics of Despair and Politics of Hope
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...lis know, more or less, what a negotiated settlement between the two sides will look like: two states, tweaked 1967 borders, limited return of refugees, etc. This is more-or-less the settlement almost...

47. Public Conference on the Price of Political Stalemate
(Events/Local Activities - 2011)
...," he argued, suggesting that Israel's diminished capacity to deal with lawfare is a result of its weak political position vis-a-vis the international community. Shlomo Ben-Ami A conversat...

...e corrosion of the social and popular foundations and orders of the ruling regimes in the Arab world is weakening the capacity of the state and the political regime in the face of any threat. This has...

49. B.E., Before Egypt. A.E., After Egypt
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...ates that have peace treaties with Israel, the moderate secularists who had a monopoly of power will be weaker and the previously confined Muslim Brotherhood will be stronger. How much remains to be s...

50. The "Palestine Papers" revisited
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...character. Whatever the wisdom of this position, it is a case of Palestinian consistency, rather than weakness. The Guardian also claims that the Palestinian leadership privately "gave up&quo...

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