Geneva Initiative Annexes
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1. Joint Delegation to China
(Events/Joint Activities - 2018)
We welcome back our handpicked delegation of young Palestinian and Israeli leaders after a week-long trip to China. Spanning the political spectrum from left-to-right, participants engaged in construc

2. Meeting with American Congresspeople
(Events/Local Activities - 2018)
This week GI Director Gadi Baltiansky, former Palestinian official Hind Khoury, and Swiss Ambassador Jean-Daniel Ruch met with a delegation of American congresspeople and the leaders of J-Street Israe

...live Israeli fire. The launching of incendiary devices into Israel also resumed after a lull of several weeks; and two rockets were launched by militants towards Israel. I reiterate my call on Israe...

4. There is only one solution: two states
(News Room/Op Ed - 2018)
...t for the two-state solution is in decline. Try to contain your shock.  A poll published last week by the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research and the Palestinian Center for Policy and S...

  In June, a group of young Palestinians and Israelis decided to take a br

 By Yuval Benziman   In recent weeks, Saudi officials made statements that were interpreted in Israel as a change of attitude in Saudi Arabia toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Accor

...rent tendency of Israelis to ignore the Palestinian-Israeli conflict almost entirely. Over the last two weeks, Israelis proved that it is easier to get them to take to the streets in response to an in...

...t even for a country that has experienced turbulent times, the potential highs and lows of the upcoming week feel unprecedented. Much of what will happen has been planned carefully, though surely no...

...s were communicated to the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee with the new data last week by the Israel Defense Forces, the leadership of the political right can no longer argue tha...

10. How They Made Abbas the Enemy of Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2018)
...olution   We came out of the meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah last week in awe of this courageous man who says things that even a leader in the community of Palest...

...   The US administration is expected to announce the main points of its peace plan in the coming weeks, the Egyptian newspaper said. Administration officials have said the plan is close to bein...

...whole, have boycotted since 1967. Ramadan Dabash, a social activist from East Jerusalem, announced this week he will head a ticket in the election, in a bid to break the Palestinian taboo on voting si...

... Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to a summit in Tokyo, and the Chinese last week hosted informal delegations from both sides for talks on how to restart the process. &nbs...

... bid to raise country’s profile in Middle East, China’s foreign minister, deputy to meet on weekend with teams led by Nabil Shaath, presidential adviser on international affairs, and Zioni...

...etings of senior Palestinian leaders, which began on Saturday. They are expected to conclude early next week with a rare meeting of the PLO central council, and have already concluded that Abbas shoul...

...d 24-hour service at the heavily trafficked Allenby Crossing between the PA and Jordan.   Last week, Finance Ministry Director General Shai Babad led a delegation to the Palestinian city of R...

17. Seminar for Young Activists from Israel and Palestine
(Events/Joint Activities - 2017)
...t work in the city of Nazareth.     The weekend seminar focused on key issues of the conflict and solutions proposed by the Geneva Initi...

...lamic group that seized power in the Gaza Strip in 2007 and has run it ever since, agreed in Cairo last week to return administrative control of the impoverished coastal territory to the Palestinian A...

...t attempts often fell apart.   Delegations from the two rivals had been in talks in Cairo this week to work out the details of the administrative handover, including security in Gaza and at b...

...cted me to say that, of course. But as our High Representative Federica Mogherini said just a couple of weeks ago, there is no contradiction between being effective and being predictable. Being strate...

... Administration begins an intensive round of Middle East peacemaking with the arrival in Jerusalem this week of President Trump’s personal envoys Jason Greenblatt and Jared Kushner, the first of...

..., President Trump's son in law and senior adviser, will visit Israel and the Palestinian Authority this weeks, a senior White House official has told Haaretz.  Kushner will arrive to the region...

...ind of arrangement. Negotiations have another built-in problem: there will always be tomorrow, next week, after the next elections. The negotiator will always think that he can obtain more in the...

... Israel and Palestine for two days of lectures, discussions and joint work in the city of Nazareth. The weekend seminar focused on key issues of the conflict and solutions proposed by the Geneva Initi...

...tion of an independent Palestinian state as part of any future peace accord. In an interview several weeks later, he clarified that he would be "satisfied with whatever [solution] makes both p...

...bsp; An Israeli source who asked not to be named said that in a phone call to the prime minister last week, Dershowitz delivered Trump’s message that he is eager for a peace agreement and beli...

...a stamp of approval. It can all change quickly, and the current political crisis could disappear next week, but the crisis exposed deep cracks in Netanyahu’s coalition and threatens his job se...

...n President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Parliament President Antonio Tajani.   Later this week, both Mogherini and Abbas are scheduled to be in Jordan for the Arab League summit, which i...

...ummit and his upcoming meeting with Trump, which reportedly will take place in mid-April. Over the past week, he met with the Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-S...

...lution, and so has Jason Greenblat, his special envoy, who completed his first visit to the region last week. Trump's newly-appointed ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, expressed strong opposition ...

...dent Donald Trump’s special representative for international negotiations, arrived in Israel this week for meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials during which he plans to discuss the po...

32. Seminar for Palestinian and Israeli Young Leaders
(Events/Joint Activities - 2017)
... Israel and Palestine for two days of lectures, discussions and joint work in the city of Nazareth. The weekend seminar focused on key issues of the conflict and solutions proposed by the Geneva Initi...

...nians see as a delaying tactic for coming to a peace deal. He is expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks. ...

By Tzipi Livni 21.2.2017 Via Newsweek (click here for the original article) Israelis, Palestinians, and many others around the world watched eagerly for the outcomes of U.S. President Donald Trump

... any change in the status-quo could affect stability and security in the entire region.   Last week, Haaretz revealed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took part in a secret summit in Aq...

... Israel and Palestine for two days of lectures, discussions and joint work in the city of Nazareth. The weekend seminar focused on key issues of the conflict and solutions proposed by the Geneva Initi...

... Israel and Palestine for two days of lectures, discussions and joint work in the city of Nazareth. The weekend seminar focused on key issues of the conflict and solutions proposed by the Geneva Initi...

...a clear step toward annexation of the West Bank.   The vote follows Israel's announcement last week that it plans to build a new settlement in the West Bank, despite a UN Security Council res...

39. GI delegation briefed about Cyprus negotiations
(Events/Joint Activities - 2017)
...f Cyprus are now courageously addressing through negotiations.     This weekend, a group of senior Palestinian and Israeli Geneva Initiative members were briefed by Dr....

40. The Geneva Initiative welcomes Secretary Kerry's speech
(Position Papers/GI Position Papers)
...rlier. Still, its importance cannot be overstated. Together with UNSCR 2334 on settlements, in the past week not only did the international community accurately and publicly identify the persisting pr...

...ncluded, one participant posted on Facebook that he was utterly surprised by his experiences during the weekend and that he can't believe that just a day ago he "exchanged phone numbers with the ...

...bsp; Delattre's comments come after the Palestinian Ambassador to France Salman Al Harfi earlier this week informed his superiors that the conference had been postponed, explaining that French offic...

...rump towards a key U.S. ally, including whether to take any action on the conflict during his remaining weeks in office. Nonresident Senior Fellow Shibley Telhami conducted two surveys—one befor...

44. Meeting with American Officials
(Events/Joint Activities - 2016)
This week, the Israeli and Palestinian heads of the Geneva Initiative are meeting with senior State Departm

By Saeb Erekat 14.11.2016 Via Haaretz (click here for the full article) Last week’s election of Donald Trump has sent shock waves throughout the world. In the U.S., it has emboldened some

...l;ade of an Israeli-Palestinian peace process is preferable to no peace process at all, we learned this week from the presidential candidate’s private emails, hacked by Russia and published by W...

...aeli political activists for two days of lectures, discussions and joint work in the city of Haifa. The weekend seminar focused on providing participants with detailed knowledge and a toolkit for prom...

...istration.   American politicians have mirrored this concern, with 88 US senators earlier this week submitting a bipartisan letter calling for the White House  to uphold US policy that c...

This weekend, we held a seminar for 10 young Israeli and Palestinian political activists. The Israeli participants includ

...nd remain anonymous, or at least unseen. It’s part of the game, and sort of entertaining. So last week’s negativity was no surprise.   What did catch me off-guard was the nature o...

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