An insight into the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The following collection of articles, data, presentations and maps presents a critical account of and alternative solutions to issues on Israel's national agenda: refugees, Jerusalem, settlements, borders, security, the Separation Barrier, the disengagement and convergence, the roadmap, Geneva initiative, PLO and Hamas, the Arab world, the international community etc.

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Welcome to Shaul Arieli's website

Shaul Arieli, born in Ashkelon (1959), is considered to be an ‘encyclopedia’ of the Israeli-Palestinian political process, and is one of Israel’s leading experts on the demarcation of the future Israeli-Palestinian border and the route of the Separation Barrier. As part of his military service he was responsible for the preparation of the official negotiations with the Palestinians, as head of the Interim Agreement Administration under the Rabin government, and head of the Peace Administration in the Barak Government. Since retiring from the IDF in 2001, Arieli has dedicated himself to advancing an Israeli-Palestinian permanent status agreement, and was amongst the leading negotiators in the process that brought about the Geneva Initiative in December 2003.More info»


Why Jerusalem Can and Must Be Divided

The attempt to ‘Judaize’ East Jerusalem failed and the Palestinians currently comprise 40 percent of the capital. How exactly is it united? (Haaretz,19/10/15)
Zionism? Nonsense, it’s all about God - Opinion
In order for Zionism to return to its roots, Israelis must wake up from man-made messianic delusions.(25/8/15)

Two States, Then and Now:

Area, Policy and Public Opinion

"Haaretz"- 07/11/15
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The Settlement Enterprise Has Failed
Jews comprise only 13.5 percent of the West Bank’s population and 4 percent of the land there, meaning the settlers have failed to create the appropriate conditions for annexing the West Bank. (Haaretz,15/11/15)

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