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»

Netanyahu could learn from Sharon's realistic approach to Zionism (Haaretz, 4.2.14)

Under the Gush Emunim approach, the status of the land is more important than that of the state; Sharon saw territory as a means of reaching an end.

  In case of land swap, who will foot settlers (Dec. 25, 2013)
The Israeli agricultural communities closest to the Green Line are keeping quiet in the face of continuing settlement expansion: But it is they that will pay the highest price.
   

Expert bashes UN’s ‘politicized’ West Bank numbers

 

Claim that 300,000 Palestinians live in areas under full Israeli control is not quite true, says ex-official who drew the map (The times of Israel, 6.3.14)

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Bennett's great settlement bluff will be exposed
Op-ed: The Israeli settlement enterprise is overwhelmingly based on economic considerations. The Bayit Yehudi party represents a loud handful of people with messianic beliefs who are harming the State of Israel's vital interests (YnetNews, 14.2.14)

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