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

DR' 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»

It all starts with education

In 2011, Bezalel Smotrich published an article in the magazine “B’Sheva” entitled “We Deserve More,” in which he wrote that “The state should invest more in religious Zionist education. Why? Because its sons have been assigned the task – to lead the nation of Israel.” Many simply dismissed this declaration as irrelevant nonsense, calling it racist, delusional, and impossible.

atzavblog", 21/8/17)

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Opinion // Is Israel becoming a fascist state?
Seven telltale signs

In 1995, Umberto Eco outlined 14 features of what he called ‘eternal fascism.’ An examination of statements by Israeli politicians suggests democracy may be on shaky ground in the Jewish state
(Haaretz april 21, 2017)
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Opinion //  What It Takes to Be a Liar

Netanyahu's conduct with regard to Western Wall worship and the conversion bill set a new record for his deceptive policies concerning both the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and ties with Diaspora Jews.


(Haaretz juli 31, 2017)

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Jason Greenblatt's Challenge
The U.S. envoy to Mideast peace should establish a clear framework and parameters for a final-status agreement on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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