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 is impossible to predict whether Israel’s destruction of the tunnel near Kissufim, in which eight Islamic Jihad and Hamas militants were killed, will provoke a response from these organizations, but it will definitely be a significant test for Yahya Sinwar, Hamas’s Gazabased leader.

("Matzavblog", 31/10/17)

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 Zionism Doesn't Need 'Divine Promise' to Justify Jewish Nation-state

By relying on faith-based arguments devoid of any diplomatic or legal validity, Israeli politicians are undermining the solid foundations of the Zionist narrative, which have been accepted by the international community for a century

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A close look at the illusions that Ya'alon is driving
Netanyahu and his colleagues are building a false reality on which politicians are based on slogans that have no historical basis
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