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»



The Civil Administration’s report on the demographic issue, which was presented this week to the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, burst the imagined bubble that has been constructed by opponents of the two-state solution.

("Matzavblog", 3/28/17)

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What did Israeli students learn this year? the least possible

If one looks at the education system in Israel through the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) glasses, the situation is not encouraging.
"Haaretz"  6/12/18

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Look for the override clause in Rabbi Kook

The addition of the override clause to the Basic constitutional Law of Human Dignity and Liberty does not stand alone.

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It is better to learn one thing from Abbas's speech, its conclusion

Jewish messianism, redemption by heaven, served as an excuse to explain the Jewish people's failure to take responsibility for their fate and as a justification for their inability to transform their status from a collection of dispersed and largely devoid communities to a sovereign people in their homeland. 
"Haaretz"  5/7/18
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