Abbas, Netanyahu, Obama

The Obama Parameters: Getting Israel and Palestine to a Two-State Solution

Gershon Baskin claims that Israel has refused to reconvene the US-led committee on dealing with incitement and when the committee existed after the Wye River Memorandum, they never even agreed on the definition of incitement.

This article is true – Israel has refused to reconvene the US-led committee on dealing with incitement. When the committee existed after the Wye River Memorandum, they never even agreed on the definition of incitement. In several private meetings that I had with President Abbas, he asked that I deliver the message to Prime Minister Netanyahu that he recognizes that there is incitement in the PA and it is a big problem. He said “I admit it”. I added that the best way to deal with incitement is together – Israel and Palestine – with the assistance of the US. This has been his position for a long time. The first time he brought it up with me was in 2012.

Gershon Baskin

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Originally Published at:https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/israel/2016-04-13/obama-parameters

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Orni Petruschka, a high-tech entrepreneur, was co-founder and CEO of successful Israeli startup companies in the field of telecom infrastructure. In 2006 he co-founded Pythagoras Solar, which makes special solar windows.

In his public and philanthropic activity, Orni addresses topics which will enable Israel to be a home for the Jewish people and a democracy. In that context, he has co-founded “the People’s Voice” and “Blue-White Future”, two public initiatives that act to bring about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In addition, he serves as co-Chairman on the international board of directors of the Abraham Fund Initiatives, which works to promote equality and co-existence between Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens. He is also acting to promote philanthropy in Israel by being the founder and Chairman of “Round-up Israel”, an initiative that enables routine micro-donations through rounding up of credit card transactions. He is a member of Committed To Give, the initiative for promoting Israeli private philanthropy.

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