Special Series: The Geneva Initiative - 2004
by Tawfiq Abu Baker
by Avraham Burg
by Mohammad Daraghmeh
by Akiva Eldar
by Jonathan Kuttab
The Geneva Accord has aroused such intense debate and partisanship as if it were an actual agreement, and not simply a proposal by serious, but unauthorized, individuals from both sides. 
by B. Michael
The Geneva Accord - or to give it its precise name - “The Model for a Permanent Israeli-Palestinian Agreement,” is a particular type of animal. 
by Hazem Saghiyeh
The term “virtual,” initially coined by its key designers, Yasser Abed Rabbo and Yossi Beilin, has cropped up repeatedly when describing the Geneva Accord. 
by Dr. Abdel Monem Said
I was among those who attended the Geneva Accord ceremonies on December 1, 2003. I felt that the minds of those attending soared away to a moment in the near future when it may become possible to end the Arab-Israeli conflict and achieve peace in the Middle East. 
Women of Tunisia: Let your voices be heard!

The women of Tunisia have a decisive role to play in shaping Tunisia's future. Fatma Ben Saïdane reminds women of the power of their vote and the importance of civic engagement.
"I have received six questions from several individuals working for the Common Ground News Service. I hope that students and specialists in our university (Al Azhar), as well as those concerned with general intellectual matters, will take note of the effort behind these questions, how they came to be issued only after extensive information - gathering and study that could fill shelves, and after the kind of organized thought that draws connections between various facts and which does not busy itself with the illusions, trifles, and pettiness that upend the edifice of knowledge."

- Sheikh Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt

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