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Israel-Iran Hostility Challenged At Grass Roots

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eyob Asfaw Aug 10, 2015. 2 Replies

Hostility between Israel and Iran -- over the US-Iranian nuclear control agreement -- has never been worse.  Israel has made…Continue

Tags: Israel, Iran

Susya - Land-Grabbing By EU Backing

Started Jul 23, 2015 0 Replies

 The huge ongoing campaign against the demolition of buildings [mostly tents] constructed against a court order in…Continue

Tags: Israel, Susya

Demolition of Susya Settlement as a Result Unsolved Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Started Jul 19, 2015 0 Replies

Susya (Arabic: سوسية‎, Hebrew: סוּסְיָא) is the site of an ancient Jewish village in the southern Judaean Mountains south of Hevron, on the road towards Be'er Sheva, a Palestinian village claimed…Continue

Tags: Susya, Israel

Peace Index 2015: BRIC, Balkans And Eastwards

Started Jun 18, 2015 0 Replies

 The Global Peace Index (GPI) is implemented by organization called Vision of Humanity, which groups together a number of interrelated initiatives…Continue

Tags: BRIC, Ari, Rusila, MNA, Balkans

 

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Herzog's Plan: Security Barrier Around the Major Settlement Blocs of West Bank

'I wish to separate from as many Palestinians as possible, as quickly as possible.' (Isaac Herzog )The failure to reach an agreement to Israel-Palestine conflict during last two decades has destroyed the belief within the respective societies that an agreement is possible in the foreseeable future. With this history the…See More
Jan 26
Ari Rusila posted a blog post

WWW Israel 2015

WWW Israel 2015 is a review about my articles related to Israel published in Conflicts by Ari Rusila website. Review is not a complete description about what, why and when happened in Israel all the year 2015 but a discourse about issues highlighted in this particular site.The main themes were Gaza and possible Hamas-Israel deal and seeking…See More
Jan 16
Ari Rusila posted a blog post

Kiev promoting Well-beign of neo-Nazism in Ukraine

The headline of an article of The Jerusalem Post is quite descriptive: “Local Jews in shock after Ukrainian city of Konotop elects neo-Nazi mayor”. The story is about the behavior of newly chosen Mayor Artem Semenikhin of the neo-Nazi Svoboda party. According to reports, Semenikhin drives around in a car bearing the number 14/88, a…See More
Jan 1
Ari Rusila posted a blog post

Putin against Anti-Semitism

Russian President Vladimir Putin continues his fight against anti-Semitism. According Arutz Sheva , at the initiative of President Putin, the Duma (Russian Parliament) has legislated a law outlawing "distorted and/or extremist" commentary of Scriptures. The purpose of the…See More
Dec 17, 2015
Ari Rusila posted a blog post

Analysis: Resolving The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Israeli-Palestinian peace process – or lack of that – is now at the  crossroads.  To start or not direct  negotiations, between Israel and Palestinian Authority or at regional level,  with or without preconditions, with or without facilitators, with 2-State solution as only aim or not, or would unilateral actions be the better option  than keep…See More
Nov 17, 2015
Ari Rusila posted a blog post

Sinai Option again

Post reports  that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was quoted on Monday [9th November 2015] as claiming that Israel and Hamas have been conducting direct negotiations to expand the Gaza Strip so that it would include some 1,000 square…See More
Nov 11, 2015
Ari Rusila posted a blog post

War of Maps: Israel vs Palestine

Maps can be a powerful tool in geopolitics and information war for example by de-legitimising some country or even wiping its existence from schoolbooks; at least conflicting maps can lead to confusion about situation on the ground, mistaken map can even create a security risk.Few opposite examples related to Israeli-Palestinian conflict may clarify this “map-war”.School-atlasHarperCollins, the world’s leading book…See More
Nov 3, 2015
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Oct 25, 2015
Ari Rusila posted a blog post

Coexistence Challenged In Israel

'' WE NEVER TRUST AN ARAB EVER AFTER 40 YEARS DEAD IN HIS TOMB'' (Point of view in Jewish net forum)Following multiple, unexpected, terror attacks committed by mainstream Israeli-Arabs, some ethnic tensions are rising inside Israel. Some cities are distancing Israeli-Arabs from Jewish schoolchildren. The cities of Tel Aviv, Ness Tziona and Givatayim on Sunday joined the list of Israeli cities which…See More
Oct 19, 2015
Ari Rusila posted a blog post

Gaza Blockade - It's Egypt not Israel!

Longstanding restrictions on the movement of people and goods to and from Gaza have undermined the living conditions of 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza. Many of the current restrictions, originally imposed by Israel in the early 1990s, were intensified after June 2007, following the Hamas takeover of Gaza and the imposition of a sc blockade or siege. The situation has been compounded by the restrictions imposed since June 2013 by the Egyptian authorities at Rafah Crossing.…See More
Oct 3, 2015
Ari Rusila posted a blog post

Constructive Unilateralism: Leftist Approach to Israel-Palestine Conflict

Throughout two decades of the Israeli-Palestinian “peace process,” direct negotiation has been perceived as the only paradigm that can lead to an agreement. But that paradigm has made direct negotiation as the goal in itself instead of the means to reach an agreement. Further, the failure to reach an agreement has given excuses to the rejectionists and extremists on both sides, allowing them to blame the other party for failure to progress, and destroying the belief within the respective…See More
Sep 16, 2015
Ari Rusila posted a blog post

Comeback of South Stream?

In my article Turkish, Greek And Tesla Streams Re-routing Energy Supply In Eastern Europe how new Turk(ish) Stream pipeline is re-routing the energy supply in whole Eastern Europe with Greek and Tesla [Balkan] Stream gas pipelines. South Stream, was cancelled last December (2014) after…See More
Aug 29, 2015
Craig Zelizer liked Ari Rusila's blog post Hamas and Israel on Verge of the Deal
Aug 19, 2015
Ari Rusila posted a blog post

Hamas and Israel on Verge of the Deal

 “This agreement is no longer just rumors or blabber, but will be signed any minute,” (Walid Awadh, a member of the political office of the Palestinian People’s Party in Gaza)According to the Times of Israel, Hamas and Israel have essentially agreed on a long-term cease-fire. Hamas is about to sign a…See More
Aug 18, 2015
Audrey Waldrop liked Ari Rusila's discussion Israel-Iran Hostility Challenged At Grass Roots
Aug 10, 2015
Eyob Asfaw replied to Ari Rusila's discussion Israel-Iran Hostility Challenged At Grass Roots
"I like the success of Iran Loves Israel/ Israel Loves Iran Facebook community. Afterall Peace is for those who collaborate and converge their plan and action across convenient forms, by creating platforms of 'community' end effort. That…"
Aug 10, 2015

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Ari Rusila is a development project management expert and freelancer from Finland with a special interest in the Balkan region. His other interests include civil crisis management issues, Caucasus and middle East.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Russia, Murmansk region
Serbia and Kosovo province
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Finland
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Freelancer
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://arirusila.wordpress.com
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, Development
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Program Design, Intervention
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Balkan's history
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
AriRusila's BalkanBlog

Ari Rusila's Blog

Herzog's Plan: Security Barrier Around the Major Settlement Blocs of West Bank

Posted on January 26, 2016 at 8:45pm 0 Comments

'I wish to separate from as many Palestinians as possible, as quickly as possible.' (Isaac Herzog )

Nimetön (81) The failure…

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WWW Israel 2015

Posted on January 16, 2016 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

www-Israel-2015 WWW Israel 2015 is a review about my articles related to Israel published in …

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Kiev promoting Well-beign of neo-Nazism in Ukraine

Posted on January 1, 2016 at 6:24am 0 Comments

The headline of an article of The Jerusalem Post is quite descriptive: “Local Jews in shock after Ukrainian city of Konotop elects neo-Nazi mayor”. The story is about the behavior of newly chosen Mayor Artem Semenikhin of the neo-Nazi Svoboda party.…



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Putin against Anti-Semitism

Posted on December 17, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

img585890 Russian President Vladimir Putin continues his fight against anti-Semitism. According Arutz Sheva , at the initiative of…

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At 12:50pm on October 28, 2010, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…
Hi Mr. Ari,
Its nice to contact with you in peace network. I will continue to watch you and please in touch with me in future.
At 3:23pm on March 23, 2010, Sohail Mahmood said…
hi ari
how are u doing?
nice connecting here
At 1:26pm on October 6, 2008, Damonegro said…
Thank you,
I have read some of your posts. It is glad to see independent opinion not motivated with interests of some group, state or other organization.
Regards!
 
 
 

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