News Nosh 03.01.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday March 1, 2015


Quote of the day:
“Congress will applaud Netanyahu, but the power is in the hands of the President. What will Netanyahu gain from this trip? I just don't get it. What's his objective – applause? This trip is a failure waiting to happen.”
Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan in widely-discussed interview with Yedioth on the subjects of Iran, ISIS and the recent war in Gaza.**

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News Nosh 03.02.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday March 2, 2015

Quote of the day:
“I recruited him, I taught him to navigate and I say to him now, ‘Bibi, you are navigating wrong.’”
-Gen. (res.) and former Mossad deputy head Amiram Levine, who was Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s commander in Sayeret Matkal, joined 180 commanders in warning that Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to Congress is a danger to the strategic alliance between the US and Israel, and actually helps Iran.**

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Press Release: APN to Netanyahu: Use Congressional Speech to Repair Damage!

Hours before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress on Iran tomorrow, Americans for Peace Now is calling today on Netanyahu to refrain from using his speech to undermine diplomacy with Iran, further deepening the partisan rift on Capitol Hill, and causing further divisions among American Jews.

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March 2, 2015 - Meanwhile, back home in Israel

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This week, Alpher dicusses Netanyahu's approach to rallying support against a prospective US-led nuclear deal with Iran and getting himself reelected back home in Israel by speaking this week to the United States Congress; why Netanyahu can’t affect the nuclear deal and what damage he is doing to the strategic relationship between the US and Israel; What challenges from Iran in the Middle East Netanyahu is neglecting, and how this is related to the US; the Israeli public’s response to Netanyahu’s congressional grandstanding and the administration’s angry reproaches; why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict seems right now to be all about money and if there is a timely US-Israel angle here too.

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Americans for Peace Now is outraged by the full-page ad, published in Saturday's New York Times, which accuses National security Advisor Susan Rice of being "blind" to the Jewish people's genocide. 

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APN to Senate: Reject Unnecessary, Dangerous New Iran Bills

Americans for Peace Now today called on U.S. Senators to refuse to support or cosponsor the two pieces of Iran legislation – S. 269 and S. 615 – that AIPAC activists will be asking them to support when they come to the Hill for their lobby day tomorrow.  Both bills are entirely unnecessary, and both risk undermining the ongoing diplomacy with the P5+1 – leaving the U.S. isolated and bringing Washington closer to the point where it will be forced to choose between a nuclear-armed Iran and another Middle East war.

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Action Alert -Tell Your Senators: Oppose AIPAC-backed Iran Bills

Today, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed  a joint session of Congress. His goal? To scuttle the ongoing diplomacy that seeks to achieve a diplomatic agreement and verifiably curb Iran's nuclear program. After his speech, AIPAC conference-goers are flooding the Hill, meeting with Members of Congress and staff, with the goal of amplifying Netanyahu’s arguments.

Tell your Senators: Reject AIPAC-backed bills that risk aborting Iran diplomacy.

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News Nosh 03.03.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday March 3, 2015

Quote of the day:
"Who's a chicken, eh? Who's a chicken?"
--Israeli soldier heard saying to 16-year-old Hamzeh Abu Hashem in video as soldier sets attack dog on the boy.**

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Bogus Bibi Argument Against an Iran Deal #1

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Additional sanctions and credible threats of military action can secure a better deal with Iran than current negotiations.

(See all 11 #BibiBogus Memes)

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Bogus Bibi Argument Against an Iran Deal #2

2_Zero_EnrichmentThe only good deal with Iran is one that leaves Iran with zero enrichment capacity.

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