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During the past several months, we at APN placed a series of ads quoting senior security officials in two east coast Jewish newspapers – with great success. We now want to make it into a national ad campaign and place ads in Jewish newspapers across the country. With a $25 contribution from you, we can go national with ads like this.


The three bullets that ended the life of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin 21 years ago were intended to kill the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

DonateYigal Amir, the Jewish terrorist who assassinated Rabin, did succeed in setting back Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, but must not be rewarded with his ultimate goal: the death of Rabin’s vision of an Israel that is both Jewish and a democracy, living in peace with its neighbors.You can’t help but wonder what Israel’s relations with the Palestinians, and indeed the world, would have looked like today if Rabin had been able to fulfill his vision. It is incumbent upon us to not only wonder and imagine, but to act to make Rabin’s vision a reality.

Help us keep Rabin’s vision alive, help us keep the hope for peace alive. Your contribution will help us show our fellow American Jews that Israel’s top security community rejects the belligerent, hardline policies of Benjamin Netanyahu and his government. Help us show that capable, responsible security chiefs walk in Rabin’s path, fighting for peace.


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News Nosh 11.01.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday November 1, 2016  
Quote of the day:
"From your first day as prime minister, you lead an endless discourse of hatred and incitement. You keep legitimizing racist sentiment, fear and intimidation. It starts with hatred of the other, the Arab, and moves against artists, journalists, and finally to the court system, IDF commanders and other officials in the political system. Your voice is not heard against difficult social phenomena and moral dilemmas in Israeli society. The only conflicts you vigorously and tirelessly manage are conflicts between us, between the citizens of Israel."
--In his speech at the opening of the Knesset's winter session, opposition and Zionist Camp leader, MK Isaac Herzog, gave scathing criticism of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's leadership.**
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APN's Lara Friedman in The Times of Israel: Is the JFNA Legitimizing Settlements?

Last week, Jewish Federations of North American (JFNA), an organization representing federations across the United States, opened the door, as a matter of formal policy, to taking Americans to visit Israeli settlements. These are the areas located east of the 1949 Armistice line separating Israel and the occupied territories (aka “the Green Line”) in which Israel has been actively settling its citizens since 1967. This decision, upending longstanding JFNA policy, doesn’t come in a vacuum. Rather, it comes in the context of a campaign to legitimize settlements in the eyes of American law and in the minds of American Jews – contrary to consistent U.S. law and policy since 1967 rejecting the legitimacy of both settlements and the occupation, and contrary to the vital interests of Israel.

Make no mistake: Settlements are the bricks-and-mortar expression of an ideology that prioritizes land over peace, and values the expansion of Israel’s borders over Israel’s democracy, over its security, and over good relations with the world. Generations of Israeli generals and security experts have concluded that a peace agreement with the Palestinians is vital to Israel’s security, and that such an agreement will have to be based on the Green Line, with limited border modifications agreed to by both sides. Continued Israeli settlement expansion and obfuscation of the Green Line threaten the achievement of such an agreement and undermine Israel’s security.

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News Nosh 11.02.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday November 2, 2016
You Must Be Kidding: 
"It glorifies violence and desensitizes our children."
--Orthodox educator Shira Hecht-Knoller of the Drisha Institute for Jewish learning, on the video promoting a private modern Orthodox Jewish kids' sports camp in New York by showing children dressed as soldiers crawling through the mud to ambush the enemy and, at the end, an Israeli flag and a sign saying, 'Enlist Now.'**
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APN is producing a series of ads that demonstrates that Israel’s top security community rejects the belligerent, hardline policies of Benjamin Netanyahu and his government.


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APN Weekly Update - Help with our ad campaign, Yitzhak Rabin (z'l), Alpher, and a surprising Quote of the Week

Americans for Peace Now
Americans for Peace Now: November 2, 2016

"...Peace Now’s 'fringe' ideas became the 'mainstream' of the Israeli media and eventually government policy."

Baruch Gordon, founder and former manager/news director of the Israeli Arutz Sheva website, details the success of Peace Now as a way to demonstrate that his opposite goal of preventing a two-state solution is possible.

Hard Questions, Tough Answers with Yossi Alpher

Yossi Alpher is an independent security analyst. Views and positions expressed here are those of the writer, and do not necessarily represent APN's views and policy positions.

October 31, 2016 - Egypt, Lebanon: the wages of chaos on Israel’s borders

Q. Developments in both Egypt and Lebanon, two of Israel’s Arab neighbors, appear to reflect a steady expanse of the regional influence of Russia, Syria and Iran, based on their military progress in Syria. How is this unfolding? What does it mean for Israel and the US?

A. Essentially, in both Cairo and Beirut the political establishment seems to have come around to the assessment that extremist Sunni Salafist violence of the sort sponsored by ISIS is a bigger threat than the non-Sunni Muslim forces...

Q. Why is this significant for Israel?

A. Because it draws Russia and possibly Iran closer to Israel’s neighbors...

Q. Let’s start with Egypt. Why the tilt toward Assad?

A. It begins with developments on the home front, where the Sisi regime faces twin threats...

Q. And in Lebanon?

A. ...the Lebanese parliament is set to break an extended political logjam and elect General Michel Aoun to the presidency...

Q. Who gains strategically from all this?

A. Ostensibly, Russia, Iran and Syria gain greater influence in Egypt and Lebanon and the Assad regime in Damascus is strengthened. But this may be a short-lived equation...

Q. Where does all this leave Israel?

A. Israel has good reason to be concerned about the direction of events in Egypt...

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Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin: "I would like Israel to be a Jewish state, and therefore not to annex over 2 million Palestinians..."

Coinciding with his yahrzeit (anniversary of his death), APN features Yitzhak Rabin in its ad series that has been running in two east coast Jewish newspapers – with great success.

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The Times of Israel: "Is the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Legitimizing Settlements? "

By Lara Friedman, APN Director of Policy and Government Relations

JFNA’s decision – on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the occupation – to formally open the door to taking visitors to settlements understandably sets off alarm bells.

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The American Prospect: "Polls From a Distant Land: Israelis and Palestinians Despair, But Shouldn't "

By Gershom Gorenberg

If each side understood what the other wants, they'd have more hope for peace. If a responsible U.S. president pays attention, she should jack up the pressure.

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In The News

Coverage of The Knesset's winter session opening

Yesterday's News Nosh provided an overview of the session which faced three big questions: the fate of the public broadcasting corporation, the fate of the settlement outpost 'Regulation Bill' and the political fate of Likud MK Oren Hazan, whom a court found had pimped, used drugs and ran a casino.

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News Nosh 11.03.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday November 3, 2016  
Quote of the day:
“The disease destroys the patient. Israelis are sick with the disease of fear because of their history and narrative. The Palestinians are sick with the disease of the occupation.
--In a conversation with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, a Palestinian doctor from Gaza, Dr. Izzeldin Abouelaish, compared fear of treatment of disease with Israeli fear of moving towards solving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Dr. Abouelaish lost three of his daughters in the first Gaza war 2008-2009.**
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News Nosh 11.04.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday November 4, 2016  
Quote of the day:
"You have placed a gun on the table."
--Chief Justice Miriam Naor struck back at Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked's attempt to curb the power of the High Court.**
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News Nosh 11.06.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday November 6, 2016  

Quote of the day:
“After 21 years, hatred rears its head, and incitement is here again. The hatred is the same hatred, the incitement is the same incitement, and the leader is the same leader." 
--Opposition leader and Zionist Camp chief, Isaac Herzog, said at the commemoration rally marking 21 years since the murder of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.*
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Thousands attend Rabin memorial in Tel Aviv


Ten thousand people came yesterday to Kikar Rabin in Tel Aviv to remember the former prime minister who was assassinated as he worked for peace, moments after he sang "Shir LaShalom" (Song for peace), the lyrics of which were found, blood-stained, in his pocket.


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