Israel's Dark Future

Max Fisher / Vox (April 13, 2015)
Account of present Israeli political and societal trends that severely undermine Israel's democratic character and are largely a consequence of Israel's continued occupation of the West Bank. Read More >

Meet Bibi’s New Tribulation-Courting, Jew-Converting, Demon-Exorcising American Allies

Rachel Tabachnick / The Daily Beast (March 22, 2015)
Netanyahu and Christian Zionists have long enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship. But with a new, more radical sect ascending within the movement, the marriage may be in trouble. Read More >

Under the Radar: Israel’s Silent Policy of Transforming Unauthorized Outposts into Official Settlements

Yesh Din (May 17, 2015)
Finds that, since 2011, alongside the official, well-known track for government approval and advancement of building plans in the settlements, Israel has been advancing the establishment of new settlements and expanding the areas under its control in the West Bank using a secret parallel track of retroactively approving dozens of illegal outposts. PDF >

APN's Aaron Mann in The Huffington Post: "Netanyahu's 'Mr. Security' Mirage"

Ahead of Israel's March 17 election, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in Washington on a mission to undermine President Obama's Iran policy. This, his latest and greatest diplomatic affront, has starkly revealed the degree to which many here have tired of his shtick.

But what may come as a surprise is that Israelis are sick of Bibi too.

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Israel–Palestine Conflict: Religion, The Third Rail

Tim Mathew (February 18, 2015)
Analysis of the historical religious aspects that have helped fuel the conflict, the role that religion currently plays in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and how religion can be utilized going forward to help resolve the conflict. Read More >

Periphery: Israel’s Search for Middle East Allies

Yossi Alpher | Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2015)
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Khelil Helwa (Hebron is beautiful)

Yuval Orr / Il Servizio Civile Internazionale (2014)
On a hilltop in the city of Hebron, where the banality of everyday life clashes with the absurdity of occupation, fifteen-year-old Awni Abu Shamsiya attempts to maintain a sense of normalcy as he goes about his daily routine. (9:46) Watch >

The Peace Movement

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The Israeli peace movement began during the 1978 Israeli-Egyptian peace talks with the establishment of Peace Now (Shalom Achshav). The movement became prominent during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, when 400,000 Israelis (10% of Israel’s population at the time) attended a Peace Now rally. The movement has suffered a decline in the wake of the Second Intifada (2000-2005) but continues to influence the public discourse in Israel.

Peace Partners: Ori Nir and Ghaith al-Omari at Johns Hopkins University

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In an event sponsored by J Street U, Ori Nir (Director of Communications and Public Engagement, APN) and Ghaith al-Omari (Executive Director, American Task Force on Palestine) spoke at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD on Friday, November 7, 2014. See below for more pictures and quotes from the event.

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On Thursday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, CA, APN will sponsor the 4th Annual event to honor the leadership of Jerry Bubis. "Getting Real About Jerusalem" will feature Danny Seidemann, Israeli attorney and foremost expert on geopolitical Jerusalem.

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