APN Israel Security Validator - Moshe Ya'alon, Former Defense Minister

Go HERE for an archive of past versions featuring Israelis such as Shabtai Shavit, Yuval Diskin, Yitzhak Rabin, Meir Dagan, Tzipi Livni, Shlomo Gazit, Rabbi Michael Melchior, and more....

 

APN Flier Distributed at L.A. Celebrate Israel Festival - May 7, 2017

Go HERE for information on the Action Alert

 

Suggested text opposing Israel's Entry Law for Israel Consulate in Los Angeles

Thank you for adding your voice to the many supporters of Israel in the Los Angeles area who oppose Israel's new "Entry Law".

Suggested text for your message to the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles is below in a screen shot of their Contact Form. It is written as if you attended the Celebrate Israel Festival on Sunday, May 7, so that should be deleted if it doesn't apply.

Go HERE to get to the Consulate General's Comment Form.

Note: The form limits the number of words in the message, and you can also deliver a message by phone (323-852-5500) or email (consular-global@la.mfa.gov.il). 

Go HERE for our resource page on this issue, including a link to a past ACTION ALERT that has information you will find useful.

We would appreciate you emailing us at apnwest@peacenow.org to indicate you have indeed sent a message to the Israel Consulate. We can be reached via that email or at 323-934-3480 if you have any questions or would like further information.

Thank you!

 

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APN 2016 Israel Study Tour - Photo Highlights

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Peace Now's Hagit Ofran gives a briefing to the group on the Mount of Olives, overlooking the Temple Mount / Noble Sancuary

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Waiting to enter the US Consulate in Jerusalem for meeting with Consul General Donald Blome.

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Two pictures above is the amphitheater, and directly above are the flags of Rawabi, the first Palestinian planned-city in the West Bank

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LEFT: Israeli Journalist Amir Tibbon talks about living at the border with Gaza. Tibbon covered the most recent Gaza War and one month later moved from Tel Aviv to Kibbutz Nahal Oz. RIGHT: Maj. General (ret.) Noam Tibbone (yes, he is Noam's father) spoke about security needs with Gaza directly behind him. 

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The only "bombproof playground" is in Sderet, Israel near Gaza. On the left is the outside of the play structure/shelter, and on the right is a view from the inside.

Program in Los Angeles with APN's Lara Friedman - October 20, 2016

On the Eve of Elections: The U.S. and the Elusive Quest for Middle East Peace
A discussion with a leading authority from Washington, DC

Lara Friedman
Director of Policy and Government Relations
Americans for Peace Now

Thursday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.

Westside Jewish Community Center
5870 W. Olympic Blvd., LA (parking structure in back, or park on the street)

RSVP to apnwest@peacenow.org or 323-934-3480

Friedman, whom the Jewish Daily Forward Newspaper listed as a "must-read pundit on the Middle East," is a go-to expert for those working inside government, those looking to influence U.S. policy, and for journalists. Her opeds and analyses are frequently published in the US and Israeli press, and she is a highly requested and respected speaker in forums throughout the U.S. and internationally.

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Program in Silicon Valley, CA with APN's Lara Friedman - Wednesday, October 19, 8:00 pm

We recognize that the final US Presidential Debate is the evening of October 19th, so we have changed the start time to 8:00 pm. You will thus have the opportunity to watch the debate in its entirety, and then have a discussion with a leading expert on the issues that are relevant to Israel, and to US Foreign Policy towards Israel and the Middle East.


On the Eve of Elections: The U.S. and the Elusive Quest for Middle East Peace
A discussion with a leading authority from Washington, DC

Lara Friedman
Director of Policy and Government Relations
Americans for Peace Now

Wednesday, October 19, 8:00 p.m. 
(changed from 7:30 to accommodate watching the final US Presidential Debate)

Private Home in Sunnyvale, CA
Receive location and directions upon RSVP

RSVP to apnwest@peacenow.org or 323-934-3480

Friedman, whom the Jewish Daily Forward Newspaper listed as a "must-read pundit on the Middle East," is a go-to expert for those working inside government, those looking to influence U.S. policy, and for journalists. Her opeds and analyses are frequently published in the US and Israeli press, and she is a highly requested and respected speaker in forums throughout the U.S. and internationally.

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APN SoCal Breakfast Program - "Nice or Necessary? Jewish-Arab People-to-People Programs

APN in Southern California is a co-sponsor of the following breakfast program to be held on Wednesday, February 4:

Nice or Necessary? Jewish-Arab People-to-People Programs

Breakfast Program with Joel Braunold, U.S. Director of the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 8:00 a.m.

Lenny's Deli (back room)
2379 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles (at Pico)

Bagel Breakfast: $15 (pay at door)

RSVP to apnwest@peacenow.org or 323-934-3480

Sponsors: Americans for Peace Now, American Friends of Neve Shalom Wahat al Salaam, J Street, Partners for Progressive Israel

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The Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP) is a network of organizations that seek to build a secure just and sustainable peace, and conduct civil society work in conflict transformation, development, coexistence and cooperative activities on the ground in the Middle East among Israelis, Palestinians, Arabs, and Jews.

There are more than 80 member organizations in ALLMEP, including the Arab-Jewish Village Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam and the bilingual and multicultural Hand in Hand schools, the Jerusalem one recently attacked in a hate crime.

Joel Braunold is the U.S. Director of ALLMEP, after having previously served in leadership roles in London and New York at the ALLMEP member organization PeaceWorks Foundation/OneVoice Movement. He has received the Avi Schaefer Peace Innovation Prize, and his insightful analysis on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been published by national and international media outlets, including Ha'aretz.com, the New York Daily News, the Guardian, the Huffington Post and the Daily Beast.

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The 4th Annual Professor Gerald B. Bubis Lecture -- held in Southern California -- will be Thursday, December 4th, featuring Israel's renowned Jerusalem expert Daniel Seidemann speaking on the topic GETTING REAL ABOUT JERUSALEM.  It could not be more timely.

See below for further information, followed by a detailed bio on the speaker and on Professor Bubis.

RSVP's are requested to 323-934-3480 or apnwest@peacenow.org.

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Yossi Alpher is an independent security analyst. He is the former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, a former senior official with the Mossad, and a former IDF intelligence officer. Views and positions expressed here are those of the writer, and do not necessarily represent APN's views and policy positions.

This week, Alpher discusses the analysis of the shared characteristics of the Sarona and Orlando terrorist attacks; the additional unique elements of the Sarona attack of June 8 that seem to have made it so traumatic; and what Netanyahu's fourth meeting in a year with President Putin, together with the fact that he met only once with President Obama during this time tells us about Netanyahu’s strategic world view.

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