The Trump administration won't have any more excuses

In a recent interview, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman – a long-time supporter of Israeli settlements – falsely claimed that Israel occupies “only 2 percent” of the West Bank.

In fact, with the entire West Bank under Israeli military law, 100 percent is occupied by Israel. Yet, when a reporter followed up with State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert, asking what percent of the West Bank the Trump administration believes is occupied, she stated: “I don’t know that we have a map of that.”

We at Americans for Peace Now have good news for the State Department: Facts on the Ground 2.0 is coming soon.

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News Nosh 10.19.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday October 19, 2017
 
Quote of the Day #1:
“Is there anyone whose positions on Israel should disqualify him from any position in any Jewish institution? Suppose someone supports a boycott of Israel, or turning it into a state of all its citizens. Could he not serve as an accountant of a Jewish federation or a Bible teacher in a Jewish school?”

—US-based Maariv reporter, Shmuel Rosner, examines the questions that have arisen over the battle against the appointment of an anti-occupation Jewish-American historian as the head of the Center for Jewish History.*

Quote of the Day #2:

"The Israeli government has lost all its inhibitions, while promoting settlement expansion at a record pace for recent years and distancing us daily from the possibility of a two state solution."
--Peace Now said in settlement construction report, noting that, since the beginning of the year, Israel authorities have promoted 6,742 settlement housing units.**
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News Nosh 10.18.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday, October 2, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“On the other hand, the arguments that are now being claimed on the left are true: It’s not reasonable that when there is a split between Gaza and the West Bank, Israel says there is no partner because the Palestinian people are divided, and that when there is unity, Israel will claim that there is no partner because of Hamas.”
—Senior Maariv political commentator Ben Caspit looks at why Israel refuses to negotiate with a Palestinian unity government.*

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Action Alert: Tell Congress to Save the Iran Deal

As we expected, President Trump decertified the Iran nuclear deal on October 17th but declined to kill it outright by imposing new sanctions. Instead, he dropped the fate of the deal in the lap of Congress, hoping to make lawmakers complicit in US violation of the terms of the JCPOA.

This would give Iran the green light to resume its nuclear program and increase the risk of escalation to an armed conflict with Iran. But that’s not all. It would mean that as the US and Israel seek to combat Iran’s nefarious activities in the Middle East we could be up against a nuclear-armed state. Further, the US would rupture relations with our allies and undermine our credibility, such that North Korea would have no reason to negotiate its nuclear disarmament.

We can’t let this happen. Tell Congress to preserve the Iran deal.

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News Nosh 10.17.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Quote of the day:
"Despite the ideological distance, geographic proximity is more important than all, and creates a shared life. For that, we are here. Moti worked in Kafr Qassem, he did not talk about coexistence—he lived it."

—Arab Israeli MK Issawi Frej (Meretz), who lives in Kafr Qassem, was one of a group of Arab-Israeli officials who paid a condolence visit to the family of Reuven (Moti) Shmerling, a settler from Elkana who owned a storehouse in the Arab-Israeli town and was murdered there two weeks ago.**


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News Nosh 10.16.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday, October 16, 2017
Quote of the day:
"His remarks also emit a strong whiff of nationalism. Gabbay didn’t promise not to sit in the same government with representatives of the far right. So why was it important to him to rule out, in advance and under any circumstances, only the Joint List – the authentic representative of most of the country’s Arab citizens?"
--Haaretz Editorial questions Labor party chief, Avi Gabbay, for saying he would not form a coalition government with the mostly-Arab Joint List faction.*
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Legislative Round-Up - October 12, 2017

Produced by the Foundation for Middle East Peace in cooperation with Americans for Peace Now, where the Legislative Round-Up was conceived

  1. Bills, Resolutions & Letters
  2. Hearings
  3. On the Record
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Iran Nuclear Deal under Threat by Trump

Iran Nuclear Deal under Threat by Trump

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News Nosh 10.10.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday October 10, 2017

NOTE: News Nosh will be on Sukkot holiday hiatus starting tomorrow, the 11th of October, and will return in its full form on Sunday October 15th.
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
Iran reportedly seeks to shut down use of the Israeli-made mobile navigation app Waze, because it's a 'Zionist invention.'**
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