Listen: Briefing call with Debbie Gild-Hayo of ACRI on anti-democratic legislation in Israel

On July 20th, APN hosted Debbie Gild-Hayo, the Policy Advocacy Director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), for a briefing call to discuss current anti-democratic legislation in Israel.

 

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News Nosh 7.20.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday July 20, 2017

Quote of the day:
"(East Jerusalem includes) villages with hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. Police do not enter them, and neither does the Education Minister."
--The response of MK Tzipi Livni (Zionist Camp) following the passing in a first reading of a bill to make it harder to divide Jerusalem for a future Palestinian state. Livni was referring to right-wing MK Naftali Bennett who initially proposed the bill.*
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Briefing call on anti-democratic legislation in Israel with ACRI's Debbie Gild-Hayo

Join us for a timely briefing call tomorrow, Thursday, July 20th, at 11:00 AM, with Debbie Gild-Hayo of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) to discuss current anti-democratic legislation in Israel.

Attorney Debbie Gild-Hayo is the Policy Advocacy Director of ACRI, overseeing the organization’s policy advocacy work in Knesset committees and before leading decision makers and government officials in Israel.

ACRI publishes a Legislative Roundup reviewing controversial Knesset legislation and occasional reports on anti-democratic initiatives in the Knesset. See here.

To join the call, dial 1-951-797-1058 and enter the conference code: 147414. A recording will be available shortly after we conclude the call.

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Ephraim Halevy, former Mossad director - APN Israeli Security "Validator"

Ephraim Halevy, former Mossad director is featured in APN's series of ads and online publications of Israeli security validators.  Go HERE for an archive of past versions featuring the Israelis such as Shabtai Shavit, Yuval Diskin, Yitzhak Rabin, Meir Dagan, Tzipi Livni, Shomo Gazit, Rabbi Michael Melchior, and more....

News Nosh 7.19.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday July 19, 2017

You Must Be Kidding: 
Palestinians in Askar refugee camp near Nablus returned a military drone to the IDF that fell while it was helping soldiers search for wanted individuals from the refugee camp.** 
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The Dove Part 2: Young Voices of Israel/Palestine

On July 20, We and  co-sponsor, New Story Leadership hosted an evening of personal stories that inspired hope for Israeli-Palestinian peace, based on the popular storytelling show The Moth. This wass the second event in our "The Dove" series, entitled "Young Voices of Israel/Palestine."

Hosted by Noa Baum (Award-winning storyteller and author of A Land Twice Promised: An Israeli Woman's Quest for Peace), and featuring six young Israeli and Palestinian storytellers from Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank.

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News Nosh 7.17.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday July 17, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding:
The updated lexicon for civics lessons, which was reexamined in the Education Ministry after criticism by the High Court of Justice, continues to present Israeli Arabs as hostile to the state, the High Court as controversial and democracy as procedural in essence.
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Sign our Petition: Don't Ban Americans Who Peacefully Oppose Israeli Policies

Outraged and heartbroken – that sums up the feelings of many who could be barred from Israel for the "crime" of peacefully opposing its government's policies.

The Knesset, Israel's legislative body, recently passed a new law, dubbed the "Entry Law." If enacted, the law would deny entry into the State of Israel to any non-Israeli individual or individuals affiliated with non-Israeli organizations, who have publicly called for boycotting either Israel, Israeli state institutions, or West Bank settlements.

While Americans for Peace Now (APN) – the American sister organization of Shalom Achshav, Israel's preeminent peace movement – staunchly opposes boycotting Israel or Israeli institutions, we do call for boycotting West Bank settlements. We see this as a legitimate way to express our opposition to the settlements and to the occupation of the West Bank.

The "Entry Law" is a stain on Israeli democracy and betrays the democratic principles upon which Israel was established.

 

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July 17, 2017 - Netanyahu: threatened on four fronts and coddled on a fifth

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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 domestic and regional threats Netanyahu is facing; why Gabai, as an untested and inexperienced politician elected to lead Labor by a constituency in rebellion against the party establishment, is a threat; whether there was strategic significance to the recent Temple Mount attack; the Syria ceasefire; and Netanyahu's need to be coddled.

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News Nosh 7.16.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday July 16, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"We're still in shock. If we would have known, we would have immediately stopped them. It's not like we lack troubles. We're against such acts. This shooting helps with nothing but destroys everything. Now everyone will attack us."
--Relative of one of the Arab-Israeli assailants (Palestinian citizens of Israel) who killed two Israeli Border Police Friday on the Temple Mount.*
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