News Nosh 5.17.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 17, 2017
Quote of the day:
“If there is no indictment, I will go public and tell everything."
--Former defense minister Moshe Yaalon implicated Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in 'Case 3000', the submarine corruption affair.*
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News Nosh 5.16.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday May 16, 2017
Quote of the day:
Israeli authorities "have proven once again that there is no importance to human life when it comes to Palestinians."
--The left-wing human rights NGO Yesh Din, which represented the family of Antar Shibli al-Aqra, responded after an Israeli court gave a very light sentence to the Border Police volunteer who killed the unarmed man who entered Israel illegally looking for work.*
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Action Alert: Tell Trump: Get Serious about Israeli-Palestinian Peace

President TrumpDonald Trump is preparing for his visit to Israel on May 22nd, his first trip overseas as president.

On several occasions, President Trump has announced his commitment to brokering a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, the “ultimate deal,” as he called it.

We take the president at his words. And as we stated in a recent press release, if Trump takes serious action to pursue a viable Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, APN will leverage its influence and experience to support him.

In order to be an effective, credible broker, President Trump will have to push both sides – Israelis and Palestinians – to take actions that build trust and that don’t slam the door on a future peace deal.

Send a letter to President Trump urging him to take Israeli-Palestinian deal-making seriously.

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May 15, 2017 - Israel’s prospective nation-state law


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 prospective "nation-state law" that the Israeli Cabinet’s Ministerial Committee on Legislation submitted to the Knesset last week; why the law is surfacing again now; the law's proposed components; differences in the alternative versions that have been proposed; and whether Israel really needs this law.

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News Nosh 5.15.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday, May 15, 2017
Quote of the day:
“This is a worrying accumulation of incidents that conveys a problematic message that the activities of artists and cultural institutions are always under the watchful eye of the state, because they are subject to constant government monitoring. This is a request that goes to the roots of free expression.”
--Deputy Attorney General Dina Zilber responds to Culture Minister Miri Regev's demands for blocking funds to artists.*

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News Nosh 5.14.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday May 14, 2017
Quote of the day:
"Poll after poll prove that for the sake of peace, and for the chance to live without the threat of death or bereavement, the Israeli public is willing to make painful concessions, just like it did vis-à-vis Egypt and Jordan. This is the Right’s nightmare, its greatest fear."
--Yariv Oppenheimer writes in Yedioth about the willingness of the right-wing to let Israelis die in war rather than make peace.*
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Two States, One Hope

APN/ Peace Now in the News: May 1-12, 2017

Haaretz: May 12, 2017
"Trump's policy on Israel turns U.S. Jewish groups topsy-turvy," APN among dovish American Jewish groups who say they'll support Trump if he's serious about peace (APN's Ori Nir quoted). 

The New York Jewish Week: May 3, 2017
"Travel Ban Law Roiling Birthright, Liberals," APN opposes Israel's new "Entry Law" - cancels Israel tour.

Legislative Round-Up: May 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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News Nosh 5.12.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday May 12, 2017
You Must Be Kidding: 
“Radical left-wing organizations like Peace Now and Yesh Din file petitions against settlements in Judea and Samaria [the West Bank] night and day when they have no connection to the issue.” 
--David Shain, head of Likud’s youth wing, partnered with the Movement for Governability and Democracy to push legislators to submit a bill, which would prevent Israeli organizations from petitioning the High Court in the name of Palestinian rights and Israeli crimes.
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