APN Event in New York City honoring Michael Walzer and Lara Friedman - May 3, 2018

Mark your calendars, and make your travel plans, to be in New York City on May 3 (Lag B'Omer) for APN's special event at the Chelsea Piers Sunset Terrace in New York City.

Honorees will be Michael Walzer, renowned political theorist, and Lara Friedman, President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace and former APN Director of Policy and Government Relations.

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Letter to the White House: Stephen Miller must be removed

On February 8, APN and 16 other Jewish organizations sent a letter authored and organized by NCJW to White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly expressing our deep concern that Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller does not belong in national leadership due to his extreme viewpoints and advocacy of racist policies.

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Videos from APN Vision of Peace Celebration in Los Angeles, January 29, 2018

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Photo Gallery - APN Vision of Peace Celebration - January 29, 2018, Los Angeles

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News Nosh 2.8.18

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday, February 8, 2018
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
“Music is music, what does it matter what language it’s in? We live in Israel and we hear all the languages here: Arabic, Hebrew, Russian."
--Yusuf, an Arab-Israeli from Kafr Qassem reacted to the complaints by Jewish passengers of public buses about the Arabic music the Arab bus drivers put on the radio.**
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Feb. 20 in Wash DC: "Israeli Settlements & Annexation in the Trump-Netanyahu Era"

Please join Americans for Peace Now, Foundation for Middle East Peace, and J Street DC Metro for

Israeli Settlements & Annexation in the Trump-Netanyahu Era

Featuring Akiva Eldar (author and journalist, Al-Monitor) in discussion with Debra Shushan (Director of Policy and Government Relations, Americans for Peace Now)

Tuesday, February 20th
10:00 - 11:30am
1319 18th Street NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20036

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APN Condemns Murder of Rabbi Ben-Gal, Calls on Leaders to Halt Violent Escalation

Americans for Peace Now condemns in the strongest possible terms the murder of Rabbi Itamar Ben-Gal, who was stabbed to death outside the West Bank settlement of Ariel. A teacher and father of four, Ben-Gal was a resident of the settlement of Har Bracha outside Nablus. A Hamas spokesman praised the killing as “a continuation of the resistance to Trump’s Jerusalem declaration.”

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News Nosh 2.6.18

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday February 6, 2018
 
Quote of the Day #1:
“We in the Gaza Strip live in a catastrophe. Total collapse. Have you ever heard of a people who wants to die? A people that is pushing Hamas to go to war? The situation is not ahead of a collapse, rather we are already at the heart of the storm. We're haven't yet started eating each other."
--Maariv published a letter to Israelis from Mohammed A., a resident of the Gaza Strip.*

Quote of the Day #2:
"Israel, in 99th place, is 24 rungs below Palestine, in 75th. The vicissitudes of fate. Some people occupy a top position, while others occupy another people."
--Joint List MK Ahmad Tibi remarks on Israel and Palestine's FIFA soccer ratings in an interview in Yedioth/Ynet.**
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Hard Questions, Tough Answers (2.5.18) - Bad neighborhoods getting worse

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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 conflict arenas that have evolved seven years after the Arab Spring: Egypt, Jordan, the Iran-Hezbollah alliance, and the Red Sea/Horn of Africa.

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News Nosh 2.5.18

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday February 5, 2018
 
Quotes of the day:
“True, we learn from experience and from nature, and know things others don’t. But nowadays people don’t care what’s inside of you, every employer wants to know what diploma you have."
-Daoud, 45, a Bedouin man from the village of Al-Muntar in the West Bank. Bedouin today want their children to go to school. But Israel is fighting in court to destroy the village schoolhouse.

“There’s a school in [the nearby settlement of] Ma’aleh Adumim, a place to get an education. All we’re asking is that we have a kindergarten and school as well. If you had a 6-year-old child who had to walk 6 kilometers both ways to get to school, wouldn’t you be concerned and want to change that?"
--Abdallah, 39, another resident of Al-Muntar village.
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