--Former defense minister Moshe Yaalon implicated Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in 'Case 3000', the submarine corruption affair.*
Donald 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.
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.
On May 27th, Peace Now will help restore hope with a massive rally against 50 years of occupation and conflict.
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.