Americans for Peace Now Intern featured in Times of Israel
Late last week the Times of Israel showcased an inspiring program that Americans for Peace Now and the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) have been jointly sponsoring for the third year running.
Despite the depressing news from the region, we at APN are not losing hope and are working every day to build a better future for Israel - a future of peace with her neighbors, a future free of the occupation, and a future based on two states for two peoples. We are making a difference, particularly with young people. Our joint program with ATFP attracts tremendous interest. Two years ago, the Washington Post featured it in a prominent article. The program serves to further demonstrate that Israelis and Palestinians - and their friends overseas - have a solid political agenda: A solution of peace and security for Israelis and Palestinians, each people in its own independent state.
I hope you'll take a minute to donate to APN to help ensure that we are able to continue to provide programs like this one. Below is a link to the article about this wonderful program. It's worth your time to read it.
The Times of Israel: Jewish, Palestinian American groups 'swap' summer interns
A former IDF medical officer and a Palestinian from a refugee camp are seeing the conflict in a whole new way this summer.
WASHINGTON -- When Waleed Issa walked into the Americans for Peace Now (APN) Washington, DC office on the first day of his summer internship in June, the 25-year-old Palestinian from the Dheisheh refugee camp south of Bethlehem was startled by what he saw.
I never saw so much blue and white in my life," he says. "Everywhere you look, there's a Star of David and the colors of the Israeli flag. As a Palestinian, I thought to myself, 'This is not good news. How am I going to work here for the next six weeks?'"