APN Weekly Update - Help with our ad campaign, Yitzhak Rabin (z'l), Alpher, and a surprising Quote of the Week

Americans for Peace Now
Americans for Peace Now: November 2, 2016


"...Peace Now’s 'fringe' ideas became the 'mainstream' of the Israeli media and eventually government policy."

Baruch Gordon, founder and former manager/news director of the Israeli Arutz Sheva website, details the success of Peace Now as a way to demonstrate that his opposite goal of preventing a two-state solution is possible.


Hard Questions, Tough Answers with Yossi Alpher

Yossi Alpher is an independent security analyst. Views and positions expressed here are those of the writer, and do not necessarily represent APN's views and policy positions.

October 31, 2016 - Egypt, Lebanon: the wages of chaos on Israel’s borders

Q. Developments in both Egypt and Lebanon, two of Israel’s Arab neighbors, appear to reflect a steady expanse of the regional influence of Russia, Syria and Iran, based on their military progress in Syria. How is this unfolding? What does it mean for Israel and the US?

A. Essentially, in both Cairo and Beirut the political establishment seems to have come around to the assessment that extremist Sunni Salafist violence of the sort sponsored by ISIS is a bigger threat than the non-Sunni Muslim forces...

Q. Why is this significant for Israel?

A. Because it draws Russia and possibly Iran closer to Israel’s neighbors...

Q. Let’s start with Egypt. Why the tilt toward Assad?

A. It begins with developments on the home front, where the Sisi regime faces twin threats...

Q. And in Lebanon?

A. ...the Lebanese parliament is set to break an extended political logjam and elect General Michel Aoun to the presidency...

Q. Who gains strategically from all this?

A. Ostensibly, Russia, Iran and Syria gain greater influence in Egypt and Lebanon and the Assad regime in Damascus is strengthened. But this may be a short-lived equation...

Q. Where does all this leave Israel?

A. Israel has good reason to be concerned about the direction of events in Egypt...

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Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin: "I would like Israel to be a Jewish state, and therefore not to annex over 2 million Palestinians..."

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Recommended Reading

The Times of Israel: "Is the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Legitimizing Settlements? "

By Lara Friedman, APN Director of Policy and Government Relations

JFNA’s decision – on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the occupation – to formally open the door to taking visitors to settlements understandably sets off alarm bells.

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The American Prospect: "Polls From a Distant Land: Israelis and Palestinians Despair, But Shouldn't "

By Gershom Gorenberg

If each side understood what the other wants, they'd have more hope for peace. If a responsible U.S. president pays attention, she should jack up the pressure.

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In The News

Coverage of The Knesset's winter session opening

Yesterday's News Nosh provided an overview of the session which faced three big questions: the fate of the public broadcasting corporation, the fate of the settlement outpost 'Regulation Bill' and the political fate of Likud MK Oren Hazan, whom a court found had pimped, used drugs and ran a casino.

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