"...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.
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
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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Times of Israel: "Is the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)
Legitimizing Settlements? "
By Lara Friedman, APN Director of Policy and Government
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
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.
Coverage of The Knesset's winter
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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