APN/Peace Now in the News: November 14 – 25, 2016

Newsweek: November 23, 2016
With the election of Donald Trump, the two-state solution is at stake” Peace Now's Anat Ben-Nun discusses the imminent threats to the two-state solution posed by the Trump Administration

Times of Israel: November 18, 2016
Illiberal Support for Israel: Antithetical to Jewish Values & Israel’s Interests” APN's Lara Friedman challenges the actors within the American Jewish community that are prioritizing land over peace, security, and core Jewish and American values

Haaretz: November 24, 2016
Five Tips for Jewish Resistance: How to be Bannon’s Worst Nightmare,” Bradley Burston’s op-ed lists Americans for Peace Now among the American Jewish groups engaging in active resistance against Bannon.

Hawaii News Now: November 23, 2016
Trump win could give Israel freer hand with Palestinians,” cites Peace Now data projecting that the settlement housing construction started during Obama’s term will exceed that of George W. Bush’s presidency.

Jewish Telegraph Agency: November 22, 2016
Jewish groups fret as Republicans retreat from two-state solution,” in contrast to AIPAC’s removal of a reference to the two-state solution, Americans for Peace Now and other pro-Israel groups remain outspoken in advancing two states.

The Washington Post: November 20, 2016
Even Israel says this Jewish settlement is illegal – now comes the showdown,” Amona settlers claim “Palestinians never would have made a peep of complaint, were it not for left-wing Israeli activists, from groups such as Peace Now and Yesh Din, who supplied the lawyers.”

Haaretz: November 19, 2016
Jewish Leaders Across America Deliver Warning Letter to Trump: We Will Not Sit Idly By,” Americans for Peace Now and other American Jewish organizations sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump denouncing the anti-Semitism surrounding his campaign, expressing concern for the plight of minorities, and urging the new administration to uphold the two-state solution.

Times of Israel: November 19, 2016
Liberal Jewish groups to Trump: Condemn anti-Semitism, dump Bannon,” in a letter from J Street, New Israel Fund, and Americans for Peace Now, among others, the President-elect is urged to back two-state solution.

Jewish Telegraph Agency: November 18, 2016
Right-wing critics take aim at Keith Ellison’s Israel record, Jewish left-wingers rally to his defense,” Americans for Peace Now, among other Jewish groups, have defended Keith Ellison, particular from attacks from the Zionist Organization of America for his support for a cease-fire in 2014 and putting pressure on Israel to loosen the blockade on Gaza in 2009.

Ynet News: November 16, 2016
Regulation Bill draws protests outside Bennett’s home,” dozens of Peace Now activists demonstrated outside Education Minister Naftali Bennett’s home in protests against the Regulation Bill, which aims to legalize outposts in the West Bank built on privately owned Palestinian land.

Jewish Press: November 14, 2016
Peace Now Against Amona Bill,” Peace Now plans to petition the High Court against the Amona Regulations Bill, denouncing it as illegal.

Al Jazeera: November 14, 2016
Israeli committee approves bill legalizing outposts,” Peace Now denounces the approval of the Regulations Bill, which could retroactively legalize 2,000 settlement homes.

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