Americans for Peace Now (APN) is deeply saddened at the death of Harold Shapiro, a longtime member of our Board of Directors, a leader of our movement and a beloved member of the APN family and the American Jewish pro-Israel pro-Peace extended family.
Harold was an inspiration and model for American pro-Israel progressive activism. In addition to his longtime work with APN, he was the Chairman of Partners for Progressive Israel (formerly Meretz USA) and a longtime member of organizations that preceded PPI and Meretz USA. He was a three-time delegate to the World Zionist Congress and a member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel. He was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, and spent most of his adult life in New York City, where he invested in Broadway productions.
APN Salutes Harold’s dedication to Israel’s security and well-being and to Israel’s moral standing, as well as his immense contribution to America’s pro-Israel progressive movement.