On May 14, 2015, just as Benjamin Netanyahu's new government was being sworn-in in the Knesset, Israeli political
expert and Peace Now founder Galia Golan was APN's guest on a briefing call analyzing the domestic and foreign
policy challenges facing the new government.
On Friday, February 27th APN hosted Joseph Cirincione of the Ploughshares
Fund and Larry Hanauer of the RAND Corporation on a briefing call regarding the current negotiations over
Iran's nuclear quest, Congress' role in the negotiations process, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's
effort to use Congress to scuttle the Obama administration's efforts to reach a deal.
On February 17, 2015, APN hosted Amir Tibon, the diplomatic correspondent of Israel's news site
Walla for a briefing call on Israel's upcoming elections. A month before the elections, Tibon gave an
eye-opening review of Israel's electoral arena, spoke about the way in which Prime Minister Netanyahu's push to
speak to Congress about Iran is playing in Israel, and about the way in which various issues are playing in the
campaign. He also reviewed various post-election scenarios, and predicted that Benjamin Netanyahu, if he's
called on to form the next government, would strive to form a national unity government with the Zionist Camp's
Yitzhak Herzog and Tzipi Livni.
On December 8, 2014, APN hosted Akiva Eldar of al-Monitor.com, the former chief political
writer of Israel's Haaretz, for a briefing call on the Israeli political scene following the decision taken by
Israel's political leaders to hold early elections in March 2015.
On November 14 2014, APN hosted Barbara Slavin of the Atlantic Council and al-Monitor.com, an expert on Iran, for a
briefing call on the deal brewing between Teheran and the international community, as they approach the November 24
deadline for a comprehensive solution to Iran's nuclear program.
Brigadier-General (Res.) Israel Baharav is one of 105 retired Israeli generals and top-tier security establishment
officers who on November 3 2014 sent a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urging him to engage both with
the Arab world and with the Palestinians to push a new diplomatic initiative for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict and improving Israel's standing regionally and internationally. In this interview with APN, he talks about
his motivation for signing the letter and comments on why Israel's security elite is typically more supportive of
diplomatic moves than its political leadership.
To listen to the interview with Brig. Gen. Baharav click below:
Anat Heffetz, a leader of a new peace movement that brings together residents of the Israeli
south, spoke with APN on October 22, 2014 about the Movement for the Future of the Western Negev – its inception
and its goals. To read more about the initiative of Anat Heffetz and her friends, see this Forward