Hard Questions, Tough Answers (July 16, 2018) – Gaza

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Yossi Alpher is an independent security analyst. He is the former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, a former senior official with the Mossad, and a former IDF intelligence officer. Views and positions expressed here are those of the writer, and do not necessarily represent APN's views and policy positions.

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APN's "3 Weeks of Contemplation" - Week 2 Book Recommendations

Week 2 Book Recommendations - Exploring love, empathy, and cooperation in spite of the conflict

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Today, 13 leading American Jewish organizations submitted a letter to Knesset opposition leader Isaac Herzog expressing opposition to the discriminatory “Nation-State Bill,” which is currently advancing in the Knesset. The bill would alter Israel’s constitution-level Basic Law in ways that pose severe risks to minority rights and Israel’s democratic foundation. The letter is signed by the New Israel Fund, J Street, T’ruah, Americans for Peace Now, Ameiny, Avtzim’s Green Zionist Alliance, Habonim Dror North America, Hashomer Hatzair North America, Keshet, Reconstructing Judaism, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, Right Now: Advocates for Asylum Seekers in Israel, and Tivnu: Building Justice.

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APN Briefing Call with Shibley Telhami (7/19, 2PM EST)

Please join us for a briefing call with Professor Shibley Telhami, an expert on Palestinian politics and on U.S. Middle East policy on Thursday July 19th, at 2:00 pm, Eastern Time.

One of America’s leading experts on the Middle East, Professor Telhami will comment on the current state of American-Palestinian relations, on Donald Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian policy, on Trump’s prospective “peace plan,” and on the role of Arab governments in the current dynamics between the US, Israel and the Palestinians.  

Date: Thursday July 19th
Time: 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Dial-in Number: 951-797-1058
Participant Access Code: 147414

Shibley Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, and non-resident senior fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. He is the co-editor of The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011, and the author of The World through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East.

The call will be recorded. The recording will be available on APN’s web site shortly after the call ends.

Elana Kravitz is a student at Columbia University studying Political Science and Arabic, currently an Americans for Peace Now intern


Mohammed Bin Salman was elevated to the status of crown prince of Saudi Arabia just over a year ago, and what a year it’s been. He quickly became an international celebrity better known as MBS, the man of the hour in the Middle East, and even a welcome presence on the Rock’s Instagram. He captured the world’s attention with a prolonged charm offensive and “revolutionary” reforms in Saudi Arabia such as allowing women to drive and disempowering the infamous Saudi Arabian religious police.

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Yossi Alpher is an independent security analyst. He is the former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, a former senior official with the Mossad, and a former IDF intelligence officer. Views and positions expressed here are those of the writer, and do not necessarily represent APN's views and policy positions.

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APN's "3 Weeks of Contemplation" - Week 1 Book Recommendations

Week 1 Books - Exposing the divisions that exist in Israeli society between different ethnic, religious, and political groups.

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Americans for Peace Now (APN) condemns Israeli actions toward Bedouin communities in the West Bank, including Khan al-Ahmar. Israeli authorities have demolished structures in Abu Nuwar and moved in bulldozers to Khan al-Ahmar in preparation for demolishing that community. The Israeli government plans to forcibly transfer the Bedouin members of the Jahalin tribe to Al Jabel, a village near the garbage dump in Abu Dis.

These moves are not only violation of Palestinian human rights; they are also a deliberate move by Israel’s right-wing government to harm prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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APN's "3 Weeks of Contemplation" - Book Recommendations

Americans for Peace Now invites you to join us in “Three Weeks of Contemplation: Hate, Peace, and Reconciliation,” featuring a hand-picked selection of current books by Israeli and Palestinian writers.

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The Dove - Young Voices of Israel/Palestine - July 23, 2018

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