On Monday, November 13th in Washington, DC, please join Americans for Peace Now, the Foundation for Middle East Peace, the Arab American Institute for "Trump, Netanyahu, & the Declining Prospects for Peace in Jerusalem."
While the world awaits the grand unveiling of the the Trump administration's plan to broker the ultimate deal,
Netanyahu has alarmingly ramped up Israeli settlement activity and the displacement of Palestinians in East
Jerusalem. Join us for a discussion on the Netanyahu-Trump era's impact on the future of Jerusalem and its
residents, featuring Jerusalem expert Daniel Seidemann and discussants Ori Nir (Americans for Peace
Now) and Dr. James Zogby (Arab American Institute), moderated by Lara Friedman (Foundation for Middle East
On November 2nd 2017, APN hosted a briefing call on efforts to confront anti-boycott legislation that violated Americans’ First Amendment liberties and conflates Israel and West Bank settlements. Our briefer was ACLU Staff Attorney Brian Hauss, who leads the American Civil Liberties Union’s litigation on this issue.
Please join us for a call with Brian Hauss of the ACLU who will brief us on First Amendment issues concerning anti-BDS/pro-settlements legislation.
Brian is the lead attorney for the ACLU in its lawsuit challenging the Kansas law that requires all state contractors to certify that they are not participating in boycotts of Israel and/or settlements in the West Bank. The ACLU is representing Esther Koontz, a Kansas math teacher and trainer who was removed from a teacher training program administered by the Kansas Department of Education when she would not sign a contract certifying that she does not boycott Israel – or companies profiting from settlements in the Occupied Territories.
On October 10, 2017, APN hosted a briefing call with Middle East conflict resolution expert Robert Malley on the Iran nuclear deal, days before President Donald Trump is expected to de-certify Iranian compliance with the deal the US, Great Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany reached with Tehran which constrains Iran’s ability to build nuclear weapons.
Like APN, Ambassador Daniel Shapiro has supported the two-state solution since the late 1980s, long before it became a tenet of America’s Middle East policy. As President Obama’s ambassador to Israel, Shapiro was a key member of the past administration’s team working to advance the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Now, with the Trump administration refusing to commit itself to this basic US policy position and with the situation on the ground turning increasingly less hospitable to this solution, Shapiro is examining other scenarios and trying to assess their likelihood and their potential implications. Read Shapiro’s recent Tablet article on this topic.
Americans for Peace Now hosted a briefing call with Jerusalem affairs expert Daniel Seidemann on Tuesday, August 1 to analyze the recent events in Jerusalem and their repercussions.
On July 20, APN and New Story Leadership (co-sponsor) hosted an evening of personal stories that inspired hope for Israeli-Palestinian peace, based on the popular storytelling show The Moth. This was the second event in our "The Dove" series, entitled "Young Voices of Israel/Palestine."
Hosted by Noa Baum (Award-winning storyteller and author of A Land Twice Promised: An Israeli Woman's Quest for Peace), and featuring six young Israeli and Palestinian storytellers from Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank.
Settlements at 50 Years - An Obstacle to Peace and Democracy
Attorney Talia Sasson, President of the New Israel Fund
In conversation with Amir Tibon, Washington Correspondent for Haaretz Newspaper
Friday, June 23rd at 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Middle East Institute
1319 18th Street MW, Washington, DC
Light lunch will be available at 12:15 pm