Veteran Israeli journalist Akiva Eldar of Al-Monitor spoke at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC on February 20, in discussion with APN’s Debra Shushan. The focus of the event was recent steps towards annexation of the West Bank and the state of the settlement enterprise in the Trump-Netanyahu era.
Mark your calendars, and make your travel plans, to be in New York City on May 3 (Lag B'Omer) for APN's special event at the Chelsea Piers Sunset Terrace in New York City.
Honorees will be Michael Walzer, renowned political theorist, and Lara Friedman, President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace and former APN Director of Policy and Government Relations.
Please join Americans for Peace Now, Foundation for Middle East Peace, and J Street DC Metro for
Tuesday, February 20th
10:00 - 11:30am
1319 18th Street NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Join us for a book reading and discussion with Israeli human rights lawyer Michael Sfard and Lara Friedman, President of Foundation for Middle East Peace.
Wednesday, January 31st
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Book signing reception will follow the discussion. The book will be available for purchase.
APN’s Ori Nir spoke on January 26th at Northern Virginia’s Temple Rodef Shalom on the Six Day War of 1967, the opportunities it provided for Israel to reach peace with its neighbors and on the way in which the 1967 war the 1973 Yom Kippur War and the 1982 Lebanon War shaped Israel’s peace movement.
On January 29, Americans for Peace Now will be holding its Vision of Peace Celebration event, and I invite you to take part, even without being present.
We all know "8 days" is central to the holiday of Hanukah. It is also significant to this upcoming special event. David Broza, the Israeli music superstar and dedicated peace activist -- and one of the event honorees -- spearheaded a project that also lasted 8 days (and nights), the outcome of which was the music album East Jerusalem, West Jerusalem. While not a Hanukah-level miracle, it is a unique and powerful statement about Israeli-Palestinian collaboration and coexistence, all of which was captured in a documentary film. Given the recent, misguided steps taken by President Trump regarding Jerusalem, the music and film that resulted from David Broza’s vision are all the more significant.
You need not be in Los Angeles on January 29 to join in the Vision of Peace Celebration and the honoring of David Broza and Rob Eshman, former esteemed publisher and editor-in-chief of the Jewish Journal.
With a donation to APN, your personal message to congratulate the honorees and/or in support of peace will be shared that night along with the other tribute messages. As a thank you, APN will send you an East Jerusalem-West Jerusalem album CD/movie DVD set.
Thank you for joining in APN's Vision of Peace Celebration,
Luis Lainer, Former Chair
Americans for Peace Now
On Thursday January 11, 2018, APN hosted leading Palestinian political scholar and pollster Khalil Shikaki for a briefing call on current challenges facing the Palestinians and on trends in Palestinian public opinion.
Dr. Khalil Shikaki, director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in Ramallah and a professor of political science, discussed the state of Palestinian affairs following President Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem.
Dr. Shikaki has also been a senior fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University since 2005. His research focuses on the peace process, Palestinian state building, public opinion, transition to democracy, and the impact of domestic Palestinian politics on the peace process.