Ephron-DanOn the eve of the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, please join APN for a briefing call on Monday, November 2nd, at 2:00 pm Eastern Time, with Dan Ephron, the author of a new investigative book on the murder.

In Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel, Ephron tells the parallel stories of Rabin and his assassin, Yigal Amir, during the two years leading up p to the murder, and sets the scene to the two decades that followed.

Ephron is an award-winning writer, who has served as the Jerusalem bureau chief for Newsweek and the Daily Beast, and now lives in New York City.

The details of the call are as follows:

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Let the Sun's Light Rise: Discussion of Rabin's Legacy, November 5th

Ayelet_Nahmias-VerbinAs we mark the 20th anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, APN supporters in the Washington DC metropolitan area are invited to join us on November 5th at 7PM at the DC JCC, for an evening of conversation and remembrance honoring Rabin, his legacy and leadership. Particularly at this time, it is important to commemorate an Israeli leader who had the courage to lead his people toward peace.

Led by the JCRC of Greater Washington, and co-sponsored by Americans for Peace Now, the evening will feature Knesset Member Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin, a former assistant to Rabin, a current member of the Zionist Union, and a passionate activist for Rabin's legacy. 

For more information on this event and to RSVP click here: http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/1759717568?view=Detail&id=109901

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2015 Professor Gerald B. Bubis Lecture in Southern California

Professor Gerald Bubis ("Jerry"), an APN founder, long-time Board Member and former National Co-Chair, passed away on August 21 of this year at age 91.  He will be deeply missed and remembered.

This annual event, established in his honor by the APN Board of Directors in 2011, is co-sponsored with Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, CA, and the fifth annual will be this October 20 with special guest speaker from Israel, Gershom Gorenberg.

Event information is below, and RSVP requested to apnwest@peacenow.org or 323-934-3480.

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2016 APN Israel Study Tour - Reservations Now Accepted

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 Inside the Iran Deal: Policy and Politics     Tues Sept 8 at 7pm

The deal recently agreed to by many of the world’s powers and Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has sparked serious debate among American policymakers, supporters of Israel, and those invested in diplomacy and Middle East peace.
Join J Street DC’s Young Professionals Network as we discuss the policy and politics of the JCPOA with two of the deal's most insightful advocates on Capitol Hill:

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APN Briefing Call with Peace Now's Hagit Ofran - Thursday, August 6

Listen to the August 6th Briefing Call with:

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Hagit Ofran
Peace Now Settlement Watch Director

Hagit discussed the latest developments in regard to Israeli settler extremists, settlements in the West Bank and Israeli government settlement construction policy, as well as Peace Now’s recent rally against Jewish terrorism and incitement, other recent successful Peace Now activities.

Listing to a recording: Hagit Ofran briefing 6 Aug 2015

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Israel Now Conference, July 24th in Tel Aviv

Our annual conference will take place on July 24th 2015 in Tel Aviv. 
To register and see the conference's full schedule, click here. Notice: the conference will take place in Hebrew.

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Briefing call Wednesday, July 1, noon (EST), on the power of Israeli settlers

Ami Pedahzur

Please join APN for a briefing call on Wednesday, July 1, at 12:00 noon Eastern Time with Prof. Ami Pedahzur, an expert on Israel’s radical right. The author of recent articles on the power of Israeli West Bank settlers, Pedahzur will discuss the political power of the settlers as a chief constituency of Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government. He will also analyze other ways in which the ideological settlers built their influence inside Israel’s establishment.

An expert on Israeli right-wing violence, Pedahzur will be available to comment on extremist West Bank settlers’ use of violence to advance their agenda.

Listen to the call here

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APN's Lara Friedman at FMEP Event, 6/23 - Israel and Palestine: Getting to Two States

Israeli_and_Palestinian_FlagsWhen: Tuesday, June 23
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Where: Room 2168 (Gold Room)
Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

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Since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected after walking back his support for a Palestinian state, the viability of the two-state solution has yet again been called into question. As the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza nears its fiftieth year, there is a complete lack of trust between the Palestinian and Israeli leadership. The goal of "two states for two peoples" has never seemed more distant, despite decades of U.S. support.
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Briefing call Wednesday, June 3: Tom Segev on the Six Day War anniversary

Segev, Tom275x413On the 48th anniversary of the Six Day War, please join APN for a briefing call with journalist and historian Tom Segev, the author of 1967 – Israel, the War, and the Year that Transformed the Middle East. Segev will talk about his research concerning the war and its aftermath, and will discuss its lingering impact on Israel, almost half a century later.

Tom Segev is an Israeli journalist and historian, the award-winning author of seven books, and a longtime columnist with Israel’s leading newspaper, Haaretz. His comprehensive study of the circumstances that preceded the 1967 war and the reality that it had created was praised by reviewers and scholars worldwide.

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