APN and Peace Now in the News: July 23-29, 2016

 Letty Cottin PogrebinNew York Times - July 28
"Bill Clinton Would Be an Ideal Middle East Convoy"
by Letty Cottin Pogrebin

 

What should Hillary Clinton do with Bill? That's easy. She should appoint him as special envoy to Israel/Palestine ​with a presidential mandate to jump start the peace process.

Bill Clinton is the perfect person to create bridging proposals and persuade both parties to make crucial compromises. No one in America is more conversant with the issues that divide Israelis and Palestinians and the events that have led them to the current impasse. No one else knows the neighborhood better — not just its leaders but the civil society activists and local organizers who will ultimately make peace a reality on the ground.

Because of his role as facilitator of the 1993 Oslo process that culminated in the handshake between Yitzhak Rabin and Yasir Arafat on the White House lawn, and his last ditch efforts at the 2000 Camp David summit meeting with Arafat and Israel's then-Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Bill knows the map right down to the streets in Jerusalem and the squares in Ramallah. He knows where the minefields are — right of return, borders, security, and who controls the Temple Mount. If there's the slightest possibility that this 100-year-old conflict can be brought to a peaceful, permanent conclusion, Bill Clinton is the one who can make it happen.

Such an assignment would focus his formidable energy and expertise on this single complex issue and leave the rest of the country for Hillary to run.

 

Washington Post - July 29
State Dept. criticizes Israeli settlement expansion, demolitions, Peace Now welcomes US criticism of Israel's settlement expansion

 

Israel Hayom - July 29
US slams increase in Israeli construction beyond Green Line, Peace Now quoted on Israeli government tenders for settlement homes

 

The News - July 29
New Israeli Settlement Plans Provocative, Peace Now quoted on Israeli government tenders for settlement homes

 

Haaretz - July 28
Left-wing Israeli Activists Facing Violence, Death Threats, Hagit Ofran, director of Peace Now's Settlement Watch, describes growing threats to the organization

 

Haaretz - July 28
Secret 1970 Document Confirms First West Bank Settlements Built on a Lie, features Peace Now's aerial settlement maps and Hagit Ofran, director of Peace Now's Settlement Watch, cites the first usage of military orders to seize land for civilian use

 

Reuters - July 28
US concerned over Israel's settlement activityPeace Now quoted on Israeli government tenders for settlement homes

 

Daily Sabah - July 27
US slams new Israeli settlement plans for undermining peacePeace Now quoted on Israeli government tenders for settlement homes

 

The Jerusalem Post - July 26
IDF raizes 15 illegal Arab homes in East Jerusalem and West Bank, Eyal Raz, spokesman for Peace Now, says demolitions could exacerbate tensions

 

Washington Post - July 23
In the settlement of Kiryat Arba, the demand is to expand, Hagit Ofran, Director of Peace Now's Settlement Watch, quoted on the threat of settlement expansion to peace

 

APN and Peace Now in the News: July 11- July 15, 2016

New York Jewish Week - July 14

Board Member Martin Bresler's op-ed, "Why I Do Call Israel Out On The Occupation" is published as a response to David Bernstein's "Why I Don't Call Israel Out On The Occupation." 

 

Media Coverage of Peace Now's Response to NGO Law

Al Jazeera - July 12
Israel passes controversial NGO bill amid criticism

 

Washington Post - July 12
Israel NGOs decry 'deeply anti-democratic' move as new law approved

 

Reuters (featured in Daily Mail and Voice of America) - July 12

EU says Israel's new NGO law risks 'undermining values'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3686192/EU-says-Israels-new-NGO-law-risks-undermining-values.html

http://www.voanews.com/content/eu-says-israels-new-ngo-law-risks-undermining-values/3414830.html

 

The Guardian - July 12
Israel passes law to force NGOs to reveal foreign funding

 

BBC - July 12
EU criticises Israel law forcing NGOs to reveal foreign funding

 

The Times of Israel - July 12
EU: NGO law risks undermining Israel's democratic values

 

The Times of Israel - July 12
Left-wing groups slam 'anti-democratic' NGO law

 

Al Arabiya - July 12
>Israel approves NGO foreign funding law

 

The Forward - July 12
Israel Passes Controversial Anti-NGO Law

 

Jewish Telegraphic Agency - July 12
Knesset passes controversial 'transparency' law on NGO funding

 

i24 News - July 12
EU Slams Israel's controversial NGO law

 

Deutsche Welle - July 12

 

France 24 - July 12
Israël adopte une loi controversée sur le financement étranger des ONG

 

The Associated Press (featured in Washington Post and New York Times) - July 11

Israel passes law targeting human rights organizations 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/israel-passes-law-targeting-human-rights-organizations/2016/07/11/a54a8132-47af-11e6-8dac-0c6e4accc5b1_story.html

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/07/11/world/middleeast/ap-ml-israel-ngo-law.html

 

Reuters (also featured in Ynet News and the Jerusalem Post) - July 11

Israel NGO bill, seen as targeting left-wing groups, becomes law

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-ngo-idUSKCN0ZR2JB

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4827203,00.html

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israel-NGO-bill-seen-as-targeting-left-wing-groups-becomes-law-460126

APN and Peace Now in the News: June 26 - July 8, 2016

APN and Peace Now in the News: June 03,2016 - June 10, 2016

APN and Peace Now in the News: March 12,2016 - March 18, 2016

APN and Peace Now in the News: March 4, 2016 - March 11, 2016

APN and Peace Now in the News: February 27, 2016 - March 4, 2016

APN's Rabbi Alana Suskin op-ed: Don't Give up on Israel! (Jerusalem Post, 3/2/2016)

APN/Peace Now in the News: February 20, 2016 – February 26, 2016

APN/Peace Now in the News: February 13, 2016 – February 19, 2016

This week, most of the articles deal with the Peace Now settlement report that was released over the weekend, which you can read here

 

APN's Ori Nir op-ed: American friends of Israel must support Israeli progressives (The Washington Jewish Week, 2/19/2016)

  

Peace Now end of year settlement report: 1,800 housing starts in settlements in 2015 (JTA, 2/14/2016)

Peace Now report: 1,800 housing starts in settlements in 2015 (AFP, 2/14/2016)

Peace Now report: 1,800 housing starts in settlements in 2015 (Haaretz, 2/14/2016)

Peace Now report: decline in housing starts in settlements in 2015 (Times of Israel, 2/14/2016)

Peace Now annual report: Decline in construction in settlements in 2015 (Arutz 7, 2/14/2016)

 Peace Now report : Netanyahu authorized 20 West Bank outposts constructed illegally since 2009 (Jerusalem Post, 2/14/2016 ) 

Peace Now report: Housing Starts Down 40 Percent in West Bank Settlements in 2015 (Hamodia, 2/14/2016) 

Peace Now report: 1,800 housing starts in Israeli settlements in 2015 (Globes, 2/14/2016)

Peace Now report: Israel started construction on some 1,800 new housing units in Jewish settlements in the West Bank in 2015 (i24News,2/14/2016)

APN/Peace Now in the News: February 06, 2016 - February 12, 2016

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