My name is Jim Klutznick, I'm the Chair of the Board of Americans for Peace Now (APN), and I'll
get right to the point - I could not be prouder of the staff of this organization, led by CEO Debra DeLee
(pictured). The quality and quantity of their work astounds me - work that never lets up, in spite of the
enormous challenges of working for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the current
It's easy for some people to say "It will never happen" and just quit. That's not part of the DNA of APN's staff.
This staff includes Lara Friedman, who formulates and writes APN's policies and works with Congress and the
Administration; Ori Nir, who through his own writing and contacts with journalists keeps APN's views in the public
eye; Mark Bilsky, who educates the public through creative development materials; David Pine, who ably represents
APN on the West Coast; and Alana Suskin, our in-house Rabbi, who takes on those who use religion to justify
continued colonization of the West Bank. Our Shalom Achshav (Peace Now) colleagues in Israel are likewise inspiring
- they don't give up, so how can we? I thank them all and I hope you will do so as well.