Arab Approaches to the Political Process and Normalization with Israel

Ofir Winter / INSS (2016)
Article discussing the political process towards peace from an Arab standpoint and unsuccessful attempts to revive the political process, specifically from Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Further assesses the factors that resist political progress and towards improving relations with Israel. Read More >

20 Years After: Briefing Call on Rabin Assassination with Author Dan Ephron

Americans for Peace Now / (November 2, 2015)
Briefing call with Author Dan Ephron, who discusses the events that led to the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the events that followed in its aftermath. Read More >

The Residency Status of East Jerusalem’s Palestinians

Gilead Sher / INSS (October 28, 2015)
Revoking Israeli residency of Palestinians beyond the separation barrier in East Jerusalem is difficult from a legal point of view, as there is no law that authorizes Israel's government to do so.  Read More >

Twenty Years of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Education: A Research Retrospective

Ned Lazarus / Palestine-Israel Journal (October 1, 2015)
Hundreds of participants of youth peace education programs - Jewish, Israeli, Israeli Palestinians, and Palestinians in the Occupied Territories - have gone to engage in peace-building efforts. Read More >

APN Interview on ‘Price Tag’ with Molad’s Liat Schlesinger

Americans for Peace Now / (August 19, 2015)
Interview with Liat Schlesinger of Molad, a progressive think tank in Israel, on a report showing how Israeli tax payers fund the organizations that originally came up with the Price Tag strategy. Read More >

Katherine-pensive320x265Tel Aviv is enchanting. As I wandered through the artistic, sun-soaked streets of Neve Tzedek, walked on the glistening beaches of the Mediterranean, and meandered through its bustling downtown on my most recent visit to Israel, I became entranced. With its balance of relaxation and excitement, I couldn’t help but be lured in by the magic of the city.

However, I wasn’t in Israel for vacation. I was there as staff with Americans for Peace Now on its study tour to Israel and the West Bank to learn about the complexity of achieving a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Usually, the tour is based in Jerusalem, a contentious city that many consider the epicenter of the conflict. Though staying in Tel Aviv distanced us from the heart of the issue, it taught me an important lesson about the attitude of Israelis toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how difficult it is to persuade the Israeli public that the occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip threatens Israel’s existence.

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News Nosh 05.25.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday May 25, 2015 

Quote of the day:
"In our country, the 'Other' is important to me event if he isn't Jewish,"
--President Reuven Rivlin tells students at a Jewish high school in Jerusalem where he made a surprise visit Thursday.**

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News Nosh 05.04.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday May 4, 2015 

Quote of the day:
“So I found a vehicle, a taxi, and I tried to shell it but missed. Two more vehicles came, and I tried another shell or two, but couldn’t do it. Then the commander came and said, ‘Yallah, stop it, you’re using up all the shells. Cut it out.’ So we moved to the heavy machine gun."
--An Armored Corps soldier gave a testimony about a competition that developed during Operation Protective Edge between the members of his unit: who could succeed in hitting moving Gazan vehicles on a road that carried cars, trucks and even ambulances.**

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Two States in One Space

IPCRI (November 25, 2014)
Research paper proposing a system where Israel and Palestine would exist as separate sovereign states. Under such a vision, a shared Jerusalem would serve as both states' capital. Read More >

 

Briefing Call - “Conversation with Brigadier General (ret.) Shlomo Brom: Defensible Borders”

Americans for Peace Now / (June 27,  2014)
Briefing call with Brigadier General (ret.) Shlomo Brom, who discusses why the 1967 lines, with reasonable land swaps, would be defensible bordesr between Israel and the West Bank portion of the future state of Palestine. Read More >

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