News Nosh 12.31.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Tuesday December 31, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"The boycott is moving and advancing uniformly and exponentially. Those who don't want to see it, will end up feeling it."
-Justice Minister and chief Israeli negotiator Tzipi Livni warns of the economic consequences of not making peace.**


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"The settlements are not part of Israel's security, they are hurting it."

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On December 30th, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said, "The settlements are not part of Israel's security, they are hurting it."

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Poll finds some Jordan Valley settlers want to leave

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A poll conducted in one of the regional councils in the Jordan Valley found that residents there are interested in being evacuated in return for proper compensation, and a chance for real peace with the Palestinians. Read More >

APN's Lara Friedman at The Jewish Chronicle: Taking 'yes' for an answer on Iran

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For years, Israel and the American Jewish community have been sounding the alarm over Iran's nuclear program. This alarm is wholly justified, given the Iranian regime's record in the nuclear arena, the views and behavior of many of its officials over the years, and its support of international terrorism.

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This week, Alpher discusses what Kerry is doing differently from his many predecessors who have tried and failed to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, how bad the escalating Palestinian violence is, whether there is escalating Israeli opposition to a deal brokered by Kerry, the interaction between Israeli prisoner release and the new settlement construction and the third release of pre-Oslo Palestinian terrorists and whether Pollard fits in somewhere, and whether he has any predictions for the Middle East in 2014.

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News Nosh 12.30.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Monday December 30, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"Want to meet the victims of hostile acts? Go to the village of Burin, south of Nablus, because no article can convey the fear, methodicalness, hypocrisy and collaboration of each entity that seeks to make the villagers loathe their lives."
--Haaretz's Amira Hass reports from the Palestinian village of Burin.**


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News Nosh 12.29.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Sunday December 29, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"I am angry at ministers in the Israeli government who give the public the feeling that 'Okay, let them keep talking, nothing will come of it anyway.'"
--Science Minister Yaakov Peri responds to comments by Economy Minister Naftali Bennett and has a few other things to say about what the government is doing.**


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News Nosh 12.27.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Friday December 27, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"They are trying to make Ariel part of the consensus, but as far as I am concerned it is not legitimate. You want me to perform there? Solve the problem."
-- Israeli actress Sarit Vino-Elad says she refuses to step foot in a theater built on occupied land and which posed an obstacle to peace with Palestinians.**
 


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It's Not Right vs. Left, It's Right vs. Wrong

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I recently joined APN's board as I feel strongly that this is a pivotal moment for the peace movement in Israel and for Israel's future. As we usher in 2014, we are halfway through the time allotted for this round of peace negotiations. Soon we will know if President Obama and Secretary Kerry were successful in getting Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to agree on the outlines for a future peace deal.

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Peace Now End-of-Year Countdown

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