Lois and Dick Gunther

Chanukah Lights

Winter approaches, and the days grow shorter. The world becomes darker and feels colder.

This year, Chanukah comes at a time when we can still see some daylight when we light the candles, underscoring the gift of light, the miracle of Chanukah.

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This week, Alpher discusses Netanyahu's opposition to an interim nuclear deal with Iran and its consequent strain on the US-Israel relationship, the Israeli perception of a link between the Iranian nuclear issue and the Palestinian issue, the emergence of an ad hoc alliance between France, Israel and the Saudis and Emirates on Iran, who disagrees over what at this juncture, a rating of Netanyahu's overall performance on this issue in recent days, how will Avigdor Lieberman's acquittal and return to his post as foreign minister. affect Israel's foreign relations and how will it affect coalition politics in the Netanyahu government,

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News Nosh 11.11.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Monday November 11, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"I want to contribute to the State in a way that would have made Yitzhak and Leah Rabin proud of me."
--Yitzhak Rabin, 18, a Jordanian immigrant, wants to serve in the IDF.**


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News Nosh 11.10.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Sunday November 10, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"Think of the scandal we'd see if Palestinian policemen, or other foreign troops, were to use a Jewish cemetery for practice purposes."
--Yesh Din's Yossi Gurvitz, writes about the organization revealing that Israeli soldiers used a Muslim cemetery in Hebron for training space.**


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News Nosh 11.08.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Friday November 08, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"Good things are coming."
--Graffiti sprayed on walls in a Palestinian village by right-wing activists Thursday, who also set two cars on fire.**


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News Nosh 11.07.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Thursday November 07, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"There were arrests, there were all kind of arrests. But the high point of the night was drawing fire, creating a situation where they fired at us."
--Testimony of a former soldier from the 
Golani Brigade. His commander had said: "I want bodies full of bullets."**


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Encountering Peace: Negotiating Atmospherics

Gershon Baskin / The Jerusalem Post (November 6, 2013)
Argues that peace requires both sides to demonstrate positive will and actions to positively influence the atmosphere outside of the negotiating room, and provides examples that both sides could take to do that. Read More >

 

APN Study Tour meets with MK Ayelet Shaked of the Jewish Home party

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APN's Israel Study Tour participants held a series of meetings with Israeli Knesset members at the Israeli parliament. One of them was MK Ayelet Shaked of the Jewish Home, one of the youngest and most extreme right-wing members of the Knesset. Shaked routinely attacks Israel's peace camp. She does so while noting how effective Israel's peace movement has been in mainstreaming the notion that Israel needs a two-state solution to its conflict with the Palestinians.

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News Nosh 11.06.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Wednesday November 06, 2013

 

Number of the day:

46.
--The percentage difference between the average monthly income of a Jewish male employee versus an Arab male employee in Israel, according to just released data.**


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Peace Now: Why We Struggle For Peace

Peace Now's new movie explaining why it is so important that we not give up, why we must continue to work for peace.

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