News Nosh 03.24.14

APN's daily news review from Israel

Monday March 24, 2014
 

Quote of the day:

"The right wing says you can't talk to [Palestinian President Mahmoud] Abbas. Maybe without the ruckus of the tractors building settlements you could hear him better?"

--Merav Galili, host of 'State of the Nation' Israeli comedy talk show, interviews Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.**


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Hard Questions, Tough Answers with Yossi Alpher: March 24, 2014

This week, Alpher discusses why Israel is hesitating to release another group of Palestinian prisoners this week; the Hamas connection; if the US-sponsored two-state talks will be extended; the upset in Israel-US relations by Israeli statements and actions, mainly regarding Iran; and whether there is an Iranian parallel to Yaalon's challenge to the current international effort to reach a nuclear agreement with the Rowhani government.

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News Nosh 03.23.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday March 23, 2014

Quote of the day:
"But it isn’t about us. It is about creating an honest conversation regarding some of the most contentious issues facing both Israelis and Palestinians today."
--Zaki Djemal and Yoav Schaefer and four other Israel undergraduates at Harvard write about why they took participants of a tour of Israel and the Palestinian Territories to visit Yasser Arafat's grave.**

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Press Release: APN Lambasts New Planned Settlement Construction

As the Obama administration prepares to kick its efforts to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations into higher gear, the government of Israel is advancing plans to build 2,372 new housing units in West Bank settlements.

News of this new round of settlement construction plans was publicized yesterday by Americans for Peace Now's Israeli sister-organization, Shalom Achshav (Peace Now).

Americans for Peace Now joins Shalom Achshav in condemning the new plans for construction in settlements, many of which are east of the "Separation Barrier," in areas that are almost certain to come under Palestinian sovereignty when a two-state peace agreement is achieved.

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News Nosh 03.21.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday March 21, 2014

Quote of the day:
"I hope that Migron will become a symbol for settlers (showing) that you can not take control of all the land and every hill - certainly not when it comes to privately-owned Palestinian land."
--Yariv Oppenheimer, secretary general of Peace Now, on the Attorney General's decision not to allow settlers to re-inhabit the Migron outpost, after police discovered the settlers had forged purchase of privately-owned Palestinian lands there.**

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Event 3/24 - Crossing the Divide: How Zionism and Palestinian Nationalism Can Coexist

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News Nosh 03.20.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday March 20, 2014

Quote of the day:
"The video was made after years in which the left had become the right's punching bag."
--Peace Now director Yariv Oppenheimer on why he and left-wing MKs made the satirical video that went viral.**

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News Nosh 03.19.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday March 19, 2014

Quote of the day:
"Don't try this at home."
--Advice from senior Yedioth political commentator Nahum Barnea to Israeli right-wing politicians who are following Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea "enviously" and wanting to conquer the Gaza Strip or annex the West Bank.**

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March 18, 2014: Lara Friedman at UNC Chapel Hill - Hosted by J Street U

On March 18, 2014, J Street U hosted Lara Friedman (Director of Policy and Government Relations, Americans for Peace Now) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a talk on the APN's work and the current status of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

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See photos and quotes from the event below:

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News Nosh 03.18.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday March 18, 2014

Number of the day:
50.
--Percentage of the 100,000 settlers living in areas likely to become part of a Palestinian state who would voluntarily evacuate after a peace agreement.**

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