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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News Nosh 11.05.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Tuesday November 05, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"From our point of view, possibility of holding a national referendum is real and and the work of persuasion must start from now."
--Peace Now Secretary General Yariv Oppenheimer on just-launched Peace Now campaign to persuade Israelis to support a two-state solution. (See video.)**


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What to do with the rest of our lives

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Everyone remembers the Princess Bride. Who can forget the drama, the humor, the love story between Buttercup, and the dashing hero, Westley, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts. And who could forget the haunted, lovable Inigo Montoya - the sword-wielding mercenary-turned-hero determined to avenge the death of his father at the hands of the six-fingered man.

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This week, Alpher discusses the NSA listening in on Israel and whether the repeated leaks from Washington that link Israel to mysterious attacks on Syrian missiles are in the same category, Secretary of State Kerry's returning to Israel and Palestine this week and what new initiatives by the two sides await him upon arrival, and why the IDF needs more money now, with security threats from the Arab world reduced by chaos and revolution

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News Nosh 11.04.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Monday November 04, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"I really don't feel like I'm in an enemy country, everyone is helping me and caring for me."
--Syrian mother who gave birth yesterday to the first Syrian baby born in Israel because she was more scared for the well-being of her child than of going to the enemy state.**


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News Nosh 11.03.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Sunday November 03, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"The bullet that does not kill us makes us stronger."
--Iyad Burnat, star and co-director of the Oscar-nominated film 5 Broken Cameras wrote on his Facebook page after Israeli forces shot him in the leg Friday during weekly protests at his village of Bil'in.**


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YNet -Yuval Diskin: Prevent the next big explosion

Op-ed: To prevent a 'Palestinian spring' Israel must create hope, and prisoner release is part of that

The Arab Spring did not bring, as of yet, stability to any country in which it occured, but it did bring forth a new gospel that's impossible to ignore - the gospel of "The democracy of the masses, and not necessarily of the majority." Mideast nations suddenly realized their strength and their ability to cause coups and change regimes. The public realized that if there's a critical mass of displeased people - even if they are not, by definition, a majority - the regime will struggle to rule.

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