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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APN/Peace Now in the News: March 7-March 14, 2014

San Diego Jewish World - March 11, 2014
APN urges Israeli government to stop Hebron settlement (reprint of APN press release)
http://www.sdjewishworld.com/2014/03/11/peace-group-urges-israel-stop-hebron-settlement/

JTA - March 11, 2014
APN mourns the death of Samuel Lewis
http://www.jta.org/2014/03/11/news-opinion/united-states/samuel-lewis-camp-david-era-u-s-ambassador-dies#ixzz2vktVn6t6

Haaretz - March 12, 2014
Peace Now criticizes right wing pre-army program that excludes progressive Israeli perspective
http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.579269

Haaretz (JTA story) - March 12, 2014
APN mourns the death of Samuel Lewis
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.579311

Hard Questions, Tough Answers with Yossi Alpher: March 17, 2014

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This week, Alpher discusses how critical Monday's meeting between Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and US President Barack Obama is likely to be; why it took Obama and Kerry all this time to recognize just how far apart the two sides are; what the strategic ramifications of last week's firing of more than 70 rockets into Israel Islamic Jihad are;  and what it means at the national level that last week, Israel's parliamentary opposition boycotted three key Knesset debates and votes regarding highly controversial measures of national importance.

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News Nosh 03.16.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday March 16, 2014

Note: News Nosh will be off tomorrow for Purim!

Quote of the day:
“His father’s a drunk, and his mother has cancer. They don’t have 700 shekels to release their boy, so he’ll remain in custody until the end of the legal process. It’s a farce.”
--Lawyer of a Palestinian minor who was caught in Israel without a permit. The boy is one of 60 minors held in Israeli custody during legal proceedings, despite not being a danger to the public.**

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