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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March 14, 2014: A Breakfast Conversation with Ori Nir and Ghaith al-Omari - Brandeis University

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Peace Now presents: Right Wing!

Purim, which starts this Saturday night,  is the holiday when everything is topsy-turvy. In this new video from Peace Now, see what happens when our courageous Peace Now staff (and special guests!) decide to see what it's like to be right wing extremists for a day...

News Nosh 03.13.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday March 13, 2014

Quote of the day:
"This is a chance of a lifetime to make a difference and strengthen Jewish life in the heart of Jerusalem!”
-- A far right-wing organization calls for donations to help renovate its newest acquisition: a large portion of a landmark building in the heart of Arab East Jerusalem's downtown.**

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I KNOW where you live: A Purim message from Sara Ehrman, APN Board member

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I know where you live: A Purim message from Sara Ehrman, APN Board member

 

Our Jewish tradition assigns meaning to many milestones in life. At 12 or 13 we have a bat/bar mitzvah. At 15, it’s time to start studying Talmud. Forty is when you can study kabbalah.

But when you turn 95? Bupkas. Judaism has nothing to say.

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March 12, 2014: Ori Nir and Ghaith al-Omari at Brown University - Hosted by J Street U

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APN Condemns Rocket Barrage on Israel

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In response to today's rocket barrage into Israel from Gaza, APN President and CEO Debra DeLee stated:

"We unequivocally condemn the heinous attacks carried out today against Israel, apparently by Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip. This firing of rockets into Israel, threatening Israeli civilians, is terrorism, pure and simple. We support Israel's right to defend itself and its duty to defend its citizens in the face of such attacks. In exercising this sovereign right of self defense, we urge Israel to pay attention to past experience, seeking both to avoid harming Palestinian civilians and to avert a potentially disastrous cycle of escalation. Our thoughts are with Israel's citizens living in the shadow of these rockets, as well as with Gaza's civilians, whose welfare, too, is being treated with callous disregard by violent Palestinian extremists."

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News Nosh 03.12.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday March 12, 2014

Quote of the day:
"All Arabs are criminal"
--Graffiti spray-painted on a wall in the Arab-Israeli town of Jaljulya.**

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