Hard Questions, Tough Answers with Yossi Alpher: February 10, 2014


This week, Alpher discusses what motivates pro-settler critics of Kerry; what the Israeli public thinks about the danger of sanctions; whether there is more than meets the eye to the issue of the controversy provoked by Netanyahu's remark that he "doesn't intend to remove a single settler;" and with two Iranian warships are currently crossing the Atlantic and heading toward the US territorial water boundary, what is Iran trying to tell us.

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The New York Times - Roger Cohen: The B.D.S. Threat

Secretary of State John Kerry caused outrage in Israel recently when he declared: “For Israel there’s an increasing delegitimization campaign that has been building up. People are very sensitive to it. There is talk of boycotts and other kinds of things. Today’s status quo absolutely, to a certainty, I promise you 100 percent, cannot be maintained. It’s not sustainable. It’s illusionary.”

Members of the Israeli government were indignant. Israel, they declared, will not negotiate under pressure. Advice givers, stay away! But Kerry was only repeating what Israel’s own finance minister, Yair Lapid, had already said: The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (B.D.S.) movement is beginning to bite.

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APN/Peace Now in the News: January 31 - February 7, 2014

Huffington Post - February 4, 2014
APN's Lara Friedman: No such thing as "benevolent occupation"

Washington Post (AP story) - February 5, 2014
Peace Now condemns new permits for construction in East Jerusalem

Briefing from Jerusalem expert Daniel Seidemann


Jerusalem expert Daniel Seidemann, on a visit to Washington, briefed APN supporters and activists on Friday, February 7th, 2014.



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News Nosh 02.10.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday February 09, 2014

Quote of the day:
"(The State of Israel) belongs to the Jewish people only."
--MK Shimon Ohayon on what Israeli youth must be taught. His legislative bill was passed by the ministerial committee.** 

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News Nosh 02.09.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday February 09, 2014

Quote of the day:
"The unity of the people is more important than the unity of the land."
--Hawkish Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman grabs todays headlines with his support for a peace agreement - but not all the papers reveal the controversial plan he has for Israeli Arabs.**

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News Nosh 02.07.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday February 07, 2014

Quote of the day:
“There’s only one way to deal with leftists – with force, just like with the Arabs.”
--One of a number of Facebook comments calling for violence against 'leftist' teacher Adam Verete, who told students the IDF was immoral.**

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News Nosh 02.06.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday February 06, 2014

Quote of the day:
"There were cases that reached absurdity. A car with two hilltop youth known to the Shin Bet and the police was caught and inside were all the means used to commit a pogrom, including a fake M-16, axes and knives. The youth in the car did not admit (to doing anything wrong) and were sent home."
--Yedioth security affairs reporter Alex Fishman on how Jewish 'price-tag' attackers were dealt with - but no more.

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Peace Now's 'Price Tag' Tour


Israel’s Peace Now movement took more than 150 Israelis to the West Bank Friday on a first-of-its-kind tour to learn about the extremist settlers’ violent campaign known as “Price Tag.”

Participants viewed Israeli military installations and Palestinian villages that are routinely vandalized by extremist settlers. Tour participants paid a solidarity visit to one of the Palestinian villages that has been a target of choice for the violent settlers, the village of Kusra near Nablus, where residents received them with flowers.


Peace Now has been taking Israelis to the West Bank for years to show them up close what the occupation is doing to Palestinians and to their own society. Recently, because of the uptick in settler violence and because of the re-energized peace talks, Peace Now decided to boost this program by adding topical tours. Last week it was a tour to explore the “Price Tag” phenomenon. In the coming weeks Peace Now is planning tours to other trouble spots, featuring other maladies of the occupation.

These tours are expensive, but critically important.

Please support this program. You can help Peace Now expose the occupation to Israelis.

A contribution of $50 will sponsor two seats on the bus. For $100 you can send four Israelis for a day in the West Bank, and open their eyes to what their government does there in their name, and to what the settlers are doing to the Palestinians and to the future of the state of Israel. Join us now.


Debra DeLee
President and CEO, Americans for Peace Now

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News Nosh 02.05.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday February 05, 2014

Number of the day:
--Number of times Israeli forces shut down Muslim call to prayer in Hebron because it 'annoyed' Jewish settlers when they prayed nearby.**

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