The well-known actor and singer will be presented with the Yitzhak Rabin Peace Award on Sunday evening, April 27, in Los Angeles.
This week, Alpher discusses a government legislative initiative intended to lead to increased military service for the ultra-orthodox; the Russian, Iranian and Hezbollah motives in supporting Assad; and what is the strategic significance of the first export deal signed with Jordan in Israel's Tamar Mediterranean gas field.
--Nazareth-born award winning film director, Hany Abu-Assad, shares his views and discusses his award-winning controversial films, including the latest, Omar, which is up for an Oscar.**
--Palestinian photographer Ameer Abd Rabbo, who lives in E. Jerusalem, tells Haaretz+ how he was questioned by Israeli police for calling Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat 'the mayor of the municipality of occupation' on Facebook.
--Israeli Jewish woman tells Israeli policemen who came to her door and told her to leave her house, which she shares with her Arab husband and five children, because they intended to demolish it.**
--Labor MK Merav Michaeli calls on the government to stop funding a military prep progam located in an settler outpost for 16 years.**
--Finance Minister and Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid in a passionate plea at the opening of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations.**
Saudi Gazette - February 7, 2014
Editorial cites Peace Now data
Arutz 7 - February 12, 2014
Peace Now opposes plan to build large Yeshiva in Sheikh Jarrah
Boston.com (AP story) - February 12, 2014
Peace Now data cited in story on boycotting settlement products
San Diego Jewish World - February 12, 2014
APN press release reprinted in its entirety