News Nosh 12.05.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Thursday December 05, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"I want a homeland that does not require the occupation of another people in order to maintain itself."
--Former Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin slams the prime minister for putting Iranian nukes ahead of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.**


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Event: 12/13 "Conference of the Left" in Tel Aviv

Peace Now to hold its 3rd "Conference of the Left"

Friday, December 13, Tel Aviv

2013 Google Ideas Summit

Hundreds of activists and politicians will gather to discuss and strategize ways to promote peace.

A highlight from last year was the amazing speech of APN Board Member Mandy Patinkin, visiting Israel to film HBO's Homeland. Watch excerpts .

Event: 12/9 Briefing Call with Akiva Eldar

Briefing Call - Monday, December 9th, 11:30 am Eastern Time with Akiva Eldar

Dial-in Number: 951-797-1058; Participant Access Code: 147414#

Akiva will discuss the current state of Israeli-Palestinian relations, the peace process, Israeli politics, Israeli-American relations and the aftermath of the interim agreement to freeze Iran's nuclear program.

Event: 12/6 "Israel and Palestine: What's Next?"

"Israel and Palestine: What's Next?"

with Akiva Eldar, Senior political columnist, Al-Monitor's Israel Pulse

Live in Washington, D.C. - Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sponsored by Americans for Peace Now, The Foundation for Middle East Peace, Middle East Institute, and Churches for Middle East Peace

SEIU Building, Conference Room #1406, 1800 Mass. Ave, NW

To RSVP, email info@fmep.org or call (202) 835-3650

News Nosh 12.04.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Wednesday December 04, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

 "The country seems to me to be divided between those who want to settle the West Bank and those who seek peace."
--Former governor of Bank of Israel Stanley Fisher makes rare public criticism of Israel.**


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Minister Yaalon Is Acting as the Minister of Settlements

Lara Friedman / Americans for Peace Now (December 3, 2013)
Analysis of settlement data obtained from the Israel's Ministry of Defence, offering a comprehensive understanding of what was and is being promoted in the settlements by the Minister of Defence. Read More >

News Nosh 12.03.12

APN's daily news review from Israel

Tuesday December 03, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"We inform Hamas in a timely manner, that we will be in such and such area, and Hamas spreads out its people on the other side to maintain the peace."
--Channel 10 reveals conversation in which Gaza Division commander Gen. Miki Eisenstein reveals on coordination between Hamas and Israel.**


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Hard Questions, Tough Answers with Yossi Alpher: December 2, 2013

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This week, Alpher discusses whether Salafist Islamist terrorists in the West Bank is another sign of escalation toward a third intifada, if Netanyahu is inciting Congress and American Jewish leaders against Obama in the wake of the Geneva agreement with Iran, and what's behind the sharp protests by Druze and Bedouin--minorities who generally serve in the IDF.

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News Nosh 12.2.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Monday December 02, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"Everyone understood that this is something historic: The president of the Jewish State is sitting in his office in Jerusalem with an Israeli flag, and they're sitting in the Persian Gulf talking about security, war on terror and peace."
--Said by someone involved in the summit of Muslim countries, where Israeli President Shimon Peres was the opening speaker by video.**


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News Nosh 12.1.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Sunday December 01, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"We are troubled by anyone who is not Jewish: Arabs, migrants and even Druze who serve in the army. Therefore we agree to the short line for Jews only and to ignore the obstacle course reserved for the others....We are so concerned with protecting ourselves, we are losing our humanity."
--Yedioth's legal affairs reporter and former judge Boaz Okun on Israel's refusal to allow Druze soldiers enter Israel's nuclear research center as part of a military training exercise.**


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