APN to Netanyahu, Obama: Stop East Jerusalem Settlement Construction

Americans for Peace Now joins its Israeli sister organization, Israel’s Peace Now movement, in strongly condemning the Israeli authorities’ decision to proceed with an East Jerusalem construction project that has triggered deep disapproval among the international community, including in Washington.

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November 3, 2014 - the Temple Mount, more Jerusalem tension, is Netanyahu cowardly?

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This week, Alpher discusses whether last week's shooting of Israeli Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick and the subsequent, nearly unprecedented closing of the Mount for a day indicates that we are on the brink of a holy war or new intifada; where the potential is for further geographical expansion of the Jerusalem tension; whether Netanyahu is cowardly in his decision-making; and if the Netanyahu-Obama relationship "stands to get considerably worse after the November midterm elections."

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News Nosh 11.03.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday November 3, 2014

Quote of the day:
"This is not a question of left or right. What we have here is an alternative option for resolving the conflict that is not based solely only on bilateral negotiations with the Palestinians, which have failed time and again… We expect a show of courageous initiative and leadership from you. Lead – and we will stand behind you."
--From letter written to Israeli Prime MInister by 105 retired and reservist officers calling for broader negotiations with the entire region.*

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News Nosh 11.02.14

APN's daily news review from Israel

Sunday November 2, 2014
 

Quote of the day:

“Is the Jewish character of Israel dependent on the signature of a Palestinian leader? Of course not. The Jewish character of the state depends on us.”
--Speaking at the Rabin memorial, Shimon Peres criticized the demand by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that Palestinians recognize Israel as the Jewish state for there to be peace.**

 

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"Those who give up on peace are delusional" - Rally at Rabin Square

Several thousand people turned out for the 19th annual Rabin memorial rally Saturday night, including President Reuven Rivlin and Rabin’s son, Yuval Rabin. Former president Shimon Peres gave a fiery speech, noting, "“I say clearly today: Those who have given up on peace are the delusional ones. Those who gave up and stopped looking for peace. they’re the naive ones, the ones who are not patriots....The State of Israel would be giving up on its future if it pursues the status quo and remains without peace."

 

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APN/Peace Now in the News: October 24 - October 31, 2014

Boston Globe - October 29, 2014
APN's Ori Nir op-ed: Yaalon's US visit underscores crisis in US-Israel relations
http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/10/29/israel-breaking-over-two-state-solution/tJWtaQJPXP0XXn90s4SrUO/story.html

 LA Jewish Journal - October 24, 2014
Former APN Board Chairs, Gerald Bubis, Dick Gunther and Luis Lainer write letter to the editor in response to Rosner article on Peace Now upsetting the Netanyahu/Obama relationship
http://www.jewishjournal.com/letters_to_the_editor/article/letters_to_the_editor_yom_kippur_eid_peace_now_and_jews_against_evil

 Arutz 7 - October 27, 2014
Peace Now's Yariv Oppenheimer says that settlers are the real ones controlling Israel's government
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/307334#.VFO6XvnF-oN

Briefing call with Danny Seidemann and Lara Friedman regarding the tension in Jerusalem

lara-and-Danny300x200On October 31, 2014, Jerusalem expert Daniel Seidemann and APN Policy and Government Relations Director Lara Friedman briefed us, from Jerusalem,  on the tense situation in the city. 

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News Nosh 10.31.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday October 31, 2014

Quote of the day:
"The Swedish government should understand that Middle East relations are more complex than a piece of self-assembled IKEA furniture..." 
--Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, as he announced that Israel would be recalling its ambassador to Sweden after Sweden declared it recognized the state of Palestine. Even better was the his Swedish counterpart's response.**

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Please join us for a briefing call with Jerusalem expert Danny Seidemann, executive director of Terrestrial Jerusalem, and Lara Friedman, Americans for Peace Now's director of policy and government relations. Lara is currently in Jerusalem, and will join Danny for an update on the heightened tensions there. The call will take place tomorrow, Friday, October 31, at 11:00 AM Eastern Time.

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News Nosh 10.30.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday October 30, 2014

Quote of the day:
“I turn to the government of Israel to treat us as citizens with historic rights, and not as a people that threatens the Jews.”
-- Kufr Kassem Mayor Bayor Adel Badir in his speech at the march in commemoration of 58 years to the IDF massacre of 49 Arab citizens.**

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