APN/Peace Now in the News: August 8-August 15, 2014

The Guardian - July 31, 2014

APN News Nosh's editor, Orly Halpern, quoted in story about Israeli media coverage of Gaza War
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/31/israeli-polls-support-gaza-campaign-media

Jerusalem Post - August 9, 2014
Hundreds show up to pro-peace Tel Aviv demonstration, co-sponsored by Peace Now, despite police orders to cancel 
http://www.jpost.com/Operation-Protective-Edge/Tel-Aviv-anti-war-protest-canceled-by-police-due-to-public-safety-risk-370569

New York Times - August 12, 2014
APN Board Member Judith Tuller Letter to the Editor re: Hillary Clinton's comments on foreign policy
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/13/opinion/clinton-vs-obama-on-foreign-policy.html?_r=0

 

August 18, 2014 - Ceasefire talks, Obama-Netanyahu tensions, missing Leibel Fein

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This week, Alpher discusses the ceasefire talks; whether Israel should cooperate with its investigation of the conduct of the Gaza war; the Obama-Netanyahu tensions; and remembers Leibel Fein.

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News Nosh 08.18.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday August 18, 2014

Quote of the day:

“1,000 flames will not extinguish the love.”
--Words on a sign held by left-winger demonstrating against the right-wing Jews from "Lehava", who demonstrated outside a wedding of a Jewish woman and an Arab man. Lehava is both a Hebrew word meaning “flame” and a Hebrew acronym for the organization "Preventing Assimilation in the Holy Land.")**

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News Nosh 08.17.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday August 17, 2014

Quote of the day:
"Dangerous processes are taking place in Israel. Because of the desperation and anxiety, nationalism and racism broke out at once. We are losing our home to self-hatred."
--Israeli author David Grossman at a rally Saturday night calling for diplomatic negotiations with the Palestinians and against racism and incitement against Arab citizens.**

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News Nosh 08.15.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday August 15, 2014

Quote of the day:
"The relations with the US represent a strategic and economic asset for the citizens of Israel and this government has succeeded in ruining that."
--Opposition Leader Yitzhak Herzog breaks his silence over Operation Protective Edge and slams the Netanyahu government for harming relations with the US.**

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Leonard "Leibel" Fein, z''l

Leonard_Fein320x265It is with the heaviest of hearts that APN today grieves the loss of our dear friend and longtime APN Board Member Leonard “Leibel” Fein.  We know that Leibel will be mourned by the countless people he touched through his writings and his personal contacts across a life that spanned eight decades of extraordinary professional accomplishments, including as a writer, a teacher, and a prolific columnist; as the founder of Moment Magazine; as the founder of Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger; and as the founder of the National Jewish Coalition for Literacy.

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News Nosh 08.14.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday August 14, 2014

Quote of the day:
"We are being updated from Hamas. Its embarrassing."
--Senior intelligence official tells Ynet that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is keeping cabinet ministers in the dark about the Cairo talks.**

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News Nosh 08.13.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday August 13, 2014

Quote of the day:
"This may be a case of a self-fulfilling prophecy." 
--Prof. Daphna Canetti of University of Haifa on the Israeli discovery that alcohol reduces war-induced anxiety.**

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News Nosh 08.12.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday August 12, 2014

Quote of the day:
"We will devote the first week of school and the whole school year to address the scourge of racism, and talk to students about aspects of tolerance, acceptance of others and the eradication of racism in society." 
--Education Minister Shai Piron made plans to battle the "unthinkable expressions of racism and incitement that came up during Operation Protective Edge."**

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August 11, 2014 - New Dynamic in Gaza War

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Q. Last week, Israelis appeared to think the Gaza war was over. Now we seem to have entered a cycle of ceasefires and negotiations. Has a new dynamic emerged?

A. Yes. Roughly speaking, it breaks down as follows. Both sides are now completely dependent on Egyptian mediation: Israel willingly, because Egypt is more hostile than ever to Hamas and is strategically friendly to Israel; and Hamas unwillingly, having lost any capacity to recruit its supporters Turkey and Qatar to mediate and having accepted that the West Bank-based PLO and Palestinian Authority represent it.

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