News Nosh 03.20.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday March 20, 2014

Quote of the day:
"The video was made after years in which the left had become the right's punching bag."
--Peace Now director Yariv Oppenheimer on why he and left-wing MKs made the satirical video that went viral.**

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News Nosh 03.19.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday March 19, 2014

Quote of the day:
"Don't try this at home."
--Advice from senior Yedioth political commentator Nahum Barnea to Israeli right-wing politicians who are following Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea "enviously" and wanting to conquer the Gaza Strip or annex the West Bank.**

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March 18, 2014: Lara Friedman at UNC Chapel Hill - Hosted by J Street U

On March 18, 2014, J Street U hosted Lara Friedman (Director of Policy and Government Relations, Americans for Peace Now) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a talk on the APN's work and the current status of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

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See photos and quotes from the event below:

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News Nosh 03.18.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday March 18, 2014

Number of the day:
50.
--Percentage of the 100,000 settlers living in areas likely to become part of a Palestinian state who would voluntarily evacuate after a peace agreement.**

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APN/Peace Now in the News: March 7-March 14, 2014

San Diego Jewish World - March 11, 2014
APN urges Israeli government to stop Hebron settlement (reprint of APN press release)
http://www.sdjewishworld.com/2014/03/11/peace-group-urges-israel-stop-hebron-settlement/

JTA - March 11, 2014
APN mourns the death of Samuel Lewis
http://www.jta.org/2014/03/11/news-opinion/united-states/samuel-lewis-camp-david-era-u-s-ambassador-dies#ixzz2vktVn6t6

Haaretz - March 12, 2014
Peace Now criticizes right wing pre-army program that excludes progressive Israeli perspective
http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.579269

Haaretz (JTA story) - March 12, 2014
APN mourns the death of Samuel Lewis
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.579311

Hard Questions, Tough Answers with Yossi Alpher: March 17, 2014

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This week, Alpher discusses how critical Monday's meeting between Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and US President Barack Obama is likely to be; why it took Obama and Kerry all this time to recognize just how far apart the two sides are; what the strategic ramifications of last week's firing of more than 70 rockets into Israel Islamic Jihad are;  and what it means at the national level that last week, Israel's parliamentary opposition boycotted three key Knesset debates and votes regarding highly controversial measures of national importance.

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News Nosh 03.16.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday March 16, 2014

Note: News Nosh will be off tomorrow for Purim!

Quote of the day:
“His father’s a drunk, and his mother has cancer. They don’t have 700 shekels to release their boy, so he’ll remain in custody until the end of the legal process. It’s a farce.”
--Lawyer of a Palestinian minor who was caught in Israel without a permit. The boy is one of 60 minors held in Israeli custody during legal proceedings, despite not being a danger to the public.**

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March 14, 2014: A Breakfast Conversation with Ori Nir and Ghaith al-Omari - Brandeis University

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Peace Now presents: Right Wing!

Purim, which starts this Saturday night,  is the holiday when everything is topsy-turvy. In this new video from Peace Now, see what happens when our courageous Peace Now staff (and special guests!) decide to see what it's like to be right wing extremists for a day...

News Nosh 03.13.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday March 13, 2014

Quote of the day:
"This is a chance of a lifetime to make a difference and strengthen Jewish life in the heart of Jerusalem!”
-- A far right-wing organization calls for donations to help renovate its newest acquisition: a large portion of a landmark building in the heart of Arab East Jerusalem's downtown.**

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