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Yossi Alpher is an independent security analyst. He is the former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, a former senior official with the Mossad, and a former IDF intelligence officer. Views and positions expressed here are those of the writer, and do not necessarily represent APN's views and policy positions.

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News Nosh: 7.30.18

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday, July 30, 2018

Quote of the day:
"Although Professor Harari is proud of his Israeliness, he is not interested in cooperating with the (Israeli) Consulate...We prefer not to represent the government as long as it persists with this policy."
-- Karin Eliahu-Perry, the personal manager of Professor Yuval Noah Harari, explained to the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles that Israel's passing of the Nation-State Law and the Surrogacy Law were the reasons Harari refused to attend a Consulate reception in his honor. (Haaretz and Yedioth, p. 20)*
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Israel i24 News "The Spin Room" (7/25/18)

Topics debated by APN Policy and Government Relations Director Debra Shushan and fellow guests Vivian Bercovici (former Canadian ambassador to Israel), Aaron Klein (Breitbart), and moderator Ami Kaufman included Israeli-Syrian hostilities, international reaction to the Nation-State Law, Israel's LGBT protests, Birthright walkoffs, and the Trump-Cohen taped discussion of paying for rights to Karen McDougal's story of her alleged affair with Trump.

Israel's Nation-State Law resources

Israel's Nation-State Law was approved amidst much controversy, both within Israel and abroad, particularly among American Jews. Given its status as one of Israel's Basic Laws, the closest thing Israel has to a Constitution, the law is particularly consequential. Here are a number of resources on the law, its ramifications, and reactions to it.

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PeaceCast #50: The Dove - Stories of Humanity and Hope

This episode features a recording of The Dove, a live storytelling show modeled after The Moth. It features stories about the conflict, told by young people from the region, underscoring the humanity that brings together Israelis and Palestinians and offers hope for peace.

This show, recorded on July 23, 2018 at Washington DC's Busboys and Poets, was produced in partnership with New Story Leadership, a Washington-based program that brings to Washington 5 young Israelis and 5 Palestinians for a month of leadership training, networking and fun. The storytellers are eight of the program's participants.

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News Nosh: 7.25.18

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

You Must Be Kidding: 
“Jews, somebody’s making sure to maintain the Jewish character of Jerusalem.”
—Right-wing settler activist and Jerusalem Municipality Councilman, Arieh King, wrote proudly on Facebook with a photo of a Palestinian peddler, whose wares, mainly bread, were on the ground, after King got municipal inspectors to confiscate his stand. Even some right-wingers berated him saying there was nothing 'Jewish' about it.**
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Legislative Round-up: July 20, 2018

Produced by the Foundation for Middle East Peace in cooperation with Americans for Peace Now, where the Legislative Round-Up was conceived

1. Bills, Resolution, & Letters
2. Hearings & Markups
3. On the Record

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Israel i24 News "The Spin Room" (7/18/18)


APN's Director of Policy and Government Relations Debra Shushan appeared on "The Spin Room" on Israel's i24 News on July 18. WATCH by clicking the pop-out button (top-right) and fast-forwarding to 1:39. 

Topics debated by Shushan and fellow guests Colette Avital (former MK, Labor), Ruthie Blum (Gatestone Institute), and moderator Ami Kaufman included President Trump's Helsinki performance, Israel's Nation-State Law, incendiary kites from Gaza, and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's visit to Israel. 

News Nosh: 7.24.18

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Quote of the day:
"So why did we need this law?
--Yedioth commentator Ben-Dror Yemini writes that international condemnation for the Nation-State Law didn't come just from Israel's haters, but also from some of its biggest supporters, and it offends Israel's Druze citizens, who serve in the Israeli army.*


Breaking News:
Israel Shoots Down Syrian Fighter Jet Penetrating Israeli Airspace
Israeli air defenses fire two Patriot interceptor missiles, taking down the Russian-made Sukhoi plane. (Haaretz, Ynet and Israel Hayom)
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Hard Questions, Tough Answers (July 23, 2018) – The ultra-nationalist surge: two documents

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Yossi Alpher is an independent security analyst. He is the former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, a former senior official with the Mossad, and a former IDF intelligence officer. Views and positions expressed here are those of the writer, and do not necessarily represent APN's views and policy positions.

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