APN Weekly Update - Solidarity with Terror Victims, APN on Instagram, Events with Alpher, and More

Americans for Peace Now
Americans for Peace Now: June 15, 2016

"It is impossible to continue having people in a reality in which you are occupying them, while thinking that they will reach a conclusion that everything is fine and that life can continue as is."

Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai, during a radio interview following the tragic terrorist attack in his city where four Israelis were murdered.

Go HERE for more excerpts of the Huldai interview.

Go HERE for APN's statement condemning last week's Tel Aviv terror attack.

Hard Questions, Tough Answers with Yossi Alpher


Yossi Alpher is an independent Israeli security analyst. Views and positions expressed here are those of the writer, and do not necessarily represent APN's views and policy positions.

June 14, 2016 - Orlando and Sarona; Netanyahu in Moscow

Q. The Sarona (Tel Aviv) and Orlando terrorist attacks have provoked a lot of analysis in Israel regarding shared characteristics. Can you comment?

A. Both attacks were perpetrated by young men acting apparently as "lone wolves"...Islamist propaganda disseminated by social media appears to have played an important role in inciting violent acts...

Q. Can you address the additional unique elements of the Sarona attack of June 8 that seem to have made it so traumatic?

A. First, considering the "lone wolf" aspect, the attack was quite sophisticated...

Q. Netanyahu traveled to Moscow last week for his fourth meeting in a year with President Putin. During that time, Netanyahu met only once with President Obama. What does this tell us about Netanyahu’s strategic world view?

A. ...the Russian military presence in Syria not far from the Syrian-Israeli border requires constant coordination at the tactical level...

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Government Relations

APN Legislative Round-Up: June 7-10

  1. Bills, Resolutions, and Letters
  2. FY17 NDAA – Senate Madness Continues
  3. Hearings
  4. On the Record

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Forward: "Anti-Defamation League Stands Almost Alone Against Communal Push for Anti-BDS Measures"

Among organizations belonging, like ADL, to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the mainstream communal umbrella group, only one other group, the dovish Americans for Peace Now, has opposed anti-BDS laws.

"My impression is that it's been pretty much a wall-to-wall consensus," said Lara Friedman of Americans for Peace Now, referring to her Presidents Conference colleagues.

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APN now on Instagram!

Adding to its already prominent place in social media, APN in now on Instagram.

Go HERE to see the first graphics and to follow APN's new Instagram.

APN Events

Yossi Alpher to speak at APN events in Los Angeles and the Berkshires (Western MA)

Alpher, whose latest book No End of Conflict: Rethinking Israel-Palestine has just been released, will be the featured speaker at these events:

Los Angeles

* Thursday, June 23 - LA World Affairs Council Dinner
* Friday, June 24 - APN Lunch Program - Hard Questions, Tough Answers LIVE!

Go HERE for more information and to make a reservation for the events in Los Angeles.


* Sunday, June 26 - APN Luncheon in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Go HERE for the invitation and to make a reservation.

APN Israel Study Tour

Reserve your space on the APN 2016 Israel Study Tour

From Jerusalem to Tel Aviv to the South and North of Israel, this trip offers an experience unlike any other. Look at the working schedule for APN's 2016 Israel Study Tour, November 12-17, and make a reservation to participate. Space is limited.

Go HERE for the Study Tour Schedule, and how to secure your spot on it.

Contact us at IsraelTour@peacenow.org or 202-408-9898 with any questions.