"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.
for more excerpts of the Huldai interview.
for APN's statement condemning last week's Tel Aviv terror attack.
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
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
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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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
"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
APN now on
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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:
* Thursday, June 23 - LA World Affairs Council Dinner
* Friday, June 24 - APN Lunch Program - Hard Questions, Tough Answers
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
the invitation and to make a reservation.
space on the APN 2016 Israel Study Tour
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Study Tour, November 12-17, and make a reservation to participate. Space is
for the Study Tour Schedule, and how to secure your spot on it.
Contact us at IsraelTour@peacenow.org or
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