"Teach your pupils that there is no occupation!"
Israel's Deputy Minister of Defense, Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan, to
Israeli graduates of the Talpiot teachers' college.
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 20, 2016 - Barak on fascism, is ISIS losing, Lieberman on
Q. Prominent Israeli former government and security officials spoke out
last week very bluntly against Netanyahu and his government. Could this be the
beginning of serious change?
A. Frankly, and sadly, I doubt it...
Q. Is ISIS losing the battle for the Levant? Is the Obama approach
A. Not just in Iraq and Syria but in Libya as well, ISIS has in
recent months been losing territory steadily...
Q. Are there lessons here for Israel regarding Hamas in
A. ...a "senior source" in the Ministry of Defense--almost
certainly newly-anointed defense minister Avigdor Lieberman himself--told a
journalist that in the next round of fighting with Hamas in Gaza, Israel must
conquer and reoccupy the entire Strip and replace Hamas rule there...
Meet and Hear Yossi Alpher at APN events
in Los Angeles
June 23 and Friday, June 24) and the Berkshires in Western MA
(Sunday, June 26), and WATCH
his talk in Washington, D.C. from yesterday.
Bills, Resolutions, and Letters
FY17 DOD Appropriations Bill
On the Record
The Times of Israel: "Livni: Settlers run Israeli government’s national
Zionist Union number two says Barak, Ya'alon's criticism of Netanyahu important,
reiterates call for referendum on two-state solution
Testimony Submitted to the Democratic and Republican Platform
APN believes both political parties can and should use their respective platforms
to articulate fundamental truths and principles, namely:
Unshakeable support for Israel's
Unequivocal affirmation of the two-state
Categorical rejection of violence, incitement and
creation of facts on the ground which undermine the two-state
Standing up for Israel
APN's latest editorial cartoon shows some of what "Bibi's wall" is holding back...
Watch Yossi Alpher's remarks from yesterday's gathering
in Washington, D.C.
APN, with suite-mate New Israel Fund, hosted a lunch with Yossi Alpher in their
Washington, D.C. offices, where he discussed the peace impasse, the dangerous
slippery slope Israel and the Palestinians are on, and the need to adopt a new
agenda both in Israel and the US.
Reminder that Yossi will be speaking live in Southern California and
* 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
Berkshires in Western MA
* Sunday, June 26 - APN Luncheon. Go HERE for the
invitation and to make a reservation.