APN Weekly Update - The DNC and RNC, a new cartoon, Alpher on video and in person, and more

Americans for Peace Now
Americans for Peace Now: June 22, 2016

"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.

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 20, 2016 - Barak on fascism, is ISIS losing, Lieberman on Gaza

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 winning?

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 Gaza?

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...

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Meet and Hear Yossi Alpher at APN events in Los Angeles (Thursday, 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.


Government Relations

APN Legislative Round-Up: June 17

  1. Bills, Resolutions, and Letters
  2. FY17 DOD Appropriations Bill
  3. Hearings
  4. On the Record

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Recommended Reading

The Times of Israel: "Livni: Settlers run Israeli government’s national agenda"

Zionist Union number two says Barak, Ya'alon's criticism of Netanyahu important, reiterates call for referendum on two-state solution

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APN in Action

APN Written Testimony Submitted to the Democratic and Republican Platform Committees

APN believes both political parties can and should use their respective platforms to articulate fundamental truths and principles, namely:

  • Unshakeable support for Israel's security
  • Unequivocal affirmation of the two-state solution
  • Categorical rejection of violence, incitement and creation of facts on the ground which undermine the two-state solution
  • Standing up for Israel

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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 the Berkshires:

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.

Berkshires in Western MA

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

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