must stay in place, thrive and flourish. The cabinet must make sure that a
vibrant community does not become a desolate place just because of
Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev on the eviction of Amona, an
illegal outpost that was built in violation of Israeli law, characterizing a ruling
by the Israeli High Court as a "formality."
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.
August 8, 2016 - Lieberman's sour (nuclear) grapes; Hamas, World
Vision and Palestinian elections
Q. Last week, President Obama declared that the Israeli security
establishment confirms that Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement. Minister
of Defense Lieberman responded by (once again) comparing the nuclear agreement to
the pre-WWII Munich capitulation. Why this needless confrontation over a done
A. ...(Lieberman's) "Munich" comment was more likely directed at
all those in Israel who he suspects have gone soft on the Iran nuclear deal or who
never really opposed it...
Q. Two weeks ago, Hamas surprised the West Bank Palestinian leadership
by declaring it would participate in West Bank and Gaza municipal elections
scheduled for October 8. How is Israel dealing with this? How does Palestinian
leader Abu Mazen hope to win the elections that he himself initiated?
A. Both Israel and the PLO were taken aback by the Hamas
Q. Can you return briefly to the Hamas/World Vision story? Why is this
A. ...assuming Israel's allegations are true, they appear to
verify a constant theme in the approach of the Israeli security establishment to
the question of international aid for Gaza...
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Silence threatens peace
Tisha B'Av (the 9th day of the month of Av), which will be observed beginning the
evening of August 13th, is a fast day commemorating the destruction of both the
First and Second Temples in Jerusalem.
John Kerry, US Secretary of State,
next in series of APN security validators
"The one state solution is no solution at all for a secure Jewish Democratic Israel
living in peace, it is simply not a viable option."
Israeli Attorney General indicates
willingness to relocate illegal outpost to privately-owned Palestinian
In response to the Israeli High Court's order to evacuate the illegal Israeli West
Bank outpost of Amona, a plan being considered is to re-establish it on nearby
lands privately owned by Palestinians.
Come on the APN Israel Study Tour
-- Meet young Israeli peace activists
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Always a highlight is meeting with young Peace Now activists, who demonstrate the
vitality of their generation and of the Peace Now movement.
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Project Syndicate: "Israel's Government Hawks and Military
By Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer
Those who lead Israel's defense establishment often come to consider peace with the
Palestinians a necessary condition for the country’s security.
Newsweek: "Why New Israeli Settlements Set Back the Day of
By Alon Liel, former director general of the Israeli Foreign
Ministry and ambassador to South Africa
The further absorption of Palestinian land and erosion of contiguity inside and
between Palestinian territories leads inevitably to one outcome: the geographic
impossibility of a two-state solution and the continued drift into a non-democratic
Israeli polity, if not an apartheid state.
the Passing of Elaine Hoffman
Elaine was a longtime senior member of APN's Board of Directors, a staunch advocate
for peace for Israel, a devoted leader of Los Angeles' Jewish community, and a
longtime political activist. (Picture: Elaine with Senator George Mitchell at the
APN Yitzhak Rabin Peace Award Event).
APN's President and CEO Debra DeLee: "The APN family lost an important member. We
all admired Elaine and were inspired by her commitment to public life, to our
community, and to a peaceful, progressive Israel."