"We have elevated the occupation to an art form ... And I'm
asking, is this what we want to be? Every step we take should stem from one
strategic goal - separation from the Palestinians."
Israeli Maj. General (res.) Gadi Shamni, former top IDF commander
in the West Bank, at
a conference at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.
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.
September 6, 2016 - The totally non-credible verbal war over
settlements. The increasingly complex shooting war in northern Syria
Q. In late August a UN envoy called Israeli settlement construction an
impediment to peace. A Netanyahu spokesperson retorted that the envoy was
“distorting history and international law”. Is there anything new we can learn from
A. ...there is indeed something to learn from this exchange...
Q. Turkey has invaded northern Syria and the US has given its blessing.
Who are the winners and losers in this round of the seemingly endless Syrian civil
war? What is the strategic significance?
A. The winners are the easiest to identify...
Q. But does Washington win or lose? Where does this leave US and
Israeli strategic interests regarding the Syria issue and its regional and
A. It will now be harder for the US to achieve its declared
objective of dislodging both Assad and his primary enemy in Syria, ISIS...
Watch: Major Victory for Peace Now
Israeli High Court orders evacuation of 17 structures in the illegal outpost of
"The metamorphosis of a Jewish supremacist"
David Mizrahi, once a vocal anti-Arab hatemonger, makes amends in a heartfelt
Facebook post, and begins preaching tolerance and acceptance.
at 50" Initiative launched by Peace Now with other Israeli
"After 50 years of Israeli control of the Palestinian Territories, the time has
come to decide: a bi-national state or two states, annexation or a negotiated
agreement, 50 more years of military rule or a diplomatic resolution."
In the 50th year of the occupation, the initiative demands a referendum on the
future of Israel's rule over the West Bank and on peace with the Palestinians.
for the Decision at 50 press release.
Go HERE to learn more
about Decision at 50 and to sign up for updates.
APN calls on all Americans who care about Israel's
future to support the call for a referendum on the occupation,
which is now entering its fiftieth year.
against the Israel Government actions that are Fanning the
The policies and actions of the current Israeli government are actively fanning the
flames of violence, further entrenching and expanding occupation, and killing the
Go HERE to learn more about the latest outrages and
what you can do to take action, including signing the APN petition to:
"Stop the land grabs, stop the settlement expansion"
Letter to the
New York Times from APN's Jim Klutznick and Debra DeLee
In response to
"Israel Quietly Legalizes Pirate Outposts in the West Bank", a letter to the
editor from the APN leaders was published, and included: It is time for our
government to put action behind its words, before settlements and the occupation
nullify prospects for a two-state solution.