"Like the term 'genocide,' the term 'ethnic cleansing'
should be restricted to actually describing the atrocity it suggests - rather
than distorted to suit political ends."
Jonathan A. Greenblatt, CEO and national director of the
Anti-Defamation League, in Foreign Policy: Sorry Bibi, the Palestinians Are Not
'Ethnic Cleansing' Jewish Settlers
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 12, 2016 - New two-state peace initiatives coming up?
Q. The informed press and academia are rife with discussion of three
new Israeli-Palestinian peace initiatives that are reportedly being incubated: a
set of "Obama principles", a Moscow summit, and an Israeli referendum. Can you
discuss each in terms of potential content and advantages and
A. I first heard about the idea of President Obama presenting his
own outline for Israeli-Palestinian peace about two years ago...
Q. Still, suppose Obama is determined to leave behind his own peace
formula as part of his legacy. What would you recommend it contain? What should the
A. I would strongly counsel against another set of "Clinton
parameters" presented in a presidential speech...
Q. PM Netanyahu seems to be contemplating steps to dissuade Obama from
moving in this or any other direction, including a possible Moscow summit with
Palestinian leader Abbas...
A. Netanyahu apparently genuinely fears an international
initiative that attempts to dictate concessions he cannot or will not make...
>Q. You have an intelligence background. What do you make of these
allegations (Mahmoud Abbas is somehow too intimate with the
A. If the report is based solely on a document in Russian with two
lines, as the Israeli scholars allege, I'm inclined to doubt its veracity...
Q. And the third initiative?
A. ..."Decision at 50" is a dynamic and intriguing idea...
at 50" Initiative launched by Peace Now with other Israeli
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.
Go HERE to learn more about
Decision at 50 and to sign up for updates.
Go HERE for APN's call to all
Americans to support the referendum.
Members Steven Kaplan and Sandy Weiner Oped in L.A. Jewish Journal "Governor
Brown should veto flawed BDS law"
The BDS controversy is best left to those who can educate, persuade and
influence. This is an issue for public discourse, not confusing and muddled
Netanyahu, Stop Israel land grabs and settlement expansion, Save a Palestinian
Urge America's Jewish organizations to repudiate Netanyahu's
"ethnic cleansing" comments
American Jewish organizations must condemn Prime Minister Netanyahu's outrageous
comments for what they are: Cheap demagoguery, which exploits and minimizes
horrible tragedies that Jews and others have suffered throughout history.
Sign our Petition: Tell Israel - Stop the land grabs, stop the
Add your name to the message being sent to world leaders.
Save the Palestinian village of Sussya
This West Bank Palestinian village is on land long coveted by Israeli settlers and
is slated for destruction.
APN's Lara Friedman in The Times
of Israel: Bibi, Settlements and the "Ethnic Cleansing"
It seems there is no line Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won't cross to
APN on the fallacy of
settlement removal being ethnic cleansing
APN's online publication succinctly covers why removing Israeli settlers from
occupied territory is not ethnic cleansing, but rather a necessary step for the
Jewish State of Israel.
President Jimmy Carter, Convener
of the Camp David Peace Agreement, 38 years ago this
The Israel-Egypt peace agreement was signed on September 17, 1978, and without
President Jimmy Carter, Israel's first and most crucial peace agreement would not
have been secured.
Go HERE for President Carter's quote
on his personal commitment to peace in the Holy Land
Mourns the Passing of Stanley Sheinbaum, Board Member and Liberal
"For a while, I was the most hated Jew in America ... by other Jews anyway. (But,)
I didn't waste time agonizing." -- Stanley Sheinbaum
APN President and CEO Debra DeLee: "Stanley broke barriers in so many arenas,
particularly as relates to Middle East peace...he led a delegation of American
Jews, most of them members of the APN family, to open the first discussions with
the PLO. We owe much to his leadership and to his bold and fearless pursuit of
peace. It will be hard to imagine this world and peace activism without him."
Go HERE to read the Jewish Journal's
article about Stanley's remarkable life and accomplishments.