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Americans for Peace Now
Americans for Peace Now: October 6, 2016

Please note that the APN offices will be closed next Wednesday, October 12, in observance of Yom Kippur.


"We strongly condemn the Israeli government's recent decision... Proceeding with this new settlement is another step towards cementing a one-state reality of perpetual occupation that is fundamentally inconsistent with Israel's future as a Jewish and democratic state."

State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner, in a statement responding to Israel's plan for a new settlement to relocate residents of the illegal outpost of Amona.

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.

Due to the holiday, there is no Hard Questions, Tough Answers this week.

Go HERE for previous editions, including last week's Outgoing Year, 5776.

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APN's News Nosh - Daily News Summary from Israel

From today's News Nosh: Hebrew newspapers (with the usual exception of Israel Hayom) highlighted the unusually harsh statement that the US released against Israel for the latter’s latest settlement construction plans, (Israel rejected the criticism, blaming Palestinians for the lack of peace)...

Go HERE for more of today's headlines and news summary from Israel, and HERE to receive APN News Nosh as a daily email.

Government Relations

APN Legislative Round-Up: September 30, 2016

  1. Bills, Resolutions, and Letters
  2. Hearings II
  3. On the Record III

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Rosh Hashanah

APN wishes all a sweet and peaceful New Year


APN volunteer Barbara Green begins her Rosh Hashana thoughts with: This is an awkward time of the year for some secular Jews like me.

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Settlement Watch

APN Condemns New Israeli Settlement Plan

Highlighted red circle above shows the area for the newly planned Israeli settlement in the West Bank, which will add to already existing settlements in the vicinity (shown in blue).

APN President and CEO Debra DeLee: "...the Netanyahu government is sending a message to settlers that it is an eager partner and collaborator in activities that are illegal under Israeli law...(and) a message to the Palestinians and the world that its rhetorical commitment to peace and a two-state solution is at best a cynical political cover."

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Go HERE for more on plans for a new West Bank settlement plus an industrial zone.

Go HERE for the joint Peace Now and Ir Amim report "Broken Trust: State Involvement in Private Settlement in Batan Al-Hawa, Silwan"

APN Events

APN's 6th Annual Professor Gerald B. Bubis Lecture in Southern California - Wednesday evening, November 30

The annual APN event, done in partnership with Valley Beth Shalom, will feature Daniel Levy, President of the US/Middle East Partnership, an internationally known expert on Israeli affairs. More information to come.

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