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.
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.
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
Go HERE for more of today's headlines
and news summary from Israel, and HERE to receive APN News Nosh as a
Bills, Resolutions, and Letters
On the Record III
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
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."
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
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.