APN/Peace Now in the News: June 9-16, 2017

APN's Stephanie Breitsman in the Washington Jewish Week
"Netanyahu calls Trump's bluff on settlements"
June 14, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apparently wants to convince us that he is not interested in reaching a peace deal, but in maintaining power by catering to his radical right flank and the settler movement.

At a June 6 ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, Netanyahu promised an audience of settlers that “no one will be uprooted from their home. … I’m doing whatever is needed to protect the Jewish settlement enterprise in Judea and Samaria. … We are building and planning in all parts of Judea and Samaria.” Continue reading...

Times of Israel: June 14, 2017
"Israeli and international groups warn of looming disaster in Gaza," Peace Now among 16 groups that released a joint statement warning of total collapse in Gaza.

i24: June 11, 2017
"Lieberman says Israel planning most settlement homes since 1992," Peace Now: Some of the newly announced settlement homes will be built in first official settlement established since 1992.

Xinhua (China): June 11, 2017
"Israel approves highest number of settlement homes since 1992: minister," Lieberman's number for new housing starts in settlement higher than Peace Now's.

Jerusalem Post: June 11, 2017
"Defense Minister Lieberman debunks settlement freeze claims," Israel's defense minister quotes settlement activity stats that are even higher than Peace Now's.

Jerusalem Post: June 11, 2017
"US: Israeli settlement activity doesn't help peace process," Peace Now report on new settlement activity triggers critical reactions by US and European Union.

Jerusalem Post: June 9, 2017
"Israeli settler activity triples, 7,721 homes planned or approved," Peace Now debunks right wing claims of "freezing" settlement construction, showing tripling of settlement activity.