APN in the News: April 21 - May 18, 2018

APN Director of Policy and Government Relations Debra Shushan in Haaretz: May 16, 2018
"The Day Donald Trump Was Crowned King in Jerusalem"

For Jews around the world, the opening of the U.S. embassy to Israel in Jerusalem should have been an occasion for jubilation and pride. And while for some it was, many of the rest of us watched the ceremony feeling a combination of nausea and cognitive dissonance. There were at least three reasons to feel ill. Read More >

Haaretz: May 16, 2018
"How Trump went from rebuffing top Jewish Republicans on U.S. embassy move to ‘King of Israel’", News analysis generously quotes op-ed by APN's Debra Shushan.

New Jersey Jewish News: May 16, 2018
"Experts wonder if move precludes possibility of deal," APN's Ori Nir quoted in article about the feasibility and desirability of a White House Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

Jerusalem Post: May 15, 2018
"U.S. Jewish groups laud Trump's 'courageous' embassy move," News story on embassy inauguration generously quotes APN press release.

Jerusalem Post: May 15, 2018
"U.S. Jewish groups laud Trump's 'courageous' embassy move," News story on embassy inauguration generously quotes APN press release.

APN Director of Policy and Government Relations Debra Shushan and APN Board Member Peter Weiss in the New York Jewish Week: May 14, 2018
"Israeli Annexation Of West Bank Would Violate International Law"

The Israeli government is on a reckless mission to extend permanently its control over the West Bank by annexing by force all or parts of the occupied territory. Developments over the past year, facilitated by the permissive attitude of the Trump Administration, are particularly alarming. Read More >

APN Board Member Kathleen Peratis in the Forward: May 11, 2018
"My Zionism Is Fading, One Expulsion At A Time"

I feel like I am standing on a melting ice floe. For decades, I have loved Israel. I want it to thrive as a shining, rights-abiding country. And yet, increasingly, I find I can envision a day when I (or maybe my children) will not want to go there anymore. My Jewish life, which began 25 years ago when I was nearly 50, was always built around that vision of Israel and my deep conviction that it could be the reality. Read More >

Cleveland Jewish News (JTA story): May 2, 2018
"Mahmoud Abbas’ remarks on the Holocaust explain why two-state solution is dying," APN among Jewish organizations criticizing Abbas for anti-Semitic comments.

Times of Israel: May 2, 2018
"German Palestinian group slams Abbas Holocaust speech," APN among Jewish groups condemning Palestinian President Abbas for anti-Semitic comments.

Algemeiner: May 2, 2018
"US Jewish Groups From Across Political Spectrum Blast Palestinian Leader Abbas Over Antisemitism," APN among groups condemning Abbas for anti-Semitic comments.

Haaretz: May 1, 2018
"U.S. Officials and Jewish Groups Denounce Abbas' Speech, Accusing Him of anti-Semitism,"APN denounces Abbas' antisemitic statements; Tweets in English, Hebrew and Arabic.

Jerusalem Post: May 1, 2018
"U.S. Jewish groups hail Israeli intel after Iran nuke revelations," APN's statement on Netanyahu's speech re: Iran nukes quoted.

JTA: April 26, 2018
"A pro-Israel leader mocked Natalie Portman as beautiful but not ‘too bright.’ Twitter wasn’t amused." APN's Debra Shushan quoted in story on Mort Klein's scandalous comment re: Portman.

JTA: April 24, 2018
"Does Natalie Portman’s snub of Netanyahu make her the face of liberal Zionism?," APN's Debra Shushan and APN Board Member Mik Moore are quoted in a story on the Natalie Portman controversy.

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