APN In the News: Dec 14 - Dec 21

Ynet: "Settlers rebuild at evacuated outpost in wake of attacks" (12/19/18)

Peace Now: "There is no limit to the cynicism of the hilltop criminals who exploit the events of recent days to trample the law and ignite disturbances, all with public funds... These pyromaniacs are backed by Knesset members and local politicians.

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Fathom Journal: "Israel's land policy | Khan al-Ahmar and 'state land' allocations in the West Bank" by Hagit Ofran, Peace Now Settlement Watch Director (December 2018)

New information obtained by Peace Now reveals that since 1967, 99.8 per cent of the 'state land' Israel allocated in the West Bank was for the needs of Israeli settlers, while the Palestinians, who constitute 87 per cent of the West Bank population, were allocated at most only 0.24 per cent...

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The Intercept: "A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States - so She Lost Her Job" by Glenn Greenwald (12/17/18)

...boycotting Israeli companies in the occupied territories has long been advocated in mainstream venues by Jewish Zionist groups such as Peace Now and the Jewish-American Zionist writer Peter Beinart.

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Times of Israel: "Trump administration mum as Israel mulls legalizing 66 outposts" (12/17/18)

Following the bill's approval, it was immediately castigated by the settlement watchdog Peace Now and the attorney general's office, which said the proposal "raises significant legal problems, which may even lead to international repercussions and expose Israel to significant risks in this respect."

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Jerusalem Post: "After Terror Attacks, Bill Legalizing Settler Outposts Passes First Hurdle" (12/16/18)

"...Such bills that actually tell the settlers: You are above the law, and if you break the law not only will you not be punished, but we will legalize your actions," Peace Now stated.

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The Intercept: "Messianic Jewish Lobbying Group Builds Support for U.S.-Funded Ethnic Cleansing Plan in Palestine" (12/16/18)

Debra Shushan, the director of policy at the group Americans for Peace Now, said that under normal circumstances, any such proposal would never gain traction and would be viewed as comically extreme. But in the Trump era, once unthinkable demands have quickly become policy on Israel and Palestine...

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Jerusalem Post: "Settlers Rebuild the Amona Outpost to Protest Terror Attacks" (12/14/18)

Hagit Ofran of the left-wing group Peace Now said, "It does not matter if the land was purchased legally or not" because the placement of the modular structures on the hilltop without approval was illegal... Peace Now plans to demand that Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit investigate the settlers' actions, she said.

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