Peace Now in the News - March 1-7, 2019

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Ha'aretz: "U.S. Jewish Groups Slam Israeli Decision to Let Kahanist Party Run in Election" (March 7, 2019)

Among the other U.S. groups [in addition to New Israel Fund] backing Zazim were J Street, the Israel Religious Action Center on Behalf of the Reform Movement, the National Council of Jewish Women, Americans for Peace Now, Partners for Progressive Israel, T'ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, Ameinu, the Jewish Labor Committee, Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Assembly.

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Jerusalem Post: "Gantz’s platform ignores Palestinian state, hints at sovereignty for blocs" (March 6, 2019)

Peace Now expressed surprise that the two-state solution is not in the platform after past statements supporting it from party leaders Benny Gantz and Gabi Ashkenazi.

(NOTE: On March 6, Israel Hayom "exposed" the Blue and White list as being pro-two states. The source: Peace Now's page quoting security commanders' support for a two-state solution.)

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NBC News: "One Israeli's journey from ultra-Orthodox settler to peace activist" (March 3, 2019)

Feature article on Shabtay Bendet, former Israeli settler (and a founder of an illegal outpost) who is now head of Peace Now's Settlement Watch division

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Jerusalem Post: "American Nonprofit launches petition to keep Netanyahu away from AIPAC" (March 1, 2019)

Americans for Peace Now (APN) on Wednesday launched a petition calling on American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) to "condemn and disinvite" Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from its March conference.

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