APN/Peace Now In the News - March 14 - 22, 2019

Vice News: "Trump’s latest tweet could hand the election to Netanyahu in Israel" (March 22, 2019)

“Making such a radical change in U.S. policy basically days before Israeli national elections, which are a referendum on Benjamin Netanyahu, very much smells like an attempt to influence the elections,” said Ori Nir, a spokesman for the liberal pro-Israel group Americans for Peace Now.

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USA Today: "President Trump says U.S. should recognize Israel's sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights" (March 21, 2019)

"Trump's Twitter recognition of Israel's Golan Heights annexation does nothing to bolster Israeli security," Ori Nir, communications director at Americans for Peace Now..."It does, however, hinder its prospects to reach peace with the Palestinians and the Arab world. That is bad for Israeli and US national security."

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BBC World News TV: "APN's Debra Shushan interviewed on Trump Recognizing Israeli Golan Heights Annexation" (March 21, 2019)

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Ha'aretz: "Teens Suspected of Temple Mount Arson Say They Wanted to Harm Israeli Police Officer Who Provoked Worshipers" (March 14, 2019)

Peace Now activists meanwhile demonstrated at the entrance to the Temple Mount against the Jewish tour groups. “We are witnesses to the cynical attempt of politicians from the right to use the Temple Mount as a political tool to attack and ignite a religious war here,” said Shaked Morag, the group's executive director.

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