APN/Peace Now In the News - July 30 - August 1, 2019

Al-Monitor: "What's behind Israel's approval of construction permits for Palestinians?" by Shlomi Eldar (August 1, 2019)

According to a July 22 Peace Now report, 32 new outposts have been established since 2012, the majority after Trump was elected, and 15 existing outposts were legalized. A process of retroactive legalization has begun for 35 more. According to a 2018 report by the organization, which monitors settlement construction, in 2017 there was a 17% increase in building starts in the settlements compared with the average of the previous eight years. Read more: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/07/israel-west-bank-palestinians-bezalel-smotrich-settlements.html#ixzz5vSTslPJS

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NY Jewish Week: "BDS ‘Has Become A Pawn’" (August 1, 2019)

"The move by President Trump and his right-wing allies to drag Israel and American Jews into unrelated issues is cynical and dangerous,” said Debra Shushan, director of policy and government relations at Americans for Peace Now... "this much is clear: the vast majority of American Jews see through and reject this new tactic. It’s dishonest, contemptible and bad for the Jews."

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NY Times: "Israel Is Expected to Approve Surge in Jewish Construction in West Bank" (July 31, 2019)

Only a few dozen permits for Palestinian buildings in that area have been approved in the last decade, the last in 2016, according to Peace Now, an Israeli left-wing advocacy group that tracks settlement construction.

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APN's Debra Shushan on Last Episode of Israel's i24 News "The Spin Room" (July 30, 2019)

Debra spoke about the Trump administration's role in guiding Israel into a one-state, apartheid-like reality, and more.

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