APN / Peace Now In the News - November 18 - 21, 2019

CGTN TV: "Debra Shushan discusses Israeli indictment of Netanyahu" (November 21, 2019)

CGTN's Asieh Namdar spoke with Debra Shushan, director of policy and government relations at Americans for Peace Now, about the Israeli indictment of Netanyahu.

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Washington Jewish Week: "Trump nods to the Israeli dissenting interpretation" by Ori Nir, APN Director of Communications (November 20, 2019)

Had Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joined me and my APN colleagues on our West Bank study tour last week, we would have shown him how fraught with illegality and illegitimacy West Bank settlements are.

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Independent: "Trump's decision to drop US opposition to Israeli settlements is an assault on the two-state solution" by Brian Reeves, Peace Now Director of External Relations (November 20, 2019)

Without US pressure to uphold international law, Israel is now left free to build in settlements at will and to seize parts of the West Bank.

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BBC News: "US settlement move reduces chances of Israeli-Palestinian peace deal" (November 19, 2019)

Previous US administrations opposed settlement construction as an obstacle to peace, and tried to limit it to varying degrees. But planning and building have accelerated under the Trump administration, according to the Israeli anti-settlement monitoring group Peace Now.

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Reuters: "U.S. backs Israel on settlements, angering Palestinians and clouding peace process" (November 18, 2019)

"He can declare that night is day, but it will not change the fact that Israeli settlements are not only illegal under international law, but are also a huge obstacle to peace and to the stability of our region," said Hagit Ofran of the Israeli anti-settlements group Peace Now.

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