Action Alerts

APN is a leading source of pro-Israel, pro-peace advocacy and activism. Through our Action Network, we mobilize tens of thousands of actions every year in support of peace, with actions targeting the U.S. government, Congress, Jewish organizations, the media, the Israeli embassy, and others. Join us in taking action to fight anti-peace policies and actions, and to urge elected officials to adopt policies that support the two-state solution. Join our Action Network and check this page regularly (actions are listed in chronological order, with the most recent at the top). Add your voice to the chorus of pro-Israel, pro-peace voices fighting to end the occupation and to secure a two-state solution!

LAST DAY TO TAKE ACTION: Prevent an unjust eviction in East Jerusalem



The Sumarin family has been living in the same house in East Jerusalem for generations. Yet unless the Israeli Supreme Court rules in their favor, they will soon be evicted, their home and their land taken from them. Please urge your representatives in Congress to speak out against this injustice and sign the letter aimed at stopping this eviction of a Palestinian family from their home.

This case goes far beyond the struggle of one family to save its home. It is a part of a broader fight against the efforts of Israeli settlers to displace East Jerusalem Palestinians and to create facts on the ground that would block the path for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement on Jerusalem.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) is circulating a Dear Colleague letter addressed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, urging his government “to intervene on behalf of the Sumarin family and halt their eviction from their long-standing home."

Please urge your Representative to sign on to Congresswoman Speier’s letter.

Write to your Representative.

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PAST ACTION: "Say No To Your Tax Dollars Paying For Illegal Annexation"

Update: this action, now closed, ran in July 2020.  

Annexation is a game changer. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s plan to unilaterally annex parts of the West Bank, with the blessing – indeed the encouragement – of the Trump administration, is a dire threat to the prospects of a peaceful future for Israelis and Palestinians.

Last week, Senator Chris Van Hollen introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (the bill that authorizes providing U.S. aid to Israel), which would block the Netanyahu government from using any US aid to fund its illegal annexation.

Tell your Senators to cosponsor the Van Hollen amendment or thank them if they already have.

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Update: this action, now closed, ran in June 2020. 

With the blessing -- indeed the urging -- of Donald Trump’s White House, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the midst of preparations to annex vast swaths of the West Bank. A joint committee, manned by representatives of Netanyahu and Trump, and headed by Trump’s ambassador to Israel David Friedman, is working on a detailed map delineating the territory – as much as 30% of the West Bank – that Israel will claim as its own.

A group of members of the House of Representatives is signing a letter (click HERE to read the letter) to Prime Minister Netanyahu and his ministers of defense and foreign affairs urging them to reconsider this destructive measure.

Tell your member of Congress to join the letter!

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Update: this action, now closed, ran from June 9- June 30, 2020.

Go HERE to sign the letter

Americans for Peace Now and our Israeli sister organization Peace Now (Shalom Achshav) are raising our voices in solidarity and asking Israelis and Americans who care about peace to sign on to this letter.

The government of Israel, with the encouragement of the Trump administration, intends to begin annexation of the West Bank as soon as July 1st. Annexation would have disastrous repercussions for Israelis and Palestinians and would threaten US national security interests.

Israeli and American citizens are urging the government of Israel to abandon its unilateral annexation plan and to instead pursue negotiations with the Palestinian leadership to reach a conflict-ending peace accord.

Please add your name to these and the growing list!

Peter Beinart   *   Nicole Berner   *   Martin I Bresler   *   Rachel Faulkner   *   Tom Feldman   *   Dan Fleshler   *   Dr. Robert O. Freedman   *   Aviva Futorian   *   Judith Gelman   *   Gili Getz   *   Joe Goldman   *   Ginna Green   *   Rabbi Steve Gutow   *   Jonathan Jacoby   *   Steven Kaplan   *   Nancy Kaufman   *   Jim Klutznick   *   Shawn Landres   *   Luis Lanier   *   Rabbi Michael Latz   *   Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie   *   Libby Lenkinski   *   Rachel Lerner   *   Ruth Messinger   *   Aviva Meyer   *   Mik Moore   *   Jo-Ann Mort   *   David Myers   *   Kathleen Peratis   *   Marcie Setlow   *   Mark Silverberg   *   Daniel Sokatch   *   Mary Ann Stein   *   Judith Tuller   *   Michael Walzer   *   Peter Weiss

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PAST ACTION - Tell JNF: "Don't uproot the Sumarin family!"

Update: this action, now closed, ran in the summer of 2020. 

Sumarins have lived in their family-built home in Jerusalem for 50 years. The Israeli court, as a result of a case brought by the Jewish National Fund's subsidiary organization, Himanuta, is soon likely to evict this Palestinian family from their East Jerusalem home.

The case rests on the application of Israel's unjust "Absentee Property Law" - and even an abuse of that law itself. It is part of a larger effort by Israeli settler organizations and their backers in the government to "Judaize" East Jerusalem at the expense of its inhabitants, like the Sumarin Family.

The eviction can be stopped, and the next few weeks will determine this family's fate. 

Send an email or call Jewish National Fund to help stop the eviction.  A previous eviction was prevented as a result of a campaign similar to this one. With your help, eviction can be prevented again.

Go HERE for more information, including a video with interviews from Sumarin family members, and to send an email to JNF.

APN and Peace Now are part of an international coalition of groups that have united to defend the Sumarin family from this unjust eviction.
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PAST ACTION - SIGN THE PETITION to Netanyahu and Gantz: NO to Annexation, YES to Peace!

Update: this action, now closed, ran in April 2020. 

Go HERE to read and sign to the petition

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his opponent-turned-coalition-partner Benny Gantz have agreed to guidelines that allow for Israeli annexation in the West Bank beginning as soon as July 1, 2020.

The Netanyahu-Gantz government, allegedly established to join forces to fight the Coronavirus, will be the first in Israel’s history to adopt such an extremist policy principle.

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Tell Netanyahu: Trump’s Vision and West Bank Annexation Threaten Israel and Peace

President Trump's vision is not a "peace plan" but rather a scheme, co-authored by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump, to allow for an immediate annexation of all Israeli settlements in the West Bank and the entire Jordan Valley. If any proof was needed, immediately after the Trump "vision" was unveiled, Benjamin Netanyahu's government announced that it will submit an annexation bill to the Knesset.

SIGN THE PETITION and let Prime Minister Netanyahu hear from us!

SIGN THE PETITION: Tell Netanyahu - Trump’s Vision and West Bank Annexation Threaten Israel and Peace

"Hatikvah: Progressive Israel Slate" for World Zionist Congress

Online voting ended March 11, 2020

APN is part of the exciting new partnership with the HATIKVAH: Progressive Israel Slate, running in the upcoming World Zionist Congress elections. For the first time 11 groups have come together with an amazing list of Rabbis, activists and other leaders, to form the HATIKVAH slate. APN is thrilled to have Letty Cottin Pogrebin and Aviva Meyer from its board of directors on this incredible list of Jewish leaders.



Go to and sign up and vote! The WZC elections run from January 21 to March 11. 

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PAST ACTION - Tell Congress: Oppose Annexation!

Update: this action, now closed, ran in June 2020. 

On June 19, Americans for Peace Now joined with nine other organizations in a Day of Action to advance resolutions in the Senate and in the House of Representatives that oppose annexation of the West Bank by Israel and support the two-state solution. The need for action remains.

Please take part with us and our fellow organizations!

Our coalition (APN, Ameinu, Hashomer Hatzair, J Street, Jewish Labor Committee, National Council of Jewish Women, New Israel Fund, Partners for Progressive Israel, Reconstructing Judaism, and T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights) sent a letter to leaders in the House of Representatives urging them to bring to the House floor a H. Res. 326, a resolution that will put on record members of the House of Representatives as endorsing the two-state solution and repudiating Israeli annexation of the West Bank or parts of it. Over half of the House Democratic Caucus have already signed on as co-sponsors. It’s time that our representatives have an opportunity to debate and vote on this resolution.

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