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!

TAKE ACTION: Urge Your Representatives to Sign Antisemitism Letter to Secretary Blinken

At Americans for Peace Now, we strive to be clear about what we believe. We believe that antisemitism—like racism, islamophobia and other forms of hatred—is a serious and growing problem here in the US and around the world.

We have opposed the codification of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, based on the fact that it uses overly broad brush strokes, and in doing so is often used to quash legitimate criticism of unacceptable Israeli government policies. In the past few weeks, two new efforts have been put forth to address the issues of antisemitism.

We are pleased to be working with Representatives Jan Schakowsky, Mark Pocan, Pramila Jayapal, Andy Levin and Jamie Raskin to bring these to the attention of Secretary of State Blinken, and the entire Biden Administration, and to urge them to consider these definitions in their efforts to combat antisemitism. 

See the full text of the letter to Secretary Blinken here.

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TAKE ACTION: Urge Secretary Antony Blinken Curb Enthusiasm for IHRA

Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently said that “the Biden administration enthusiastically embraces the 2016 International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism,” known by its acronym as IHRA.

Join us in asking Secretary Blinken to curb his enthusiasm.

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Tell JNF-KKL We Want a Better Israel, Not a Greater Israel

Add Your Name to Speak Out Against JNF-KKL Settlement Expansion Plans

Americans for Peace Now is part of an international coalition of organizations opposing the decision of the Jewish National Fund – Keren Kayemet Le’Israel (JNF-KKL) to start officially purchasing privately-owned Palestinian land in the West Bank to expand Israeli settlements.

We are writing to the World Chairman of the JNF-KKL, Avraham Duvdevani, to let him know that we refuse to legitimize or contribute to the expansion of Israel's settlement enterprise and the further entrenchment of the occupation.  

Not in our names!

Please add your name to this letter to Mr. Duvdevani. Help us block this disastrous initiative.

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Sign the Petition to President-elect Joe Biden - Reverse Trump’s Course and Advance Israeli-Palestinian Peace

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On January 20, when President Joe Biden and his foreign policy team enter the White House, they will have the work of restoring America’s leadership abroad cut out for them.

The Trump administration is filling its last days by starting fires and laying land mines that Biden’s team will have to remove one-by-one.

Americans for Peace Now sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team, addressed to incoming Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, with some specific recommendations that President Biden should take action on in order to clear some of the wreckage left behind by Trump.

They heard from us. Now they need to hear from you!

Go HERE to sign the petition urging President-elect Joe Biden to reverse Trump’s course of endorsing occupation, annexation, settlement construction and apartheid, and to instead commit his administration to advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace in earnest.

Urge Your Elected Officials to Cosponsor Resolutions Honoring Rabin

On October 1, both the Senate and the House of Representatives introduced resolutions (S. Res. 745 / H. Res. 1173) honoring the life, legacy, and example of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on the 25th anniversary of his assassination.

Urge your Senators and Representatives to cosponsor the resolutions.

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ACTION ALERT: Say NO to settlement expansion - Help block the E-1 plan

Prime Minister Netanyahu's plans for annexing the West Bank have been put on hold. Maybe. But his efforts to undermine a two-state solution continue unabated. His government is currently advancing plans for a new settlement project in the territory known as E-1.

E-1 is a narrow piece of land between East Jerusalem and the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim. The international community has long viewed settlement construction in E-1 as a redline, as it would undercut the viability of a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem and prevent the creation of a contiguous Palestinian state.

This Friday, August 28 is the deadline for submitting objections to the construction plan. Right now, thousands of Israelis, led by our partners at Peace Now - together with Ir Amim, and the Association of Environmental Justice in Israel (AEJI) - are mounting a major opposition campaign.

Stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Israel by adding your name to block this plan and preserve prospects for a just and viable solution to this conflict. Together with our colleagues from the Progressive Israel Network, we will be submitting this petition to Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, who has the authority to block this plan from moving forward.

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

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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.

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

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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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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SIGN THE LETTER - APN and Shalom Achshav Joint Letter to STOP ANNEXATION

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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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