PeaceCast: DC's New Palestinian Museum

This special episode features a visit to the newly launched Museum of the Palestinian People in Washington, DC.

Host Ori Nir was joined by his daughter Noa Nir, who participated in interviewing Nizar Farsakh, the Chair of the Board of the museum.

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Donald Trump’s White House over the weekend unveiled the economic part of its vision for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Tomorrow, it will convene an "economic workshop" in Manama, Bahrain, to rally support for its “peace plan".

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PeaceCast: Rabbinic Prism, in partnership with T'ruah, the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights


This special episode of PeaceCast is produced in partnership with T’ruah, the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.

It features six stories told by rabbinical students at a recent story telling evening in Israel, at the end of their one-year T’ruah program there.

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Deja Vu All Over Again? – Israeli Elections Redux

A month after it was sworn in, Israel’s Knesset voted to dissolve itself and drag the Israeli public into another election cycle.

What will this campaign look like? How much of an appetite does the Israeli public have for another round? Do the new elections provide a second chance for Benjamin Netanyahu’s opposition to depose him? How realistic is such a scenario? Will the right more effectively coalesce to come out stronger? And how about the left -- will it unite? Will the Arab parties re-unite?

Allison Kaplan Sommer of Israel’s Haaretz daily addressed these and other questions at a briefing call on June 6th . 

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Non-Israelis often find it surprising or counter-intuitive that Israel’s top brass, its senior security officials are consistently more dovish than its political leadership. For years, Israeli security officials – retired officials publicly and serving ones privately -- have been the most solid proponents of the two-state solution. Anecdotally, this was a well-known fact.

Now there is a scientific study that shows just how true this truism is. This episode features Dr. Guy Ziv of the School of International Service at American University, and Benjamin L. Shaver, a master’s student at the University of Chicago’s Committee on International Relations. Their new study shows that some 85% of Israel’s leading retired generals, spymasters and other senior security officials support a peace agreement based on the establishment of an independent Palestinian state living side-by-side with Israel in peace and security.

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PeaceCast Episode #78 - Blind Spot: America and the Palestinians with Author Khaled Elgindy

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PeaceCast: Israeli Public Opinion on the Eve of Elections with Dahlia Scheindlin

This episode was recorded at a live event that Americans for Peace Now co-sponsored with the New Israel Fund at our joint office in Washington on April 3rd, just six days before the Israeli elections.

Our guest was Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin, one of Israel’s leading public opinion analysts.

The discussion was moderated by Naomi Paiss, the former Vice President of Public Affairs at the New Israel Fund for over a decade, and a longtime public affairs and communications professional.

Please send feedback, ideas, and questions to onir@peacenow.org.

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LISTEN - Post-Israeli Election Briefing Call with Yossi Alpher

On April 10th, APN hosted a briefing call with strategic affairs expert Yossi Alpher, who analyzed the results of the Israeli elections and discussed their possible impact and the challenges we now face.

Alpher, an independent security analyst, is the former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, a former senior official with Israel’s Mossad, and a former IDF intelligence officer. He is the author of Hard Questions Tough Answers, APN’s weekly analysis of Israeli and Middle Eastern strategic affairs.

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PeaceCast: Peace Now's Shaqued Morag - 40 years to the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty

On the 40th anniversary of the White House signing ceremony of Israel’s peace treaty with Egypt, Israel’s peace movement Peace Now (Shalom Achshav) launched a campaign to remind Israelis of this historic peace treaty and its strategic value for Israel, and to underscore the fact that peace with the Palestinians and the entire Arab world is within reach.

Peace Now’s executive director, Shaqued Morag, talks about the new campaign and about the centerpiece of the campaign, an evocative short film.

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