Hard Questions, Tough Answers- Iran and Israel are at War (June 13, 2022)

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Yossi Alpher is an independent security analyst. He is the former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, a former senior official with the Mossad, and a former IDF intelligence officer. Views and positions expressed here are those of the writer, and do not necessarily represent APN's views and policy positions.

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Far from the limelight, the government of Israel has recently introduced a new set of regulations governing foreign nationals’ entry to and residence in the West Bank. This new ordinance, scheduled for implementation on July 5th, further expands the already stringent travel and residence regulations for foreign nationals.
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55 Years Later, Working to End the Occupation is as Urgent as Ever

By Ori Nir 

I got acquainted with the Occupation in 1986. That year was a significant landmark of the Occupation because by then Israel had ruled the West Bank and Gaza Strip for 19 years, following 19 years of Jordanian rule.

As a rookie reporter for Haaretz Daily, I used to travel to the occupied territories almost every day. I met with numerous Palestinians, documented their life under occupation, and returned to my home in West Jerusalem, to my life as a young professional in a free, democratic environment.

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Hard Questions, Tough Answers - Annual Middle East book review edition (June 7, 2022)

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Yossi Alpher is an independent security analyst. He is the former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, a former senior official with the Mossad, and a former IDF intelligence officer. Views and positions expressed here are those of the writer, and do not necessarily represent APN's views and policy positions.

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Peace Now's Protest at the Illegal Outpost of Homesh

Shifting tactics, Israel’s Peace Now movement last weekend used nonviolent civil disobedience practices during an innovative protest against the Israeli government’s refusal to enforce the law and dismantle illegal settlement outposts in the West Bank.

Turning the tables on the settlement enterprise, Peace Now and its partner organizations hired a bulldozer – one of the symbols of the occupation and the settlement project – to dismantle the outpost of Homesh in the northern West Bank.

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Yossi Alpher is an independent security analyst. He is the former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, a former senior official with the Mossad, and a former IDF intelligence officer. Views and positions expressed here are those of the writer, and do not necessarily represent APN's views and policy positions.

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Hard Questions, Tough Answers - Naftali Bennett: Terrorist? Traitor? (May 23, 2022)

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Yossi Alpher is an independent security analyst. He is the former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, a former senior official with the Mossad, and a former IDF intelligence officer. Views and positions expressed here are those of the writer, and do not necessarily represent APN's views and policy positions.

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Recording: Palestinian Journalists under Occupation

Featuring Daoud Kuttab and Mohammed Daraghmeh

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Past Action: Urge your Member of Congress to push for a US-led investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

For those of us who care about peace between Israel and Palestine, last week was incredibly hard. We are outraged – first by the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu-Akleh during an IDF incursion in the West Bank town of Jenin, then by the violent attack by Israeli police on her funeral on Friday.

Freedom of the press is of paramount importance, particularly when conflicting narratives and biases often obscure the truth, as is the case in Israel-Palestine. The State Department has called Ms. Abu Akleh’s death “an affront to media freedom.” And while the State Department has made statements supporting a thorough investigation by the Israeli government, this is not enough. Americans for Peace Now has called for a swift and independent investigation of the circumstances that caused her death and now members of Congress, led by Representatives Andre’ Carson and Lou Correa, are requesting the State Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) launch an investigation into Ms. Abu Akleh’s death as well.

It is important that the United States protect Americans reporting abroad and that includes conducting independent investigations when a journalist is harmed.

Read the full text of the letter here.

Hard Questions, Tough Answers - It's the Occupation (May 16, 2022)

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Yossi Alpher is an independent security analyst. He is the former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, a former senior official with the Mossad, and a former IDF intelligence officer. Views and positions expressed here are those of the writer, and do not necessarily represent APN's views and policy positions.

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