‘Pretend Like it Never Happened’ by Hadar Susskind

‘Pretend Like it Never Happened’

JAN 18, 2023

By Hadar Susskind

Remember Jerry Seinfeld’s advice when George miscalculated and recklessly quit his job because he was denied access to the executive restroom? “Go back,” Jerry said, “pretend like it never happened.” George is enthralled by the boldness of the move, goes back to the staff meeting as if nothing happened. His boss doesn’t buy it and goes on to humiliate him before his former colleagues.

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The Neglected Dimension of Israeli Democracy (Hard Questions, Tough Answers- January 17, 2023)

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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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Legislative Round-Up- January 13, 2023

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Webinar: The Price of Criticizing Israel's Human Rights Record with Kenneth Roth

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The Three Faces of Benjamin Netanyahu (Hard Questions, Tough Answers- January 9, 2023)

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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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Legislative Round-Up- January 6, 2023

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Statement: Netanyahu’s Assault on Democracy

Americans for Peace Now (APN) is alarmed by the radical judicial overhaul announced yesterday by Israel’s new Justice Minister Yariv Levin, a set of legislative initiatives aimed at limiting the power of the Israeli Supreme Court and the government’s legal advisors.

The plan’s objective is to dramatically diminish the judicial and legal checks and balances on Israel’s executive and legislative branches, dealing a severe blow to Israel’s democracy.

We urge the Biden administration to make clear that anti-democratic steps such as this are a severe breach the value-based foundation of the US-Israel alliance.   

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Recording- Confronting the Israeli Government’s Attack on Democracy

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Hadar Susskind in Haaretz: Don't Normalize Israel's Extremist Government!

Don’t Normalize Israel's Extremist Government, or Its American Apologists

By Hadar Susskind

Jan 4, 2023

Over the coming weeks and months, the newly formed Israeli governing coalition and its U.S. allies will try to normalize the most hardline right-wing government in Israel’s history.

You will hear calls for a grace period, read articles and interviews in the international media designed to put lipstick on this disastrous government, such as Bezalel Smotrich’s laughable article in the Wall Street Journal.

American Jewish community leaders will grudgingly state that “the people of Israel have spoken” and praise Israel for being “the only democracy in the Middle East.” They will smile broadly at photo ops after meeting with Israeli government members in either Jerusalem or New York. They will strive to open reluctant doors in Washington for Netanyahu and his problematic political partners, desperately attempting to argue that they are not as bad as they may seem.

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Photos from Our Protest at the Israeli Embassy- 01/02/2023

All photos by Gili Getz.

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