Briefing Call (3pm EST): Lara Alqasem and Israel's Entry Law

Join us and our fellow organizations TODAY for a briefing call in advance of the Israeli Supreme Court’s consideration of the case of Lara Alqasem. We are calling on the Israeli government to admit Alqasem into Israel to pursue her studies at Hebrew University.

Alqasem has become the latest symbol of the fight for an open Israeli society. She is fighting the government’s decision to expel her for her past political affiliation with a student organization that supports boycotts against Israel.

For more background on Lara’s case, click here to read APN’s press release calling on the Israeli government to let her stay.

Click here to join the briefing call on Facebook Live TODAY at 3pm. Speakers will be Leora Bechor, Alqasem's attorney, and MK Tamar Zandberg, leader of the Meretz party.

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Americans for Peace Now

This briefing call is co-sponsored by Americans for Peace Now, J Street, Ameinu, National Council of Jewish Women, New Israel Fund, Partners for a Progressive Israel, Reconstructing Judaism, and T’ruah.

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APN's Dr. Debra Shushan delivered address at Haverford College

Dr. Debra Shushan, APN Policy and Government Relations Director, was recently in the Philadelphia area where she was the featured speaker at a J Street Philadelphia / J Street U event at Haverford College and guest at parlor parties. In her September 30 talk at Haverford entitled "Off the Table: Israeli-Palestinian Peace in the Trump-Netanyahu Era," she surveyed recent developments that threaten prospects for peace - from the rise of illiberal democracy in the US and Israel, to President Trump's efforts to take key issues off the negotiating table - as well as the work that APN and Shalom Achshav in Israel are doing to push back against this tide.

A J Street U leader called the talk "phenomenal" and welcomed further collaboration with APN. 

Educational advocacy is an important part of APN's work. If you are interested in inviting someone from APN's Speakers Bureau to your university, synagogue, church, parlor event, or other gathering, please contact apndc@peacenow.org

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Debra DeLee - A Career Worth Honoring

Honoring Debra DeLee for 21 Years with Americans for Peace Now
COME CELEBRATE WITH DEBRA!

Please join us on October 24, 2018 at 6 pm at the Decatur House
748 Jackson Place NW, Washington, DC 20006
as we celebrate the extraordinary career of our good friend
Debra DeLee
Please RSVP by September 15, 2018


WOULD LIKE TO HONOR DEBRA with a Tribute ad.
Tributes will be projected at the event and included in a commemorative book for Debra

 

THE SARA FUND

Debra has requested that donations be made in honor of  her friend and long time APN board member Sara Ehrman (ZTz"L):

Click on the image above to donate to The Sara Fund

Debra DeLee's 21 Years at APN

Throughout her professional life, Debra DeLee has been working to secure a better future for others. She started her career as a fourth-grade teacher in the 1970s, dedicated to her students and the imperative of quality public education. Working her way through the ranks of the National Education Association (NEA), DeLee became the NEA's Political Director and chief lobbyist in Washington. As NEA Director of Government Relations and Director of its political action committee she worked to ensure fair working conditions for teachers and quality public education for students. Prior to joining Americans for Peace Now in April 1997, DeLee was selected by President Clinton to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the 1996 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, which she designed, developed, and managed for the president. Preceding the convention, DeLee served as Executive Director and Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and in 1994 was appointed DNC Chair. As the President and CEO of Americans for Peace Now for over 21 years, DeLee has worked tirelessly to promote American support for peace in the Middle East and support for the Israeli peace movement — Shalom Achshav — working to secure a better future for Israel and her neighbors.

Professor Shibley Telhami Briefing Call, Thursday, July 19, 2 pm (Eastern)

Professor Shibley Telhami, one of America's leading experts on the Middle East, will comment on the current state of American-Palestinian relations, on Donald Trump's Israeli-Palestinian policy, on Trump's prospective "peace plan," and on the role of Arab governments in the current dynamics between the US, Israel and the Palestinians.

Listen here

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APN Briefing Call with Shibley Telhami (7/19, 2PM EST)

Professor Shibley Telhami, an expert on Palestinian politics and on U.S. Middle East policy joined us on a briefing call on Thursday July 19th, 2018.

One of America’s leading experts on the Middle East, Professor Telhami will comment on the current state of American-Palestinian relations, on Donald Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian policy, on Trump’s prospective “peace plan,” and on the role of Arab governments in the current dynamics between the US, Israel and the Palestinians.  

Listen here.

Shibley Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, and non-resident senior fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. He is the co-editor of The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011, and the author of The World through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East.

 

The Dove - Young Voices of Israel/Palestine - July 23, 2018

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Listen: Briefing Call with Jerusalem Expert Daniel Seidemann on Embassy Move

APN hosted a briefing call on Thursday, May 17th with Jerusalem expert Daniel Seidemann.

Danny discussed the impact that the Trump administration’s moving of America’s to Jerusalem has had on Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, on Israeli-Palestinian relations in general and on dynamics in Jerusalem in particular.

Danny also addressed other developments on the ground in Jerusalem and in Gaza.

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Thursday, 5/10 in Wash DC: Conversation with Author and Journalist Anshel Pfeffer

Join the New Israel Fund, the Foundation for Middle East Peace, Americans for Peace Now, and J Street DC Metro for:

Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu

Conversation with Author and Journalist Anshel Pfeffer, moderated by award-winning writer and broadcaster Mehdi Hasan

Thursday, May 10th
2:30 - 4:00 pm

Middle East Institute
1319 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

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APN at J Street panel -Setting Settlements In Stone: Formalizing Annexation

Debra DeLee, Debra Shushan, MK Merav Michaeli, Nidal Fuqaha, and Lara Friedman discuss the formalization of annexation.  Americans for Peace Now's panel discussion at J Street's National Conference April 15, 2018.

 

 

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Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony

This year, communities across the US will gather to honor the annual Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony. For the past thirteen years, thousands of Israelis and Palestinians have stood each year to acknowledge the pain of those living on the “other side” and envision a better future together.

Join us for a special memorial event based upon the values of recognition, hope, solidarity, and non-violence. We will hear from Palestinians and Israelis who have committed themselves to these values, watch inspirational clips from the Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony taking place on the same day in Israel. Joined by musicians from Heartbeat youth band, we will sing, reflect, connect, and renew our community's call to end the conflict in a just and peaceful way.

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