Monday, February 25th, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. 
To join the call dial 951-797-1058 and enter passcode 147414. Then please record your name clearly.

Less than two months before Israel’s general elections, Benjamin Netanyahu – fighting to stay in power and out of court – is trying to use his contacts with regional Arab leaders to portray himself domestically as an irreplaceable statesman.

Upon his return from an extensive tour to half a dozen Middle Eastern countries, including Israel, Middle East expert Prof. Mark Rosenblum will be our guest on a briefing call next Monday to comment on Israeli politics, regional geopolitics, and the relationship between the two.

Mark Rosenblum, the founder of Americans for Peace Now, is an award-winning historian at Queens College of the City University of New York, where he was also awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. Rosenblum is currently Professor Emeritus of History, Special Advisor to the President of Queens College, Director of the Ibrahim Student Leadership & Dialogue Middle East Program and Founder & Director of the “America & the Middle East Program” which includes regular visits to Israel and other countries in the Middle East.

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APN Israel Study Tour

Americans for Peace Now

Americans for Peace Now's Israel Study Tour - An Experience Unlike Any Other

STUDY

Meet with experts, activists, officials, and other notable figures -- from politics, security, journalism, academia, and peace activism -- who will provide a comprehensive  and timely understanding of the situation on both Israeli and Palestinian societies.  

2019 Study Tour includes excursion to Amman, Jordan! 

TOUR

Travel and see first-hand many of the places and areas in Israel and the West Bank that have an impact on the lives and futures of all Israelis and Palestinians. All Study Tours include

  • Jerusalem
  • Tel Aviv
  • Ramallah
  • Two or more of the following:
    • Northern Israel (ie. Nazareth and Haifa)
    • Southern Israel (ie. border with Gaza)
    • West Bank locales (ie. Hebron, Rawabi, Israeli settlement)
  • Side trips pre and post Study Tour may be available (inquire if interested)
2019 Study Tour includes excursion to Amman, Jordan! 

EXPERIENCE

In addition to the insider access and insight provided by the Israelis, Palestinians, and others you will meet and converse with, you will have a front row to the sights, sounds, tastes, and vitality of this special part of the world. All of it experienced together with a small yet eclectic group of Americans who enrich and enliven this memorable trip.

STUDY TOUR INCLUDES: Hotel Accommodations, breakfast buffet and all other meals except one or two reserved for your free time, all touring, tipping, and admissions (does NOT include airfare).

JOIN US ON THE NEXT ISRAEL STUDY TOUR

(dates for Fall 2019 to be announced soon)

Contact us now at israeltour@peacenow.org or (202) 408-9898 for more information or to express interest in participation.

For a taste of APN's unique Israel Study Tour, watch this video, and see the schedule from a past trip.

 

"I find it stimulating to travel with the kind of folks who are always on the APN study trips, and it is motivating to meet and talk to Israeli Jews and Palestinians whose values I share. It renews my faith in Israel's future."

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- Aviva Meyer, from Washington, D.C., who is pictured (on the left) with Janet Aviad, a founder of Peace Now in Israel.



Going on the APN Study Tour "was an amazing experience from every angle...an event of a lifetime. It gave me hope that there is still very much a chance for peace between Israelis and Palestinians."

- David Edelman, pictured in Hebron, is from the Chicago area and has participated in multiple APN Study Tours

The capital of Jordan is a fascinating city of contrasts -- a unique blend of old and new...ultra-modern buildings, hotels, smart restaurants, art galleries and boutiques rub shoulders comfortably with traditional coffee shops and tiny artisans' workshops, and everywhere there is evidence of the city's much older past.

Jordan, one of the two countries to have signed a peace treaty with Israel, has an immense stake in Israeli-Palestinian peace, and serves as a fascinating window into the Arab world.

 

 

LISTEN - APN Briefing Call on Israel Elections with Tal Schneider

On January 24th 2019, APN hosted Israeli political analyst Tal Schneider for a briefing call on the upcoming general elections in Israel. Less than three months out, Israel’s political arena is going through dramatic changes. New actors are joining the arena and some of Israel’s political fixtures are fading out. An election campaign that started as a referendum on Benjamin Netanyahu’s performance and ethics seems to reflect some deeper undercurrents in Israeli politics.

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Americans for Peace Now and Valley Beth Shalom Congregation in Encino, California are pleased to present the 8th annual Professor Gerald B. Bubis Lecture. See below for all the details, and make your plans to hear from this special guest speaker and to honor the memory of Jerry Bubis. RSVP to apnwest@peacenow.org or 323-934-3480.

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Briefing Call with Yossi Alpher: Thursday, 11/15 (11:30am EST)

Please join APN for a briefing call with strategic affairs expert Yossi Alpher on Israel’s Gaza Strip challenge and on other political and security questions facing Israel.

Yossi 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. Please read his recent analyses here: https://peacenow.org/issue.php?cat=hard-questions#.W-r19ZNKiUk

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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.

Thanks for your support,
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.

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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.  

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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.

 

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