RECORDING: "Annexation: The Palestinian Leadership’s Perspective" with Saeb Erekat

Hear the recording of APN's May 22nd briefing call with Dr. Saeb Erekat:

West Bank Annexation: The Palestinian Leadership’s Perspective

Dr. Erekat is Secretary General of the PLO’s Executive Committee and served for many years as the Palestinian chief negotiator with Israel.

Hear him address the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations as a result of the Israeli government decision to annex large parts of the West Bank. Included was discussion on Tuesday's declaration by the Palestinian Authority that agreements with Israel and the US, including those that are security-related, would cease.

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Yossi Alpher, an independent security expert, provided analysis of the Netanyahu-Gantz coalition agreement and other questions relating to Israeli politics at the APN’s briefing call on Thursday, April 30.


Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his opponent-turned-coalition-partner Benny Gantz agreed this week to embark on West Bank annexation procedures as early as July 1st. Their agreement is a clause in the deal they signed to form an "emergency" unity government, following long weeks of negotiations.

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.

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LIVESTREAM - Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Ceremony - Monday, April 27

Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Ceremony

Live-streamed from Israel:

Monday, April 27, 1:30 pm (Eastern) / 10:30 am (Pacific)

Email to receive the link to participate.

Americans for Peace Now is a co-sponsor of this event hosted by Combatants for Peace and The Parents Circle-Families Forum.

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APN Briefing Call: "From Settlements to Annexation" Featuring Shaqued Morag, Executive Director, and Brian Reeves, Director of External Relations of Israel’s Peace Now (Shalom Achshav)


Morag and Reeves discussed the situation (as of April 13) regarding the "unity Government" deal being negotiated between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his opponent-turned-potential-coalition-partner Benny Gantz. What might this do related to recent annexation initiatives, and what would that mean for Israel? How will Israel's peace movement respond? 

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WEBINAR: COVID-19 & The Settlements - with Peace Now's Brian Reeves & Yesh Din's Lior Amichai

Tuesday, April 7, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Webinar on settlements and occupation in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, featuring experts on the ground in Israel:

  • Lior Amichai, Executive Director of Yesh Din
  • Brian Reeves, Peace Now Director of External Relations

Moderated by

  • Lara Friedman, President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace 

Discussion will include the very different Israeli policies vis-a-vis movement and travel of Palestinians and West Bank settlers, Israeli government moves to advance settlement projects while the world’s focus is on the health crisis, and continued settler violence against Palestinians. 


Co-Sponsored by Americans for Peace Now and Foundation for Middle East Peace

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Listen to the briefing call from Tuesday, March 31st with Haaretz columnist Bradley Burston. 

Haaretz columnist Bradley Burston, a native of Los Angeles, moved to Israel in 1976 after graduation from Berkeley. He took part in establishing Kibbutz Gezer and served in the IDF as a combat medic, before turning to journalism. He covered the first Palestinian uprising as Gaza correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, and was the paper's military correspondent in the 1991 Gulf War. In the mid-1990s he covered Israeli-Arab peace talks for Reuters. In 2006, he received the Eliav-Sartawi Award for Mideast Journalism, presented at the United Nations.

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Join us for our upcoming live webinar (accessed via computer or phone), co-sponsored by APN and Partners for Progressive Israel:

"Deal of the Century": What Now for the Israeli Left?

Discussion with:
        · Aluf Benn, Editor-in-Chief of Haaretz
        · Akiva Eldar, columnist for Al-Monitor’s Israel Pulse

Moderator: Jodi Rudoren, Editor-in-Chief of The Forward.

Thursday, March 12

12:30 - 1:30pm Eastern Time / 9:30 -10:30am Pacific


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Trump’s Plan Between Policy and Politics

Listen to APN's briefing call from Thursday, January 30th with veteran Israeli political analyst Akiva Eldar.

Akiva addressed the Trump administration’s so-called “Deal of the Century,” Trump’s proposal for a permanent status settlement between Israel and the Palestinians. He discussed both the goals of the Trump administration’s policy on Israel and the Palestinians and the politics behind it, and the impact that unveiling the plan has and will have on Israeli politics.

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Giving Power to Our Principles: The 2020 World Zionist Congress Elections (Live Webinar)

Partners for Progressive Israel webinar (co-sponsored by Americans for Peace Now and NCJW)

This online discussion can be accessed via your computer or by phone.


Online elections for the 2020 World Zionist Congress are underway – and the results will be crucial, impacting the distribution of $5,000,000,000 in budget money over the next five years and affecting every area of Jewish life worldwide and every aspect of life in Israel – including the funding of West Bank settlements.

Joining us on Wednesday, 29 January, 12:30-1:30pm Eastern Time to discuss the World Zionist Congress elections and their importance both “here” and “there” will be two superb panelists, one American and one Israeli:

Nancy Kaufman, past CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women and a member of the HATIKVAH: Progressive Israel Slate

Hagit Ofran, Co-Director of the Settlement Watch project of the Israeli Peace Now movement (Shalom Achshav)
The conversation will be introduced and moderated by Hadar Susskind, Campaign Director for the HATIKVAH: Progressive Israel slate. This event is co-sponsored by Americans for Peace Now and National Council of Jewish Women. A Q&A will be included.

Please tune in for this important webinar!

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Friday, January 24 | 9-10:30 am

Middle East Institute - 1763 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036


Image result for ali abu awwadPro-peace Palestinian activist Ali Abu Awwad will discuss his work in the occupied Palestinian territory to mobilize a movement of nonviolent resistance to the occupation, his reception in Palestinian society, his engagement with Israeli civilians and his hopes and concerns for the new year.

Cosponsored by Americans for Peace Now, the Foundation for Middle East Peace, J Street, the Middle East Institute, and the New Israel Fund.

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