On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, J Street U at Georgetown will host Lara Friedman (Director of Policy and Government Relations, APN) and Ghaith al-Omari (Executive Director, ATFP) for a talk on the recent war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, the current status of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the prospects for peace.
Walzer, a longtime member of APN's Board of Directors, is America's leading expert on ethics in wartime, and one of America's foremost political philosophers. He is the author of the iconic Just and Unjust Wars, a practical analysis of the Just War doctrine, professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey, the co-editor of Dissent, and contributing editor to the New Republic, where he published a new analysis of the ethical dilemmas of the Israel-Hamas war.
Americans for Peace Now and the American Task Force on Palestine
invite you to attend
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on Campus
Please join us on Friday at 1:00 PM (EST) for a briefing call with Dr. Matti Steinberg, an Israeli expert on Hamas, on Palestinian politics and on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A former senior adviser to the heads of the General Security Services in Israel and a professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Steinberg is one of Israel’s leading experts on Palestinian affairs. He is the author of the award-winning book “Unending Quest: The Development of Palestinian National Consciousness, 1967- 2007 (Hebrew).
Israel's Peace Now movement, Shalom Achshav, organized a demonstration in Tel Aviv Thursday, calling for restraint and denouncing violence, incitement and revenge. Several thousand Israelis gathered for this Demonstration of Sanity, and listened to speeches by Knesset members and leading peace activists, including Peace Now's Secretary General Yariv Oppenheimer.
Please join us for a briefing call with Israeli strategic affairs expert Yossi Alpher on Thursday, July 3rd at 2:00 PM Eastern Time to analyze the security and political situation following the murder of the three Yeshiva students in the West Bank.
The details of the call are as follows:
Date: Thursday, July 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Dial-in Number: 951-797-1058
Participant Access Code: 147414
To receive a link of the recording, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Israeli strategic affairs expert, Brigadier General (Ret.) Shlomo Brom, is a senior researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv, Israel's leading national security think tank. He is also one of the leaders of the Council on Peace and Security, an organization that brings together hundreds of high-ranking members from Israel's security and diplomacy establishments to support a viable and sustainable peaceful resolution to the conflict in the Middle East as a necessary step towards ensuring Israel's security and social resilience and maintaining its democratic foundation in the long-term.
In 2011, Brom authored a short report for the Council on future defensible borders between Israel and the state of Palestine in the context of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. The report concludes that the 1967 lines, with reasonable land swaps, would be defensible borders between Israel and the West Bank portion of the future state of Palestine. We asked Brig. Gen. Brom, the former top strategic planner of the IDF, to explain why.
On the second week of our Reclaiming Israel’s Future campaign, Mr. Seidemann will help us address the theme of the week: Jerusalem. He will discuss the latest developments on the ground in East Jerusalem, examine the situation on the ground 47 years after the Six Day War, and address the future of Jerusalem.
Please join us for a briefing call with Lior Amichai, the director of Peace Now’s Settlement
Watch Project on Friday June 20 at 12:00pm Eastern Time.
Lior Amichai is a world renowned authority on West Bank settlements. He has been with Peace Now’s Settlement Watch project for the past two years. He spends his time collecting and analyzing data on settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem both on the ground and from the air. To view a new short video documenting the work of Lior and Settlement Watch, click here.
Lior will highlight current trends in West Bank settlement construction, talk about particular settlement hot-spots and comment on the current crisis stemming from the abduction of the three teens in the West Bank and its link to the settlement enterprise.
We will be marching with the group of progressive, pro-Israel organizations committed to Israel's core values, as
laid out in its Declaration of Independence 66 years ago. Our organizations support and advance the ideals of
democracy, freedom, justice, peace and human rights and will be marching loud and proud on June 1.
Come out and make your voice heard! Don’t miss this opportunity to show the world that there is a strong and
vibrant progressive voice supporting Israel. Please register at this
link to receive our meeting point for the parade.