Webinar - "The Perils of Annexation" - Thursday, June 25, 12:30 pm (Eastern)

Zoom Webinar features:

  • Ambassador Dr. Husam Zomlot, Head of the Palestinian Mission to the UK

  • Ambassador (ret.) Ilan Baruch, chair of the pro-two-state Policy Working Group

  • Shaqued Morag, Peace Now Executive Director

The panel will discuss the implications of unilateral – the anticipated political fallout in each nation and around the region, the expected developments on the ground, the question of international reaction and international law – and, just as importantly, how this dangerous unilateral move can still be prevented.

Thursday, June 25, 12:30 pm (Eastern)


Co-sponsors: Americans for Peace Now, Meretz UK, and Partners for Progressive Israel.

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To analyze the state of affairs among the Palestinian public and its leadership as Israel moves to annex large swathes of the West Bank, join APN’s Zoom webinar with leading Palestinian pollster Khalil Shikaki, the director of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research.

Friday, June 26, 12:00 pm (Eastern)


Pummeled by the Israeli occupation, Palestinian Authority diplomatic ineptness in the West Bank and Hamas governance incompetence in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian public is now facing the specter of West Bank annexation. Mahmoud Abbas’ PLO, utterly committed to two-state diplomacy with Israel, is hard-pressed to respond to this paradigm-changing move by the Israeli government.

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APN's The Dove - Israeli Journalists Part I - "Chauffeuring in Gaza" - story by Oren Cohen

This story by Oren Cohen, the former Palestinian affairs correspondent of the daily newspaper Hadashot, is a part of APN’s Virtual Dove series, a collection of stories told by practitioners in the field of Israeli-Palestinian relations, stories that highlight the human and the humanity in the conflict.

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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 RSVP@peacenow.org 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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