Click HERE or the graphic below for more information, to get tickets or donate for a tribute message.
What are the settlers doing in the East Jerusalem village of Silwan? How do their actions and the policy of the Netanyahu government impact the Palestinians living there? What is the impact of the Trump administration’s collusion with the settlers and with Netanyahu’s government regarding East Jerusalem impact prospect for peace? More broadly, what are current trends in East Jerusalem, and how do they effect a possible two-state solution? On July 11th 2019, APN hosted Hagit Ofran and Daniel Seidemann for a briefing call to explore these questions.
The Dove: Young Voices of Israel/Palestine - Monday, July 22, 6:30 pm, Washington DC
Join us, or be a sponsor, for an evening of personal stories that inspire hope for Israeli-Palestinian peace, based on the popular storytelling show “The Moth”.
This is the fourth event in our "The Dove" series, and will feature a new group of young Israeli and Palestinian storytellers who will be in Washington to participate in the New Story Leadership program, a co-sponsor of this event. GET TICKETS
If you can't make it to the event, help support this unique program with a sponsorship donation of any amount. Amplify the voices of young Israeli and Palestinian leaders, who together are charting a path of peace and reconciliation between their peoples. SPONSOR
Deja Vu All Over Again? – Israeli Elections Redux
A month after it was sworn in, Israel’s Knesset voted to dissolve itself and drag the Israeli public into another election cycle.
What will this campaign look like? How much of an appetite does the Israeli public have for another round? Do the new elections provide a second chance for Benjamin Netanyahu’s opposition to depose him? How realistic is such a scenario? Will the right more effectively coalesce to come out stronger? And how about the left -- will it unite? Will the Arab parties re-unite?
Allison Kaplan Sommer of Israel’s Haaretz daily addressed these and other questions at a briefing call on June 6th .
Developments are emerging fast and furiously indicating that Trump’s War Cabinet, helmed by John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, is moving the US to the precipice of an unnecessary and devastating war against Iran.
On May 23, APN hosted a briefing call with two experts on US-Iran relations and the embattled Iran nuclear deal: Mary Kaszynski, Deputy Director of Policy at the Ploughshares Fund, and Barbara Slavin, Director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council and renowned diplomatic reporter.
On April 10th, APN hosted a briefing call with strategic affairs expert Yossi Alpher, who analyzed the results of the Israeli elections and discussed their possible impact and the challenges we now face.
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.
On March 18th, APN hosted Professor Robert Mnookin of Harvard University for a briefing call on his new book, The Jewish American Paradox. The book examines the complex attitudes of American Jews toward Israel, and other challenges facing American Jews today.
Listen to the recording here:
APN is offering Prof. Mnookin’s book, The Jewish American Paradox, to our donors. For a donation of $90 or more, we will send the book to you. (Write "Paradox" in the comments box. All but $15 is tax-deductible.)
Monday, February 25, 2019
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.
Netanyahu also embraced the extremist right-wing political party Otzma Yehudit, whose leaders have publically endorsed the racist ideology of Rabbi Meir Kahane. See APN's official statement here and a joint statement with other American Jewish organizations here.
After returning from an extensive tour to half a dozen Middle Eastern countries, including Israel, Middle East expert Prof. Mark Rosenblum spoke with APN about Israeli politics, regional geopolitics, and the relationship between the two.
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.