Yossi Alpher responds to critique of "Israel and U.S. Jews must break their shared silence"

Israeli security expert Yossi Alpher's response to a Washington Jewish Week letter to the editor critiquing APN activist Barbara Green's opinion piece "Israel and U.S. Jews must break their shared silence

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APN / Peace Now In the News - December 24-31, 2019

The Times of Israel: "High Court hampers settlement group’s ability to receive public funds" (December 31, 2020)

The ruling came after a February petition from the settlement watchdog Peace Now against Amana, a group that promotes settlements, in which the former argued Amana has been illegally receiving millions of shekels from regional and local councils beyond the Green Line.

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Washington Jewish Week: "More about those ‘bad' Israeli soldiers" by Yossi Alpher (December 24, 2019)

...American Jewish organizations like Americans for Peace Now that host Breaking the Silence always unfailingly condemn Palestinian violence against Israelis. Just check their websites...

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Jewish Telegraphic Agency: "Vying for seats at World Zionist Congress, liberal newcomers like Peter Beinart hope to block Israeli settlements funding"(December 24, 2019)

Morton Klein, the president of the conservative Zionist Organization of America, is acutely aware of the changes that an expanded Hatikvah list could bring. He noted that at least one group on the expanded Hatikvah list, Americans for Peace Now, supports boycotting settlement goods.

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APN / Peace Now In the News - December 24, 2019

Washington Jewish Week: "More about those ‘bad' Israeli soldiers" by Yossi Alpher (December 24, 2019)

...American Jewish organizations like Americans for Peace Now that host Breaking the Silence always unfailingly condemn Palestinian violence against Israelis. Just check their websites...

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Jewish Telegraphic Agency: "Vying for seats at World Zionist Congress, liberal newcomers like Peter Beinart hope to block Israeli settlements funding" (December 24, 2019)

Morton Klein, the president of the conservative Zionist Organization of America, is acutely aware of the changes that an expanded Hatikvah list could bring. He noted that at least one group on the expanded Hatikvah list, Americans for Peace Now, supports boycotting settlement goods.

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APN / Peace Now In the News - December 17-19, 2019

Ha'aretz: "Israel Said Expelled Hebron Monitors Caused 'Friction,' but Provided No Evidence" (December 19, 2019)

Peace Now said in a statement that "It's very grave to find out that the only thing that was behind Netanyahu's decision to breach an international accord and harm Israel's image and foreign relations by expelling the TIPH observers were demands made by settlers and right-wing NGO that oppose TIPH presence in Hebron."

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Ha'aretz: "Israel's Settlement Spending Rose, Even After Golan Heights Removed From the Equation" (December 17, 2019)

Peace Now, which tracks government spending on settlements, says that the high level of spending comes at the expense of communities inside Israel. "The government has lost all sense of shame," the organization said.

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APN / Peace Now In the News - December 8, 2019

Ha'aretz: "Israel's Campaign to Destabilize Jordan" by Ori Nir, APN Director of Communications (December 8, 2019)

After 25 years of peace, humiliation and disappointment, Jordan fears Israel's next moves will constitute an existential threat to the kingdom

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APN's Ori Nir OpEd in Ha'aretz: "Israel’s Campaign to Destabilize Jordan"

After 25 years of peace, humiliation and disappointment, Jordan fears Israel's next moves will constitute an existential threat to the kingdom

by Ori Nir 

Dec 08, 2019

Crossing the Allenby Bridge back into Israel, after visiting Jordan just after the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Israel-Jordan peace treaty, an occasion that was not celebrated either in Israel or in Jordan, I felt despondent. Jordan’s monarch recently depicted his country's relationship with Israel as being "at an all-time low."

Senior Jordanian officials haven't yet entirely given up hoping Israel will wake up to the need to preserve relations with Jordan, rather than undermining them. But they also know that widely-flagged future moves by a right-wing Israeli government - not least, West Bank annexation – could be critically destabilizing for Jordan, and a lethal blow for bilateral relations.

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APN / Peace Now In the News - December 4, 2019

Jerusalem Post: "Construction permits, investment in settlements dramatically up " (December 4, 2019)

According to Peace Now, the number of plans for housing units in Judea and Samaria as a whole that have received initial or final approval since the beginning of the Trump administration has risen threefold over the figures for the latter years of the Obama administration.

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APN / Peace Now In the News - November 18 - 21, 2019

CGTN TV: "Debra Shushan discusses Israeli indictment of Netanyahu" (November 21, 2019)

CGTN's Asieh Namdar spoke with Debra Shushan, director of policy and government relations at Americans for Peace Now, about the Israeli indictment of Netanyahu.

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Washington Jewish Week: "Trump nods to the Israeli dissenting interpretation" by Ori Nir, APN Director of Communications (November 20, 2019)

Had Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joined me and my APN colleagues on our West Bank study tour last week, we would have shown him how fraught with illegality and illegitimacy West Bank settlements are.

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Independent: "Trump's decision to drop US opposition to Israeli settlements is an assault on the two-state solution" by Brian Reeves, Peace Now Director of External Relations (November 20, 2019)

Without US pressure to uphold international law, Israel is now left free to build in settlements at will and to seize parts of the West Bank.

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BBC News: "US settlement move reduces chances of Israeli-Palestinian peace deal" (November 19, 2019)

Previous US administrations opposed settlement construction as an obstacle to peace, and tried to limit it to varying degrees. But planning and building have accelerated under the Trump administration, according to the Israeli anti-settlement monitoring group Peace Now.

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Reuters: "U.S. backs Israel on settlements, angering Palestinians and clouding peace process" (November 18, 2019)

"He can declare that night is day, but it will not change the fact that Israeli settlements are not only illegal under international law, but are also a huge obstacle to peace and to the stability of our region," said Hagit Ofran of the Israeli anti-settlements group Peace Now.

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Had Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joined me and my APN colleagues on our West Bank study tour last week, we would have shown him how fraught with illegality and illegitimacy West Bank settlements are.

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APN / Peace Now In the News - October 31 - November 1, 2019

The Jerusalem Post: "Peace Now: Israel Advanced Plans for 2,342 Settler Homes in October" (November 1, 2019)

Peace Now: "The next government must put a freeze on the development of settlements and to strive for immediate resumption of negotiations with the Palestinians without preconditions and to end the bloody conflict based on the principle of two states for two peoples."

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Forward: "Reform Movement Spurns Iconic Israeli Charity To Protest West Bank Land Buys" (October 31, 2019)

Peace Now, the Israeli anti-occupation group, issued a statement last month calling KKL “a settler fund.” Americans for Peace Now, its U.S. sister organization, applauded the Reform movement’s criticisms of KKL

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