JTA: "Settlers welcome Mike Huckabee to a Trump-style building dedication in Efrat" (8/1/18)
Hagit Ofran of Peace Now: "Netanyahu is seizing the opportunity of the carte blanche he got from Trump to set facts on the ground in order to prevent the possibility of a two-state solution.”Read »
Topics debated by APN Policy and Government Relations Director Debra Shushan and fellow guests Vivian Bercovici (former Canadian ambassador to Israel), Aaron Klein (Breitbart), and moderator Ami Kaufman included Israeli-Syrian hostilities, international reaction to the Nation-State Law, Israel's LGBT protests, Birthright walkoffs, and the Trump-Cohen taped discussion of paying for rights to Karen McDougal's story of her alleged affair with Trump.
APN's Director of Policy and Government Relations Debra Shushan appeared on "The Spin Room" on Israel's i24 News on July 18. WATCH by clicking the pop-out button (top-right) and fast-forwarding to 1:39.
Topics debated by Shushan and fellow guests Colette Avital (former MK, Labor), Ruthie Blum (Gatestone Institute), and moderator Ami Kaufman included President Trump's Helsinki performance, Israel's Nation-State Law, incendiary kites from Gaza, and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's visit to Israel.
Elana Kravitz is a student at Columbia University studying Political Science and Arabic, currently an Americans for Peace Now intern
Mohammed Bin Salman was elevated to the status of crown prince of Saudi Arabia just over a year ago, and what a year it’s been. He quickly became an international celebrity better known as MBS, the man of the hour in the Middle East, and even a welcome presence on the Rock’s Instagram. He captured the world’s attention with a prolonged charm offensive and “revolutionary” reforms in Saudi Arabia such as allowing women to drive and disempowering the infamous Saudi Arabian religious police.
APN Board Chair Jim Klutznick and Marilyn Katz in The Forward: June 5, 2018
"Three Myths About Gaza Dispelled"
The front-page photos and nightly news reports of the killings at the Gaza/Israel border have faded; the issues that fueled the confrontation have not. That the lives of 119 Gazans have been lost and thousands more unalterably changed is horrific. It will be just as tragic if the history of Gaza and the truth is buried along with those killed. Read More >
APN Director of Communications and Public Outreach Ori Nir in al-Ayyam (Palestinian Arabic Daily): June 3,
"APN's Ori Nir urges Palestinians to reach out to progressive American Jews"
My first story as Haaretz’s new Palestinian affairs correspondent in 1986 was a profile of Zafer al-Masri, the legendary mayor of Nablus. Mr. al-Masri was a generous, compassionate man. I remember our conversation turning to the importance of mutual empathy and compassion in relations between people. He noted that national communities too should treat each other with empathy. When Israelis and Palestinians will treat the other with mutual empathy and respect, we will get closer to the peace that we all seek, he said. Read More >
JTA: June 7, 2018
"Kenneth Marcus narrowly wins Senate approval for top civil rights post," APN's Debra Shushan quoted in a story about Kenneth Marcus winning Senate approval.
New York Jewish Week: June 6, 2018
"Defining Anti-Semitism Tests Issues Of Speech, Bias," APN opposes Antisemitism Awareness Act.
Haaretz: June 3, 2018
"Israel's Top Court Hears Petitions Against West Bank Land-grab Law," Israel's High Court hears petitions against settlement legalization law brought by Peace Now and other organizations.
i24 News: June 3, 2018
"Israel’s High Court hears petitions against settlement legalization law," Israel's High Court hears petitions against settlement legalization law brought by Peace Now and other organizations.
Jerusalem Post: June 3, 2018
"Defense Ministry official: Illegal EU housing for Palestinians has mostly stopped," Peace Now's Hagit Ofran confirms a drop in EU construction of unauthorized housing units for Palestinians in WB's Area C.
Times of Israel: June 3, 2018
"State: There’s no alternative to outpost legalization law, warts and all," High Court of Justice hears State's position in a petition submitted by Peace Now and others regarding legalizing illegal outposts.
APN Associate Director of Communications Aaron Mann in The Forward: May 31, 2018
"Roseanne Came For Me About Israel. She Was Racist Then, Too"
For much of this week, the actress and rabid Israel-supporter Roseanne Barr has dominated headlines. After making a hugely successful comeback this year with the return of her show “Roseanne” after a decades-long hiatus, ABC canceled the show and fired Barr after she posted a racist tweet comparing former Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to a monkey. Read More >
Al-Jazeera: May 31, 2018
"Israel approves more than 2,000 settlement units in West Bank," Peace Now: 14,454 settlement units in the West Bank have been approved since US President Donald Trump took office.
Times of Israel: May 30, 2018
"Israel green-lights 2,000 settlement homes; half are outside blocs," Peace Now considers new uncontiguous settlement "neighborhoods" as new settlements.
Haaretz: May 30, 2018
"Israel to build 92 new settlement homes near Bedouin village slated for demolition," Peace Now's Hagit Ofran blasts plan to approve building homes in a settlement adjacent to Khan al-Ahmar.
Florida Jewish Journal (JNS story): May 30, 2018
"Report monitors uptick in population throughout Judea, Samaria," Peace Now: despite increase in settlement population, two-state agreement is still possible.
Wafa: May 30, 2018
"Israel approves 2070 new illegal settler units in occupied West Bank," Peace Now: since President Trump took office some 14,454 units in West Bank settlements have been approved.
Maan News: May 25, 2018
"Israeli defense minister to approve thousands of new illegal settlement units," Peace Now criticizes Israeli government statement regarding plans to construct more homes in West Bank.
Times of Israel: May 24, 2018
"Defense Minister: 3,900 settlement homes to be green-lit next week," Peace Now slams Israeli government's plans to approve more construction in settlements.