APN in the News: November 8 - December 1, 2017

APN Director of Policy and Government Relations Debra Shushan in Haaretz: November 30, 2017
"David Friedman Is Unfit to Be U.S. Ambassador to Israel. Fire Him."

America has a problem in Tel Aviv.

The U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has politicized his diplomatic office and misrepresented U.S. policy on Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians. In the process, he is causing real damage to our country’s interests in the region. Read More >

Washington Jewish Week: November 29, 2017
"Race is on for year-end giving," Like other small Jewish groups, APN is busy with end-of-year fundraising efforts.

JTA: November 22, 2017
"Arab American groups offer PLO office space if it’s shut down," APN among groups urging the Trump administration not to shut down PLO office in DC.

Peace Now in the News: November 3 - 17, 2017

Daily Mail (AFP story): November 16, 2017
"Watchdog fears Israel will seize more Palestinian land," Peace Now: legal opinion by the attorney general could pave the way for the seizure of more Palestinian land in the West Bank.

Times of Israel: November 14, 2017
"In first, Israel Prize to be awarded for promoting settlements — report," Peace Now slams Bennet for reported intention to award Israel Prize to settlement activist.

Jerusalem Post: November 14, 2017
"Start preparing for one million settlers in the West Bank," Peace Now data quoted in story on settlement growth.

Haaretz: November 5, 2017
"Tens of Thousands Attend 'Depoliticized' Rally Marking Rabin's Assassination," Peace Now participates in Rabin memorial rally.

JTA: November 4, 2017
"Tens of thousands of Israelis attend rally marking Yitzhak Rabin’s murder," Peace Now participates in Rabin memorial rally.

Times of Israel: November 4, 2017
"85,000 attend rally marking 22nd anniversary of Rabin’s murder," Peace Now participates in Rabin memorial rally.

APN in the News: November 3 - 17, 2017

APN Board Member Letty Cottin Pogrebin in Moment Magazine: November 1, 2017
"Seeing Israel in its Contradictory Glory"

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (Haaretz story): November 7, 2017
"Americans for Peace Now Calls on Jewish Federations to Cease Settlement Funding," Pulitzer Center republished our story in Haaretz.

Haaretz: November 6, 2017
"Americans for Peace Now Calls on Jewish Federations to Cease Settlement Funding," In response to a Haaretz report, Americans for Peace Now called on the Jewish Federations to cease settlement funding.




Peace Now in the News October 21 - 27, 2017

Times of Israel: October 27, 2017
"State taps settler leader to head body that legalizes outposts," Peace Now outraged as state appoints settler leader to head committee that would legalize outposts.

Jerusalem Post: October 27, 2017
"Settler leader to head gov’t drive to legalize outposts," Peace Now condemns Netanyahu's appointment of settler leader to head committee that would legalize structures in illegal outpost.

Jerusalem Post: October 26, 2017
"Ministers to vote on bill to annex 19 settlements to Jerusalem," Peace Now blasts government intention to endorse bill that would annex 19 settlements to Jerusalem.

Al-Monitor: October 23, 2017
"Israel, US coordinated on settlement construction," Peace Now data quoted in story on West Bank settlement construction.

Times of Israel: October 23, 2017
"4 new lawmakers sworn in after Meretz, Zionist Union MKs quit," Former Peace Now Secretary General Mossi Raz sworn in as Knesset member.

APN in the News October 21 - 27, 2017

APN's Aaron Mann in Times of Israel: October 23, 2017,
"Dangerously ‘imprecise’ on Israeli settlements"

Haaretz: October 27, 2017
"U.S. Unfazed by Israeli Bill That Would Annex Settlements to Jerusalem Because It May Not Pass," APN calls on Trump to block Israeli legislation that would annex settlements to Jerusalem.

APN in the News August 17-25, 2017

APN"s Aaron Mann in the Times of Israel: August 25, 2017
"The right kind of 'bias'"

The Forward: August 24, 2017
"Left-Wing Groups Slam Trump For Refusing To Promote Two-State Solution," APN among progressive pro-Israel groups blasting Trump for failing to endorse two-state solution.

Haaretz: August 24, 2017
"J Street Blasts Trump's 'Dangerous Ignorance' for Not Endorsing Two-state Solution," APN among progressive pro-Israel groups blasting Trump for not endorsing two state solution.

Peace Now in the News August 17-25, 2017

Haaretz: August 22, 2017
"New Israeli law could ‘legalize’ 3,455 illegal buildings in West Bank," Civil Administration data confirms Peace Now numbers regarding West Bank settlement homes built illegally on private Palestinian land.

Ma'an News: August 22, 2017
"Israeli state argues that confiscation of occupied land benefits Palestinians," Peace Now blasts Israeli government position submitted to Supreme Court re law allowing confiscation of Palestinian land for settlements.

Times of Israel: August 22, 2017
"State says outpost Legalization Law protects Palestinians," Peace Now rejects government's position in suit against law that allows seizing private Palestinian land for settlements.

Jerusalem Post: August 21, 2017
"Israel: Law seizing Palestinian property fits international standards," Peace Now rejects state's position at Supreme Court regarding law allowing seizing of Palestinian-owned land.

Xinhua: August 19, 2017
"China's creative thinking to help advance Israeli-Palestinian peace process: Israeli peace activist," Peace Now's Avi Buskila welcomes China's venturing into Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.

Times of Israel: August 17, 2017
"High Court freezes controversial outpost legalization law," High Court postpones decision on petition by Peace Now and others regarding the Legalization Law.

APN/Peace Now in the News: July 22-29, 2017

Huffington Post: July 26, 2017
"Read The Small Print. How Nearly 200 Congressmen Could’ve Signed On A Bill Criminalizing Free Speech And Legitimizing Israel’s Occupation Of Palestine," in her op-ed, Marilyn Katz cites APN among organizations opposing a bill criminalizing free speech.

Jerusalem Post: July 26, 2017
"Netanyahu bars IDF from evacuating settlers from Hebron home," Peace Now says settlers' takeover of Hebron home is illegal and provocative.

i24: July 26, 2017
"Netanyahu says settlers should not be removed from disputed Hebron house," Peace Now says to the Israeli government: remove settlers from Hebron building.

Times of Israel: July 25, 2017
"In protest move, 100 settlers occupy contested Hebron home," Peace Now urges evacuation of Hebron settlers from disputed home.

APN/Peace Now in the News: July 15-21, 2017

Times of Israel: July 17, 2017
"Settlers of Netiv Ha’avot outpost fight looming destruction," Peace Now's Hagit Ofran: Palestinian landowners will file more petitions to reclaim their land from illegal outpost Derekh Haavot.

US News (Reuters story): July 17, 2017
"Israeli 'Counter-Terrorism Boot Camp' a Tourist Attraction in Occupied West Bank," Peace Now criticizes West Bank settlement-based "counter-terrorism boot camp" for tourists.

APN/Peace Now in the News: July 8-14, 2017

APN's Aaron Mann in the Times of Israel: July 13, 2017
"American Jewish leaders must be vocal on prayer - and peace - in Israel"

The June 25th decision by the Israeli government to suspend the agreement to create a pluralistic prayer space at the Western Wall could not have been more poorly timed. Coinciding with a visit of American Jewish leaders to Israel and coupled with the government’s decision to further a bill tightening regulations on Jewish conversions, the message of disrespect, disregard, and rejection was thus maximized – as was the response.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs of the Union for Reform Judaism cancelled a planned dinner with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and, along with Rabbi Steve Wernick, CEO of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, called the decision a “betrayal.” Jerry Silverman, CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America called the move “a direct insult.” The outrage even included this line from Michael Siegel, the chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel: “Support for Israel does not necessarily mean support for the Israeli government.” Continue reading...

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