APN Statement on Terrorism Surge in Israel

Americans for Peace Now (APN) is horrified and outraged by the series of terrorist attacks in Israel during the past few weeks, including the shooting attack in Tel Aviv today which left two people dead, and at least eight others injured.

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APN Mourns the Passing of Longtime Board Member Sidney Topol

Washington, DC -- Americans for Peace Now mourns the death of Sidney (Sid) Topol, our beloved longtime Board member, an avid advocate for peace, an inspiring leader of the pro-Israel pro-peace movement in the United States, a progressive philanthropist whose sharp mind and kind heart helped energize our movement for more than four decades.  

APN's Chair of the Board James Klutznick said: "Whether at the gala honoring him, breakfasts at the Ritz-Carlton, or in his kitchen in the Back Bay, where Debra DeLee and I joined him for an APN Board meeting call, Sid was both a hawk for peace and conflict resolution, and a down to earth good guy with a generous heart, a grin on his face, and a twinkle in his eye. He will be missed, but not missing from our hearts and minds."

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Statement: APN Welcomes Lipstadt Approval by Senate Committee

 

Washington, DC -- Americans for Peace Now welcomes the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's approval of Deborah E. Lipstadt's nomination to be the State Department's Special Envoy to Combat and Monitor Antisemitism.

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Americans for Peace Now (APN) welcomes the historic Negev summit, which brought together the foreign ministers of the United States, Israel, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Morocco, but we are disappointed and concerned to not see more of an effort by the summit participants to leverage their enhanced collaboration toward advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Iran poses a threat to the region. Regional efforts to confront it, bolstered by the United States, are very important. So is cooperation between Israel and its regional partners on other matters. But Israel's government, the Biden administration, and their regional allies, must prioritize the need for addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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This week, Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), David Price (D-NC), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), John Yarmuth (D-KY) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) led 50 House Democrats in sending a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the State Department to call on Israel to immediately freeze all demolitions in the Palestinian village Al-Walaja.

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Press Release: APN Dismayed by Continued Attack on Ben & Jerry's 

Washington, DC – Americans for Peace Now (APN) is dismayed by the continued attacks on Ben & Jerry's and its parent company Unilever. This time through a frivolous lawsuit that erroneously depicts as illegal Ben & Jerry's decision to stop selling its ice cream products in the occupied territories.

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Press Release: APN Opposes Reintroduction of the Israel Anti-Boycott Act

Americans for Peace Now (APN) opposes in the strongest terms the reintroduction of the Israel Anti-Boycott Act by Congressman Zeldin (R-NY).

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Press Release: APN Applauds Congressional Delegation Visit to Israel, Palestine

Americans for Peace Now (APN) applauds House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the seven other members of the House of Representatives for visiting Israel and meeting with a broad range of Israelis and Palestinians.

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APN's Statement on Amnesty International's Israel Report

 

Washington, DC – Amnesty International is today publishing a damning report on Israel's violation of the human and civil rights of Palestinians in the territories Israel occupied in 1967, and of Israel's Palestinian citizens.

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Press Release: APN to Biden Administration: Help Stop West Bank Settler Violence

Americans for Peace Now (APN) urges the Biden administration to demand determined Israeli action to confront West Bank settler violence.

Violent settlers emerged today from an illegal outpost near Nablus and attacked a group of Israeli peace activists who were helping Palestinian villagers plant olive trees. Video recording of the attack is horrific. It shows young men armed with clubs brutally hitting defenseless solidarity activists and torching their car. Four of the activists needed medical treatment, two of them with head injuries.

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