The following message from Tom Feldman and Michael Walzer is the first in a series of messages that you will be
receiving from members of APN’s Board of Directors and staff during the eight days of Hanukkah.
These messages are our way of exchanging gifts: offering you the gift of learning -- for you or a loved one -- in
exchange for your contribution to APN.
We call it Spreading the Light. It’s a celebration of ideas and learning to nourish our hearts and minds and
bring some much-needed light into our lives and into the lives of people we love.
For us, the best way to spread the light, to enlighten, is through books that we find eye-opening. The books that
we will be offering you during the week – gifts to convey our appreciation for your support -- include fascinating
chapters in the history of Israel and the Palestinians, and the conflict between them, as well as an
Israeli-Palestinian cookbook, a book by Israel’s leading modern poet, and a whimsical book on the role that words
play in Jewish tradition, co-authored by Israel’s leading contemporary novelist, a founder of Israel’s Shalom
Achshav (Peace Now) movement, and his daughter.
Thank you for all that you do to support our efforts to counter the darkness of war, violence, intolerance and
extremism, and advance hope for a better future for Israel and its neighbors.
Jim Klutznick, Chair, and Debra DeLee, President and CEO,
Americans for Peace Now