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September 2005 Archives

Legislative Roundup - September 30, 2005

I. Appropriations Update II. The UN & UNRWA Under Fire III. Ackerman on the Record

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 30, 2005 CONTACT: Lewis Roth - (202) 728-1893 Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's recent statement that he would withhold Israeli cooperation from Palestinian legislative elections in January if Hamas candidates take part flies in the face of his own experience with the moderating influence that holding public responsibility can have on extremist views. In explaining his 180 degree turn from being a strong advocate of Israeli ...

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Qassam rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza, and Israel renewed targeted killings and bombings in Gaza. Was disengagement a mistake?

September 26, 2005 - Vol. 7, Issue 9

Peace Now Petitions For Outpost Action: The Israeli Peace Now movement petitioned the High Court of Justice to order the dismantling of two illegal settlement outposts in the West Bank.

Q. Do the attacks from and towards Gaza indicate the redeployment was a mistake? Q. How does the Israel High Court of Justice decision on the security fence compare with last year's advisory by the International Court of Justice in The Hague?

Q. What was significant about the content of Sharon & Abbas' speeches? Q. is Israel's unilateralism now seen by Arabs and others?

September 19, 2005 - Vol. 7, Issue 8

The Aristocrats: Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef recently said Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment to President George W. Bush for supporting Israel's pullout from Gaza. But he is not alone. Evangelical Christians in the U.S. are making the same charges.

9/16/05 - The latest edition profiles the Elon Moreh Settlement

Legislative Roundup - September 16, 2005

I. New Bills and Resolutions II. On the Hill III. Lantos on the Record

Americans for Peace Now (APN) today called on the Bush Administration to press Egypt and the Palestinian Authority to bring the chaotic border situation at the Rafah crossing in the Gaza Strip under control.

Americans for Peace Now (APN) and the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) will host a Capitol Hill briefing on Tuesday, September 20

September 12, 2005 - Vol. 7, Issue 7

According to Friday's Dahaf/Yedioth Ahronoth survey of Israeli public opinion, given a choice between Ariel Sharon, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Uzi Landau in a Likud primary contest, 24% of registered Likud members would vote for Landau, 29% for Netanyahu, 31% for Sharon, and 16% undecided.

Q. Why did Abu Mazen claim Israel had not withdrawn from all of the Gaza Strip? Q. Is someone dealing with West Bank settlers who want to be evacuated?

Yossi Alpher & Ahmad Samih Khalidi to Make Presentations on Capitol Hill September 14, Noon-1:00 p.m.

Monday, September 12, 2005, 2:15-3:15 p.m. in Room HC-7 of the U.S. Capitol Building (Independence Street Entrance). Journalists are invited to attend this briefing.

September 6, 2005 - Vol. 7, Issue 6

Occupied Territories No Longer Have Security Significance, Says New Israeli Security Doctrine: A new Israeli national security doctrine being formulated says that there is no longer any security significance in Israel holding onto the West Bank and Golan Heights.

Q. What are the ramifications of the meeting last week in Istanbul between Pakistan's and Israel's foreign ministers? Q. If the new Iraqi constitution is approved by a referendum in October, Iraq will become a loose federation. How is this likely to affect Middle East stability and Israeli interests?

After the recent dismantling of four settlements in the northern part of the West Bank (Ganim, Kadim, Homesh, and Sanur), there are still 121 settlements in the West Bank (not including East Jerusalem).

Forward: "The West Bank Connection" by Mark Rosenblum

OpEd by APN's Mark Rosenblum arguing that `Gaza does not exist in a bubble'

Tuesday, 9/6: Americans for Peace Now (APN) and the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) will co-host a Washington luncheon forum on media coverage of the Gaza and Northern West Bank disengagement that Israel began earlier this month.