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October 2005 Archives

October 31, 2005 - Vol. 7, Issue 14

Thug Theology: Hundreds of "hilltop" settler youth launched a new movement to build illegal outposts in the occupied territories last week.

Index and Link to all issues of APN's "Settlements in Focus" (posted on 10/17/05) Settlements in Focus The Ultra-Orthodox Jews in the West Bank (Vol.1, Issue 12)A publication of Americans for Peace Now What is the difference between the ultra-Orthodox and other religious Jews in the settlements? The ultra-Orthodox settlers come from a political-religious faction of Judaism that is distinct from the one that gave birth to the ...

Q. ...what can we learn from the remarks about Israel made by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinezhad? Q. On the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin....

Settlements in Focus - Vol. 1, Issue 13: HEBRON

All about the unique characteristics of Hebron and the Israeli settlements there

Legislative Roundup - October 28, 2005

I. ForOps Update; II. New Bills and Resolutions; III. Other

See the material presented in Peace Now's October 5th press conference on West Bank Settlements and Outposts

October 17, 2005 - Vol. 7, Issue 13

Peace Now Launches New Peace Initiative: The Israeli Peace Now movement presented a new peace initiative last week that calls for the evacuation of 43 settlements in the West Bank in a two-stage plan, along with the removal of illegal West Bank outposts and the renewal of negotiations with the Palestinians.

Senator Chafee vs. Condoleeza Rice

Read excerpts from the pointed exchange about Israeli settlement expansion and U.S. inaction at a recent Middle East Subcommittee hearing

The Peace Now Plan: After the Disengagement

October, 2005 - Renewing channels of dialogue - Dismantling outposts - Continuing to evacuate settlements

Legislative Roundup - October 21, 2005

I. Welcoming Abbas to Washington II. Defense Approps Update III. New Bills and Resolutions IV. APN Hill Event Oct. 24 - Chaim Yavin V. Chafee and Rice on the Record VI. Frist Welcomes Abbas VII. Bush-Abbas Press Conference VIII. Kaptur on Egypt Aid Threat

Americans for Peace Now (APN) today welcomed the summit meeting between President George W. Bush and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, but called on the White House to move beyond photo-ops and speeches and to start taking action to advance the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Chaim Yavin's Radio Interview

Listen to Chaim Yavin discuss "Land of the Settlers" on WBEZ's Worldview with Jerome McDonnell on the web

October 17, 2005 - Vol. 7, Issue 12

Majority Of Israeli Jews Favor West Bank Settlement Dismantlement: According to the latest Peace Index survey from the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Studies at Tel Aviv University, 57% of the Israeli Jewish public supports a far-reaching dismantlement of West Bank settlements...

October 10, 2005 - Vol. 7, Issue 11

Roll Up The Red Carpet: A planned Tuesday summit between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been postponed for several weeks, and will likely take place in late October or early November, according to Palestinian official Nabil Abu Rdeneh. "There was not enough preparation for this summit," he said. "The meetings between Palestinian officials and Israelis will continue in the coming weeks to prepare for this summit." ...

"Reflection. Reconciliation. Responsibility. This week, Jews around the world mark the solemn holiday of Yom Kippur."

October 3, 2005 - Vol. 7, Issue 10

The Year Of Living (Not So) Dangerously: Late September marked the end of the fifth year of the Intifada, which brought the fewest terror attacks and the fewest fatalities, on both sides, since the second year of the conflict. Factors contributing to the decrease in violence include the continued construction of the West Bank security fence, disengagement, and the calm that most of the Palestinian organizations have declared, according to a Ha'aretz investigation. Since ...

Q. How is Sharon likely to deal with coalition politics and relations with the Palestinians? Q. How might a nuclear Iran affect the attitude of Israel's neighbors toward peaceful coexistence?

About the Jordan Valley and more...