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November 2005 Archives

November 30, 2005 Dear Colleague: We are respectfully writing to ask you to join us in sending the attached letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, commending her for negotiating the recent agreement between Israel and the Palestinians concerning Gaza's Rafah border crossing. The arrangements Secretary Rice helped broker on November 15 led to the successful opening of the Gaza crossing on November 25. This development is an important step on the path ...

Q. Did Sharon cause an earthquake in Israeli politics merely to revert to a policy designed to perpetuate stalemate? Q. Why did Hizballah attack Israel on November 21?

November 28, 2005 - Vol. 7, Issue 28

Friday's Dahaf/Yedioth Ahronoth polls, taken last Tuesday and Wednesday, found that, if elections were held today for the 120-seat Knesset, Kadima would get 34 seats, Labor 26, Likud 13, Shas 10, Arab parties 9, Shinui 6, Yisrael Beiteinu 5, National Union 5, United Torah Judaism (UTJ) 5, Meretz-Yahad 5, and the National Religious Party (NRP) 3.

November 29, 2005 - Jerusalem Post Correspondent Herb Keinon was the featured speaker at this community event

APN called on the Bush Administration to support Israel's renewed request for supplemental aid to help with development expenses related to this summer's disengagement initiative, as well as to consider a series of earmarks and conditions as it resumes negotiations with Israel over this assistance.

Q. Does the recent Gaza crossings agreement have strategic significance? Q. ...what issues will dominate a campaign between Peretz and Ariel Sharon?

November 21, 2005 - Vol. 7, Issue 17

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon did this morning what many political observers had expected him to do for some time-he kissed his Likud party goodbye and blew up the Israeli political establishment with the creation of a new centrist party called National Responsibility.

November 18, 2005 -- Renewed discussions of a supplemental aid package for Israel sparks this letter from APN...

Legislative Roundup - November 18, 2005

I. ForOps & CJS Update II. Resolutions (Updates) III. Hagel on the Record

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APN today congratulated U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Quartet Envoy James Wolfensohn, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority on reaching an agreement for border crossings arrangements for the Gaza Strip.

Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Exec Director of Rabbis for Human Rights will be the guest speaker

November 14, 2005 - Vol. 7, Issue 16

You Say You Want A Revolution: Analyzing the impact of Amir Peretz's election as head of the Labor Party, Maya Bengal wrote, "A new burst of life swept the Labor Party headquarters last night."

Q. ...the election of Amir Peretz as leader of the Labor Party...? Q. How will the suicide bombings in Jordan affect Israeli and U.S. interests?

Settlements in Focus: Vol. 1, Issue 14 - Gush Etzion

The focus is on the group of settlements located south of Jerusalem, between Bethlehem and the present-day settlement of Kfar Etzion.

Legislative Roundup - November 11, 2005

I. ForOps Update II. CJS Approps III. Other Bills and Resolutions IV. Dear Colleagues

Legislative Roundup - November 4, 2005

I. ForOps Conference Version - Details; II. ForOps - Focus on Egypt; III. On the Record

November 7, 2005 - Vol. 7, Issue 15

U.S. Bingo King Bankrolls New East Jerusalem Settlement: American Jewish millionaire Dr. Irving Moskowitz is behind a plan to establish a new settlement within the Sheikh Jarrah quarter of East Jerusalem.

Q. What else is in store given renewed violence and instability? Q. How would regime change in Damascus affect Israel?

Americans for Peace Now (APN) today paid tribute to the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated ten years ago tomorrow. In addition, the organization has launched a campaign to distribute thousands of free window stickers featuring a quote from Rabin

Trudy Rubin - Rabin Event Guest Speaker

Journalist, radio correspondent, and author, Rubin brings 30 years of noted experience covering Middle East, Russian and Eastern European affairs. Ms. Rubin currently serves as foreign affairs correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she has been since 1983. Her work appears twice weekly in the Inquirer, and is syndicated in newspapers throughout the country. Over the past several years Rubin has traveled to Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Israel and the West ...