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January 2006 Archives

January 30, 2006 - Vol. 7, Issue 26

Reap The Whirlwind: Commenting on the Hamas victory in the Palestinian elections, Avi Temkin wrote, in part, ".To tell the truth, Hamas' majority says a lot not only about Palestinian society, but also about Israeli society,...

(posted on 1/27/06) Index and Link to all issues of APN's "Settlements in Focus" Settlements in Focus West Bank Outposts in 2006 - Same Song, Different Tune? (Vol. 2, Issue 2)A publication of Americans for Peace Now To review, what exactly is ...

Yossi Alpher, Israeli security expert, responds to questions the day the Palestinian election results were announced

APN acted in response to a right-wing intimidation campaign to have Brandeis University drop its association with Dr. Shikaki based on unsubstantiated allegations...

Subject matter includes the Moslem response to offensive cartoons and whether Israel's disengagement from Gaza led to the election of Hamas... Read and share your comments

Hard Questions, Tough Answers with Yossi Alpher

The Hamas Victory in Palestine: Preliminary Questions and Answers

Americans for Peace Now regrets Hamas' victory in the elections because of its likely impact on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Hard Questions, Tough Answers with Yossi Alpher

Q. What can we learn from Labor's primaries concerning political prospects in Israel? Q. ...What will a strong Hamas showing in elections mean for Israeli-Palestinian relations?

January 23, 2006 - Vol. 7, Issue 25

Fatah Holds Lead Going Into Elections: ...the list of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement (Fatah) is preferred by 39.6% of Palestinians, the list of Change and Reform (Hamas) 28.8%...

Q. What can we learn from the party primaries...? Q. can we explain Kadima's ever-growing lead in the polls?

January 16, 2006 Vol. 7, Issue 23

Peace Now Petitions Pay Off: Last summer, the Israeli Peace Now movement filed a petition with the High Court of Justice seeking to force the government to carry out orders to demolish nine houses built illegally in the unauthorized settlement outpost of Amona.

It recently came to light that one of the West Bank's largest ongoing construction projects - indeed, one of the largest construction projects in Israel - is illegal.

Q. ...internal Israeli political ramifications of PM Sharon's departure from political scene? Q. ...diplomatic fallout for the U.S. ...?

January 9, 2006 - Vol. 7, Issue 22

Kadima Moves Forward Without Sharon: According to a Dialog/Ha'aretz/Channel 10 survey taken last Thursday, Israeli public support for Kadima has not weakened even without Ariel Sharon in charge.

APN Letter to Interim Prime Minister Olmert

January 6, 2006 Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Office of the Prime Minister Jerusalem, Israel Dear Interim Prime Minister Olmert, On behalf of Americans for Peace Now, we are writing to express our solidarity with you, the Government, and the people of Israel in this very difficult moment. We extend our prayers for a speedy and complete recovery to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon - a true Zionist and patriot whose recent actions in removing settlements from ...

APN extended its prayers for a speedy and complete recovery to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who is reported to have suffered a significant stroke tonight and is receiving medical treatment in Jerusalem. It also offered its prayers for Acting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, that he may have a steady hand in guiding his nation during this time of crisis.

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Q. Has al-Qaeda begun to target Israel? Q. How can a West Bank disengagement advance a two-state solution, rather than delaying or sabotaging it?

January 3, 2006 - Vol. 7, Issue 21

Public Pragmatism Precedes Political Posturing: Most Israelis have a pragmatic attitude toward dealing with Palestinian terrorist groups, according to the results of a recent joint Israeli-Palestinian survey conducted by the Harry S Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in Ramallah.

The New Israel Fund (NIF) and Americans for Peace Now (APN) will host a Capitol Hill panel discussion on Wed., January 11, with expert panelists

The New Israel Fund (NIF) and Americans for Peace Now (APN) will host a Capitol Hill panel discussion on Wed., January 11, with expert panelists

The New Israel Fund (NIF) and Americans for Peace Now (APN) will host a Capitol Hill panel discussion on Wed., January 11, with expert panelists