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February 2006 Archives

NEW - Peace Now West Bank & Jerusalem Map (2008)

Unique map produced by Peace Now's Settlement Watch Project

Tuesday, March 28, 7:00 - 9:00 pm (EST), New York City: Falafel, beer, and conversation are on the menu while watching a live broadcast from Israel as election results come it...

The Israeli Elections in Real Time with Mark Rosenblum

Falafel, beer, and conversation are on the menu while watching a live broadcast from Israel as election results come it...

Annual Survey of Settler's Positions - January 2006

The survey's purpose was to examine the settler's position regarding different topics on the agenda during the time after the disengagement plan took place and before the elections to the 17th parliament

Q. Why are Netanyahu's scare tactics in Israel's election campaign not working? Q. How does the Hamas victory affect Jordan?

February 27, 2006 - Vol. 7, Issue 28

The Post-Election Picture: In a new poll of Palestinian opinion since Hamas' victory, the Jerusalem Media & Communication Center found that 73.9% of Palestinians did not expect Hamas' overwhelming majority in the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) elections.

Legislative Round-up - February 24, 2006

I. New Hamas Bill in the Senate II. House Hearings on US-PA Relations

NEW ISSUE -- APN's Settlements in Focus

"Amona Redux" is the subject of this issue of APN's unique web-based publication...

With the Cease Fire beginning Monday, Aug. 14th, Leonard Fein provides some perspective and a moving tribute to the fallen, including Uri Grossman...

Settlements in Focus - Vol. 2, Issue 3: Amona Redux

Update on the first illegal outpost with permanent housing to be demolished as a result of Peace Now's petition to the Israeli court

February 20, 2006 - Vol. 7, Issue 28

Lack Of Peace Process Helped Drive Palestinians Into Hamas' Arms: The Palestinian Center for Policy Survey Research (PSR) released its exit polling from the recent Palestinian elections, revealing that a lack of a peace process with Israel contributed significantly to Hamas' stunning victory over Fatah.

Q. ...recommendations to shorten mandatory IDF military service...? Q. ...recommendations to reduce migration to Israel by Palestinians intermarrying with Israeli Arabs?

Legislative Round-Up - February 17, 2006

I. S. Con. Res. 79 in the House II. APN on S. Con. Res. 79 III. The FY07 Budget Request IV. New Bills and Resolutions V. S. Con. Res. 79 Debate Excerpts

Contact your Representative to thank him/her (only one voted no with 13 not voting)

Resolution expressing that U.S. assistance should not be provided directly to the PA if a political party holding a majority of seats maintains a position calling for the destruction of Israel.

APN Urges House Members to Support S. Con. Res. 79

The resolution calls for an end to direct assistance to the Palestinian Authority so long as any party calling for the destruction of Israel holds more than half of the seats in the Palestinian Legislative Council.

Q. Why did Russian President Putin invite the Hamas leadership to Moscow? Q. Ultimately, can we expect the Hamas takeover of the Palestinian Authority to be tranquil?

February 13, 2006 - Vol. 7, Issue 27

Raise The Drawbridge. According to the definition of high-ranking Israeli security officials, the formation of a Hamas government means a freeze in relations with Israel.

Legislative Round-up - February 10, 2006

I. HR 4681 Update II. APN on HR 4681 III. Dear Colleagues Re: Hamas IV. The FY07 Budget Request

Read what three official international observers said about their experiences monitoring the Palestinian Legislative Elections

Amona Demolition

Send an e-mail or letter to your Senator and Representative regarding this important issue

"To promote the development of democratic institutions in areas under the administrative control of the Palestinian Authority, and for other purposes."

APN believes the international community (including the U.S.) must make a concerted and coordinated effort to pressure Hamas to recognize Israel's right to exist and end violence directed against Israel. However, APN cautions against using the Hamas victory as a pretext for imposing sanctions that undermine U.S. interests

February 6, 2006 - Vol. 7, Issue 27

Curb Your Enthusiasm: ...Hamas DID NOT receive a majority of the vote, although they received a majority of the legislative seats...

Q. Hamas' chances for forming a government? Q. How did Pal. opinion & exit polls misread the elections? Q. Why PM Olmert so tough on settlers?

APN Legislative Round-Up - February 3, 2006

I. Congress and Hamas; II. HR 4681 - Ros-Lehtinen/Lantos; III. Other Anti-PA Measures; IV. Dear Colleagues Re: Hamas; V. Review of Existing Law regarding Palestinians; VI. APN Hill Event - the 2006 Palestinian Elections; VII. Bills and Resolutions

(2/1/06) The Israeli government today demolished nine permanent homes, built without permits on privately-owned Palestinian land, at the illegal outpost of Amona. The government action resulted directly from a Peace Now court petition that asked why the Israeli authorities had not acted to stop the illegal construction and to demolish it. In court ...