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November 2006 Archives

Amos Oz & David Grossman Letter

Read the letter from the Israeli authors reflecting on the war with Hizbollah and in support of Americans for Peace Now

The Israel High Court of Justice (the Supreme Court) is due to issue a ruling soon on the route of the barrier in the Gush Etzion area.

November 27, 2006 - Vol. 8, Issue 4

Truce is the First Step, Rumors of a Summit, Separate and Equal Roads, Israeli-Palestinian Cooperation Continues, Jaws Meets Seeds of Peace,...

The Q's this week relate to the Gaza ceasefire announcement and the apparent non-connection between Syria and the killing of a Lebanese politician.

Peace Now Car Caravan & Demonstration - Nov., 18, 2006

The car convoy and demonstration went through Sderot and called for the government to return to negotiations under the slogan. "Only Negotiations will End the Qassams".

It also urges Prime Minister Olmert and President Abbas to expand the ceasefire to the West Bank and take advantage of this opportunity to restart political negotiations.

November 21 saw articles coming from news services, British, American, and Israeli Newspapers...

Population Map - West Bank (October 2005)

Peace Now's unique map is available in an online interactive version or for purchase (bonus Outposts Map included for free!)

This groundbreaking report shatters the oft-repeated claim that settlements are built exclusively on public lands or on land privately owned by Jews.

Vast portions of Israeli settlements are built on land which the Israeli government recognizes as privately-owned by Palestinians...

November 20, 2006 - Vol. 8, Issue 3

BEST LAID PLANS: Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni rejected a new peace initiative sponsored by Spain, Italy, and France, protesting that the initiative was launched without coordination with Israel. At the same time Livni encouraged commencing a political process with moderates within the Palestinian Authority. Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero had announced the initiative, which is to be presented at an EU summit next month, at a summit with French President ...

Q. What are the ramifications of international focus and new peace initiatives for the Olmert government? Q. ...announced Egypt Nuclear program, Iran's nuclear program, and Arab world reaction?

Activists carried banners saying "Start talking - Stop killing", and chanted slogans such as "Peretz - in Sderot and Beit Hanoon children need to live."

THE WHITE HOUSE - Office of the Press Secretary November 13, 2006 - Oval Office 11:45 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT BUSH: Mr. Prime Minister, welcome back to Washington. The Prime Minister and I had a fascinating discussion the last time he was here. We were sitting on the Truman Balcony. We spent probably an hour-and-a-half strategizing about how we can work together to achieve peace. Our conversation today continued this -- that important dialogue. I appreciate the Prime ...

"The peoples of the Middle East and their friends in America are desperately seeking actions toward peace" said Debra DeLee, President and CEO of Americans for Peace Now.

Q. How is the Gates/Rumsfeld switch at the Pentagon likely to affect Israel, and how might the prospective changes factor into today's Bush-Olmert meeting at the White House? What about the Lebanese governmental crisis?

November 13, 2006 - Vol. 8, Issue 2


The Bush-Olmert Meeting: More Than a Photo-Op?

President Bush and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will meet Monday at the White House. APN provides observers with what to watch for

Israeli forces are preparing for a possible large-scale incursion into the densely populated Gaza Strip to root out Hamas militants,

"Rabin long...that life in a climate of violence, occupation, terror, anxiety and hopelessness, extracts a price Israel cannot afford."

APN's online publication returns after hiatus

Items in this issue include: Rabin's Legacy, Syria Talks, Saudi Initiative on the Agenda, Olive Harvest Conflicts, & Outposts Thrive,

November 6, 2006 - Vol. 8, Issue 1

Post Hiatus MEPR! -- Rabin's Legacy, Syria Talks, Saudi Initiative on the Agenda, Olive Harvest Conflicts, Outposts Thrive, and more...

Q's this week relate to Olmert's upcoming visit with President Bush and a possible new peace initiative & rejection of a major Gaza offensive.