APN commended Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's decision to participate in talks with Syria and Iran and urged the administration to make this the first step toward a broader policy of regional engagement.
February 2007 Archives
SETTLEMENTS KEEP ON TRUCKING; (DON'T) TALK TO SYRIA; HEZBOLLAH PREPARING FOR NEXT WAR? ...
Questions are on the resignation of Israel's Chief of Police, and 300 Darfurian refugees who are in Israeli jail.
APN today urged friends of Israel in the United States to reject offers by West Bank Jewish settlers to buy homes in settlements.
A look at Olmert's policy toward settlements
APN to Bush: Urge Israel to Halt Settlement Construction
Highlights from Peace Now's Annual Reports on Settlements and Outpost in the West Bank
Veni Vidi.Vaniise; Excavatuibs Exoposed; Rocket threat, missile defense; Olmert's Foes and...Foes;
Q. What did the Rice-Olmert-Abbas meeting in Jerusalem on Feb. 19 accomplish? Q. What are the primary challenges facing the new IDF chief of staff, Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi?
I. House Blocks Palestinian Aid Funds
II. Bills and Resolutions
III. Rep. Susan Davis on the Record
IV. Feinstein and Leahy on Cluster Bombs
Peace Now Protests at Settlement Contractor Meeting...
On 2/7/07. Peace Now activists broke up a contractors meeting in the Ma'ale Adumim Settlement
APN cautiously welcomed the agreement signed in Saudi Arabia between the leaders of the Palestinian Fatah and Hamas movements.
Peace Now has sought to get a better idea of the surplus budget directed to the settlements ...
Please contact your Representative to ask to cosponsor this important resolution, or to thank them if already a cosponsor
Excerpts from Israeli newspaper articles in APN's Middle East Peace Report of 2/12/07
Q. How does the J'lem Mughrabi Gate construction affect Israeli-Pal. relations? Q. ...Lebanon fit into Israel-Syrian peace talks?
COMING SOON - ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN NEGOTIATIONS; DEAR KAREN HUGHES; JERUSALEM POWDER KEG; ISRAEL, LEBANON, & HEZBOLLAH
...excavations and planned construction adjoining the Temple Mount/al Aqsa Mosque compound (known to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif) threaten to spark violent protest not only in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza but throughout the Arab and Muslim world.
I. FY08 Foreign Affairs Budget Request; II. New Bills and Resolutions; III. Rice at the HFAC; IV. Ackerman on the Record on Iran; V. APN on the Jerusalem/Mughrabi Gate Crisis
"What happens in Jerusalem does not stay in Jerusalem. Rather, it can have an enormous impact on attitudes and events elsewhere..."
The Mughrabi Gate Crisis - Background and Analysis
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"We are writing to urge you to intervene urgently to stop the destabilizing activities currently being undertaken in Jerusalem adjacent to the Temple Mount/al Aqsa Mosque compound (known to Muslims as the Haram al Sharif)."
Following the Quartet meeting in Washington today, Americans for Peace Now called on President Bush to assume the leadership role that all stakeholders in the Mideast conflict expect of America, and to decisively push to restart the political process.
This week's Q's are on the impact to the Olmert government of former Justice Minister Haim Ramon's conviction, and the impact of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons.
NO OUTPOST EVACUATIONS; THE SYRIA-HAMAS CONNECTION; ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL; HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY;
1. FY07 Foreign Operations Funding 2. New Bills and Resolutions 3. Baker and Hamilton at the SFRC