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May 2007 Archives

Q. ...significance for Israel and the US of last week's fighting in northern Lebanon? Q. What's likely to happen in Labors leadership run-off election on June 13th?

May 29, 2007 - Vol. 8, Issue 29


APN Legislative Round-Up - May 25, 2007

I. Bills and Resolutions; II. Landrieu-Coleman Dear Colleague

Stanley Sheinbaum & Danny Goldberg Letter for APN

The political activists share important perspective on the Middle East Conflict

Q. Did anyone "win" last week's fighting in Gaza? Q. How will the Sarkozy era in France affect Israel?

May 21, 2007 - Vol. 8, Issue 28


APN Legislative Round-Up - May 18, 2007

I. Bills and Resolutions II. Iran and the Defense Authorization Bill III. Dear Colleagues IV. Berkley, McDermott on the Record on Iran V. NORPAC on the Hill

May 14, 2007 - Vol. 8, Issue 27


Q. ...the virtual shut-down of Rafah crossing from Gaza to Egypt...Q. ...the reinforced UNIFIL that now patrols southern Lebanon?

APN Legislative Round-Up - May 11, 2007

I. Bills and Resolutions; II. Ackerman on the Record; III. APN Message to Rice: Don't Disengage; IV. Support for Palestinian Democracy Fund

Peace Now is sourced often in this new World Bank...

Peace Now is proposing an alternative event with the participation of artists from the east and west of the city; Temple Mount Faithful protest

TALLIE LIPKIN-SHAHAK is the former war correspondent for the daily Davar, where she covered the first war in Lebanon and the first Intifada. She is a radio personality and a regular contributor to Ma'ariv, writing on social issues, the arts, and politics. The summer of 1967 was packed with adventures. In May, after we extinguished the Lag Ba'Omer fires in accordance with emergency regulations, we anxiously bit our nails, filled sand bags, and wrapped ...

"Two Sides of the Same Coin: Jewish and Palestinian Refugees"

"Two Sides of the Same Coin: Jewish and Palestinian Refugees"

APN Chair Franklin Fisher and President and CEO Debra DeLee, wrote: "In recent months, we have been gratified by what appears to be your personal commitment to achieve progress toward Middle East peace."

Q...impact of the Winograd report on national security decision-making? Q...likely prospects/scenarios for Olmert's removal from Israeli politics?

May 7, 2007 - Vol. 8, Issue 26


Philip C. Wilcox, Jr. is President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace, a Washington D.C.-based foundation devoted to fostering peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Wilcox retired after 31 years of service from the U.S. Foreign Service, his last overseas assignment was as Chief of Mission and U.S. Consul General, Jerusalem. In the Department of State, Wilcox had served as Director for Israeli and Arab-Israeli Affairs and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of ...

"Let Us Not Miss the Opportunity that the War Created"

SENATOR LINCOLN CHAFEE represented Rhode Island in the U.S.Senate for seven years. He is the former Chairman of the Middle East Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. NOAH ENDURED 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS OF RAIN; THE ISRAELITES WANDERED IN the desert for 40 years; Moses was on the Mount for 40 days. Jesus fasted, prayed and was tempted by the devil for 40 days in the desert; between His crucifixion and His ascension into heaven, Jesus spent 40 days ...
YOSSI ALPHER is a former senior official in the Mossad and the former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University. He currently coedits the bitterlemons family of Internet publications and writes a weekly Q & A on security issues for APN, which can be read at THE SIX-DAY WAR WAS UNDOUBTEDLY ONE OF THE MOST FATEFUL EVENTS in Israel's history as a modern state. Not just because we stunned the Arab world and ...
ZIAD J. ASALI, M.D., is the President and founder of the American Task Force on Palestine, a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, DC. Born and raised in Jerusalem , Dr.Asali is a sought-after voice on Middle East issues in both the media and on Capitol Hill, where he has testified before both chambers of Congress. DRUMS OF WAR WERE BEATING IN EARLY JUNE 1967 IN THE WANING DAYS OF MY internship at the Hospital of the American University ...
LEONARD FEIN is a passionate and gifted writer, teacher, and veteran social activist. Mr. Fein served as director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, and is the founder of Moment magazine; Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger; and the National Jewish Coalition for Literacy. A Board Member of APN, Mr. Fein facilitates an online conversation which can be found at BEFORE THE WAR, DURING THE WEEKS OF GROWING panic that ...
DR. MENACHEM KLEIN is a political scientist at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. In 2000, Dr. Klein served as adviser for Jerusalem affairs and final status talks to Israel's Foreign Minister. He later joined prominent Israeli and Palestinian figures in signing the Geneva Initiative-a detailed proposal for a comprehensive Israeli-Palestinian peace accord. His book, A Possible Peace an Insiders' Account of the Geneva Initiative, is forthcoming in September by Columbia ...
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APN Commends Rice for Talking with Syria

APN urged the administration to make this the first step toward a broader policy of regional engagement.

APN Newsletter - Spring 2007

The newly designed Newsletter includes a special section "Perspectives on the 40th Anniversary of the Six Day War"

Spring 2007

The newly designed APN Newsletter includes a special section "Perspectives on the 40th Anniversary of the Six Day War"

An APN delegation met on May 1 with the chief representative of the League of Arab States to the United States, Dr. Hussein Hassouna, to discuss prospects for advancing the Arab League's peace initiative. The meeting, held at the Arab League's office in Washington, was the fifth in a series of meetings that APN is holding with Washington representatives of important stakeholders in Middle East Peace. It followed meetings with the Washington chiefs of mission of Syria, ...