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November 2007 Archives

Read details and link to a video of this expert panel discussion on the Annapolis Summit

More than 200 people attended APN's policy briefing on Capitol Hill "Digesting Annapolis: What Happened, What It Means, and What Happens Next?"

Recording of the Thursday, Nov. 29th Briefing Call reviewing the developments that took place and offering insights.

Recording of the Thursday, Nov. 29th Briefing Call reviewing the developments that took place and offering insights.

APN Spokesman Ori Nir on NPR's "To The Point" Program

Ori speaks about APN's call for organized Jewish community to support Annapolis (his segment begins two minutes into the program)

Watch TV Coverage of Pro-Peace Annapolis Rally

Americans for Peace Now joined forces with a number of pro-Israel, pro-peace organizations to show support for the peace conference by organizing a rally in Annapolis on Tuesday, November 27, 2007.Click to watch a news story about our joint effort. This segment was aired by New York city's CBS affiliate.

Watch TV Coverage of APN Annapolis Rally

The New York CBS affiliate aired a segment on the pro-peace rally in Annapolis

Alpher reviews the Annapolis Conference results and what it means for the parties and the peace process

Alpher reviews the Annapolis Conference results and what it means for the parties and the peace process

APN President & CEO Debra DeLee: "The fact that the sides managed to come together to achieve this statement, in the eleventh hour and despite the very serious gaps between them, is itself an encouraging sign."

Senator Joseph Biden Pre and Post Annapolis Statements

The Foreign Relations Committee Chairman "Welcomes Israelis and Palestinians Setting Goal for Peace Agreement"

APN's "Push for Peace, Now" campaign culminates this week in a range of activities supportive of the Annapolis conference.

Annapolis Countdown - November 26, 2007

The final issue of the Countdown! Tomorrow, dozens of world leaders will gather to kick off a new Israeli-Palestinian negotiating process.

November 26, 2007 - Vol. 9, Issue 12


Pundits and analysts seem to be competing over who can be more dismissive of the Annapolis conference.

135 Members of Congress signed onto a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice drafted by Congressmen Gary Ackerman (D-NY) and Charles Boustany (R-LA).

APN Commends Annapolis City Peace Proclamation

"This proclamation demonstrates the depth of American support for negotiations to achieve Arab-Israeli peace and the widespread recognition of the importance of this issue to American interests," said Debra DeLee

Annapolis Countdown - November 21, 2007

So, it's official. The Annapolis international conference will be held on November 27 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Yossi Beilin & Galia Golan Letter in Support of APN

"Being pro-Israel is being pro-peace. It is being APN."

Peace Now Student Dialogue

Oppenheimer speaks to Peace Now's opposition to Ariel College (located in a West Bank settlement) unilaterally "elevating" itself to a university.

A couple of families were recently evacuated from stores illegally inhabited in the central market of Hebron...

Gunness: "Further economic sanctions on Gaza Strip would radicalize its population."

APN Interview with Middle East Expert Mark Matthews

Former Baltimore Sun Middle East and Diplomatic correspondent is author of new book: "The Lost Years: Bush, Sharon, and Failure in the Middle East."

The Ackerman-Boustany letter warmly endorses the Annapolis process and urges additional measures to enhance the chances of success of this current push for peace.

November 19, 2007 - Vol. 9, Issue 11


Q's re: possibility of a major military offensive into Gaza following Annapolis, and the re-launching of Israel-Syria peace negotiations.

APN Legislative Round-Up - November 16, 2007

I. New Bills and Resolutions; II. Pro-Peace Letter a Huge Success in the House; III. Ackerman-Boustany Letter -- List of Signers

Annapolis Countdown - November 16, 2007

We can finally start counting down from ten. In ten days, the international conference on Israeli-Palestinian peace will be held in Annapolis, Maryland.

Peace Now impacts Israeli plans for a settlement freeze

A front page story in yesterday's Ha'aretz reveals the impact of Peace Now's Settlement Watch project.

Last Chance: Ackerman-Boustany Letter on Annapolis

The new deadline for your Representative to sign onto this letter is Friday, Nov. 16. Take Action NOW!

Ackerman-Boustany Letter Signers

The following Members of Congress have signed the Ackerman-Boustany letter as of November 13th:Click here for the text of the letter.Click here to call your Representative. Ackerman (D-NY) Alexander (R-LA) Altmire (D-PA) Baird (D-WA) Baker (R-LA) Baldwin (D-WI) Bishop, Sanford (D-GA) Blumenauer (D-OR) Boswell (D-IA) Boustany (R-LA) Boyd (D-FL) Braley (D-IA) Capps (D-CA) Capuano (D-MA) Cardoza (D-CA) Carnahan (D-MO) ...

Nashville is the location for the annual massive gathering of leaders and activists from across the U.S.

APN Legislative Round-Up - November 9, 2007

I. Defense Approps Israel Funding Redux; II. Ackerman on Lebanon

Vol. 9, Issue 10 - November 12, 2007


Q. What does the decision to start with Phase I of the Road Map mean for the prospects of the process? Q. phase?

Peace Now Settlement Report - April-October, 2007

New report documents continued building and new "tricks" to expand settlements

Annapolis Countdown - November 9, 2007

With only several days left to finalize preparations, Israeli, Palestinian and American diplomats this week shifted gears on the bumpy road to Annapolis.

from Dan Fleshler's Blog: "The reason why APN exists is to ensure that the hardliners whom Weiss glibly calls 'court Jews' are NOT the only voices."

"They keep expanding and the settlement problem gets bigger and bigger," said Yaariv Oppenheimer, Peace Now's general director.

Nissenbaum covers the Middle East as Jerusalem bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers.

Rothem covered where negotiations have taken things and what is likely for the upcoming peace meeting in Annapolis

The memorial rally for slain Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin also served to kick-off the "It's Time to Choose" Campaign

Q's re: Israel's legal and moral responsibility for the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and Egypt's role in smuggling into Gaza

Annapolis Countdown - October 31, 2007

How much progress have the parties made toward agreement on such a text? Well, progress is in the eyes of the beholder.

New campaign kicked off Nov. 3rd -- "don't squander the current opportunity to take a significant step towards ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."

APN Legislative Round-Up - November 2, 2007

APN Legislative Round-Up for the week ending November 2, 2007 I. Bills and Resolutions II. More on Emergency Supplemental Aid Request for the Palestinians III. Ackerman-Boustany Letter Picks Up Steam ================= I. BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ================= (IRAN)S.J. Res. 23: Introduced 11/1/07 by Obama (D-IL), "A joint resolution clarifying that the use of force against Iran is not authorized by the Authorization for the Use of Military Force ...