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APN Condemns Attacks on Israel's Peace Now Movement

Washington, DC - Americans for Peace Now (APN) strongly condemns the continued threats and attacks on members of its Israeli sister organization, Peace Now.
Last night, someone pushed the intercom button at the Jerusalem building that houses Peace Now's office. A neighbor was told: "This building will explode in five minutes." The frightened residents and a Peace Now staff member immediately evacuated the building. Outside they found "Price Tag" graffiti. "Price Tag" is what the extremist settlers call their campaign to intimidate and silence Israelis and Palestinians who support a two-state solution to the conflict.

APN's President and CEO Debra DeLee said: "We are alarmed at the growing rate of attacks on Israel's peace movement, and we call on Israel's law enforcement authorities to act decisively to find the perpetrators and deter further attacks. Israel has seen too many political assassinations and assassination attempts, including the murder of Peace Now leader Emile Grunzweig at a 1983 pro-peace march and the attempt to murder Prof. Zeev Sternhell three years ago at his Jerusalem home. Decisive action is needed to prevent more bloodshed and to stop the intimidation."