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Israel's Peace Now movement convened on Friday the third annual conference of Israel's peace camp. More than 700 people braved the weather - the worst winter storm in decades - to participate, and more than 100 spoke.


On October 31, Israel's Defense Forces pulled out its last troops from guard-posts in communities surrounding the Gaza Strip.

Our love for Israel drives our struggle for peace


A few months ago, I met Noam, an inspiring Israeli high-school student. After my lecture he approached me and explained how in his school, he is seen as a traitor and as an unpatriotic Israeli. Noam explained that he is very much a patriotic Israeli, and out of his love for Israel, he wants to see peace with the Palestinians.

Peace Now: Why We Struggle For Peace

Peace Now's new movie explaining why it is so important that we not give up, why we must continue to work for peace.


Earlier this week, APN Director of Policy and Government Relations, Lara Friedman, had the honor (and fun) of participating in the 2013 Google Ideas Summit in New York, as part of a panel entitled, "Digital Word Warriors." The panel was moderated by Michele Dunne, of the Atlantic Council.

APN J Street Panel: Settlements--Not Too Late, Video


This week at J Street, APN hosted the panel: Settlements--Not Too Late, moderated by APN's President and CEO, Debra DeLee. Panelists included APN's Lara Friedman, the Director of Policy and Government Relations, and Peace Now's Secretary General, Yariv Oppenheimer, as well as Dan Rothem, Senior Research Consultant of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace and Daniel Seidemann, Founder and Director of Terrestrial Jerusalem.


Returning to Israel after a week in Washington, Israel-Palestine experts Daniel Seidemann and Dan Rothem are encouraged by the Obama administration's commitment to advance peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians. They spoke with us at APN's office in Washington.

Now is the Time for Peace

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On February 6, Americans for Peace Now sponsored, Together with the Foundation for Middle East Peace, Just Vision, and the Telos Group, a special event on the threat that Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem are posing to the two-state solution.


APN's Director of Policy and Government Relations Lara Friedman took part in a panel discussion at the New America Foundation on the viability of Israeli-Palestinian peace. The discussion, sponsored by the Arab American Institute and the New America Foundation's Middle East Task Force, marked the launch of a new public opinion survey on what Palestinians and Israelis want in a peace deal and what their thoughts are about the prospects for achieving it.

Full video of the event is available here. Check out Lara's powerful defense of the two-state solution starting at 57:10.