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"Price Tag" Escalation Timeline: Jan 1, 2011 - present

The following is a timeline of major "Price Tag" attacks (as reported by Israeli sources).  It documents a clear escalation in attacks, and the increasing spread of attacks inside the Green Line.  Italics indicate so-called "triggers" - events or developments that appear to be linked to subsequent attacks - although as has been noted in the Israeli press, "According to the Shin Bet, the right-wing extremists no longer appear to need a 'trigger' to take action, while the targets of the violence are also widening..." We will update this regularly.

APN Legislative Round-Up: Week Ending Jan. 10, 2014

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On December 30th, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said, "The settlements are not part of Israel's security, they are hurting it."

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This week, Alpher discusses what Kerry is doing differently from his many predecessors who have tried and failed to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, how bad the escalating Palestinian violence is, whether there is escalating Israeli opposition to a deal brokered by Kerry, the interaction between Israeli prisoner release and the new settlement construction and the third release of pre-Oslo Palestinian terrorists and whether Pollard fits in somewhere, and whether he has any predictions for the Middle East in 2014.

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This week, Alpher discusses conflicting American statements regarding the objective of the current Israeli-Palestinian talks, how the relatively optimistic American approach jibes with repeated negative assessments by involved Israelis and Palestinians, whether last weekend's mega-storm that passed over the Middle East had any effect on Israeli-Palestinian cooperation, and what's behind the effort of the Israeli far right in once again trying to pass legislation that would restrict activities of foreign-funded NGOs.

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  • Meshaal_Interview.jpg'We Are Not Fanatic Killers'
  • David Kenner / Foreign Policy (May 2013)
    Exclusive conversation with Khaled Meshaal in which the Hamas chief talks about how Assad should have listened to his advice, and why he's not "bloodthirsty" or "against" Jews.



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  • Jeffrey Goldberg / The New Yorker (September 2006)
    Feature on Hamas written in the wake of the 2006 war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. It discusses the challenges facing the group, the evolution of its approach toward Israel, and compares Hamas to other Islamist groups that practice terrorism.


  • Sari_Nusseibeh.jpgRage and Reason
  • David Remnick / The New Yorker (May 6 2002)
    Profile of Sari Nusseibeh, then the Palestine Liberation Organization's chief representative in Jerusalem and a professor of philosophy. Also delves into the situation in Israel and the Occupied Territories during the second Intifada, with a focus on Palestinian suicide bombings.


  • Hamas_Intifada.jpgThe Role of Hamas in the Aqsa Intifada
  • Meir Litvak / Tel Aviv Notes (January 18, 2001)
    Details Hamas' role at the outset of the second Intifada and in influencing the nature of the uprising, as well as its relationship with the Palestinian Authority and Yasir Arafat. (PDF)



  • suicider bomber.jpgAn Arsenal of Believers
  • Nasra Hassan / The New Yorker (November 19, 2001)
    Profile of Palestinian suicide bombers from Hamas and Islamic Jihad which looks at the history of suicide bombings through an Islamist context. Includes interviews with suicides bombers and other group members, and descriptions of the planning and conduct of their operations.


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  • Azmi Bishara / Middle East Report (March/April 1989)
    Written in the midst of the first Intifada, and looks at the relevant actions of the Israeli government in the decades prior to the Intifada, the Israeli response to the uprising, and strategies employed by the Palestinians.



  • West Bank Rises Up.jpgThe West Bank Rises Up
  • Penny Johnson and Lee O'Brien / Middle East Report (May/June 1988)
    Looks at daily life during the intifada, the origins of the uprising, and the actions- both peaceful and violent- of Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank.

APN Legislative Round-Up: Nov 23-Dec 13, 2013

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On Wednesday the 4 December the Geneva Initiative held a conference "10 Years to the Geneva Initiative: Leading the Way to Peace". Here is the text of Yuval Diskin, former Head of the ISA's speech, which received very wide media coverage

Good evening and Happy Festival of the lights,
During this important event marking ten years to the Geneva Initiative, I would like to focus on three issues.

The first: Why the "two states for two peoples" option may fade and disappear in the near future.
Second: Why it is vital to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the near future on the basis of the two states for two people option.
Third: What needs to be done to succeed in this difficult mission.

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This week, Alpher discusses the seemingly significant high-level developments and statements regarding both the Israel-Arab peace process and Iran, against the backdrop of Israeli-American relations, how does the American security plan or "thoughts" challenge Netanyahu's security concept regarding the Jordan Valley, what is the significance of Obama's mention of a framework agreement as a negotiating outcome, what is the significance of Netanyahu's linkage of Iran and the two-state solution at the Saban Forum, and thoughts on Nelson Mandela's support for the Palestinians and consistent criticism of Israel.

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This week, Alpher discusses whether Salafist Islamist terrorists in the West Bank is another sign of escalation toward a third intifada, if Netanyahu is inciting Congress and American Jewish leaders against Obama in the wake of the Geneva agreement with Iran, and what's behind the sharp protests by Druze and Bedouin--minorities who generally serve in the IDF.

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This week, Alpher discusses whether the Geneva agreement between the P5 + 1 and Iran is a "bad deal" and a "historic mistake" as Netanyahu argues, what about it should realistically worry Israel, what we have learned over the weekend regarding Israel's relationship with the Obama administration, whether Netanyahu's strategy regarding Iran and the international community has failed, what all this may say about the election in recent days of Yitzhak "Boozhi" Herzog to head the Labor party, and whether Netanyahu's invitation to Palestinian President Abbas to speak to Israel's parliament his inviting himself to a reciprocal appearance in the Palestinian parliament is a serious initiative.

APN Legislative Round-Up: November 15-22, 2013

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This week, Alpher discusses Netanyahu's meetings this week with Hollande, Putin, and Kerry to discuss the prospective Iran nuclear agreement, a possible revival of the French-Israeli alliance of the 1950s and 60s, how Netanyahu could allow tenders for planning 24,000 additional settlement units to be published last week, considering how sensitive the current juncture is for Israel's international relations, and whether there was something unique or particularly worrisome about the latest "price tag" attack launched against Palestinians by extremist settlers in the West Bank.

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This week, Alpher discusses Netanyahu's opposition to an interim nuclear deal with Iran and its consequent strain on the US-Israel relationship, the Israeli perception of a link between the Iranian nuclear issue and the Palestinian issue, the emergence of an ad hoc alliance between France, Israel and the Saudis and Emirates on Iran, who disagrees over what at this juncture, a rating of Netanyahu's overall performance on this issue in recent days, how will Avigdor Lieberman's acquittal and return to his post as foreign minister. affect Israel's foreign relations and how will it affect coalition politics in the Netanyahu government,

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This week, Alpher discusses the NSA listening in on Israel and whether the repeated leaks from Washington that link Israel to mysterious attacks on Syrian missiles are in the same category, Secretary of State Kerry's returning to Israel and Palestine this week and what new initiatives by the two sides await him upon arrival, and why the IDF needs more money now, with security threats from the Arab world reduced by chaos and revolution

APN Legislative Round-Up: Week Ending November 1, 2013

APN Denounces New Round of Settlement Approvals

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Americans for Peace Now (APN) today denounced the government of Israel's actions to move forward with yet more settlement approvals in both East Jerusalem and the West Bank. APN once again urged U.S. officials - President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry, and Special Envoy Indyk - to engage forcefully to convince Prime Minister Netanyahu to cease and roll back these reckless, destructive decisions.

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This week, Alpher discusses that given both an intensifying Israeli-Palestinian negotiating process and a spike in violent incidents with Palestinians, which way we are heading; whether, in addition to the Saudi decision to reject a UN Security Council seat, there are additional manifestations of anger or disappointment with America among its Middle East friends; and what was significant about Israel's recent municipal elections for the broader public and political scene.

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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 Legislative Round-Up: Week Ending October 25, 2013

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