“I’m hoping more people will push against this law. I’m hoping more people will have the courage and capacity to do civil disobedience, to bring to light discriminatory laws."

'This was the last straw': Why settlements-boycotting activist dared Israel to arrest her at airport

New data shows that new construction in West Bank settlements rose by 40% from 2015 to 2016.

So how is the current Israeli government a "partner for peace?"

Obama's last year in office saw 40% rise in settler housing

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A big part of the problem: "Even as U.S. policy frowned on settlement construction, money kept flowing to Beit El from billionaires abroad."

American Billionaires Pour Money Into Jewish Settlement

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03/21/2017 at 16:58. Facebook
Tamir Pardo, former head of Mossad: "The Jewish State has one existential threat. It's a time bomb that is ticking all the time and has been ticking for some time. We have chosen to bury our heads in the sand . . . The writing is on the wall. All that is needed is to open your eyes and read."

Former Mossad Chief: Israel Must Resolve Conflict with Palestinians or Face Bi-national State

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“I can guarantee you 100 percent that this new law will do nothing to stop the boycott against Israel.”

These academics fight BDS on campus every day. Will they be banned from Israel?

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When government officials – like UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson – visit Israel and seek the truth about West Bank settlements, they go to one source: Peace Now’s Settlement Watch. Now, this kind of high-level briefing will only be one click away.

A high-level briefing, one click away

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03/20/2017 at 15:53. Facebook
Yossi Alpher "In the near future we can conceivably expect an indictment of the prime minister, a government crisis over responsibility for broadcasting rights, an escalating military situation in the north and south and possibly at sea, and elections – or any combination thereof."

HQTA (3.20.17) – A perfect storm? Coalition collapsing, escalation in north, indictment on the way

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"Netanyahu has failed to show any support whatsoever for American Jewry during more than 190 anti-Semitic threats and attacks in six weeks . . . [he is] throwing the American Jewish community under the bus of right-wing Israeli fanaticism."

Netanyahu’s Alt-Zionism has no need for American Jews

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"A woman who has all the reasons in the world to hate is seeking reconciliation. She who has suffered the worst possible pain wants to stop the continuing cycle of bloodshed."

15 years of grief failed to prepare me for one Palestinian mother's brave message

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03/16/2017 at 16:26. Facebook
Washington Jewish Week Editorial: "The anti-BDS bill that Israel’s Knesset adopted on March 6 will neither halt nor diminish BDS activities, and will not make Israel more secure. All it will really accomplish is to make Israel a less welcoming place."

Is Israel shutting the door on skeptics?

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APRIL 6 in Washington, DC: Join us for evening of inspiring stories told by veteran journalists who have witnessed – up close and personal – both horror and hopefulness amidst the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Dove: Stories of Hope Amidst Conflict

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Peter Beinart: "Netanyahu is a big part of the reason Democrats grew more critical of Israel during the Obama years . . . Now — unless Israel undergoes some unexpected political shift — they’ll view Netanyahu’s Israel as authoritarian, hyper-nationalist, nativist and anti-Muslim, everything they fear Trump will make the United States. Netanyahu’s failure to publicly press Trump to speak out...
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Donald Netanyahu: Why Democrats See The Two Leaders As One

WATCH: "I was always taught to be very proud of the robust democracy in Israel, and I think banning people based on their political opinions is not a sign of a very robust democracy."

Jewish American activist Simone Zimmerman on Israel's Travel Ban: 'Am I an Enemy of the State?'

Sen. Patrick Leahy: "The spokesman for Beit El, the Israeli settlement that Mr. Friedman has supported financially for years, said its inhabitants would regard him as their representative in the United States. Is that the role of a U.S. Ambassador? Of course not."

Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Nomination of David Friedman to be U.S. Ambassador to Israel | U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont

"Israel has indicated that it is no longer interested in the ingathering of Jews simply because they are Jewish. What matters is whether a person toes the government line, regardless of whether they are Jewish or not."

Can Liberal Zionism Survive Israel’s New Travel Ban?

In the San Francisco/Oakland area? Next Thursday, join APN President and CEO Debra DeLee at Temple Sinai for a primer on Israeli settlements and the destabilizing impact of the Trump presidency.

Invest in Peace, with APN's Debra DeLee

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