PeaceCast is a podcast produced in Washington by Americans for Peace Now, the sister-organization of Israel’s preeminent peace movement, exploring issues and trends relating to peace and security for Israel, focusing on Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians and efforts to resolve it. If you care about Israel, about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, about Israel’s future as a democracy and a Jewish state, this podcast is for you. Episodes feature experts, activists, advocates and scholars whose work or passion is Israeli-Palestinian peace.
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Jul 25, 2018

This episode features a recording of The Dove, a live storytelling show modeled after The Moth. It features stories about the conflict, told by young people from the region, underscoring the humanity that brings together Israelis and Palestinians and offers hope for peace. 

This show, recorded on July 23rd 2018 at Washington DC's Busboys and Poets, was produced in partnership with New Story Leadership, a Washington-based program that brings to Washington 5 young Israelis and 5 Palestinians for a month of leadership training, networking and fun. The storytellers are eight of the program's participants.

Jul 20, 2018

On July 19th, we hosted Shibley Telhami for a briefing call on US-Palestinian relations.

Dr. Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. 

You can find a recording of the entire hour we spent with Dr. Telhami on our web site here

This version, edited down to about 30 minutes, includes two main themes

One is Shibley’s insightful analysis of the widening gap in values between American progressives – and not only progressives – and the ruling elite in Israel. Shibley brought this up in relation to the Nation-State Law that the Knesset passed the night before we spoke.

The second theme was an analysis of the Trump administration’s actions and thinking – if there is real thinking – regarding the Israel-Palestine question, peace efforts etc.

As always, I welcome your feedback. Thanks to those of you who have written to me. My email address is

Jul 15, 2018

Together with several other participants, Bethany Zaiman walked out on a Birthright program earlier this month to protest the program's imbalanced, one-sided approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its avoiding the occupation. 

Zaiman, an anthropology doctoral student, explains why she and a handful of other young women walked out on the program, nd what she thinks is wrong about Birthright.


Jul 11, 2018

A conversation with author and journalist Sarah Tuttle-Singer, an editor at the Times of Israel and the author of Jerusalem Drawn and Quartered: One Woman’s Year in the Heart of the Christian, Muslim, Armenian, and Jewish Quarters of Old Jerusalem.


Jul 6, 2018

More than 40 years ago, Dr. James Zogby wrote a short book on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and published it a couple of years later. The book was unique in that it laid out the Palestinian narrative of the conflict and its history at a time when this narrative was all but absent from the conversation on Israel-Palestine in the US.

Forty years later, Zogby talks about what has changed and what has not, and explains his somewhat surprising decision to take an old short book, dust it off, write a new introduction, and republish it as is.

APN's Policy and Government Relations Director, together with PeaceCast's host Ori Nir, spoke with Zogby on July 6th, 2018 about a host of issues related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Please don't hesitate to continue sending us feedback and ideas. Best is to email Ori at