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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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Now displaying: November, 2020

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Nov 24, 2020

A recording of a webinar with Yossi Alper, one of Israel’s leading strategic affairs analysts, addressing how the transition from Trump to Biden is viewed in Israel, how dealing with a Biden administration might alter Israeli government policies and priorities, and how Israel’s conservative government would adapt to a worldview diametrically opposed to Trump’s and very different from Netanyahu’s.
This webinar was a part of APN's series examining the Middle East policy impact of transitioning from the Trump administration to the Biden administration. 
Contact Ori Nir: onir@peacenow.org
Donate to APN: https://peacenow.org/donate

 

Nov 23, 2020

Dahlia Scheindlin is an Israel-based public opinion expert and an international political and strategic consultant, as well as a scholar and a writer. 
She is also a podcaster. Her latest project is a mini-series of podcast episodes on West Bank settlements, titled Israeli Settlements 360: What Everyone Needs to Know. 

On this episode, Dahlia talks about her takeaways from producing the series.

Here is the link to the podcast series: https://open.spotify.com/show/4NG1pkSYlOWcrwaEbbHoOZ

To write to Ori: onir@peacenow.org
To donate to APN: https://peacenow.org/donate

 

Nov 20, 2020

Palestinians don’t see Joe Biden as a savior. Far from it. But the end of the demise of the Trump administration, the worse period ever in US-Palestinian relations, is viewed by many Palestinians as an opportunity to push the reset button not only on their relations with Washington but also on intra-Palestinian politics. Discussing Palestinian policy and the Biden administration is Khaled Elgindy, formerly with the Brookings Institute and now the Director of the Program on Palestine and Palestinian-Israeli Affairs at the Middle East Institute here in Washington. He is also the author of Blind Spot: America and the Palestinians, from Balfour to Trump. He has been a guest on episode #78 of PeaceCast in April 2019.

Nov 12, 2020

Elizabeth Campbell is director of UNRWA’s Representative Office in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining UNRWA, Campbell was the senior humanitarian policy advisor in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, where she worked on refugee and humanitarian issues in the United Nations system.

In this episode, Campbell discusses the reasons for UNRWA's current budgetary crisis, since the Trump administration defunded the agency, and expresses hope for re-funding UNRWA under the Biden administration.

Relevant links: 

* The range of UNRWA services: https://www.unrwa.org/what-we-do

* A map of our where UNRWA operates in the region: https://www.unrwa.org/resources/about-unrwa/unrwa-fields-operations-map-2020

* Misconceptions about UNRWA: https://www.unrwa.org/who-we-are/frequently-asked-questions

https://www.unrwa.org/resources/strategy-policy/demystifying-unrwa-approach-curriculum 

Nov 6, 2020

An APN webinar featuring Mira Resnick and Ilan Goldenberg to analyze the general election results and what they mean for America's Middle East policy. 

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