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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. We engage in nuanced conversations with people working towards peace and progress in Israel and Palestine. Episodes feature experts, activists, advocates and scholars whose work or passion is Israeli-Palestinian peace. Learn more about APN: https://peacenow.org/
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Jun 1, 2023

On the 56th anniversary of the Six Day War, which marks the beginning of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, this episode features a small story that may inspire some hope for ending the occupation, for Isreali-Palestinian peace and reconciliation. This episode's guest is Yair Barak, who at the time of the war was a reserves soldier in the IDF and participated in the fighting in Jerusalem. He recently returned to the Muslim Waqf in Jerusalem's Old City a key to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, which he took during the war, 56 years ago. 
His story was recently featured in a Haaretz magazine piece by Nir Hasson.

May 17, 2023

This episode is a recording of an APN May 15th 2023 webinar with Ori Givati of Breaking the Silence on the high tech programs the Isreali military uses to surveille Palestinians.   

May 3, 2023

This episode is a recording of a May 3rd 2023 APN webinar with Dr. Shikma Bressler, one of the chief leaders of Israel's protest movement. 

Apr 18, 2023

Dr. Rob Geist Pinfold is a Lecturer at Durham University's School of Government and International Affairs in the United Kingdom. His new book is titled Understanding Territorial Withdrawal - Israeli Occupations and Exits. It analyzes Israel’s withdrawals from occupied land, as well as its non-withdrawals. The book is available on Amazon here and on Oxford University Press here.  

 

Apr 17, 2023

This episode is a recording of an April 17th APN webinar with Palestinian political scientist and pollster Khalil Shikaki.

Apr 8, 2023

Ali Abu Awwad is the Co-founder & General Manager of Taghyeer (Change), a Palestinian organization that leads a national nonviolence grassroots movement in the West Bank. It strives to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict based on freedom, dignity, and security for all. Abu Awwad is one of Palestine’s most prominent nonviolence activists. This episode is an edited version of a talk he gave at Washington DC’s Busboys and Poets’ Peace Café on April 4th 2023. It was produced in cooperation with the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP), of which Taghyeer is a member organization.

Taghyeer’s website: https://www.taghyeerpal.ps/

ALLMEP’s website: https://www.allmep.org/

Contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org

Apr 4, 2023

Assaf Adiv is a longtime activist in the field of Palestinian labor rights. He is the Executive Director of MAAN Workers Association, a nonprofit that functions as a labor union. It works to advocate for and safeguard the rights of Palestinians who work in Israel and in Israeli West Bank settlements.
Maan's website: https://eng.wac-maan.org.il/
Contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org

 

 

Mar 30, 2023

Palestine 1936 The Great Revolt and the Roots of the Middle East Conflict is the newly published book by Oren Kessler, an Israel-based author and journalist. In this conversation, Oren discusses his book, the Revolt, and their relevance today. 
The book is available here on Amazon.

 

Mar 29, 2023

This episode is a recording of a March 29th 2023 webinar with the executive director of Israel’s Peace Now movement, Lior Amihai. Before becoming Peace Now’s executive director last month, Lior served as the executive director of the Israeli human rights organization Yesh Din. Prior to his five years there, Lior co-headed Peace Now’s Settlement Watch project for almost six years. He holds a master’s degree in human rights studies from London’s University College. The webinar recording started a bit late, so a couple of minutes at the very beginning of the webinar were cut off.
Peace Now’s web site: https://peacenow.org.il/en/
Donate: https://peacenow.org/donate

 

Mar 1, 2023

A recording of APN's March 1st webinar with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman on the political crisis in Israel.

 

Feb 17, 2023

Newly released in English, Shuli Dichter's book Sharing the Promised Land: In Pursuit of Equality Between Jewish and Arab Citizens in Israel combines personal stories with a blueprint for true equal relations between Israeli Jews and Arabs. In this conversation he talks about his vision for Jewish-Arab realtions in Israel and explains the concept of "civic Zionism." 

Shuli's book on Amazon. 

Contact Ori

 

Feb 14, 2023

This episode is a recording of a Februry 14th 2023 APN webinar with three of the organizers of the pro-democracy Israeli protest movement: Limor Moyal, Nery Life-Choma and Offir Gutelzon. 

 

Feb 7, 2023

Janet Aviad was among the founders of Israel's Peace Now movement. 40 years ago, she stood next to Emil Grunzweig, a leading Peace Now activist, when he was killed by a right-wing Israeli at the end of a Peace Now demonstraton. In this episode, she talks about the event and the long shadow it cast on Israeli public life. 
Donate to APN: https://peacenow.org/donate

Contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org

 

Jan 27, 2023

Yara Amayra is a young Palestinian civil society activist and opinion leader.

This episode features her conversation with APN's strategic communications maven Maxxe Albert-Deitch and APN intern Eliza Schloss. 

 

Jan 20, 2023

Noa Shusterman is the Israel-Palestinian Research Program Coordinator at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) Israel's leading think tank. In this episode, she talks about the memorandum she co-authored with Udi Dekel, proposing a path for the government of Israel to address the transition in Palestinisn leadership. 

The report, The Day After Abbas: Strategic Implications for Israel, is available here: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-day-after-abu-mazen/

Contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org

Donate to APN: https://peacenow.org/donate

 

 

Jan 18, 2023

A recording of an APN January 18th 2023 webinar with Kenneth Roth.

 

Jan 10, 2023

Recording of a January 9th 2023 webinar with Noa Sattath, the executive director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI). Sponsored jointly by APN and the New Israel Fund. 

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