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PeaceCast

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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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. 

Dec 27, 2022

Said Arikat, the Washington correspondent of the Palestinian daily newspaper Al-Quds, recently learned that his Twitter account has been suspended. In this episode, Ori discusses this odd experience with Said and explores with him what it’s like to be a correspondent for a Palestinian news organization in Washington.

Listen to our 2019 conversation with Said Arikat and Amir Tibon: https://peacenow.libsyn.com/73-covering-the-conflict-from-dc

Contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org

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

Dec 22, 2022

A recording of a Decenber 22nd 2022 webinar with the leaders of three Israeli anti-occupation organizations: Shaqued Morag of Peace Now, Jessica Montell of Hamoked, and Avner Gvaryahu of Breaking the Silence. 

Dec 10, 2022

Recording of APN's December 9th 2022 webinar with Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer.

Dec 5, 2022

Alon Schwarz is the director of the newly released documentary film Tantura. In this episode he discussess his film and what he hopes it will accomplish. 

Tantura's web site: https://www.tantura-film.com/

Contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org
Donate to APN: https://peacenow.org/donate

 

Nov 22, 2022

A recording of a November 22 webinar with Eric Alterman on his new book, We Are Not One: A History of America’s Fight Over Israel.

 

Nov 4, 2022

Recording of a webinar analyzing of Israel’s November 1st Knesset elections. The webinar took place on Friday, November 4th. It featured pollster and political analyst Dahlia Scheindlin In a conversation with Libby Lenkinsky, Vice President for Public Engagement at the New Israel Fund, J Street’s President Jeremy Ben-Ami, and Americans for Peace Now President and CEO Hadar Susskind.

Oct 28, 2022

Isaac Zablocki is the director of the Other Film Festival, which will be launched on November 3rd 2022 in New York. In this episode, he talks about several of the films that evolve around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which are featured in this year's festival. 

For more information and registration: https://www.otherisrael.org/

 

Oct 26, 2022

A recording of an APN October 26th 2022 webinar with Haaretz journalist Allison Kaplan Sommer, less than a week before Israel's general elections.

 

Oct 24, 2022

Eric Axelman is a film director and producer. His new documentary, Israelism, features young American Jews who were raised to defend the state of Israel, but when they went there, what they saw on the ground shocks and deeply disturbed them, and motivated them to become activists against Israel’s occupation and in support of Palestinian rights. Through their stories, the film examines the deepening divide over Israel within the American Jewish community.

Israelism's web site: https://www.israelismfilm.com/

Contac Ori: onir@peacenow.org

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

 

Oct 19, 2022

This episode is a recording of an October 19th 2022 webinar with the founder and president of the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP), Avi Meyerstein on the special congressional initiaive to fund Israeli-Palestinian people-to-people programs. 

For the Mitvim report that Avi authored on the subject, click here 

Oct 19, 2022

Micah Hendler is the founder and artistic director of the Jerusalem Youth Chorus. In this episode, he talks about the choir and about the power of music to bring people together. On the JYC’s web site, you can find more details and videos.  

Sep 30, 2022

Dr. Arnon Degani is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Avraham Harman Research Center for Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a Research fellow at the Israeli think tank MOLAD. He is also the creator of an 8-part Hebrew language podcast on the Oslo Accords. The podcast dispells some of the chief misconceptions about the Oslo Accords, their background and their impact. 
In thus episode, Dr. Degani discusses the objective of the podcast, which will hopefully be re-produced for the English speaking audience.
For the Oslo Podcast (Hebrew) click here
To contact Ori write to: onir@peacenow.org 
To donate to APN: https://peacenow.org/donate
 

Sep 21, 2022

A recording of a September 21st 2022 webinar with Israeli journalist and political analyst Tal Schneider. 

Sep 12, 2022

Chen Arieli is the Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv. This episode is an audio recording of a September 8th 2022 webinar, in which Arieli spoke about her initiative of producing new maps for Tel Aviv public schools, which clearly delineate Israel's borders, including the Green Line that separates sovereign Israel from the occupied West Bank.

Click here for a transcript of this episode.
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Sep 2, 2022

Dr. Bishara Bahbah, a Palestinian-American scholar, journalist and actiivist, is the author of a recent Haaretz arrticle titled "What Palestinians Really Think About the Holocaust." In this episode, Dr. Bahbah discusses his article and why he decided to publicly address such a sensitive topic. 

 

Sep 1, 2022

A recording of a September 1, 2022 webinar with Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei and Dr. Suad Lubbad, mental health practitioners in the Gaza Strip. 

Suad Lubbad is Project Officer at the American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) in the Gaza Strip. The projects she leads mainly handle early childhood development, child health, nutrition, education, protection and hygiene. She holds a PhD in human development.

Yasser Abu Jamei is the director general of the Gaza Community Mental Health Program, a leading mental health services provider, and the cofounder of the Palestine Global Mental Health Network. His recent focus is an approach that integrates public health and human rights into mental health in the Gazan context.

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

Write to Ori: onir@peacenow.org

 

Aug 26, 2022

This episode is an audio recording of an August 25 APN webinar with Ruth Messinger and Mik Moore to discuss their jointly authored article recently published by The Nation.

The article is available here: https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/democracy-middle-east-israel-palestinians/

 

Aug 11, 2022

A recording of an August 11th 2022 APN webinar featuring Joel Carmel of Breaking the Silence (BtS).

 
Link to BtS's report: https://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/inside/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Military_rule_testimony_booklet.pdf

Write to Ori: onir@peacenow.org

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

 

 

 

Aug 4, 2022

This episoed is a rcording of an August 4th APN webinar with Israeli political analyst Chemi Shalev. 

 

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