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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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Feb 2, 2024

John Lyndon is the Executive Director of ALLMEP the Alliance for Middle East Peace, the largest network of Israeli and Palestinian peace-building organizations. ALLMEP brings together 170 organizations, both groups that advance a shared society inside Israel and cross-border Israeli and Palestinian groups that work to resolve the conflict between the two peoples. 

 

Jan 23, 2024

Recording of a January 23rd 2024 APN webinar.

Jan 18, 2024

Recording of a January 18th 2024 APN webinar. 

Jan 4, 2024

A recording of a January 4th 2024 APN webinar.

Jan 2, 2024

Yonatan Zeigen is the son of Vivian Silver, the iconic Isreali peace activist, who was murdered on October 7th in her kibbutz, Be'eri. After his mother's death, Yonatan quit his job to (again) become a peace activist. His headshot was taken by Sandra Mehl.

 

Dec 13, 2023

Ori's impressions from a three-week visit to Israel. 

Write to Ori: onir@peacenow.org

 

Dec 1, 2023

Impressions from a Peace Now volunteering action at the Gaza border community that suffered the heaviest toll on October 7th. 

Nov 30, 2023

A recording of a November 30th APN webinar. 

 

Nov 21, 2023

Dave Harden and Larry Garber are former directors of the West Bank and Gaza office of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In this episode, they discuss the challenges of addressing the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip and the rebuilding of Gaza after the war ends.

Contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org

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

 

Nov 16, 2023

Ideological settlers are seriously talking about plans to resettle the Gaza Strip,  to re-establish Gush Katif and turn back the clock on the 2005 disengagement, which they perceive as a national trauma. Eyal Lurie Pardes, a visiting fellow at Washington's Middle East Institute, discusses this matter. 

Eyal's article on this topic in the Forward: https://forward.com/opinion/568553/israel-settler-movement-gaza-reoccupy/

Eyal's article on the Israeli government's curtailing the freedom of expresion during the Gaza war: https://www.mei.edu/publications/amid-gaza-war-palestinian-citizens-israel-feel-target-witch-hunt

Contact Ori: oir@peacenow.org

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

 

Nov 10, 2023

A recording of an APN November 9th webinar with Hagit Ofran and Yonatan Mizrachi, the co-directors of Peace Now's Settlement Watch Project. 

Nov 9, 2023

Arnon Avni, an Israeli cartoonist and graphic designer, is a member of kibbutz Nirim, near the Gaza border. He is a longtime peace activist with Peace Now, Israel’s preeminent peace movement. On October 7th 2023, he hid in his home’s bomb shelter with his wife and two grandchildren, escaping the terrorist attack. Five people were killed in Nirim that day. Others were kidnapped to Gaza. Despite the shock and the pain and the grief, Avni still believes in peace and is determined to pursue it.

Support APN: https://peacenow.org/donate

Contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org

Oct 26, 2023

This episode’s guest is Dr. Michael Robbins of Princeton University. He is the co-author of an article that was published on October 26th 2023 in Foreign Affairs, titled What Palestinians really think of Hamas.

Dr. Robbins is the director and co-principal investigator of the Arab Barometer. 

Link to the article:  https://www.foreignaffairs.com/israel/what-palestinians-really-think-hamas

Link to the Arab Barometer: https://www.arabbarometer.org/

Write to Ori: onir@peacenow.org

 

Oct 11, 2023

Recording of an October 11th 2023 APN webinar with Strategic expert Yossi Alpher. 

 

Sep 29, 2023

Recording of a September 28th 2023 APN webinar with Haaretz's diplomatic correspondent Amir Tibon. 

 

Sep 21, 2023

Recording of a September 21st 2023 APN webinar with Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin.

 

Sep 8, 2023

Dr. Arnon Degani, a scholar who focuses on the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the producer of a Hebrew language podcast on the Oslo process, comes back to PeaceCast for a deeper dive into the topic on the 30th anniversary of the Oslo agreements. 
Arnon was our guest a year ago on episode # 255. 
contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org

 

Aug 31, 2023

Recording of an August 31rd APN webinar with Letty Cottin Pogrebin, discussing her new book. 

Aug 28, 2023

Amos Guiora is a professor of law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, the University of Utah. He is a dual citizen of the United States and Israel, and in the past few months has become very active in Israel’s pro-democracy protest movement, both in the US and Israel.

Here are links to the two articles he mentions in this episode, published in The Hill:

https://thehill.com/opinion/international/4095672-us-must-respond-to-israels-toleration-of-west-bank-settlers-pogroms-terrorism/

https://thehill.com/opinion/international/4142038-biden-needs-to-have-a-tough-talk-with-israels-netanyahu/

And here is a link to the University of Utah College of Law’s Bystander Initiative, which Prof. Guiora founded and runs: https://sjquinney.utah.edu/news-articles/new-initiative-studies-ecosystem-of-abuse/

Aug 14, 2023

 

Recording of an August 14th APN webinar. 
Shahira Shalabi is the Co-Deputy CEO for Programs of the Abraham Initiatives, where she runs the mixed cities program. Before joining the Abraham Initiatives, she served as the Deputy Mayor of Haifa, was a member of the Haifa city council, and was among the founders of the Palestinian feminist movement in Israel.

 

 

Aug 9, 2023

Adam Rasgon, a journalist specializing in covering Palestinian affairs, is the co-author of a recent Foreign Policy profile of Hussein Al-Sheikh, the chief assistant of the Palestinian Authority's President Mahoud Abbas. He is also the chief PA's liaison to Israel. In this episode he discusses the story he co-authored with the New York Times' Aaron Boxerman. 

Link to the Foreign Policy story: https://foreignpolicy.com/2023/07/31/palestine-hussein-al-sheikh-nationalism-fatah-west-bank-palestinian-authority-israel/

Contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org

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

Jul 31, 2023

Recording of a July 31st APN webinar with Francesca Albanese, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967. 

Albanese's new report is available here: https://www.ohchr.org/sites/default/files/documents/hrbodies/hrcouncil/sessions-regular/session53/advance-versions/A_HRC_53_59_AdvanceUneditedVersion.pdf

 

Jul 25, 2023

A recording of a July 24th APN webinar to discuss the repercussions of the Isaeli government's assault on democracy.

Jul 18, 2023

Sally Abed, a social activist, and Dina Kraft, a journalist and author, are the anchors of Groundwork, a successful podcast co-sponsored by the New Israel Fund and the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP). In this episode they talk about the second season of their podcast. 

Link to Groundwork: https://groundworkpodcast.com/

Links to past PeaceCast episodes that featured Salli and Dina: 
- https://peacenow.libsyn.com/2001-introducing-groundwork
- https://peacenow.libsyn.com/100-accentuating-the-positive-with-dina-kraft
- https://peacenow.libsyn.com/232-standing-together

Contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org


 

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