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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, 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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Jun 23, 2022

This is a recording of a June 23rd 2022 webinar with the young members of APN's team to explore the ways in which young progressive American Jews are thinking, talking, and acting about Israel and its conflict with the Palestinians. Participating are APN's new Communications and Development Associate Maxxe Albert-Deitch, her predecessor Claire Davidson Miller, and our intern Eliana Blumberg, in conversation with APN’s Director of Government Relations, Madeleine Cereghino.
For a transcript of this episode, click here.

Jun 15, 2022

This is a recording of a June 15th, 2022 webinar featuring Jessica Montell, the executive director of the Israel human rights organization Hamoked to discuss the new set of regulations issued by Israel's Ministry of Defense, governing the entry of foreign nationals into the West Bank and their residence in it. 

The compendium of new regulations is available here.  Hamoked's analysis of the new regulations available here. Hamoked's website is here

For a transcript of this episode click here. 

To contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org 

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

 

Jun 8, 2022

This episode is a recording of a June 7th 2022 in-person event in Washington DC with strategic affairs analyst Yossi Alpher regarding  Israel’s existential challenges.

Yossi's new book is availablel here

To contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org
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Jun 3, 2022

The Israeli progressive organization Mehazkim put up billboards throughout Israel showing the Israeli and Palestinian flags and saying, "We were Meant to Live Together." One of them, near Tel Aviv, was ordered taken down by local authorities because it was deemed too offensive. 
Eran Nissan is with Mehazkim. In this conversation, he lays out the rationale behind the billboard campaign and addresses the reaction to it as a metaphor to current Israeli attitudes to the conflict with the Palestinians. 

For a transcript of this episode click here

 

May 26, 2022

Recording of a webinar with veteran Palestinian journalists Daoud Kuttab and Mohammed Daraghmeh on the challenges of  covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a Palestinian journalist.   

May 24, 2022

This episode is a recoring of a May 19th 2022 webinar with Dr. Dana Mills, the acting director of Shalom Achshav (Peace Now) on the Israeli peace movement currenrt efforts to curtail Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank. 

 

May 2, 2022

Larry Garber is back from the West Bank, where he spent a month documenting the second round of the Palestinian municipal elections as a member of a Carter Center expert team.

The team’s report is here

Contat Ori.

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Apr 25, 2022
Recording of an April 21st APN webinar with Jerusalem expert Danny Seidemann on the tension in Jerusalem and beyond. 
Contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org 
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Apr 6, 2022

This episode is a tribute to longtime APN Board member Sidney (Sid) Topol, who passed away on March 30th, 2022. Sid was an icon of the US pro-Israel pro-peace movement.

The recordings of Sid, from September 2013 and April 2014, which served to edit this episode, were made by Aliza Becker for the American Jewish Peace Archive: An Oral History of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Activists, which she directs.

Apr 5, 2022
Recording of an April 5th, 2022 webinar with Stacy Burdett and Dan Kalik.

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Mar 31, 2022
This episode discusses the dramatic events of March 2002 and the violence of March 2022 and the twenty years that separate them. Our guest is Yossi Alpher, the Israeli strategic affairs expert, a prolific author and analyst, who has for many years been writing APN’s weekly analysis Hard Questions Tough Answers.

The conversation evolves around Yossi's new book, Death Tango: Ariel Sharon, Yasser Arafat and Three Fateful Days in March.

Yossi's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Death-Tango-Sharon-Yasser-Fateful/dp/1538162075/ref=sr_1_1?crid=9ZHTQCPV3Q8V&keywords=Death+Tango&qid=1648755342&s=books&sprefix=death+tango%2Cstripbooks%2C48&sr=1-1

Yossi's column discussing the book on APN's website: https://peacenow.org/entry.php?id=39288#.YkX2wyjMJD8

Contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org

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Mar 30, 2022

An in-person conversation with Alon-Lee Green and Sally Abed of the progressive Israeli Jewish-Arab movement Standing Together. 

Standing Together's website: https://www.standing-together.org/en

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Contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org

 

Mar 29, 2022

A recording of a March 29th 2022 webinar with activists Mark Zivin and Aviv Tatarsky to discuss their efforts to stop the mass demolition of Palestinian homes in the village of Al-Walaja, East Jerusalem. 

 

Mar 21, 2022

Recording of an APN March 21 2022 webinar with Dr. Hiba Husseini and Dr. Yossi Beilin, the co-authors of a new plan for a Palestinian-Israeli confederation, titled the Holy Land Confederation Plan.

Link to the plan: https://ecf.org.il/media_items/1538

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Write to Ori: onir@peacenow.org

 

Mar 16, 2022
This episode is a recording of a March 15th 2022 webinar with the US Ambassador to Israel, Thomas Nides, co-moderated by APN Board member and the President of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, and APN's President and CEO Hadar Susskind. 

 

Mar 12, 2022

Palestinian flags are not outlawed in Israel. So why do Israeli police officers in East Jerusalem and elsewhere systematically confiscate Palestinian flags, and why does the police go to such great lengths to remove Palestinian flags from the public domain?
This question is the focus of a new petition to Israel's Supreme Court, submitted by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI). Eyal Lurie-Pardes, who co-wrote the petition with ACRI's Tal Hassin is the guest on this episode. 

To review the petition (Hebrew): https://01368b10-57e4-4138-acc3-01373134d221.usrfiles.com/ugd/01368b_a54922e33dd94c7eaba0f7d53958ed98.pdf

To read Ori's Haaretz article on this topic: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-why-are-israelis-so-frightened-by-the-palestinian-flag-1.10260854

To contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org

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

 

Feb 28, 2022

This episode is an edited version of a conversation Ori had on February 21st 2022 with Andrew Hirsh and Ezzeldeen Masri of OneVoice, for their podcast, Everyday Voices.

We discussed West Bank settler violence.

For more on OneVoice: https://www.onevoicemovement.org/

For the Everyday Voices podcast: https://www.onevoicemovement.org/everydayvoices

Ori’s Haaretz article on this subject: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-for-israel-s-settlers-it-s-war-their-target-palestinian-land-and-bodies-1.10559557

Contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org

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

Feb 24, 2022

A recording of a February 24th 2022 webinar to discuss a new publication by Truah, A Very Brief Guide to Antisemitism. A conversation on this topic between the CEOs of T’ruah and APN, Rabbi Jill Jacobs and Hadar Susskind. 

A transcript of this episode: https://peacenow.org/entry.php?id=39211#.Yhjr8O7MIq0

A link to T'ruah's booklet: https://truah.org/antisemitism/

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

write to Ori: onir@peacenow.org

Feb 15, 2022

This episode is an edited version of an APN webinar with Maya Rosen and Daniel Roth, the co-authors of a new report on the ways in which the work of a huge organization that owns large portions of Israel's land reserves dispossesses Palestinians, both in the West Bank and inside Israel. 
Find the report here
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Contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org


Feb 11, 2022

This episode of PeaceCast features Professor Hillel Cohen, an exceptionally creative Hebrew University scholar studying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His current article in Israel Studies Magazine is titled: Marketing the Occupation to the Palestinians of the West Bank: Shabak Facebook Pages in Historical Context.

Link to the article: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/842361

Hillel Cohen’s web site: https://pluto.huji.ac.il/~hilcoh/

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

Contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org

 

Feb 8, 2022

Rabbi Dr. Michael Marmur is the Chair of the Board of the Israeli human rights organization Rabbis for Human Rights. He is also an Associate Professor of Jewish Theology at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. In this episode, he talks about the organization he leads and about the impressive show of support for its activists who were attacked by settlers as they helped Palestinian villagers plant olive trees in the northern West Bank.

A transcript of this episode: 
https://peacenow.org/entry.php?id=39160#.YgPkLu7MIq0

Rabbis for Human Rights’ web site: https://www.rhr.org.il/eng

Rabbi Michael Marmur’s bio: http://huc.edu/directory/michael-marmur

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Contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org

Jan 27, 2022

A recording of a January 27th 2022 webinar with Israeli journalist Barak Ravid on his new book. 

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Jan 18, 2022

The governments of the US and Israel are negotiating terms for including Israel in the US Visa Waiver Program. Will these terms address Israel's restrictions on travel into and through Israel for Palestinian Americans, and Israel's harsh treatment of Palestinian and other Arab Americans who enter Israel? 

Discussing these restrictions are two prominent Palestinian Americans, performing artist Maysoon Zayid and Hanna Hanania, a dentist and Palestinian rights activist. 

Contact us: onir@peacenow.org
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Jan 18, 2022

Dana Mills is the acting Executive Director of Israel's peace movement Shalom Achshav, Peace Now. She is also a scholar, a professor, an author and a dancer, and a longtime peace activist.  

A transcript of this episode: https://peacenow.org/entry.php?id=39106#.YebbtP7MJD8

Peace Now on the web: https://peacenow.org.il/en

Write to Ori: onir@peacenow.org

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Jan 10, 2022

Uri Ashi is the author of a newly published Hebrew book, The Hope, an Illustrated Guide to Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.  

In this episode, he discusses his book and the impact he hopes it will have on Israeli society.

Link to Uri’s website (Hebrew): https://hatikvah.co.il/

Write to Ori Nir: onir@peacenow.org

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

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