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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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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 Oalo 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.

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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. 

 

Jul 27, 2022

The Dove is an annual storytelling event that features young Israeli and Palestinian leaders, in Washington DC for the summer program of New Story Leadership. 
This July, The APN-NSL Dove is back after a 2-year COVID hiatus, with inspiring storytellers. 
The event took place on July 26th, 2022. 

 

Jul 15, 2022

This episode is a recording of a July 14th 2022 webinar, sponsored by organizations that comprise the Progressive Israel Network (PIN), focusing on the ongoing crisis at the South Hebron Hills Palestinian villages of Masafer Yatta. Disussants are Israeli human rights activists. 

 

Jul 6, 2022

Alexander (Alex) Winder, is a professor at Brown University focusing on Palestinian history, and the co-editor of the Jerusalem Quarterly, published by the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS). Prof. Winder is one of the editors of the new Interactive Encyclopedia of the Palestine Question. In this episode, he introduces the project and explains its significance. 
The encyclopedia is here: https://www.palquest.org/ and the Institute of Palestine Studies is here: https://www.palestine-studies.org/

 

Jul 6, 2022

This is an audio recording of a July 6th 2022 webinar with Dana Mills, the acting executive director of Israel's Peace Now (Shalom Achshav) movement. 
A transcript of this webinar: https://peacenow.org/entry.php?id=39760#.YsbzpHbML84

Peace Now's report about the record of the first year of the Bennett-Lapid government in relation to settlement construction can be found here: https://peacenow.org.il/en/the-first-year-of-the-bennett-lapid-government

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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. 

 

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