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  • Leonard Fein, progressive activist and writer, dead at 80

    By  Tom Tugend

    2 weeks ago

    Leonard Fein, a towering figure in Jewish progressive thought and action, died Aug. 14. He was 80.

     “Leibel” as he was universally addressed, was a prolific writer, a professor at Brandeis University and the creator of organizations and institutions that have left a lasting...

  • The crusader of Israel-Palestinian peace

    By Rob Eshman

    August 21, 2013 | 12:28 pm

    Last Monday night after dinner, after the dishes were cleared, I sat in my dining room with Mark Rosenblum and asked him the question I’d long been meaning to ask: Why don’t you just give up?

    In 1978, a group of former Israeli army officers and activists formed Shalom Achshav —...

  • More than 400 Jewish clergy press Netanyahu on E1

    December 18, 2012 | 9:29 am

    More than 400 American Jewish clergy asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to go ahead with new construction in a corridor connecting eastern Jerusalem to the West Bank settlement of Ma'ale Adumim.

    "We fear that building settlements in E1 would be the final blow to...

  • Americans for Peace Now backs Palestinian U.N. bid

    November 27, 2012 | 2:12 pm

    Americans for Peace Now called on President Obama to support the Palestinians’ bid to upgrade their status in the United Nations to non-member observer state.

    The stance by the left-wing group issued in a statement Tuesday places it at odds with others in the pro-Israel...

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  • Americans for Peace Now opens campus unit

    September 24, 2012 | 11:57 am

    Americans for Peace Now is establishing a presence on college campuses aimed at reaching students and faculty.

    The left-leaning group is working “in full coordination” with J Street U to provide information and speakers that can be used on campuses across the country, said APN...

  • Leftist Israelis, Beinart’s boycott and the limits of negative messaging

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 6, 2012 | 12:57 pm

    When Peter Beinart proposed of a boycott of goods coming from the occupied territories, the most widely read responses came from American Jews—among them Sinai Temple’s Rabbi David Wolpe, Gary Rosenblatt of the New York Jewish Week and Barry Shrage of Boston’s Combined Jewish...

  • Americans for Peace Now supports settlement boycott

    July 20, 2011 | 9:14 am

    The board of directors of Americans for Peace Now voted unanimously to support a boycott of products manufactured in the settlements.

    The board met Tuesday in special session to discuss Israel’s new anti-boycott law. The board endorsed the Israeli Peace Now’s campaign to challenge...

  • Who doesn’t want a two-state solution?

    July 1, 2011 | 3:34 pm

    For an unreconstructed Trekkie, it was an irresistible hook.

    Leonard Nimoy, whose Spockian pointy ears and hyperlogical thinking thrilled me as a youth, sent me a letter on behalf of Americans for Peace Now. And it was, if I may say so, “fascinating,” although not as Nimoy...

  • Leonard Nimoy’s Vulcan logic: A two-state solution

    By Jay Firestone

    June 7, 2011 | 4:49 pm

    Anyone mildly familiar with “Star Trek” may recall that the character Spock—half-alien, half-human—struggles to purge his emotions and embrace the logical, detached disposition of the Vulcan people.

    What would the logical, yet emotionally torn Spock have to say about the...

  • Jewish groups ask Obama not to veto settlements resolution

    January 20, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    J Street and Americans for Peace Now called on President Obama to withhold a U.S. veto on a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement building.

    In a policy statement posted Thursday on its website, J Street noted that for 40 years and across eight...

  • iPhone app explores, reveals Israeli settlements

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 20, 2010 | 1:20 pm

    Want to know exactly where in the West Bank the city-sized settlement of oft-discussed Ariel is located? How about when it was established, or how many Israelis live there? There’s an app for that.

    On Monday, Sept. 20, Americans for Peace Now (APN) unveiled “Facts on the...

  • Will Congress listen to liberal pro-Israel groups’ criticism of Gaza operation?

    December 30, 2008 | 7:32 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—In the first sign of a post-election struggle to set the American Jewish community’s Middle East agenda, a quartet of liberal pro-Israel groups is criticizing Jerusalem’s decision to launch retaliatory attacks against Gaza.

    J Street, Americans for Peace Now, Brit...

  • Shutting Jewish Mouths

    By Rob Eshman

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Twenty years ago at a park in Beverly Hills, actor Richard Dreyfuss, feminist Betty Friedan and Yael Dayan, the daughter of the late Israeli leader Moshe Dayan, stood before a crowd of some 300 people and called for a two-state solution to the Palestinian Israeli conflict.

    Many in...

  • Father of the Leftist Guard

    By Marc Ballon

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Stanley Sheinbaum is in his element. As 40 members of Americans for Peace Now and their allies sip white wine, nibble brie and heatedly discuss the economic and moral injustices of Israel's occupation, the éminence grise of liberalism watches and listens with the rapt attention of...

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