Statement on Israeli Settlements at the UN Security Council

by Lara Friedman [LobeLog contributor Lara Friedman spoke representing Americans for Peace Now before the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) at an unprecedented special session organized to examine the issue of “Illegal Israeli Settlements: An Obstacle to Peace and a… Continue Reading  

Congress on West Bank Settlements

by Lara Friedman [As we have over the past few months, LobeLog is posting (long) excerpts from the Legislative Round-up published weekly when Congress is in session by Lara Friedman of Americans for Peace Now. In addition to her summary… Continue Reading  

A Tragedy of Errors: U.S. Incompetence in Israel-Palestine Talks, Part I

by Mitchell Plitnick On May 2 Israel’s most widely read newspaper, Yediot Ahoronot, published an article that blows the lid off the failure of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s attempt to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict. Nahum Barnea, one of… Continue Reading  

Jewish Youth Gets Light Sentence For Brutal Killing of Palestinian in Jerusalem

A case adjudicated in the Jerusalem municipal court recently illustrates the total lack of equal justice for Palestinians. It also demonstrates how the Israeli press often elides details from the English version of its news reports which are condemnatory of… Continue Reading  

APN’s Friedman on AJC’s Harris Linkage-denial

Lara Friedman, of Americans for Peace Now, has a great post up on Huffington in which she debunks the many claims of American Jewish Committee Chief David Harris. Friedman takes on Harris’s attempt to debunk ‘linkage,’ the concept that the… Continue Reading