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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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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.

    #208: Farewell to Marcia Freedman

    #208: Farewell to Marcia Freedman

    A tribute to Marcia Freedman, an American-Israeli social justice activist, a feminist, and a peace activist who passed away on September 21st. It is an edited down conversation between Freedman and Aliza Becker, the founder of the American Jewish Peace Archive. 
    A link to the Archive's web site: https://hac.bard.edu/amor-mundi/the-american-jewish-peace-archive-2015-02-26
    A link to Marcia's memoir: https://smile.amazon.com/Exile-Promised-Land-Marcia-Freedman/dp/093237977X/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=marcia+freedman&qid=1632346037&sr=8-3
    Write to Ori: onir@peacenow.org
     

    • 38 min
    #207: DeLee and Pressberg Retrospective

    #207: DeLee and Pressberg Retrospective

    This episode is the second in a two-part series, featuring past leaders of Americans for Peace Now as the organization marks its 40th anniversary. This conversation is with Debra DeLee and Gail Pressberg, who led APN through the better part of three decades. Debra was APN's President and CEO for 21 years, ending in 2018. Gail was the organization's Washington director in the 1990s. 
    Register for APN's October 7th gala: https://peacenow.salsalabs.org/GalaRegistration/index.html
    Donate to APN: https://peacenow.org/donate 
    Write to Ori: onir@peacenow.org
     

    • 29 min
    #206: Rosenblum Retrospect: APN's Early Years

    #206: Rosenblum Retrospect: APN's Early Years

    Americans for Peace Now is this year marking its 40th anniversary. The organization was founded in 1981, and its first director was Mark Rosenblum.
    In this episode, Mark talks about the early days of APN.
    This is the first in a two-part series of conversations with APN’s past CEO. The second will feature Gail Pressberg, who headed APN’s Washington office, and Debra DeLee, who led the organization for 21 years, from 1997 to 2018.  
    These past leaders of APN will be among many guests at our 40-year virtual Gala on October 7th 2021, in which we will honor our chair of the Board James (Jim) Klutznick and his family.
    Register for the Gala: https://peacenow.salsalabs.org/GalaRegistration/index.html
    Donate to APN: https://peacenow.org/donate
    Contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org

    • 32 min
    #205: MachsomWatch

    #205: MachsomWatch

    MachsomWatch was founded in 2001, when three Jewish women from Jerusalem first saw a military checkpoint in the West Bank. Today, it is comprised of some 200 Israeli women, all volunteers, who have taken it upon themselves to bear witness to the occupation, and advocate for Palestinian human rights. We spoke with two of them, Aviva Hay and Anat Tueg. 

    For a transcript of this episode: 
    https://peacenow.org/entry.php?id=38714#.YTqWCp1Kj85

    MachsomWatch's web site: https://machsomwatch.org/en
    MachsomWatch's virtual photo exhibition: https://www.haaretz.com/haaretz-labels/INTERACTIVE-1.10140478
    Write to us: onir@peacenow.org

     
     

    • 28 min
    #204: Israel-Palestine in US Public Opinion with Shibley Telhami

    #204: Israel-Palestine in US Public Opinion with Shibley Telhami

    American public attitudes toward Israel and Palestine have dramatically shifted in the past few years. In this webinar, Dr. Telhami analyzed the recent developments and the overarching trends on this matter. Shibley Telhami is a leading expert on US public opinion on Israel-Palestine. Dr. Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development and the Director of the University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has advised in one form or another every administration from George H.W. Bush to Barack Obama. 
    For a transcript of this podcast click here: https://peacenow.org/entry.php?id=38695#.YTEvYY5Kj85
    To view the webinar on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isIPVa8EJfM&ab_channel=AmericansforPeaceNow
    Write to us: onir@peacenow.org
    Support PeaceCast: https://peacenow.org/donate

     

    • 58 min
    #203: Extend with Sam Sussman

    #203: Extend with Sam Sussman

    Sam Sussman is the co-founder and director of Extend, a nonprofit organization which seeks to introduce young American Jews to Palestinian and Israeli human rights, civil society, and political leaders.
    In this episode, he talks about the program and its goals. 
    Extend's web site: https://www.extendprograms.org/
    A transcript of this episode: http://peacenow.org/entry.php?id=38619
    Support PeaceCast: https://peacenow.org/donate
     

    • 43 min

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