Mary Appelman, with the assistance of her husband Evan, founded and was chairperson from 1982 to 2007 of the America-Israel Council for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (AICIPP). The group focused “American attention on the existence in Israel of a peace movement that advocates negotiations with the PLO and mutual recognition between Israel and a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza.” Gush Shalom spokesperson Adam Keller reflects on his long working relationship with Mary. Read the full piece here.
It was the words of the young people — the main demographic of those interviewed at the American Jewish Peace Archive table — that most touched us at the recent J Street National Conference. Here are a few excerpts in response to the question: “How do you see the Israeli-Palestinian peace movement at this pivotal historical moment?” Read the interview excerpts here.