Remembering Mary and Evan Appelman

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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.

Youth Voices from the J Street Conference

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Grace Gleason, AJPA Assistant Director, and Aliza Becker, AJPA Director, tabling at the 2017 J Street Conference.
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.