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Americans for Peace Now , Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/30/2012: Americans for Peace Now , Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: AMERICANS FOR PEACE NOW INC

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AKA  APN
Washington, DC
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Americans for Peace Now , Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/30/2012: Americans for Peace Now , Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: AMERICANS FOR PEACE NOW INC

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Also Known As: APN
Physical Address: Washington, DC 20037 1269
EIN: 13-3509867
Web URL: www.peacenow.org 
NTEE Category: Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q40 International Peace and Security
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q40 International Peace and Security
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q41 Arms Control, Peace Organizations
Ruling Year: 1989 


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Mission Statement

APN's mission is to help Israel and Israel's Peace Now movement achieve a comprehensive political settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict consistent with Israel's long-term security needs and its Jewish and democratic values. The Israel Defense Forces reserve commanders and officers who founded Peace Now understood that the best guarantee for Israel's security is peace with its Arab neighbors. Today, Peace Now is Israel's largest, most influential peace organization. It remains committed to realizing peace with security between Israel, the Palestinians, and the Arab states by supporting the peace process and though programs educating and bringing together individuals on both sides.

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2010
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2010

Total Revenue $1,905,807
Total Expenses $1,869,122

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Ms. Debra DeLee

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Veteran Democratic Party leader and labor organizer, Debra DeLee, became President and CEO of APN in 1997. Before joining APN, she served as CEO of the Democratic National Convention Committee. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, she currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Ron H. Brown Foundation and the National Advisory Board of Emily's List. Under her direction, APN has cultivated new support and grown into a well-established and influential organization.

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Budget:
$1,604,950
Category:
International, Foreign Affairs & National Security
Population Served:
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Program Description:

Peace Now and APN offer practical, effective programs to advance the cause of peace and prevent erosion of past gains. In Israel, Peace Now mobilizes public support through mass demonstrations, and though: Israeli-Palestinian Dialogues, bringing together Israeli and Palestinian youth in the belief that strong, enduring peace is inevitable and achievable if both get to know each other as individuals, and to understand their cultures, histories and worldviews. Settlement Watch, characterized by the New York Times as "the country's leading anti-settlement group," closely monitors and publicizes detailed information on existing and proposed Jewish settlements in the territories, including construction, government policies, and provocative or violent activity based on both ground and office research. In addition, Settlement Watch has also promoted creative policy recommendations for implementing peace agreements. APN carries out Peace Now's mission in the U.S., advocating for pro-Israel, pro-peace policies in Washington, D.C., creating national programming to inform and educate American audiences, and raising funds for Peace Now. APN is critical in shaping the debate and mobilizing the grassroots in America. APN's Peace Messengers from the Middle East program creates forums for influential Israeli and Palestinian peace advocates to address audiences around the country about Middle East issues and pragmatic conflict-resolving ideas. For information on current tours, please contact APN at 202-728-1893.

Program Long-Term Success:

For the first time in a public forum,For the first time in a public forum, Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon spoke alongside Chief Representative of the PLO Hasan Abdel Rahman about the unique opportunity that currently exists for Israel and the Palestinians to make progress towards peace. Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon spoke alongside Chief Representative of the PLO Hasan Abdel Rahman about the unique opportunity that currently exists for Israel and the Palestinians to make progress towards peace.

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