News Nosh 01.02.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday January 2, 2017  
 
Quote of the day:
"At least we pay for our own suits."
--Zionist Union's MK Tzipi Livni tweeted after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu rebuffed graft suspicions against him, telling a meeting of Likud ministers that he suggested the opposition "cool down and call off their tailors." Jewish-American tycoon reportedly testified that he gave Netanyahu suits as gifts.**
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January 03, 2017 - Kerry’s Israel-Palestine speech; two questions without answers

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Yossi Alpher is an independent security analyst. He is the former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, a former senior official with the Mossad, and a former IDF intelligence officer. Views and positions expressed here are those of the writer, and do not necessarily represent APN's views and policy positions.

This week, Alpher discusses Secretary of State Kerry's speech explaining the US decision not to veto UN Security Council Resolution 2334 that condemned the settlements; Netanyahu’s angry reaction; an assessment of the part Netanyahu chose to ignore: Kerry’s six principles for a two-state solution; President Trump’s possible approach to the Israeli-Palestinian issue; and substantive corruption charges and a meaningful police investigation against Netanyahu.

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News Nosh 01.03.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday January 3, 2017  
 
Quote of the day:
"You are declaring war against the Palestinians and the world. The Bennett government is carrying out the Habayit Hayehudi vision and destroying the future of the country."
--Meretz MK Michal Rozin said in reaction to the proposal by Habayit Hayehudi leader Minister Naftali Bennett to apply Israeli sovereignty over Maaleh Adumim settlement.**
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Action Alert: Supporting Israel Means Opposing H. Res. 11

Just before the New Year, the Obama Administration took pro-Israel, pro-peace, pro-U.S. action in the UN Security Council. It did so by abstaining on a resolution focused on Israeli settlements – a resolution that was wholly consistent with longstanding U.S. policy (upheld by presidents from both parties), and that was consistent with language adopted previously by the UN Security Council (including under past U.S. presidents from both parties).

Now, the House is poised to pass a resolution TOMORROW – H. Res. 11 – unfairly slamming the Obama Administration’s action.

Contact your Representative TODAY. Tell him/her: Support Israel -- vote NO on H. Res. 11!

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News Nosh 01.04.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday January 4, 2017  
 
Quote of the day:
“An 18-year-old who enlists in the IDF isn’t everyone’s child, he isn’t a baby who was taken prisoner. He’s a fighter, he’s a soldier, he’s called on to put his life on the line.” 
--IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot said in regards to those who defended Sgt. Elor Azariya, who is on trial for the killing of an incapacitated Palestinian assailant.**
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Take Action Again TODAY: Tell Senate to Oppose Rubio-Cardin Resolution

Earlier today, I asked you to contact your House member and ask him/her to oppose H. Res. 11, a resolution set to be voted on tomorrow (January 5th), objecting to recent action taken in the UN Security Council regarding settlements. Now, the Senate is poised to pass a similar resolution, just introduced by Senators Rubio (R-FL) and Cardin (D-MD) – and it is critical your senators hear from you on this today.

Contact your Senators TODAY. Tell them: Support Israel -- vote NO on the Rubio-Cardin resolution!

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News Nosh 01.05.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday January 5, 2017  
 
Quote of the day:
"For obvious reasons, the IDF sought to portray the sergeant as a rotten apple, to be thrown out of the barrel, put on trial and made an example of. But while as an adult he is fully responsible for his actions and, instead of rallying around his family, we should be asking what in his upbringing and education contributed to that fatal shooting, he is one of us. Every single Israeli government of the last 49 years and the Israeli citizens who voted it into power conspired to place him in a bizarre situation that morning in Hebron. The politicians and pundits, not just those on the far-right, who are now baying against the military court, but even “mainstream” ones like centrist Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid, who last year made posturing speeches on how Palestinian attackers should not be allowed to live, gave Azaria a helping hand."
--Haaretz journalist Anshel Pfeffer in an analysis of the verdict.*
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News Nosh 01.06.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday January 6, 2017  
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
“Someone should take a grenade and blow her up and spread the remaining bits of her around so that her body will be eaten by dogs. G-d will pay her back for this!!!!”
--Post written in social media network by an Israeli angry at military judge Maya Heller who convicted Sgt. Elor Azariya of manslaughter in the execution of Palestinian assailant Abdul Fattah Al-Sharif. Israel's Chief Justice warned that the incitement against judges endangered Israeli democracy.
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APN Legislative Round-Up: January 6, 2017

1. Bills & Resolutions Related to the Recent UNSC settlements Resolution/Obama Abstention
2. Bills & Resolutions Related to Moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
3. Bills & Resolutions Related to Cutting Off UN Funding
4. Bills & Resolutions Related Iran – AUMF & Sanctions
5. Congress Panders to AIPAC et al on Settlements UNSCR
6. Congress on David Friedman Nomination
7. On the Record on Other Things

Welcome to the 115th Congress! Based on this first week, it seems safe to say: fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a very very very bumpy ride (which is probably what Hill watchers/analysts/advocates are right to expect on pretty much every issue, but for those of us working on Middle East/Israel-Palestine, expectations have already turned into a raft of new legislation).

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News Nosh 01.08.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday January 8, 2017  
 
Quote of the day:
“Gaza is cloaked in desperation. You feel it the minute you cross the border. It’s like traveling to another world. Already at the crossing you see seriously ill people, mainly cancer patients, waiting in line in a hall. They are hoping for some compassion and permission to cross the border and receive some treatment. You go by car and see ruins, thousands of destroyed houses, factories in ruin, sewage flowing through the streets.”
--Salah Haj Yahya, an Arab Israeli who leads delegations from  Israeli NGO 'Physicians for Human Rights' to the Gaza Strip. *
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