News Nosh 3.10.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday March 10, 2017
Quote of the day:
“I can’t unsee what I’ve seen or ignore what I know. The violation of another people by the Jewish State in the name of the Jewish people has pricked my conscience and inspired my activism over these last four decades.”
--Letty Cottin Pogrebin, a founder of Ms. Magazine and a past Chair of Americans for Peace Now, writes that she expects that under the new Israeli entry ban, she’ll end up on the government’s blacklist - but she won’t give up on Israel.

Front Page:
Yedioth Ahronoth
  • The scary daycare centers
  • 15 years after he fell, a daughter was born to the combat soldier
  • Mama’s soldier (Photo of Maj. Gen. Orit Kruman-Nagari in uniform with her toddler daughter dressed as a female soldier, too)
  • King Richard – Interview with Richard Gere on Hollywood, Israel, the Palestinians, Trump, Julia Roberts
  • Horror house // Nahum Barnea returns from visit to Washington
  • The tunnels of the nose report // Sima Kadmon on Netanyahu’s alibis about how he couldn’t have smoke so many gift cigars
Maariv Weekend (Hebrew links only)
  • Iran is here – “Tehran is building a military force with the intention of establishing a naval port in Syria,” Prime Minister Netanyahu told Putin in their meeting yesterday
  • Temporary victory? High Court rejected the appeals to order an investigation into Netanyahu in the submarine affairs, but the petitioners are pleased: “Whoever needs to understand the hint – understood. There will be an investigation of Netanyahu in the affair”
  • The real situation // Ben Caspit
  • Are you addicted to your cellular phone?
  • Happiness and joy (Photo of children in costume for Purim Holiday
  • “The state betrayed us” – The problem of the (African) infiltrators worsens, and residents of south Tel-Aviv feel despair
  • 50 years since the Six Day War: The retaliation actions that set the Middle East on fire // Dr. Uri Milstein
Israel Hayom
  • Netanyahu: “Iran is trying to establish a naval port in Syria” – Visit to Moscow – in the wake of the Iranian ballistic missile test
  • Women leading in the tank (photo)
  • David Friedman succeeded in passing another obstacle
  • Masks, songs and dances (for Purim)
  • Report: One of the members of the British royalty is expected to visit Israel
  • Rabbi Levinstein doesn’t stop: “Girls in the periphery of the country go to combat units, Ashkenazi girls play on computers”
  • Behind the pardons – President Reuven Rivlin reveals how he decides who to pardon
  • On the one hand, he’s an admired man of education, on the other hand his manner is hurtful. Rabbi Levinstein sparks another storm

News Summary:
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu discusses Iran with Russian President Vladimir Putin while High Court justices rejected petitions regarding the investigations involving Netanyahu and Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's involvement in them. The controversial settler rabbi Yigal Levinstein added more homophobic remarks to his recent misogynist ones, the US Senate approved the nomination of vocal settlement supporter, David Friedman, as the next U.S. ambassador to Israel, and photos of children in costume for the Purim holiday were top stories in today’s Friday Hebrew newspapers. But few mentioned that Israel has imposed a closure over the Palestinian territories for the whole Purim holiday weekend. And in another travel ban, Jewish scholars said that Israel’s new ban against foreigners who expressed support for boycotts of settlements or of the state would push them to BDS.
Prepared for APN by Orly Halpern, independent freelance journalist based in Jerusalem.
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