News Nosh 5.12.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday May 12, 2017
You Must Be Kidding: 
“Radical left-wing organizations like Peace Now and Yesh Din file petitions against settlements in Judea and Samaria [the West Bank] night and day when they have no connection to the issue.” 
--David Shain, head of Likud’s youth wing, partnered with the Movement for Governability and Democracy to push legislators to submit a bill, which would prevent Israeli organizations from petitioning the High Court in the name of Palestinian rights and Israeli crimes.

Front Page:
  • US Ambassador to senior officials in Israel: Trump is determined, cooperate with him
  • In the right-wing, fear that Trump was charmed by the Palestinians and is preparing a diplomatic ambush for Israel // Yossi Verter
  • Temporary head of FBI: We will continue the investigation and won’t update the President
  • First, stop giving them food – With coercion and meticulous planning: new testimonies describe how the mechanism that sent immigrants from North Africa to developing towns worked
  • 14-year-old lived in isolation in his house in Hadera for years, without the authorities knowing about his existence
  • Coalition advancing: Left-wing organizations won’t be allowed to petition the High Court in the name of Palestinians
  • 1967 is no longer a catch: it’s an opportunity and a chance // Ehud Barak
  • Getting a letter of appreciation instead of going to jail: The community court is succeeding and spreading in Israel
  • The war between Steinmetz and Soros over the treasures of Africa
  • A conversation with Amal Abu Saad, whose husband was killed (by police) in Um al-Hiran
Yedioth Ahronoth
  • 14-year-old, isolated from the world – Parents locked child up in filthy room for years
  • 1-year-old Shaked died in locked car
  • Trump from Balfour St. // Nahum Barnea
  • Burning in Europe – Israeli Eurovision contestant Imri Ziv made it to finals
  • New revelations on the Shayetet (Navy commando) disaster in Lebanon
  • The new Israelis – Enormous study reveals that young Israelis are more right-wing, losing their belief in the IDF and the judicial system, and are less optimistic about the future
Maariv This Week (Hebrew links only)
  • Abu Mazen decided to reach a peace agreement, according to Trump Administration assessment
  • 14-year-old jailed in house
  • Shaked was forgotten in the car – and died
  • On the hill: The secular Jews who built their dreams houses in outposts in Judea and Samaria
  • 40 years since the political upheaval: How did Menachem Begin become the darling of the left-wing
Israel Hayom
  • 14-year-old youth, jailed in his home all his life
  • Little Shaked didn’t have a chance
  • Imri-vision!
  • (Tel-Aviv:) A city of non-stop reserve duty
  • Invitation for ideas: Hebrew Language Academy looking for a Hebrew name for the ‘spinner’ toy
  • The ball was stopped: FIFA postponed the Palestinian proposal against Israel
  • Trump: “I wanted to fire the FBI director even before the Attorney General’s recommendation”

News Summary:
The assessment that US President Donald Trump was determined to achieve a Palestinian-Israeli peace deal, worrying the Israeli right-wing and encouraging the Palestinian President, along with two child tragedies were today’s top stories in the Hebrew Friday newspapers: A 14-year-old boy was found locked
by his parents in his house his whole life and 1-year-old little girl was found dead after her mother forgot her in the car for hours. Also making news, Israel made it to the finals in the Eurovision singing contest, Israel scored a diplomatic goal when FIFA killed the vote on the Palestinian bid to sanction the settlement soccer teams and Hamas said it captured the Israeli-sponsored assassin of its military operative Mazen Fuqaha. Meanwhile, the Fatah movement has called on all its healthy members in Israeli prisons to join the hunger strike and five Palestinians, including a young woman, were injured by Israeli soldiers’ fire when demonstrating in solidarity with the hunger-strikers.

Prepared for APN by Orly Halpern, independent freelance journalist based in Jerusalem.
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