News Nosh 7.7.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday July 7, 2017
Quote of the day:
"Israel has created for itself an extensive immunity from suits over damages the IDF’s actions cause people and property in the West Bank, claiming that the army is engaged in warfare or combat activity, for which it is not possible to file for damages. But when it comes to Palestinians, all means are seen as kosher in Israel’s war against terror."
--Haaretz Friday Editorial looks at the case of the family of Fadi Qunbar, who killed four Israeli soldiers and was killed.**

Front Page:
Yedioth Ahronoth
  • Head to head: Avi Gabai: “Whoever hadn’t made it to power in 35 years, why should he succeed now?”; Amir Peretz: “Political stars without experience always end in a big crisis”
  • July surprise: Thousands of shekels more in your salary due to tax change
  • Suspicion: Combat soldier raped female soldier
  • Dudi and Goliath - Achievement for Israeli tennis: Dudi Sela beat American John Eisner at Wimbledon
  • The India Ocean – The photo that will be remembered: Barefoot Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stood in the Mediterranean Sea
  • Habayit Hayehudi party (‘Jewish Home’), the private home – yes, secular people have something to fear // Meir Shalev
  • The amazing story of the youngest transgender in Israel (now a presenter on a kids’ show)
  • The moving gesture in memory of the Border Police soldier Hadas Malka, who was murdered at Damascus Gate + painful interview with her parents
Maariv Weekend (Hebrew links only)
  • “Israel demands demilitarized zone over the Syrian border” – London Times reported that Netanyahu is pressuring the Russian and US Presidents to distant the Iranian and Hezbollah militias 50 km from the border of the Golan Heights
  • Former defense minister and IDF chief of staff: Is Israel a corrupt country: “Yes”; What did you think when you heard that Netanyahu spoke with (‘Shooting Soldier from Hebron’) Elor Azariya’s father? “I shuddered. I shuddered.”
  • Poll: Peretz weakens Yesh Atid party, Gabai takes mandates from Likud party - Almost tie between the candidates for the leadership of the Labor Party
  • Primaries in the Labor Pary: Serious courting after Herzog and Margalit
  • London is waiting for him: Dudi Sela made an amazing achievement after beating American John Eisner at Wimbledon
  • In the water with Modi – Indian Prime Minister ended his visit to Israel and thanked Netanyahu for the “warm hosting”
  • Dangerous money: This is how the Tycoon Committee of the Knesset could harm democracy // Yehuda Sharoni
  • Always: The residents of Katzrin celebrate 40 years in the Golan Heights
Israel Hayom
  • (Jewish) Nation state bill: “Israel – Jewish state with democratic rule” – Likely: This is the wording acceptable to the coalition members
  • The two take a dip (Modi and Netanyahu in the Mediterranean Sea)
  • The Jewish power (photo of Maccabiah athletes at opening of games)
  • IDF presents: A computer program that fights combat shock
  • Police Commissioner: “MK Amsalem’s bill (to transfer Police budget to control of Public Security Minister) – is unconstitutional”
  • Yachimovich: I’ll support Gabai in the primaries for the Labor Party
  • Hadassah Hospital crisis: State prepared to accept the Hadassah doctors at Shaarei Tzedeq
  • Friday trips: Breathe the air of the mountains of Jerusalem
  • Dudi vs. Goliath: Sela beat Eisner at Wimbledon
  • Operation Grandma: Marie’s two grandchildren became pilots and fulfilled her old dream
  • Russian romance – Deputy ambassador of Russia in Israel speaks about Trump, Putin and Assad
  • Temporary Labor: Also the chairman who will be elected next week knows his time is limited // Mati Tuchfeld and Dror Eydar

News Summary:
The two final candidates for the leadership of Labor Party vied for the support of their colleagues, Israel was in discussions for a demilitarized buffer zone inside Syria, but without Russian Army supervision, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi bid Israel farewell after a colorful historic visit making top stories in today’s Hebrew newspapers.

Meanwhile, Israel advanced two construction plans beyond the Green Line in E. Jerusalem and while the Trump administration said it opposed unrestrained settlement construction, it didn't directly condemn the Israeli construction announcement.

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