News Nosh 7.14.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday July 14, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"This isn't a political matter. There are Jews and Arabs who die on the road. We call Road 60 'the Road of Caskets.'"
--Unnamed Palestinian official told Ynet why Palestinian politicians are working with a settler leader to fight car accidents in the northern West Bank.


Breaking News:
Two (Border) Police Critically Wounded in Attack on Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, Three Palestinian Assailants Shot and Killed
Police shuttered Temple Mount complex, canceled Friday prayers at the site for first time in years. Witnesses told Maan that the Palestinian assailants entered Lions’ Gate on a motorcycle and shot at the police officers from point-blank range, after which they were shot and left wounded on the ground bleeding. (Strangely, Haaretz and Ynet did not report that the wounded Israelis were Police.)  (Haaretz+VIDEO, Ynet+VIDEO and Maariv+VIDEO and Maan)

Front Page:
Haaretz
  • [Netanyahu is a] Danger to the public // Yossi Verter
  • Suspicions against Netanyahu’s confidante: Systematically transferred confidential documents to Bezeq
  • Testimonies from Deir Yassin: “They took the killed, put them in a pile and burned them”
  • Milestone in battle against cancer: US to approve genetic treatment
  • Bezeq CEO did everything so the boss could profit. Maybe too much // Shuki Sadeh
  • (Former defense minister Moshe) Yaalon is the only one who can bring the Labor Party back on track // Yisrael Harel
  • Dear son, it’s a pity you were born: Confessions of mothers who dare to regret
Yedioth Ahronoth
  • This is what corruption looks like - In an official document that the Securities Authority wrote to the court, dramatic suspicions are revealed bout the method in which the Communications Ministry operated under the Director, Shlomo Filber, and the Minister, Netanyahu
  • One affairs follows the next: Expansive coverage
  • The accumulation effect // Nahum Barnea
  • Ruling and getting into trouble // Sima Kadmon
  • Sea captains and something terrible in their hands // Alex Fishman
  • Netanyahu: This is a lynch
  • The Parisian chic - US President Donald Trump complimented the First Lady of France, “You’re in such great shape”
  • The Israeli child who recovered through the “genetic revolution” of treating cancer
  • My Yafa (‘beautiful’) - MK Yehuda Glick talks about his wife who is in a coma
  • Radio wife - Israeli wife of Radiohead guitarist talks about the BDS storm
  • Spreading his wings - After losing his brother the pilot, Yitzchaki, and his brother, Malachi, Maoz Rosenfeld is IDF pilot’s course
  • Refusing wings - Noah Gur-Golan dreamt of being a pilot, but decided to refuse to serve in IDF, in support of her mother the principal of a school
  • The era of (Israeli TV series) ’Fauda’
Maariv Weekend (Hebrew links only)
  • “Netanyahu will be summoned to testify in the submarines affair”
  • Taking off or plunging // Ben Caspit
  • Suspicion: Director of Communications Ministry transferred confidential documents to CEO of Bezeq
  • The Bezeq (‘news flash’) and the trouble // Yehuda Sharoni
  • Death on the roads - Two soldiers and a police officer killed in car crash
  • (Avi) Gabai vs. (Yair) Lapid: We don’t want bad experience
  • Avi (‘father’) of challenges // Avi Benayahu
  • The Lapid (‘torch’) of Gabai // Udi Segal
  • It was hot? Now it’s burning - Another heat wave
  • Under attack: This is how the (Jewish) communities on the Jordan border survived the War of Attrition
  • Yanush War: A journey in the footsteps of the battles of the legendary officer
  • Opinion designer - Gideon Oberson misses the models of the past
  • The hitchhiker catchers - The goal: To prevent soldiers from hitchhiking in dangerous areas. The means: Undercover teams of Military Police
Israel Hayom
  • Suspicion: (Communication Ministry Director) Filber systematically transferred documents to Bezeq
  • Netanyahu: “They are lynching me, the media and the Left-wing are trying to bring down the Likud party rule”
  • The regular model: Headlines without proof // Akiva Binyamin
  • The investigation is just staring: wait for the conclusions // Haim Shine
  • (Car accident) Tragedy on the way to Eilat
  • Braindrain? Invitation of brains!
  • Breakthrough: Revolutionary genetic treatment for Leukemia patients
  • Because of the heat: Rise in price of vegetables, drop in price of fruit
  • 16 years after the ‘pal-kal’ disaster, many buildings across the country around that are made of pal-kai
  • George Soros affair: On anti-Semitism and the Israeli image in the world // Amnon Lord, Dror Eydar and Ronen Dorfman

 
News Summary:
The latest revelations in two alleged corruption affairs involving some of the closest people to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu dominated today's papers as the commentators looked at the 'sea of investigations in which Netanyahu's handiwork is drowning in" (Ben Caspit, Maariv). Netanyahu has asked Likud members to defend him amid the recent scandals, repeating his often-used declaration that "There's an attempt to lynch me and a campaign against me."

Netanyahu is now expected to testify in Case 3000 - the submarines acquisition graft affair. And more details of the Case 4000 - what Yedioth's Nahum Barnea described as "What happened in the Communications Ministry during the years it served as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s private estate" - are also coming to the fore, including the fact that 'Netanyahu's man' in the Communications Ministry, the director he appointed, Shumel Filber, secretly and systematically transferred confidential Ministry documents to Bezeq, whose main shareholder is Netanyahu's close friend Shaul Elovitch.

The newspapers are also calling Avi Gabai, the Labor Party's surprise new leader, a new hope to replace Yair Lapid, the chairman of the Yesh Atid party. Lapid attacked Gabai yesterday, saying he had no experience or knowledge to run a country. Gabai answered, saying people don't want bad experience and noted that Lapid was attacking the opposition, of which he is a part, instead of the government. 
 
Prepared for APN by Orly Halpern, independent freelance journalist based in Jerusalem.
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