News Nosh 8.15.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

NOTE: The Israel editor of News Nosh is on holiday from August 15th till August 24th, during which the Nosh will be produced in a truncated version from Washington and therefore sent later in the day.
Quote of the day:
“Outraged by expressions of anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism and racism. Everyone should oppose this hatred,”

- Prime Minister Netanyahu tweeted about the violence in Charlottesville without specifically referring to the actual incident 4 days later

Front Page:
Israel Hayom

Times of Israel

Ynet News

News Summary:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told his parliament, while broadcasting live on state television, that "if America wants to go back to the experience (of imposing sanctions), Iran would certainly return in a short time - not a week or a month but within hours - to conditions more advanced than before the start of negotiations." This comes after Trump announced new sanctions against individuals with ties to Iran a day after officially certifying that Iran was compliant with the nuclear deal. 

Mossad chief Yossi Cohen, will bring an Israeli delegation to Washington this week. It is thought that they will try to persuade US administration officials to amend the cease-fire deal in Syria to reflect Israeli security concerns, calling for clearer measures to keep Iranian forces, Hezbollah, and Shi'ite militias out of Syria.

Israeli police arrested Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, in Um al-Fahm on Tuesday. He is charged with incitement for his role in the recent Temple Mount crisis, spearheading campaigns such as, "Al-Aqsa is in danger." He finished a nine month sentence in January for a similar charge. The Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement was outlawed in 2015 after being charged with incitement and links to terrorists groups. 


Quick Hits:
  • Times of Israel's Raphael Ahren speaks to Bibi's long silence on the recent events in Charlottesville and his vague and disappointing statement. Read more here
  • As Jason Greenblatt, Jared Kushner, and Dina Power's trip to the Middle East aproaches, Haaretz's Shaul Arieli writes that Greenblatt "should establish a clear framework and parameters for a final-status agreement on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." Read more here
  • In +972, B'tselem's Hagai El-Ad comments on Bibi's Trump-like speech to his right-wing supporters last week and its underlying, and unintended, message that "the international community can end the occupation if it wants." Read more here.
  • Haaretz's Yotam Berger features the head of the Gush Etzion Regional Council, Shlomo Ne'eman, and the illegal outpost he lives in, Tzur Shalem. Read more here.
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