News Nosh 11.17.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday November 17, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
Israel Claimed Iran Refused Its Offer for Humanitarian Aid. Red Cross Says Otherwise. (Haaretz+)


Breaking News:
Two Israelis Wounded in West Bank Car-ramming Attack
A 17-year-old Palestinian from Halhoul carried out the attack at two junctions between Alon Shvut and Efrat settlements on Friday morning injuring two Israelis before exiting the vehicle and attempting to stab Israeli soldiers present. He was shot at and injured. (Haaretz and Ynet)

Front Page:
Haaretz
Yedioth Ahronoth
  • Case 1000 - Netanyahu presents: Photographic documentation of friendship with (tycoon) Milchan
  • Milchan’s driver testified: I was called on the night of the Passover Seder to bring champagne bottles to the Netanyahu family
  • The lie of ‘Breaking the Silence’ - Spox said he beat a Palestinian till he bled and passed out, but after investigation prosecution ruled it never happened; ‘Breaking the Silence’: Politically tendentious conclusion
  • His fellow soldiers from the platoon: “They falsely accused us, now the truth is coming out”
  • This is the method // Ben-Dror Yemini
  • The mask was torn // Shlomo Pyotrkovsky
Maariv Weekend (Hebrew links only)
  • Relations are warming - “We are willing to cooperate” - IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot to Saudi Arabian newspaper - In rare interview, Eisenkot made clear that the two countries have common interests regarding Iran; He said Israel has no interest in attacking Hezbollah - but he won’t accept a strategic threat
  • The panic makers (media and leadership) // Alon Ben-David
  • The revolutionary (Saudi prince) and the drone // Udi Segal
  • The Russian slap // Yossi Melman
  • Minister Shaked returned from Japan: “An ally of Israel on the Iranian issue”
  • The teacher, the ‘female minor’ (undercover cop) and the sexual text messages
  • IDF Commander of Hebron Brigade, Maj. Gen. Itsik Cohen, dealing with the most complex and explosive mission that the IDF is capable of issuing to its commanders
  • Before the explosion - Investigators continuing to probe whether car that blew up was result of a hit job of criminals or a ‘work accident’
  • Rappelling disaster: Davir wasn’t tied up and he slipped to his death
  • On the horse: In the footsteps of the Australian cavalry which liberated the country
  • Natan Zehavi’s version - the journalist responds to allegations that he sexually harassed
Israel Hayom
  • “We are prepared to share intel on Iran with the Saudis” - Going public? The Chief of Staff in an exceptional interview with a Saudi Arabian newspaper
  • (Education Minister) Bennett completely banned ‘Breaking the Silence’ from entering schools
  • Holot detention facility (for N. Africans) will be closed; “They should choose between deportation and jail”
  • Holot: Costs money and is inefficient // Shefi Paz
  • (IDF Commander) Winter storm - “If he (Gen. Ofer Winter) wants to resign, let him resign”
  • Sudan that you didn’t know: Our correspondent visited the African jihad country and heard new voices

 
News Summary:
In the latest sign of warming relations between the Jewish state and the Saudi Islamic kingdom, Israeli military chief, Gadi Eisenkot, gave an unprecedented interview to the London-based Saudi news website, Elaph, saying he was ready to share intel on Iran and that Israel would not accept Iranian forces in Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu presented police with photos showing his friendship with tycoon Arnon Milchan, as part of Case 1000 comes to a close in which Netanyahu is suspected of receiving gifts in exchange for favors, Israeli ministers said that Holot detention facility would be closed and African asylum seekers and infiltrators would choose whether to be deported or jailed, and the State Prosecutor said it closed the case about a claim by the spokesman of ‘Breaking the Silence’ that while serving in the army he beat up a Palestinian man. The Prosecutor said it never happened. The Palestinian man told Israeli police he was not harmed when detained, but a former fellow soldier of the platoon said he witnessed the assault. Netanyahu wrote on Facebook that the closing of the case proves that Breaking the Silence 'lies and slanders.' The Breaking the Silence Spokesman said the Prosecutor's conclusion was wrong and politically tendentious.

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