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News Nosh 5.28.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday May 28, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“It was an earth-shattering moment for me.” 
--Ashley Bohrer, a campaign organizer for the Center for Jewish Nonviolence, said about the moment she understood that being Jewish didn’t contradict opposing the occupation, after meeting like-minded members of her Jewish faith.*
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News Nosh 5.26.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday May 26, 2017
 
Number of the day:
58.
--Percentage of Israelis who want a two-state solution, according to a Maariv poll.*
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News Nosh 5.25.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday May 25, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“What I discovered was that the decision to capture East Jerusalem, and certainly to annex it, was not motivated by an existential need (in contrast to the Six-Day War, which was launched to remove an existential threat to Israel) or by a salient security need (in contrast to the decision to invade the West Bank). The IDF was sent into the Old City primarily for emotional reasons, and because of a personal need to settle accounts with history felt by a few Israeli leaders in 1967, deriving from the role they had played in the 1948 War of Independence.”
--Uzi Benziman, who was Haaretz’s Jerusalem correspondent during the Six Day War of ’67, revisits the dramatic decision that changed the face of the Middle East.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
“Hahaha, you’re mistaken, Muslims have murdered over 11 million Muslims since 1948.”
--Response by the page manager of the official Israeli Foreign Ministry’s Arabic-language Facebook page to a commenter who wrote, “If you hadn’t occupied and abused the Palestinian people, perhaps you would be the chosen people, as you claim.”**
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News Nosh 5.24.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 24, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“They will tell you ‘there is no partner,’ despite the dramatic change taking place in the entire Arab world’s attitude towards Israel, and although there is a real desire to advance relations with us and create a strategic alliance against Iran and the radical Islamic organizations.”
-- Former IDF Judea and Samaria Division commander, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Noam Tibon called on President Trump to ignore all the false arguments he would hear and to base his peace plan on the Arab Peace Initiative that Israel repeatedly rejected.*
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News Nosh 5.23.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday May 23, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding #1: 
"Netanyahu didn't really like the idea, but the President waited and the embarrassing thing is that my phone got stuck. I got a bit cheeky, insisted, turned the phone off and on. He was super patient, waited until I got the camera working. We took the picture and, let me tell you, for me—and I think also for him—it was a historical moment."
--Likud MK Oren Hazan told the Israeli media about the controversy-sparking selfie he grabbed with US President Donald Trump.*
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News Nosh 5.22.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday May 22, 2017
 
Quote of the day:

"Hello President Trump, you are about to spend two days with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. I know you appreciate alternative facts. Well, you came to the right place. So here are a few basic truths that any first time visitor should know. #1 There’s almost nothing that gets everyone laughing around here like when PM Netanyahu says he supports a two state solution. For Bibi, when it comes to occupation, the best deal is no deal."
--Leader of the mostly Arab Joint List faction, MK Ayman Odeh, made an informative - and amusing - video (in English!) of tips for the visiting US President.*
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News Nosh 5.21.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday May 21, 2017
 
Front Page:
Haaretz
  • Trump will ask Netanyahu and Abbas to take confidence-building steps during his visit
  • Trump to Russia: The dismissal of the FBI chief took pressure off of me
  • Rouhani defeated the religious conservative opponent by a landslide for second term as President
  • Public Security Ministry poll points to increased violence in schools
  • Ministers to discuss today appointment of lawyer who will look at confidential evidence in order to aid security detainees
  • Prime Minister’s Office blocking street near Netanyahu’s Residence without a permit
  • President of Brazil suspected of bribery crimes and obstruction of justice
  • Thank you, America // Gideon Levy
  • At Cannes, united Jerusalem forever // Omer Ben-Yaakov
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News Nosh 5.19.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday May 19, 2017
 
Number of the day:
56.
-- Percentage of Jewish Israelis who said they considered the Trump administration more pro-Israel than pro-Palestinian, significantly down from 79% on January 11.*
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News Nosh 5.18.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday May 18, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“We are sitting here with two populations, one of them endowed with all the civil rights and the other denied all rights. This is a picture of two classes of citizens that is hard to defend, even in the special context of Jewish history. The world will side with a liberation movement of that one and a half million surrounded by several tens of millions.”
--Then Israeli foreign minister Abba Eban told government ministers on June 14, 1967, a week after conquering the Palestinian Territories.*
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News Nosh 5.17.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 17, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“If there is no indictment, I will go public and tell everything."
--Former defense minister Moshe Yaalon implicated Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in 'Case 3000', the submarine corruption affair.*
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