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News Nosh 8.18.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday, August 18, 2017

NOTE: Orly Halpern, editor of News Nosh, is on holiday from August 15th until August 24th, during which News Nosh will be produced as a truncated version and sent later in the day. There will be no News Nosh this Sunday - it will resume on Monday, August 21. 
 


Quote of the Day

"We need them to tell us where the hell they are going. . . It’s now or never. . . This is the time and this is the opportunity. . . we are hanging on this opportunity. . . we want it to succeed.”

-- PLO representative in Washington, Husam Zomlot, speaking in a press briefing on Thursday about Greenblatt, Kushner, and Powell's upcoming trip to the Middle East

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News Nosh 8.17.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday, August 17, 2017

NOTE: Orly Halpern, editor of News Nosh, is on holiday from August 15th until August 24th, during which News Nosh will be produced as a truncated version and sent later in the day.
 

You Must Be Kidding: 
“... an Israeli citizen, someone who understands your identity, who has a sense of nationhood and peoplehood, and the history and experience of the Jewish people, you should respect someone like me, who has analogous feelings about whites. You could say that I am a white Zionist – in the sense that I care about my people, I want us to have a secure homeland for us and ourselves. Just like you want a secure homeland in Israel.”

-- Richard Spencer, a white supremacist and alt-right leader, in an interview on Israel's Channel 2 News
 
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News Nosh 8.16.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday, August 16, 2016

NOTE: Orly Halpern, editor of News Nosh, is on holiday from August 15th until August 24th, during which News Nosh will be produced as a truncated version and sent later in the day.
 
Quote of the day:
"I'm a Jew, I'm an Israeli, the [neo-Nazi] scums in Virginia hate me and my country. But they belong to the past. Their breed is dying out. However, the thugs of Antifa and BLM who hate my country (and America too in my view) just as much, are getting stronger and stronger and becoming super dominant in American universities and public life."

- Yair Netanyahu, Prime Minister Netanyahu's son, on what he thinks is the real danger facing Israel and the Jewish people today.
 
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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
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News Nosh 8.14.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday, August 14, 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 #1:
“If the Israeli government would have acted decently toward all its residents, including you [the Arab residents], it would have appropriated the properties in the neighborhood [from their Jewish owners who lived there before the War of Independence] and given these properties to the Palestinians who live there today.”
Former Israel Attorney General Michael Ben-Yair said when visiting the E. Jerusalem home of the Shamashneh family, which is under threat of eviction and was supposed to leave its home Sunday.*

Quote of the Day #2:
“This is a black stain on the JNF's glorious record that over the years has focused on extensive Zionist activity on behalf of the State of Israel.”
—Peace Now told Maariv in response to news that the Jewish National Fund has decided to return to acquiring land in the West Bank for settlements, after stopping ten years ago.**
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News Nosh 8.13.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday, August 13, 2017

You Must Be Kidding: 
“Breaking: Conan O’Brien sends Conan O’Brien to Israel to help Jared Kushner. Stay tuned. #ConanIsrael #ConanWithoutBorders https://t.co/7ystp6aMqR”
— A social media message written by comedian Conan O'Brien to announce his trip to Israel.**
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News Nosh 8.11.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday August 11, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“Only God knows how (Likud politician) Gideon Sa'ar manages to maintain his special status in the political center and among Tel-Aviv residents, despite his right-wing ideology and his continuous move towards religion and the rabbis, but it’s a fact.”
—Maariv political commentator Ben Caspit writes about the results of the Maariv poll, which showed that 38% of all Israelis support Gideon Saar as a replacement for Binyamin Netanyahu as prime minister - more than anyone else. Moshe Kahlon came in second with 32%. Among right-wing voters, Habayit Hayehudi leader Naftali Bennett came in first, with 42% and Saar followed with 41%.
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News Nosh 8.10.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday August 10, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“After so many years in power, it can be said that Netanyahu has changed [Israelis] as no one before him could. Israelis resemble him and behave like him. He taught them to be suspicious of the world and of their future, instilled in them a burning hatred of everything that symbolized Arabs and Arabism, shared with them the deep distaste for the region in which we live and for our neighbors and altered their identity from Israelis to Jews with almost no resistance.”
— Journalist and former politician, Daniel Ben Simon, examines Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s legacy. **
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News Nosh 8.9.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday August 9, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"If we take the international reputation of the club, of course it would sound weird for this club to get an anti-racism award. But the truth is, in the past year the fans have put in a lot of work and have sought to change."
--Sports newscaster Uri Levy said the infamously anti-Arab fan club of the Jerusalem soccer team Beitar Jerusalem had "significantly reduced" the number of racist chants after being slapped with a series of fines.**
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News Nosh 8.8.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday August 8, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"But I would like to focus here not on the details of the penal code, which the judicial system is handling, or is meant to handle; I would like to focus on behavioral norms: not what is forbidden or permitted, but what is proper or improper. The weaker the public norms are in Israel, the more public conduct is governed by legal hair-splitting. Note well that the High Court has not been strengthened; it has been weakened. The power of the law has not increased; it has been undermined. What has gotten stronger, more rooted and has spread like a weed is the foolish notion that anything that is not criminal is pure and innocent."
--Yoella Har-Shefi examines the deterioration of Israeli society in an Op-Ed in Haaretz+.
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