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News Nosh 02.05.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday February 5, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
"He butchered my son and he'll be released in ten years."
--Suha Abu Khdeir, mother of 16-year-old Mohammed, shouted out in the Jerusalem District Courtroom when the judges announced that one of the three who murdered her son did not get a life sentence.**

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News Nosh 02.04.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday February 4, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
"I told him I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, and he said ‘Yes, this is the situation today.’"
--Art curator Nira Itzhaki, who represents Israeli photographer Miki Kratsman, retells how conversation she had with Israeli art collector Doron Sabag, who told her that the joint exhibit of Kratsman and the Chinese artist and dissident, Ai Weiwei, about refugees and Palestinians at the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art will likely be nixed due to the 'political situation.' It was. 

You Must Be Kidding: 
“All Bedouin need to be shot as soon as they are identified.”
-One of the answers to the question, ‘What will you do if you identify a Bedouin near an embankment stealing military equipment’ that was on an IDF questionnaire distributed among IDF reserve soldiers – and which sparked outrage.

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News Nosh 02.03.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday February 3, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
“Welcome. We have hosted many Jews in our home. We await you.”
--Natalie from Bethlehem responded to the Airbnb request of an Israeli journalist who got mixed responses in her probe about whether Palestinians would rent their homes out to Israelis.*

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“If we don’t translate Hebrew books, how will we know what’s being written about us? This book in particular was written about our society. How long will we hide our heads in the sand?”
--Amr Zakaria, the Egyptian translator of the book by Israeli journalist Jacky Hugi, slammed the Egyptian parliamentarian who demanded a government probe into how an Israeli book was allowed into the Cairo International Book Fair.**
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News Nosh 02.02.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday February 2, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
"If I were to attempt to speak on behalf of many readers, I ought to say this directly: Mr. Netanyahu, you promised us security – so keep your word. There's no reason to get "used to" life under the threat of terrorism. There's also no reason to show understanding for a policy of inaction as far as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is concerned."
 --Yedioth political analyst Shimon Shiffer says Israel’s leadership must stop ‘managing’ the conflict and must initiate solving it.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
"I had no political motive in placing the work [here], and as long as I am Knesset speaker, it will stand in the Knesset."
--Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein speaking at the unveiling of a controversial monument in the Knesset building commemorating Israel's 2005 disengagement from the Gaza Strip and evacuation of the Gush Katif settlements.**
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News Nosh 02.01.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
 
Quote of the day:
"Parents who choose the (Jewish-Arab) bilingual school follow a unique path different to that of most of Israel's citizens and residents…in order to fight, in their own way, for the values of coexistence."
--High Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein, who headed Sunday's panel of six judges, slammed the racist arsonists of the Israeli Yad B'Yad school for trying to harm co-existence and ruled to extend their sentences.**
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News Nosh 01.31.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday January 31, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
"A nation that is in a civil war cannot publish a civics textbook."
--Haaretz journalist Uri Misgav writes that the storm over the details in a new Israeli civics textbook expose the quiet war between the two Israels.**

You Must Be Kidding: 
"We will continue to admit our mistakes."
--Im Tirtzu Director General Matan Peleg apologized for his organization's campaign 'outing' left-wing Israeli artists and intellectuals as 'foreign moles' - but didn't remove the campaign poster with their faces on it from the organization's Facebook page. 
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News Nosh 01.29.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday January 29, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
“The search, identification and marking of alleged traitors is an old fascist characteristic, an ugly and dangerous one.”
--Likud MK Benny Begin slammed the campaign 'outing' left-wing artists as traitors and called for Im Tirtzu’s funding sources to be exposed.**
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News Nosh 01.28.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday January 28, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
"As one of the only ones here who grew up in a dictatorship, I am telling you that (you) are going in a very wrong direction."
--MK Haim Yellin (Yesh Atid), who immigrated from Argentina during that country's "Dirty War" period of state terror, tells Culture Minister Miri Regev after she presented her controversial 'Cultural Loyalty' bill to Knesset.**
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News Nosh 01.27.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday January 27, 2016

 
Quote of the day:
“After Operation Protective Edge, Cast Lead, Pillar of Defense and thousands upon thousands of dead and injured that the IDF left in Gaza, a state whose government ministers and MKs call on civilians to shoot to kill; a state whose soldiers shoot and kill Palestinians every day; in whose army a soldier killed a youth who went out to collect thistles; and the trials of those who committed real atrocities goes on and is dragged out and later it turns out that none of them are really responsible for their actions – in a country like this, that’s what bothers us? One dead Palestinian?
--Israeli writes letter to the editor lambasting the ‘racket’ raised by the State of Israel, which arrested three left-wing and human-rights activists.**
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News Nosh 01.26.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday January 26, 2016
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
"In the fall of 2015, a series of stabbings were made across the country. Most of them were committed by Arab citizens of Israel ..."
--False information in the controversial new Israeli civics textbook.
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