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News Nosh 07.02.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday July 2, 2015 

Quote of the day:
“We are all humans and I wanted to share the good precious holy moments of Ramadan with other people. Everyone has a different view and perspective we need to share it together to remove the anger and the sadness in the area.”
--Bronka Tahboub said over a Ramadan iftar at her home in E. Jerusalem, which she shared with Jewish families she never met. (Read more.)
You Must Be Kidding: 
Days after being released from restraints, Khader Adnan, who is severely ill after just ending a 56-day hunger strike in protest against being held without charges, was shackled to his hospital bed again by Israel Prison Service in contravention of Israeli law. (Read more)

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News Nosh 07.01.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday July 1, 2015 

Quote of the day:
"I also argued with him and told him that in the Knesset plenum he accused us (of terror) all and when he said we need to say thank you that we are here he referred to all of us. So he said to me that he did not mean all the Arabs, but only those who support terror. I told him that there were no terrorists in the plenum.”
--MK Massoud Ghanaim tells Maariv about his hallway conversation with a Likud MK who sparked an uproar.**
Outrage of The Day: 
“Arabs to slaughter,” “Arab blood is cheap,” and “Arab — the son of a whore.”
--Graffiti spray-painted on the walls of the Jewish-Arab Max Rayne Hand in Hand school in Jerusalem on the last day of school. (Read more)

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News Nosh 06.30.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday June 30, 2015 

Quote of the day:
“I'm a little person, but I believe that if they gave a lot of freedom to (Palestinian) people and wouldn’t act towards them at checkpoints as if they were animals, the situation would be much better. If more (Israeli) people would come to visit Palestinian villages, they’d stop believing everything they say on the news and see there are people like us who live there.”
--Uri Abutbul, whose views changed drastically after he renewed contact with his daughter who converted to Islam and married a Palestinian.**

Outrage of The Day: 
"We are principally opposed to basic laws and a constitution because we believe Israel already has a constitution, the Bible. 
--Habayit Hayehudi MK Nissan Slomiansky, Chairman of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, wants to change the judiciary.****

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News Nosh 06.29.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday June 29, 2015 

Quote of the day:
“I reached the conclusion that there is no reason to trust the prosecution’s witnesses’ testimony, while the defendant appeared to the court to be trustworthy, from his account of the events until this day."
--In a chilling tale in which the accused became the defendant, Judge Dov Pollock ruled that the defendant, a Palestinian man who called for help from soldiers and police to remove settlers from his property, was the one telling the truth, not the soldiers and police who gave false witness supporting the settlers.**

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News Nosh 06.28.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday June 28, 2015 

Quote of the day:
"What Jew exactly do you want...?" 
--Response of manager to large Jerusalem taxi company when director of Jerusalem Ballet, Marina Neeman, requested he send "only a Jewish driver.** 

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News Nosh 06.26.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday June 26, 2015 

Numbers of the day:
49 and 9.
--Percentage of Israelis who think a nuclear agreement with Iran is an existential threat and the percentage of those who support Israeli military action against Iran.**

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News Nosh 06.25.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday June 25, 2015 

Quote of the day:
"We know that the road to peace is not easy, that the answers are not straightforward, and that it takes two sides to make peace. But we also know that in the absence of progress towards peace, Israel loses support, and peace becomes even harder to achieve."
--Outgoing Jewish UK Ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, writes a warm goodbye letter to Israelis.**

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News Nosh 06.24.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday June 24, 2015 

Quote of the day:
"It’s possible they wore short dresses, but they were more modest and didn’t reach mid-hip.”
--The main complaint of Magda Haroun, the leader of the tiny Jewish community of Egypt, about the accuracy of the portrayal of Jews in the new big hit TV series in the Arab world, “The Jewish Quarter.”**

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News Nosh 06.23.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday June 23, 2015 

Quote of the day:
״Now what? Now let's stop telling ourselves our narrative, and let's deal with some of the claims."
--Senior Maariv political commentator Ben Caspit writes today that the UN report on Operation Protective Edge was "balanced and restrained."

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News Nosh 06.22.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday June 22, 2015 

Quote of the day:
"This is a textbook that expands their education about our neighbors. If parents say such things we have a big problem." 
--Nes Tziona Mayor and Likudnik, Yossi Shabo, responds to the fiery reaction by parents after he gave the city's high school graduates a book about the history of Arabs and Islam.**

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