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News Nosh 08.28.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday August 28, 2016 

You Must Be Kidding: 
300,000.
--The number of textbooks that Israel has delayed allowing into the Gaza Strip for Palestinian school children, whom, like Israeli children, start school on Thursday, September 1st.**
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News Nosh 08.26.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday August 26, 2016
 
 
Breaking News:
Conflicting reports about killing of unarmed Palestinian by soldiers near Ramallah
The IDF said Eyad Zakaria Hamed, 38, was running towards an IDF guard post so they shot him dead. However, Maan noted that the initial reports from Hebrew media said the suspect had opened fire from inside a vehicle, and that a woman might have been inside the car with him. Witnesses told Maan that Hamed was shot and critically injured while inside his vehicle. The IDF said no weapons were found on him and that none of the soldiers were injured. (Ynet and Maan)
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News Nosh 08.25.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday August 25, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
"My peak is still ahead of me.”
--Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu tells ultra-Orthodox reporters.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
“To bring the wider world, to understand who really owns this city – all this infrastructure is intended for that.”
--Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barekat explained why he was adding a stop for the planned cable car in the midst of an Arab neighborhood.**
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News Nosh 08.24.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday February 22, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
“I asked the instructor how can there be two histories? It doesn’t make sense. I finished 12 years of school and never in my life had anyone told me it."
--Ofir Shalgi, a 19-year-old Jewish Israeli who spent a gap year volunteering with Bedouin in the Negev.**


Breaking News:
Soldier lightly wounded in alleged stabbing attack near Nablus; Palestinian shot dead
Palestinians hurled stones from a passing car on IDF soldiers, prompting troops from the IDF's Nahal Brigade to chase after them. According to IDF, when the stone-throwers' car was blocked by a military jeep, a Palestinian passenger got out and stabbed a soldier in the neck, lightly wounding him. Soldierse shot dead the Palestinian, Sari Muhammad Abu Ghurab, 24. (Haaretz, Ynet and Maan)
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News Nosh 08.23.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday August 23, 2016 
 
Quote of the day:
“The settlement in Hebron is the most extreme and callous of all, and the Netanyahu government is trampling legal standards to build a settlement exactly where the occupation and separation are the most callous and severe.”
--Peace Now settlement watch director, Hagit Ofran, on the Israeli government decision to to expand the Jewish settlement in Hebron for the first time in over a decade.**
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News Nosh 08.22.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday August 22, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
"The normalization of relations with Israel does not mean that we have to remain silent about attacks against the Palestinian people in Gaza. On the contrary, we will continue to defend the Palestinian issue in the face of Israeli actions which violate international law and are contrary to basic human morality.”
- Statement from Turkish Foreign Ministry
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News Nosh 08.21.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday August 21, 2016 
 
Quote of the day:
“We are not offering a political solution. We are offering a human solution in which people see a human being facing them. From that point, it will be easier to reach understandings.”
--Hadi Goldschmidt, a religious Jewish co-organizer of a backgammon face-off held in E. Jerusalem between Jews and Arabs.**
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News Nosh 08.18.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday August 18, 2016

With editor Orly Halpern returning to Israel tomorrow, News Nosh will return to its regular schedule and full format, including translated news, commentary and analysis from the Hebrew media.
 
Quote of the day:
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We have to eliminate the need for mediators when addressing those who truly seek to pursue coexistence. Just as Abbas holds a direct dialogue with the Israeli public, I want to hold a direct dialogue with the Palestinian public. Abbas is an obstacle...I want to talk with those who do want a deal."
- Israeli Defense Minister Avidgor Lieberman
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News Nosh 08.17.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday August 17, 2016

While News Nosh's Israel editor is on vacation, we are publishing an abbreviated version produced in Washington and therefore it may be sent later in the day.
 
Quote of the day:
"As an organization that was started by the Kibbutz Movement, we understand that Israel is the Jewish homeland. But as a democratic state, we understand that we must provide all of our citizens with equality and equal opportunity."
- Yaniv Sagee, Executive Director of Givat Haviva
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News Nosh 08.16.16

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

While News Nosh's Israel editor is on vacation, we are publishing an abbreviated version produced in Washington and therefore it may be sent later in the day.
 
Quote of the day:
"All of the politicians who come to the southern neighborhoods [in Tel Aviv] and promise the residents that all of them are just about to be expelled back to their countries or to third countries, or the moon, are pulling the wool over your eyes. They’re not going anywhere, so let’s channel our energies into absorbing these people, at least temporarily."
- Deputy Tel Aviv Mayor Asaf Zamir
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