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News Nosh 05.31.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday May 31, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
"Since I don't remember there being any section in the Arab Peace Initiative that deals with the killing of (Palestinian leader from Hamas, Ismail) Haniyeh, then we obviously have a new Lieberman."
--Maariv's political commentator Ben Caspit writes in an analysis about the statements yesterday by Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu expressing support for 'elements' of the Arab Peace Initiative.*
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News Nosh 05.30.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday May 30, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
"A world in which it is not the state that has a leader, but rather a leader who has a state. A feeling that every morning, we need to thank G-d that we have a prime minister of such stature like Netanyahu, who agreed to lead a state that is small for him by a few sizes, instead of being, for example, the President of the United States. That is what the wife of the Prime Minister thinks..."
--Senior Yedioth political affairs commentator, Sima Kadmon, writes a scathing piece about the Netanyahu family in the wake of the police recommendation to indict Sarah Netanyahu.*
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News Nosh 05.29.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday May 29, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
“Instead of condemning and arguing, maybe you should start fixing, because there is some truth in (what I have said)."
--Patriotic veteran Channel 2 News military affairs reporter, Roni Daniel, responds to the backlash for his comments last week that he sees no future for his children in Israel.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
 "Our country allowed me, a Christian Arab from Nazareth, to end the war between my soul and my body. So if it made peace for me, our country is only a country of peace." 
-- Ta'alin Abu Hanna, an Israeli Arab from Nazareth won the country's first transgender beauty pageant on Friday, beating out a contestant from an Orthodox Jerusalem family and a Muslim belly-dancer from Tel Aviv.
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News Nosh 05.27.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday May 27, 2016

Breaking News: 
Environmental Affairs Minister Avi Gabbay resigned from cabinet in protest of the appointment of Avigdor Lieberman as defense minister.

 
Quote of the day:
"A defense minister in a country surrounded by enemies isn't just another minister. He is the most important minister...The removal of a professional and reasonable defense minister who in a year managed to calm the uprising is a step I couldn't make peace with."
--Environmental Affairs Minister Avi Gabbay said at a press conference today after resigning.
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News Nosh 05.26.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday May 26, 2016
 
Quotes of the day:
"I would be happy to show Mayasem that there are different people, people who seek peace.” 
“Mayasem, good luck with your studies.”
“Thank you for the opportunity to support Mayasem.”
“I am so ashamed, hope we will be able to fix this.”

--Hundreds of mostly Jewish Israelis posted on a crowdfunding website after donating money to Maysam Abu Al-Kian, the 19-year-old Arab-Israeli supermarket employee who was brutally beaten by undercover Border Police in Tel-Aviv this week.

You Must Be Kidding: 
"I don't shop at a supermarket whose employees beat cops...This piece of trash needs to sit in prison."
--Chief Inspector Sharon Yamincha, the head of Israel Police's new media department, wrote on his personal Facebook account with an image of the supermarket where employee Maysam Abu Al-Kian was brutally beaten by Border Police.
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News Nosh 05.25.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 25, 2016
 
Note: APN will hold a briefing call today with Akiva Eldar, senior political columnist with Al-Monitor’s Israel Pulse and formerly with Haaretz. Eldar will discuss the recent developments in the Israeli political arena and the increasing tension in Israel between the government and the security establishment.
Time: Wednesday, May 25th, 2:00 pm Eastern Time
Dial-in Number: 951-797-1058
Participant Access Code: 147414

Quote of the day:
"Even before the game was over, the coach of Bnei Sakhnin took the (sobbing) coach of Be'er Sheva into his arms, and congratulated him. The players on both sides embraced each other. Both teams, and both cities, belong to a better world, a better land, than we've come, sadly, to expect."
--Haaretz+ columnist Bradley Burston writes about the end of a soccer game this week where the losing Arab team hugged the players of the winning team of Jews, Muslims and Christians.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
Hebron settlers steal wooden furniture from Palestinian home in Hebron for Lag BaOmer bonfire.**
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News Nosh 05.24.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday May 24, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
"The problem is far worse. The ill spirit of racism communicated by the ministers and members of the leadership is being translated into an intolerable reality of violence."
--MK Dov Khenin of the Joint List called on Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan to "get answers for what appears, ostensibly, to be a lynching, in broad daylight -- an assault on an innocent civilian in broad daylight (by security forces) just because he is Arab."

You Must Be Kidding: 
"The State Prosecutor’s Office also insisted to be the one to represent the state at the High Court, meaning its people, whose views in opposition to (publishing) the report are clear, will represent both sides of the appeal."
--Yedioth's Ronen Bergman writes about the ombudsman report on the relations between the National Forensic Institute and the State Prosecutor's Office, which state prosecutors are trying to prevent from being published.  A source who read it said it is a virtual 'earthquake.'
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News Nosh 05.23.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday May 23, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
"And on this issue, it won’t be possible to rely on the American precedent, because capital punishment in America isn’t applied selectively to a certain population group."
--From today's Haaretz Editorial on the easing of the law for executing only Palestinian terrorists - but not Jewish ones.

You Must Be Kidding: 
Classified documents, likely revealing methods to solicit information, were accidentally passed into the hands of the attorneys of seven Jewish individuals indicted for terror activities last month.
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News Nosh 05.22.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday May 22, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
“After this week, I’m not sure I want my children to remain here.”
--Patriotic veteran Channel 2 News military correspondent, Roni Daniel, shocks the country on live TV.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
In one of numerous examples of refusal by Israel's National Archives, researcher activists say they tried to access files compiled by a committee examining the 1990 riots on the Temple Mount, but the archives allegedly refused to provide the documents, giving no reason, even though 25 years had passed since the incidents. **
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News Nosh 05.20.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday May 20, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
"We need to steer the country in accordance with one's conscience and not whichever way the wind is blowing."
--Outgoing Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said on the day after his job was given to MK Avigdor Lieberman and a day before he resigned from politics - today.**
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