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News Nosh 07.30.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday July 30, 2015 
 
Quote of the day:
“At this crucial point of the Iranian issue – which for years has been at the core of Israeli foreign policy and was described countless times by the Israeli leadership as an existential threat – the Jewish community in the United States is not standing as a united front behind Israel and important parts of it are on the fence."
--Israeli consul in Philadelphia wrote in a confidential telegram.

You Must Be Kidding: 
"We should send a D-9 [armored bulldozer] to raze the High Court." 
--MK Moti Yogev (Habayit Hayehudi) reacts to High Court ruling. 
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News Nosh 07.29.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday July 29, 2015
 
Quote of the day:
“Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon today received the temporary appointment as the responsible adult in the house of crazies in which we live." 
--Maariv's senior political commentator Ben Caspit remarks on Yaalon's decision to stop protesting settlers.
You Must Be Kidding: 
“You cannot evacuate outposts. We will plant bombs in judges’ cars."
--Written in letter addressed to High Court justices in the wake of the evacuation of settlers from settler buildings in Beit El that the court ordered destroyed. 

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News Nosh 07.28.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday July 28, 2015
 
Quote of the day:
“You would expect to find him in the Palestinian village of Susya because Jesus was not a Jewish settler. He was a rabbi for human rights.”
--Haaretz commentator Bradley Burston answers the question: ‘If Jesus were alive today, living in the Holy Land, where would you go about looking for him?’

You Must Be Kidding: 
"They have even started arranging them in groups of threes and moving them into rows like in recruit service, or playing with them, making one of them sit and the other stand up alternately." 
--From testimony of a Border Police about humiliation of Palestinians, part of a report about wild-scale abuses against Palestinians at two checkpoints in West Bank run by Israeli Border Police.
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News Nosh 07.27.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday July 27, 2015
 
Quote of the day:
"At first it was strange and scary to write and be in contact with our enemy, but with time, I discovered that the people in the group are really nice. You, the Iraqi Jews, are actually like our brothers because you are part of the history of my country and like me you love the country that it was."
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News Nosh 07.26.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday July 26, 2015

 
Quote of the day: 
“I want to focus on how we lost among the young against a strong and organized right that bequeaths values of ethnic superiority and contempt for human rights, a media that implants racist, nationalistic messages, and an educational system that is controlled by a strong right-wing.”
--Meretz chief MK Zehava Gal-On said the left-wing camp must examine why it lost the elections - and even suggests connecting with other parties.**
 
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News Nosh 07.24.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday July 24, 2015
 
Quote of the day:
"It’s good Mr. Iliatov did not require that a judge needed to have served in the Border Police."
--Arab MK Ahmed Tibi reacts to new MK Robert Iliatov's stated requirement that candidates sing Hatikva to be appointed as judges.
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News Nosh 07.23.15

APN's daily news review from Israel

Thursday July 23, 2015
 

Quote of the day:

"It was worth it."
--Response by two far right-wing activists to their sentence for setting fire to Yad B'Yad Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem.**


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News Nosh 07.22.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday July 2, 2015 
 
Quote of the day:
“Imagine that we bring before a righteous judge, the stone-throwers, and those who caused them to throw stones. Who will the judge send to prison? He who demolished the home, seized the land, killed the brother, or the boy who threw a stone?”
-- Arab MK Jamal Zahalka (Joint List) asks a question during a stormy Knesset debate over harsher sentences for (Palestinian) stone-thowers.
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News Nosh 07.21.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday July 21, 2015

 
Quote of the day:
"There’s no other way around it: the fake newspaper broke the story."
--Haaretz writes about how an article in The Onion about US compensation to Israel for the Iran nuclear deal became reality.
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News Nosh 07.20.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday July 20, 2015

 
Quote of the day:
"Surely Haaretz could have managed to do that also on the front page of the Friday newspaper? Wouldn’t it help our Muslim citizens to feel included if the news broadcasts did the same? "
--Haaretz reader asks why Hebrew Israeli media doesn't wish Israel's Muslim citizens 'Eid Mubarak.'
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