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News Nosh 5.24.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 24, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“They will tell you ‘there is no partner,’ despite the dramatic change taking place in the entire Arab world’s attitude towards Israel, and although there is a real desire to advance relations with us and create a strategic alliance against Iran and the radical Islamic organizations.”
-- Former IDF Judea and Samaria Division commander, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Noam Tibon called on President Trump to ignore all the false arguments he would hear and to base his peace plan on the Arab Peace Initiative that Israel repeatedly rejected.*
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News Nosh 5.23.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday May 23, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding #1: 
"Netanyahu didn't really like the idea, but the President waited and the embarrassing thing is that my phone got stuck. I got a bit cheeky, insisted, turned the phone off and on. He was super patient, waited until I got the camera working. We took the picture and, let me tell you, for me—and I think also for him—it was a historical moment."
--Likud MK Oren Hazan told the Israeli media about the controversy-sparking selfie he grabbed with US President Donald Trump.*
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News Nosh 5.22.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday May 22, 2017
 
Quote of the day:

"Hello President Trump, you are about to spend two days with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. I know you appreciate alternative facts. Well, you came to the right place. So here are a few basic truths that any first time visitor should know. #1 There’s almost nothing that gets everyone laughing around here like when PM Netanyahu says he supports a two state solution. For Bibi, when it comes to occupation, the best deal is no deal."
--Leader of the mostly Arab Joint List faction, MK Ayman Odeh, made an informative - and amusing - video (in English!) of tips for the visiting US President.*
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News Nosh 5.21.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday May 21, 2017
 
Front Page:
Haaretz
  • Trump will ask Netanyahu and Abbas to take confidence-building steps during his visit
  • Trump to Russia: The dismissal of the FBI chief took pressure off of me
  • Rouhani defeated the religious conservative opponent by a landslide for second term as President
  • Public Security Ministry poll points to increased violence in schools
  • Ministers to discuss today appointment of lawyer who will look at confidential evidence in order to aid security detainees
  • Prime Minister’s Office blocking street near Netanyahu’s Residence without a permit
  • President of Brazil suspected of bribery crimes and obstruction of justice
  • Thank you, America // Gideon Levy
  • At Cannes, united Jerusalem forever // Omer Ben-Yaakov
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News Nosh 5.19.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday May 19, 2017
 
Number of the day:
56.
-- Percentage of Jewish Israelis who said they considered the Trump administration more pro-Israel than pro-Palestinian, significantly down from 79% on January 11.*
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News Nosh 5.18.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday May 18, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“We are sitting here with two populations, one of them endowed with all the civil rights and the other denied all rights. This is a picture of two classes of citizens that is hard to defend, even in the special context of Jewish history. The world will side with a liberation movement of that one and a half million surrounded by several tens of millions.”
--Then Israeli foreign minister Abba Eban told government ministers on June 14, 1967, a week after conquering the Palestinian Territories.*
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News Nosh 5.17.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 17, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“If there is no indictment, I will go public and tell everything."
--Former defense minister Moshe Yaalon implicated Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in 'Case 3000', the submarine corruption affair.*
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News Nosh 5.16.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday May 16, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
Israeli authorities "have proven once again that there is no importance to human life when it comes to Palestinians."
--The left-wing human rights NGO Yesh Din, which represented the family of Antar Shibli al-Aqra, responded after an Israeli court gave a very light sentence to the Border Police volunteer who killed the unarmed man who entered Israel illegally looking for work.*
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News Nosh 5.15.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday, May 15, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“This is a worrying accumulation of incidents that conveys a problematic message that the activities of artists and cultural institutions are always under the watchful eye of the state, because they are subject to constant government monitoring. This is a request that goes to the roots of free expression.”
--Deputy Attorney General Dina Zilber responds to Culture Minister Miri Regev's demands for blocking funds to artists.*

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News Nosh 5.14.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday May 14, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"Poll after poll prove that for the sake of peace, and for the chance to live without the threat of death or bereavement, the Israeli public is willing to make painful concessions, just like it did vis-à-vis Egypt and Jordan. This is the Right’s nightmare, its greatest fear."
--Yariv Oppenheimer writes in Yedioth about the willingness of the right-wing to let Israelis die in war rather than make peace.*
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