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News Nosh 3.28.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday March 28, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
Only 5% of Israelis believe that the main problem Israel faces is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.** 
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News Nosh 3.27.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday, March 27, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“Natural growth on the one hand, and lack of planning on the other, has forced the Arab population to build without permits on a massive scale. The demolition of these homes, constructed out of distress in the absence of equitable planning, violates morality and basic civil rights."
--Some 250 Jewish and Arab professionals from the fields of building and architecture, wrote in an open letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling for an immediate end to the policy of house demolitions in the Arab sector and calling upon the authorities to advance worthy and fair planning policies.*

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News Nosh 3.26.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday March 26, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"But one minute and 33 seconds after the video begins, something happens that shows that, as opposed to what the police claim, (riot policeman Moshe) Cohen works in an organization where violence against civilians has become routine, acceptable. In those last 16 seconds, a few of his colleagues from the unit enter the picture and see him acting violently, kicking (Palestinian truck driver) Shweiki in the back and knocking him to the ground, bleeding from his head."
--Haaretz+ police correspondent writes that violence actually is part of the culture of Israel police.*
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News Nosh 3.24.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday March 24, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"If the situation were reversed and this behavior were directed at a Jewish policeman, the sanctions and the response would have been immediate." 
--An Arab-Israeli policeman expressed concern and sadness that no arrests and no condemnations were made by Police Commanders against the two Israeli Riot Police who assaulted him at a Purim party for police officers, which he attended.* 
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News Nosh 3.23.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday March 23, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"The man who is unable to read an intelligence document with more than nine paragraphs is not interested in the details, in the history, in the complexity and in the drives of the region’s people. His vision is to see towers rising on both sides of the Green Line, with water fountains and marble everywhere. That’s what he’s familiar with."
--Yedioth's Washington correspondent looks at what motivates US President Donald Trump to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.*
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News Nosh 3.22.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday March 22, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“Israel has one existential threat. It’s a ticking time bomb.”
--Former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo asserted on Tuesday that the Israeli occupation and the conflict with the Palestinians are the only existential threat facing Israel.*
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News Nosh 3.21.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday March 21, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"In short, at least one clear rule can be concluded: If you’re successful, in any field, we’ll call you an Israeli—even if the most Israeli thing you’ve ever done is eat falafel at a stand in Paris."
--Top Yedioth political commentator, Sima Kadmon, examines 'who is Israeli' after an 'Israeli' baseball team no one heard of before won a string of games internationally.*
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News Nosh 3.20.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday March 20, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding #1: 
Some 48% of Israeli Jews do not want Arab teachers educating their children. A similar percentage does not want their children studying alongside Arab students, a new survey reveals.*
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News Nosh 3.19.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday March 19, 2017
 
Number of the day:
26.
--The number of seats the ruling Likud party would receive if elections were held today, down from 30. Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid party would come in second with 25, followed by 13 each for far-right Habayit Hayehudi party and Israeli Arab 'Joint List' party.*
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News Nosh 3.17.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday March 17, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding #1: 
“We’re used to the rightist worldview reflected in civics and history. … Now we have to agree to a blatantly political agenda so that the child can go to a science competition.”
“The messages say everyone hates us already from the era of the Bible, which is also the only legitimization for Israel mentioned in the course...The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is presented with no context – no explanation is given for the Arab hatred and there’s no distinction between Israel and the West Bank."

--Angry parents of students, who like all students participating in competitions abroad must now take a compulsory online right-wing indoctrination course beforehand. Arab students are also required to take the course.
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