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News Nosh 6.23.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday June 23, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"Woe unto us if the State of Israel is defined entirely as 'the State of the will of the people.' Woe unto us if the Israel Defense Forces becomes the 'army of the will of the people'; if the High Court rules its laws according to the 'Constitution of the People's Will', if we replace the Knesset with a referendum."
--Speaking at the 2017 Herzliya Conference, President Reuven Rivln warned that Israel is moving towards anarchy.*
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News Nosh 6.22.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday June 22, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
"I did not find these actions amount to abuse."
--Jerusalem Magistrate Court Judge Yaron Mientkavich said after he acquitted female Border Police soldier, Yasmin Kontenta, of charges of abuse, fraud and breach of trust, after she tried to take a 'selfie' with a 15-year-old Palestinian girl, who was handcuffed and blindfolded, and yanked her by her hair to stand her up. Kontenta was convicted only of assault.*
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News Nosh 6.21.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday June 21, 2017
 
Number of the day:
6.
--Percentage of Israelis who support annexing the West Bank, according to a poll.*
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News Nosh 6.20.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday June 20, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"By God's grace, we were able to protect him from harm."
---Imam Mohammed Mahmoud said about the man accused of driving a van into a crowd of worshippers outside the mosque where he serves in London. Mahmoud restrained the mob that had surrounded the driver.*
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News Nosh 6.19.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday June 19, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"This week five women were murdered in Israel, the last of them was murdered by terrorists. The IDF raided the village, imposed a curfew on it, a strong immediate response that came quickly and forcefully. It’s possible to argue about its effectiveness. Last week another four women were murdered by terrorists, but of a different kind. Their spouses. The men who did not manage to commit suicide have been arrested – and that’s it. There is a huge gap between the harsh response to terror and the lack of any response to terror perpetrated by a family member." 
--Channel 10 News anchorwoman, Oshrat Kotler, opened the nightly news program with a monologue comparing between the government’s reactions this week to the killing of a Border Policewoman and the killing of four other women by their family members. (Maariv)
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News Nosh 6.18.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday June 18, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“A perfect stranger might think that, as far as we’re concerned, the question of “will there be a war?” falls into the same category as “where will we vacation this year?” or “is Britney Spears worth the money?” 
--Yedioth’s TV critic Einav Schiff writes a sharp piece about Israeli apathy.*
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
A group of settlers at Yitzhar settlement threw rocks at an IDF ambulance after it arrived to treat a resident of the settlement suffering from dehydration, at the call of the settlement.**
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News Nosh 6.16.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday June 16, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
On the 120th anniversary of the first Zionist Congress in Basel, the Prime Minister’s Office plans to recreate the famous photo taken then in the balcony of the ‘Three Kings Hotel,’ Maariv's Ben Caspit reported. Netanyahu and his wife will stand in the place of Theodore Herzl.
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News Nosh 6.15.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday June 15, 2017
 
Quote of the Day:
"I'll let you know if I happen to start a coup."
--Minister of Culture and Sports Miri Regev responded in jest after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu informed her via telephone that she would be prime minister in his place during the two days he is abroad in Cyprus.*
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News Nosh 6.14.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday June 14, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"Netanyahu invested money in building 29 new yeshivas for settlers, but did not hold one meeting for disabled people in Israel. My idea is that all the disabled will become settlers and move to the Territories. That's how they'll start treating them properly."
--MK Ilan Gil-On (Meretz) said after a panel appointed by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu opposed a significant increase in disability benefits.**
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News Nosh 6.13.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday June 13, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
The dispute between the right and the left comes down to "our ability to live here safely versus our existence as a democratic state."
--President Reuven Rivlin said at the Haaretz Israel Conference on Peace.*
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