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News Nosh 2.19.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday February 19, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“The president of the United States is talking like a tin-pot dictator, like an enemy of democracy, and the only people celebrating are Islamic fanatics, white supremacists, complete anti-Semites and one Benjamin Netanyahu.”
--In front page Op-Ed, Haaretz’s Washington Bureau Chief, Chemi Shalev, reviews Trump’s first month - and makes a comparison to Nazi Germany.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
Only in two out of 17 cases, in which Israeli civilians attacked Palestinian terrorists who had been already neutralized or innocent people who were suspected of terrorists, were indictments filed, according to a document submitted to court.**
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News Nosh 2.17.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday February 17, 2017
 
Number of the day:
55% 
--The percentage of Israelis who prefer two states over one state.
 
Quote of the day:
“You can’t take everything one has held over the course of an entire lifetime and expunge that in three hours."
--J Street head Jeremy Ben-Ami said the apology by appointed US ambassador to Israel David Friedman for calling J Street supporters 'worse than kapos' did not count for much.**
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News Nosh 2.16.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday February 16, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"They [Jewish Americans] hear the words of flattery from the Jewish state’s prime minister, and they start choking."
-Yedioth's top political commentator, Nahum Barnea explained why it made his 'blood boil' when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said, “There is no greater supporter to the Jewish people or the Jewish state than Donald Trump."**
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News Nosh 2.15.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday February 15, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
"How is it that the laws of the Left are constitutional and mine are not?"
--Tourism Minister Yariv Levin (Likud) blasts the High Court for repealing laws the Knesset passed.*
 
Quote of the day:
"Those who legislate anti-democratic laws should not be surprised if the High Court invalidates them."
--MK Revital Swid (Zionist Union) explains.*
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News Nosh 2.14.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday February 14, 2017
 
Quote of the Day:
“It must be clear: If we extend sovereignty, the law must apply equally to all. Applying sovereignty to an area gives citizenship to all those living there...There are no separate laws for Israelis and for non-Israelis."
--Israeli President Reuven Rivlin declares his support for a one-state solution with Israelis and Palestinians all equal citizens.*
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News Nosh 2.13.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday, February 13, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“But it’s possible that Netanyahu is no longer really on the same page with his constituents and its leaders, and he is marching ideologically on the path of Likud leaders of the past, such as Ehud Olmert and Tzipi Livni. If so, then the prime minister will this take the 'Trump Test' this week - and thus reveal his true views.”
--Right-wing Maariv columnist, Nadav Haetzni, writes that the meeting between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will make clear whether Netanyahu is still the leader of the ‘national camp’ - or whether this camp needs to look for another leader.*

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News Nosh 2.12.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday February 12, 2017
 
Quote of the Day #1:
“There is no question here. The government of Israel is simply not allowed to apply the laws of the Knesset on territories that are not under the state’s sovereignty...If it does so, it is a legal cacophony. It will cause Israel to be seen as an apartheid state, which it is not."
--Israeli President Reuven Rivlin expressed opposition to Israel's expropriation law.*
 
Quote of the Day #2:
"I will not let them exploit me."
--Star NFL football player Michael Bennett wrote in a Tweet with a photo of Martin Luther King and announced he was canceling his participation in a trip to Israel meant to make him an ambassador of good will for Israel.**
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News Nosh 2.10.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday September 10, 2016 
 
Quote of the day:
"There is limited remaining territory. Every time you take land for a settlement, less territory remains. I'm not someone who bevies that advancing settlements is good for peace. But we are examining a number of options."
--US President Donald Trump does a political U-turn in his first interview with an Israeli media outlet.**
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News Nosh 2.09.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday February 9, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"Israel has had its say, and it’s loud and clear: one state, from the sea to the Jordan River, and its regime – apartheid. Two peoples, one of them superior. The spit in one’s face can no longer be called rain. This spit requires a response, and the response must be action."
--Haaretz's Gideon Levy in today's Op-Ed.
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News Nosh 2.08.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday September 09, 2016 
 
Number of the day:
57.6.
--Percentage of Israelis who oppose annexation of the West Bank, despite growing calls for such a move among right-wing politicians.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
  • A direct route from the West Bank settlement bloc of Gush Etzion to Tel Aviv through Jerusalem - without stopping at a single traffic light.
  • A direct route from settlement city of Ma'ale Adumim to Tel-Aviv - without stopping at a single traffic light.
  • Either light rails or trains that will connect Ma'ale Adumim to Jerusalem
  • Either light rails or trains that will connect West Bank settlements of Givat Ze'ev and Sha'ar Binyamin to Jerusalem
  • Either light rails or trains that will connect the settlement city of Ariel and the Samaria region to the Greater Tel Aviv metropolitan area.
--Israel's Transportation Ministry plans to invest $1.3 billion in a five-year plan to connect West Bank settlements directly to major Israeli cities. 
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