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News Nosh 02.10.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday February 10, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
"It’s not only a soldier’s right to disobey an order that is patently illegal, it’s his obligation. That is my demand as chief of staff." 
--IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot discusses the issue of testimonies soldiers gave to Breaking the Silence, to which Yedioth and Haaretz arrived at very different conclusions.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
Dozens of ultra-Orthodox men attack military police officers in Ashdod, throw stones at them, and overturn their car. 
-No arrests were made.
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News Nosh 02.09.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday February 9, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
"As far as comparing the feelings of Palestinian and Israeli mothers -- there's no difference."
--Veteran journalist Razi Barkai explains the comparison he made between bereaved parents of killers and of killed to an angry Jewish bereaved parent.*
You Must Be Kidding: 
"This is an absurd situation. Of all people the Palestinian peace activists who work on activities that bring closeness and reconciliation are prevented from entering Israel. And that's a result of guidelines that have nothing to do with security considerations." 
--Yuval Rachamim, chairman of the Israeli peace organizations forum, after the IDF changed the guidelines making it much harder for peace activists to enter Israel.**
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News Nosh 02.08.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday February 8, 2016

 
Quote of the day:
"All of a sudden people came and danced the debka [a traditional Arab men’s line dance] and then they spoke German. It was different from anything we’d known until then in Tel Aviv. There were both Jews and Arabs and it was clear to us that this had to happen once a week."
--Ilana Bronstein, one of the two owners of the unique bar Anna Loulou.**
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News Nosh 02.07.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday February 7, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
“What hurts the IDF and Israel is what we did, not what is written about what we did.”
--Said Dov Yirmiya in 1983 when he was dismissed from the army after breaking his silence and publishing a scathing account of what he saw in the first Lebanon war. After the war he continued to help Palestinian refugees in south Lebanon privately. He died this week at age 101.**
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News Nosh 02.05.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday February 5, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
"He butchered my son and he'll be released in ten years."
--Suha Abu Khdeir, mother of 16-year-old Mohammed, shouted out in the Jerusalem District Courtroom when the judges announced that one of the three who murdered her son did not get a life sentence.**

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News Nosh 02.04.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday February 4, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
"I told him I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, and he said ‘Yes, this is the situation today.’"
--Art curator Nira Itzhaki, who represents Israeli photographer Miki Kratsman, retells how conversation she had with Israeli art collector Doron Sabag, who told her that the joint exhibit of Kratsman and the Chinese artist and dissident, Ai Weiwei, about refugees and Palestinians at the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art will likely be nixed due to the 'political situation.' It was. 

You Must Be Kidding: 
“All Bedouin need to be shot as soon as they are identified.”
-One of the answers to the question, ‘What will you do if you identify a Bedouin near an embankment stealing military equipment’ that was on an IDF questionnaire distributed among IDF reserve soldiers – and which sparked outrage.

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News Nosh 02.03.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday February 3, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
“Welcome. We have hosted many Jews in our home. We await you.”
--Natalie from Bethlehem responded to the Airbnb request of an Israeli journalist who got mixed responses in her probe about whether Palestinians would rent their homes out to Israelis.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
“If we don’t translate Hebrew books, how will we know what’s being written about us? This book in particular was written about our society. How long will we hide our heads in the sand?”
--Amr Zakaria, the Egyptian translator of the book by Israeli journalist Jacky Hugi, slammed the Egyptian parliamentarian who demanded a government probe into how an Israeli book was allowed into the Cairo International Book Fair.**
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News Nosh 02.02.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday February 2, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
"If I were to attempt to speak on behalf of many readers, I ought to say this directly: Mr. Netanyahu, you promised us security – so keep your word. There's no reason to get "used to" life under the threat of terrorism. There's also no reason to show understanding for a policy of inaction as far as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is concerned."
 --Yedioth political analyst Shimon Shiffer says Israel’s leadership must stop ‘managing’ the conflict and must initiate solving it.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
"I had no political motive in placing the work [here], and as long as I am Knesset speaker, it will stand in the Knesset."
--Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein speaking at the unveiling of a controversial monument in the Knesset building commemorating Israel's 2005 disengagement from the Gaza Strip and evacuation of the Gush Katif settlements.**
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News Nosh 02.01.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
 
Quote of the day:
"Parents who choose the (Jewish-Arab) bilingual school follow a unique path different to that of most of Israel's citizens and residents…in order to fight, in their own way, for the values of coexistence."
--High Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein, who headed Sunday's panel of six judges, slammed the racist arsonists of the Israeli Yad B'Yad school for trying to harm co-existence and ruled to extend their sentences.**
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News Nosh 01.31.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday January 31, 2016
 
Quote of the day:
"A nation that is in a civil war cannot publish a civics textbook."
--Haaretz journalist Uri Misgav writes that the storm over the details in a new Israeli civics textbook expose the quiet war between the two Israels.**

You Must Be Kidding: 
"We will continue to admit our mistakes."
--Im Tirtzu Director General Matan Peleg apologized for his organization's campaign 'outing' left-wing Israeli artists and intellectuals as 'foreign moles' - but didn't remove the campaign poster with their faces on it from the organization's Facebook page. 
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