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Quote of the day:
--Document revealed that confirms the system of confiscating Palestinian land by military order, which is allowed by international law, as a cover for the purpose of establishing settlements, which is not.*
--Yoram Tal, the father of Omri Tal, who was killed in Operation Protective Edge, shouted at Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during a memorial ceremony for the soldiers who fell in that 2014 war.*
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--MK Ahmed Tibi commenting on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's video clip message to Arab citizens.*
--Yedioth military affairs commentator Yossi Yehoshua attended the trial where Sgt. Elor Azariya, 'the Shooting Soldier from Hebron' testified for the first time and left with mixed feelings.*
You Must Be Kidding:
Sgt. Elor Azaria also alleged in his trial that the B'tselem videotape that captured his execution of the incapacitated Palestinian assailant and which led to his prosecution, "was a violation of human rights, it shows only what he (the photographer) wanted to show."**
--Saudi Arabian Gen. (ret.) Anwar Eshki told a group of Jewish members of Knesset he met with in E. Jerusalem.*
You Must Be Kidding:
Israeli forces detained Palestinian filmmaker Emad Burnat at the weekly protest in Bilin on Friday. Burnat’s 2011 Oscar-nominated documentary, "5 Broken Cameras," showed his first-hand account of the protests in Bilin that began in 2005 against the expansion of nearby Israeli settlements and the construction of Israel's separation wall, which separated Bilin residents from their privately owned lands.**
--MK Ahmad Tibi reacts to Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman's statement that an Army Radio program about the poetry of national Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish is like a program “glorifying the literary marvels of Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf.'"
--A Jewish Israeli literature teacher at a high school in Holon tells Maariv about the importance of teaching Mamoud Darwish's works to Jewish students.*
--Meretz MK Zehava Gal-On said at stormy Knesset session in which the impeachment bill was approved.**
"Democracy is not a stable building. There are shocks and you (the opposition) pulled out a brick. This time, it’s against the Arabs, the second time it will be against women, and the next time you will harm some other group, until in the end they get to you. And there will be no one to protect you. When you...allow the Israeli parliament to oust its own members, that is where the trouble starts.”
--MK Nachman Shai (Zionist Camp) said at the same stormy Knesset session.**
--Yedioth's top political commentator, Nahum Barnea, writes that two groups are challenging Israel's democracy: the government and radical religious Zionism.*
--Opposition leader and Zionist Camp leader MK Isaac Herzog said he fears a civil war.**