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News Nosh 12.04.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday December 4, 2016  
 
Quote of the day:
“It’s American Southern comfort food meets Arabic breakfast comfort food.”
--Jewish Israeli chef Mattan Abrahams describes the dish of slow-cooked short ribs on top of hummus, which he made with Arab Israeli chef Abu Marun as part of next weekend's Al-Sham food festival, which pairs Jewish and Arab chefs together to offer modern takes on traditional Arab recipes.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
Israel's Civil Administration in the West Bank intends to relocate the illegal Amona outpost due to its location on privately-owned Palestinian land to other land privately-owned by Palestinians. The location was chosen after the Civil Administration 'invited' the Palestinian public to submit any ownership claims to the land next to Amona’s current site. Reportedly, no one claimed three plots - yet the Civil Administration knows that they are privately owned.**


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News Nosh 12.02.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday September 09, 2016 

You Must Be Kidding: 
"Anyone who's claiming that there's an intifada of arsonists shouldn't try to prove it by arresting innocent people." 
--Jawad Qatush’s lawyer said after Qatush was released from five days of detention. Police detained him for five days on suspicions of arson when he burned his trash.*
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News Nosh 12.01.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday December 1, 2016  
 
Quote of the Day #1:
“I’ve received messages on Facebook from people who saw the TV show and they said they were brought up on racism, on the ‘Arab enemy,’ and suddenly on the show they’re beginning to see the person behind the headlines, and it made them start to think. To me, that’s hope.”
--Samer Kopti, Palestinian-Israeli actress says in interesting interview in Haaretz+.*
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News Nosh 11.30.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday November 30, 2016  
 
Quote of the day:
“Outpost legalization is not just an act of retroactive approval of facts on the ground, but it also serves as a green light for future illegal construction, out of the understanding that the government will retroactively legalize illegal construction."
-- Peace Now said in report released Tuesday about the impact of the outpost Regularization Bill being voted on in Knesset today.*


Breaking News:
Israeli Jets Attack Near Damascus, Syria Confirms; 'Hezbollah Arms Targeted'
Arab media report two sorties near Damascus; alleged attack comes days after Israel and ISIS clashed along northern border. (Haaretz, Ynet, Israel Hayom)
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News Nosh 11.29.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday November 29, 2016  
 
Quote of the day:
“The nationalist dybbuk of the leaders of the right, first and foremost Netanyahu, is the main threat to Israel’s future."
--At a book launch for general Shlomo Gazit, former prime minister Ehud Barak charged that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is creating Israel's greatest threat. *
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News Nosh 11.28.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday November 28, 2016  
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
"The police should stop using Google Translate.”
-- Arab Knesset member Osama Saadia (Joint List) commenting on the ridiculous police detention of a Bedouin social activist, Anas Abudaabes, for a satirical post he wrote mocking Palestinians and Arabs who celebrated the fires in Israel. The police said the post was written in very high language and some would misinterpret it to think he was encouraging Arabs to set fires.**
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News Nosh 11.27.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday November 27, 2016  
 
Quote of the day:
"From our point of view, above all saving lives is what leads us, and so we decided to come. Our motivation is very high, and we're happy to give help and human assistance."
--Suhail Abed, a firefighter from Qalqilya, Palestine, who helped Israeli firefighters put out flames in Haifa and outside Jerusalem.**

You Must Be Kidding: 
"Though the initial concern was that the two were looking to commit arson out of nationalistic motives, after they were arrested, they were found to be known to the police to be part of a band of thieves. As such, the police began investigating whether the forest fire was caused due to security forces using equipment to light the way during the chase," Ynet reported.
--Israeli security forces may have sparked one of the fires in Israel due to negligence and their zealousness in suspecting Arabs.**


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News Nosh 11.25.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday November 25, 2016  

 
Quote of the day:
"The fire does not distinguish between Jews and Arabs. There were fires in (the Arab town of) Umm al-Fahm and in other places. Unfortunately, there are those who decided to take advantage of this terrible situation to incite and lash out at an entire population. Those who love our motherland should focus now on putting out the fires and helping the victims rather than inflaming hatred. Now let's save what can be saved. Afterwards, if it turns out a despicable Jew or Arab did this act, he should be condemned and severely punished."
--Joint List Chairman, MK Ayman Odeh, himself an Arab resident of Haifa said Thursday as 60,000 residents were evacuated from the city.**
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News Nosh 11.23.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday November 23, 2016  
 
Quote of the day:
“(It is) a very dangerous step.”
--Sheikh Muhammad al-Far, imam of a mosque in the mixed Israeli city of Lod. The imam was fined $200 for using the loudspeakers (as he has done everyday, five times a day) to broadcast the call to prayer. Al-Far said it was the first time this has ever happened in the city since the founding of the State of Israel.*
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News Nosh 11.22.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday November 22, 2016  
 
Quote of the day:
“The Jews’ comfortable situation in America raises doubts as to whether it was worthwhile to gamble on the establishment of a Jewish state… In order to remove these malignant doubts, it would be good to have some anti-Semitism in America. Not serious anti-Semitism, not pogroms, not persecutions that will empty America from its Jews, as we need them there, but just a taste of this pungent stuff, so that we can restore our faith in Zionism.”
--Yedioth’s columnist and Channel 10 journalist, Yaron London, explains why white supremacy in the US suits the interests of Israel’s right-wing government.*
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