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News Nosh 12.06.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday December 6, 2016  

You Must Be Kidding #1: 
“This is a historic day. Today, the Israeli Knesset moved from heading toward establishing a Palestinian state to heading toward sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, and to remove any doubt about it -- the outpost regulation bill is the tip of the iceberg in applying sovereignty."
--Education Minister and leader of Habayit Hayehudi party, Naftali Bennet said after the passing of the settlement outpost legalization bill.*

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News Nosh 12.05.16

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday December 5, 2016  
 
Quote of the day:
"I walked around the army training grounds with a hole in my pants. For that, I served more time in military prison than Brigadier General (Ofek Buchris) who raped someone under his command."
–A soldier named Hed Einav was one of hundreds of Israeli men and women who have posted on Facebook a personal story in protest of the plea bargain which Buchris receive and adding the Hebrew hashtag #morethanBuchris.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
“We’re all fighting for this country, but maybe not in the same way. I hope that ultimately, despite it being on the verge of collapse, the state will rise above disputes. It’s OK not to agree and to come out of this with different opinions, since we’re not a herd…This was a meeting that stemmed from common concern for the future of this country and anyone who believes that democracy is important should invite Breaking the Silence to their school.”
--Ze'ev Degani, principal of Tel Aviv's Gymnasia Herzliya High School, told students why he invited Breaking the Silence to speak with them, despite pressure by the Education Ministry to cancel the invitation.
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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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