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News Nosh 05.06.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 6, 2015 

Note: News Nosh will be off tomorrow, Thursday, for the Lag B'Omer holiday.

Quote of the day:
“Read it until you can't go on. Then read it some more. Don't go back to advocating for Israel until you've read it to the end. It's not that long. Length is not the problem. Nor is language. It's just people talking. Honesty is the problem.”
-Haaretz's Bradley Burston implores supporters of Israel from left to right to read the harsh testimonies of IDF officers and soldiers on their actions towards Palestinian civilians in last summer's Gaza war, published by Breaking the Silence.**

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News Nosh 05.05.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday May 5, 2015 

Quote of the day:
"It's enough to ride the Jerusalem light rail and see that tribal isolation in Israeli society is an illusion. We actually live entwined together, and if we don't learn how to do that, we will have a much harder time in this country. 
--Moshe Tur-Paz, director of Jerusalem's Education Administration, who participated in creative protest on the Jerusalem light rail against racially-motivated attacks on Arab-speakers in Jerusalem.**

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News Nosh 05.04.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday May 4, 2015 

Quote of the day:
“So I found a vehicle, a taxi, and I tried to shell it but missed. Two more vehicles came, and I tried another shell or two, but couldn’t do it. Then the commander came and said, ‘Yallah, stop it, you’re using up all the shells. Cut it out.’ So we moved to the heavy machine gun."
--An Armored Corps soldier gave a testimony about a competition that developed during Operation Protective Edge between the members of his unit: who could succeed in hitting moving Gazan vehicles on a road that carried cars, trucks and even ambulances.**

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News Nosh 05.03.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday May 3, 2015 

Quote of the day:
"I attended the competition in the past, and this time I decided to participate. I brought a lot of respect to Palestine." 
--Palestinian hairstylist Asma Massimi of Nablus, who defeated hundreds of competitors from Israel and around the world at a hair-styling competition in Tel-Aviv.**

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News Nosh 05.01.15

APN's daily news review from Israel

Friday May 1, 2015 
 

Quote of the day:

"They took my shoes and beat me with a crowbar."
--Walla Bayach, an Israeli of Ethiopian descent who was filmed being attacked by inspectors from Israel's Population and Immigration Authority, thinks it was because they thought he was a migrant.**

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News Nosh 04.30.15

APN's daily news review from Israel

Thursday April 30, 2015 
 

Quote of the day:

"Sadly, even when the Nepal coverage dies down, Israelis will probably still not be interested in the Gaza crisis. How is that possible? Can people truly be selectively compassionate, and if so, are they really compassionate, or are they just fooling themselves and everyone else?"
--Haaretz+ commentator Asher Schechter asks why Israel is more concerned by people thousands of miles away than the 100,000 people still homeless in Gaza.**

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News Nosh 04.29.15

APN's daily news review from Israel

Wednesday April 29, 2015 
 

Quote of the day:

“I was scared. It was my first time in Ramallah, and before I entered her home, I was really afraid of what I would say, how I would speak with her mother. I had a lot of fears. And then, when I went in, I saw an elderly, tired woman, and the first thing she did when she saw me was hug me. I saw behind her a huge poster of her dead daughter, and during this hug I suddenly felt her daughter, the one she didn’t have. It was all mixed in my head. I was suddenly her daughter, who wanted to kill me, and this confusion — the understanding that all is one, and suffering is suffering, and that a woman who loses her daughter is a woman who loses her daughter no matter where, and that I can be anyone’s daughter — is basically one of the things that brought me to writing the script.” 
--Israeli filmmaker Shira Geffen tells about her visit to the home of a Palestinian suicide bomber in a fascinating interview in Haaretz+.**

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News Nosh 04.28.15

APN's daily news review from Israel

 Tuesday April 28, 2015 
 

Quote of the day:

“They were chanting ‘Muhammad is dead’ and ‘Death to the Arabs.’ It’s painful to witness, because these aren’t just chants, it’s incitement that becomes ecstatic. Guys were jumping up and down, adults as well as youngsters. Every year this day brings out the bad in people.”
--Neta Polizer, 26, Hebrew University student, part of a group strategizing how to prevent a 'bad' Jerusalem Day.**

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News Nosh 04.27.15

APN's daily news review from Israel

Monday April 27, 2015 
 

Quote of the day:

"It is dangerous and irresponsible to deposit the education portfolio in the hands of Naftali Bennett. We are at such a critical time. The video going around the Internet yesterday of young people brutally abusing a helpless dog, the violence and racism that long ago left the Internet comments and reached the street, the absolute indifference of so many people to the pain of people living in poverty, of refugees, of Palestinians - those things are closely related to the image of the education system, to the values or lack of values that it bequeaths to the citizens it raises. We must not give its reins to the leader of Messianic nationalism, who has never been ashamed to instigate and incite."
--Meretz party leader Zehava Gal-On fears the likely appointment of far right leader of Habayit Hayehudi, Naftali Bennett, as the next Education Minister.**

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News Nosh 04.26.15

APN's daily news review from Israel

Sunday April 26, 2015 
 

Quote of the day:

“In truth, it’s wrong for them to dare to spoil the Jewish homogeneity, and on the eve of Memorial Day yet. Arrogant bastards.”
--Omer Senesh wrote cynically on Facebook after witnessing three young Arab men being barred from entering the posh Tel-Aviv shopping mall where he works.**

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