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News Nosh 07.06.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday July 6, 2015

Quote of the day:
"Our concept is to create the atmosphere that exists in many other government cities in the world, such as Washington..."
--Initiators of the new 'Pop-Up' Bar, which will be open every Tuesday in the Government compound where there isn't even a single coffeeshop.**

You Must Be Kidding: 
“I pay 13,000 shekels ($3,430) a year in municipal taxes, but we sweep the streets ourselves."
--Ibrahim Abu Sneineh, 72, a resident of the one Arab neighborhood of the Jewish middle-class city of Kfar Sava, which is now battling for its rights.

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News Nosh 07.05.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday July 5, 2015


Quote of the day:
"I want to fast as a way to demonstrate the importance of dialogue and reaching a political agreement. We only have control of ourselves - and I'm in control of giving up food."
--Cindy Cohen of Kfar Vradim is one of many women from the 'Women Make Peace' movement who will mark last summer's 50-day Gaza war by fasting 50 hours.

You Must Be Kidding: 
Police caught on video violently apprehending a Palestinian bagel seller 
Zaki Sabah, 62, is well-known bagel seller with a history of legal troubles for selling bagels from his cart in Jerusalem's Old City because the Jerusalem municipality won't give him a permit. Two years ago he got a 10-year jail sentence for not having a permit. After a public storm he was quickly released. Now police arrested him again. (Haaretz+ and YOUTUBE)

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News Nosh 07.03.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday July 3, 2015

Quote of the day:
"Before the murder, Shuafat was the most peaceful place in East Jerusalem but since the murder, this entire fabric of life has been destroyed."
--Hussein Abu Khdeir, father of Mohammed, who was burned alive one year ago.**

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News Nosh 07.02.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday July 2, 2015 

Quote of the day:
“We are all humans and I wanted to share the good precious holy moments of Ramadan with other people. Everyone has a different view and perspective we need to share it together to remove the anger and the sadness in the area.”
--Bronka Tahboub said over a Ramadan iftar at her home in E. Jerusalem, which she shared with Jewish families she never met. (Read more.)
You Must Be Kidding: 
Days after being released from restraints, Khader Adnan, who is severely ill after just ending a 56-day hunger strike in protest against being held without charges, was shackled to his hospital bed again by Israel Prison Service in contravention of Israeli law. (Read more)

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News Nosh 07.01.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday July 1, 2015 

Quote of the day:
"I also argued with him and told him that in the Knesset plenum he accused us (of terror) all and when he said we need to say thank you that we are here he referred to all of us. So he said to me that he did not mean all the Arabs, but only those who support terror. I told him that there were no terrorists in the plenum.”
--MK Massoud Ghanaim tells Maariv about his hallway conversation with a Likud MK who sparked an uproar.**
Outrage of The Day: 
“Arabs to slaughter,” “Arab blood is cheap,” and “Arab — the son of a whore.”
--Graffiti spray-painted on the walls of the Jewish-Arab Max Rayne Hand in Hand school in Jerusalem on the last day of school. (Read more)

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News Nosh 06.30.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday June 30, 2015 

Quote of the day:
“I'm a little person, but I believe that if they gave a lot of freedom to (Palestinian) people and wouldn’t act towards them at checkpoints as if they were animals, the situation would be much better. If more (Israeli) people would come to visit Palestinian villages, they’d stop believing everything they say on the news and see there are people like us who live there.”
--Uri Abutbul, whose views changed drastically after he renewed contact with his daughter who converted to Islam and married a Palestinian.**

Outrage of The Day: 
"We are principally opposed to basic laws and a constitution because we believe Israel already has a constitution, the Bible. 
--Habayit Hayehudi MK Nissan Slomiansky, Chairman of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, wants to change the judiciary.****

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News Nosh 06.29.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday June 29, 2015 

Quote of the day:
“I reached the conclusion that there is no reason to trust the prosecution’s witnesses’ testimony, while the defendant appeared to the court to be trustworthy, from his account of the events until this day."
--In a chilling tale in which the accused became the defendant, Judge Dov Pollock ruled that the defendant, a Palestinian man who called for help from soldiers and police to remove settlers from his property, was the one telling the truth, not the soldiers and police who gave false witness supporting the settlers.**

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News Nosh 06.28.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday June 28, 2015 

Quote of the day:
"What Jew exactly do you want...?" 
--Response of manager to large Jerusalem taxi company when director of Jerusalem Ballet, Marina Neeman, requested he send "only a Jewish driver.** 

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News Nosh 06.26.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday June 26, 2015 

Numbers of the day:
49 and 9.
--Percentage of Israelis who think a nuclear agreement with Iran is an existential threat and the percentage of those who support Israeli military action against Iran.**

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News Nosh 06.25.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday June 25, 2015 

Quote of the day:
"We know that the road to peace is not easy, that the answers are not straightforward, and that it takes two sides to make peace. But we also know that in the absence of progress towards peace, Israel loses support, and peace becomes even harder to achieve."
--Outgoing Jewish UK Ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, writes a warm goodbye letter to Israelis.**

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