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News Nosh 8.10.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday August 10, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“After so many years in power, it can be said that Netanyahu has changed [Israelis] as no one before him could. Israelis resemble him and behave like him. He taught them to be suspicious of the world and of their future, instilled in them a burning hatred of everything that symbolized Arabs and Arabism, shared with them the deep distaste for the region in which we live and for our neighbors and altered their identity from Israelis to Jews with almost no resistance.”
— Journalist and former politician, Daniel Ben Simon, examines Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s legacy. **
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News Nosh 8.9.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday August 9, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"If we take the international reputation of the club, of course it would sound weird for this club to get an anti-racism award. But the truth is, in the past year the fans have put in a lot of work and have sought to change."
--Sports newscaster Uri Levy said the infamously anti-Arab fan club of the Jerusalem soccer team Beitar Jerusalem had "significantly reduced" the number of racist chants after being slapped with a series of fines.**
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News Nosh 8.8.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday August 8, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"But I would like to focus here not on the details of the penal code, which the judicial system is handling, or is meant to handle; I would like to focus on behavioral norms: not what is forbidden or permitted, but what is proper or improper. The weaker the public norms are in Israel, the more public conduct is governed by legal hair-splitting. Note well that the High Court has not been strengthened; it has been weakened. The power of the law has not increased; it has been undermined. What has gotten stronger, more rooted and has spread like a weed is the foolish notion that anything that is not criminal is pure and innocent."
--Yoella Har-Shefi examines the deterioration of Israeli society in an Op-Ed in Haaretz+.
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News Nosh 8.7.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday August 7, 2017
 
Number of the day:
66.
--Percentage of Israelis who believe Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu should resign if indicted, according to the latest poll.*
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News Nosh 8.4.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday, August 4, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding #1: 
Israel is forcing a Palestinian family to leave their home where they have lived 53 years in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. The home was registered as owned by a Jewish family before the '48 war and a settler organization battled in court in the Jewish owners' name to reclaim the property. However, Israel does not allow Palestinians to take back the properties in W. Jerusalem (and elsewhere) that Jews moved into after the '48 war.
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News Nosh 8.3.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday, August 3, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
According to a new poll, 66% of Israelis said they favored the death penalty for those convicted of murdering Israeli soldiers. **
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News Nosh 8.2.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
 
Quote of the Day #1:
"Once a year, on a prescribed date, they suddenly weep over “baseless hatred.” They recite poetry, they philosophize and write columns. For the rest of the time the pillar of fire that goes before the camp is back, to sow hatred – against Arabs, the left, human rights groups, the media, the High Court of Justice, and recently even the heads of the security services – and the rest toe the line or remain silent.”
—Haaretz journalist Uri Misgav laments the religious-nationalist right-wing's annual 'crying game' on Tisha B'Av.*

Quote of the Day #2:
“It's easy for policy makers to look at [the study’s results] and say, we can coast because the public isn’t demanding that we move ahead on this. But if they were to show political leadership, if they had vision, they could get the public to support them.”
--Pollster and analyst, Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin, explained that a drop in support for a two-state solution can be changed.*
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News Nosh 8.1.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding #1: 
The directors of a Jewish overnight camp in the Pacific Northwest thought it might be nice to welcome their Palestinian guests by flying the Palestinian flag. Little were they prepared for the backlash to their gesture of goodwill.**

You Must Be Kidding #2: 
Yesterday, the average number of racist remarks by Israelis on Internet social networks was was 563 per hour. The Hatred Report was just released.***
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News Nosh 7.31.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday, July 31, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"..The feeling that beats among most Israelis is that a terrorist's sentence is death, period. It does not matter when, it does not matter how, it does not matter why. An Arab who stabbed a soldier should die, even if that is not exactly according to the rules, morals, or orders of the IDF...In this world, which is not perfect, a decent defense minister who raises a black flag over this deed on the moral level is erased from the political map. In this world, a prime minister who is supposed to chart the way, aligns himself with the masses and abandons the IDF, its commanders and fighters alone in the public arena."
--From the incisive Op-Ed by senior Maariv political commentator, Ben Caspit, following the rejection of the appeal of the soldier Elor Azaria, 21, who executed an incapacitated Palestinian assailant, Abed al-Fatah al-Sharif, 21.*
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News Nosh 7.28.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday July 28, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"In Amman, King Abdullah sat and boiled. But Netanyahu wasn’t content with just the photo with the security guard. He also Tweeted, in Hebrew and in Arabic. He didn’t just poke his most important ally in the Middle East a finger in the eye, he also punched a fist in his stomach.”
-Senior Maariv political commentator, Ben Caspit, writes about Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's warm embrace of the Israeli security guard who killed two Jordanians, one who allegedly attacked the guard.*
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