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News Nosh 5.10.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 10, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
At a park during a police-community relations activity, the policeman warned the children that they will hear gunshots during the demonstrations, adding they shouldn’t be worried. Four policemen from a patrol and riot control unit arrived on motorbikes and opened fire in the direction of the "assailant," and continued on shooting him after he fell to the ground – in order to make sure he was dead, as the audience was told.**
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News Nosh 5.09.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday May 9, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"No momentary political capital and the smell of elections in the air justify the violation of what was promised in the Declaration of Independence and does not justify incitement against a minority living within us. No momentary electoral interest of any functioning public is justified by a series of legislative acts that embarrass the Declaration of Independence or Herzl's dream."
--Opposition leader and Zionist Camp party chief, MK Isaac Herzog said in reaction to the passing of the Jewish nation-state bill by the Ministerial Committee.*
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News Nosh 5.08.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday May 8, 2017
 
Quote of the Day #1:
"[This bill] is a declaration of war against Israel’s Arab citizens and against Israel as a democratic and properly governed society.”
--Meretz Chairwoman Zehava Galon said at the passing of the nation-state bill, which revoked the status of Arabic as an official language of Israel.*
 
Quote of the Day #2:
“It is quite possible that it is precisely (Trump), the guttural, impatient leader, who lacks the knowledge and the ability to analyze history, who will be the one who will force us to deal with (our) fear. Without any glory and fanfare, there is not a bad chance that he will be the one who will help us find the courage not to be weak.”
--In Maariv, Dr. Revital Amiran reviews Zionism’s change after conquering the Palestinian Territories in 1967 and explains how US President Donald Trump might be able to bring about peace.**
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News Nosh 5.07.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday May 7, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
Israel’s Coca-Cola franchisee contributed 50,000 shekels ($13,850) to right-wing fascist group Im Tirtzu in 2015, Yedioth revealed. In attack social media campaigns it held 18 months ago, Im Tirtzu "outed" individuals associated with Israeli human rights groups as foreign "moles" and attacked several of Israel's most well-known artists, including writers Amos Oz, David Grossman and A.B. Yehoshua, due to their opposition to the occupation.**
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News Nosh 5.05.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday May 5, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"Israeli civil society, including groups like Breaking the Silence, B’Tselem and Peace Now, have been a beacon of hope in a period of despair."
--22 Israelis, former MKs, former ambassadors, artists, and Israel Prize laureates bought a front-page ad in today's Haaretz Hebrew and English thanking German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel for insisting on meeting with representatives of Israeli civil society groups. The papers reported that the German President agreed not to meet with them in his upcoming visit.**
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News Nosh 5.04.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday May 4, 2017
 

Quote of the day:
"If Trump only understood that this [what Mahmoud Abbas asked for - a two-state solution with E. Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital] is the exact solution Prime Minister Netanyahu doesn’t want and can’t accept, he would've realized at this stage that it would be pointless to dip his toes into the Middle Eastern swamp. But Trump, whose power is in his ignorance, hasn’t studied anything thoroughly and therefore possesses the optimism reserved for people with no knowledge: He doesn’t let the details get in the way."
--Yedioth's Washington correspondent, Orly Azoulay, explains why Trump's approach might work.*
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News Nosh 5.03.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 3, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“Not everything in our lives is right or left. The entire right isn’t a fascist right, and the entire left isn’t a traitorous left. If we continue in this unacceptable fashion, we’ll lead to factionalism and bring destruction down upon ourselves,” Edelstein added.
--President Reuven Rivlin said Tuesday at the annual Independence Day ceremony at the President’s Residence.*
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News Nosh 5.01.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday May 1, 2017

Note:
Tomorrow, Israel's Independence Day, there are no newspapers and no News Nosh.
 
Quote of the day:
"I love Israel even when I can't stand it. If I am destined to fall one day in the street, I want to fall in a street in Israel. Not in London, not in Paris, and not in New York. Here strangers will immediately come and pick me up (and when I am back on my feet there will certainly be those who will be happy to see me fall). I am very scared for the future. I am scared of the state's policies and I am ashamed of them. And I am scared of the fanaticism and of the violence that is becoming common here, and I am ashamed of them. But I'm happy being Israeli. I'm happy being a citizen in which there are eight and a half million prime ministers, eight and a half million prophets, eight and a half million messiahs. Each one of us and his personal salvation, or at least solution. Everyone yells, and only a few listen. It's not boring here. Indeed, it's irritating, outrageous, disappointing, sometimes frustrating and infuriating, but often fascinating and stormy. What I have seen here during my lifetime is much less and also much more than what my parents and what their parents dreamed of."
--An excerpt of Amos Oz's new book, "Peace for Fanatics," which was printed on the front page of today's Yedioth.
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News Nosh 4.30.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday April 30, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"Let us end the violence. Let us break the bloodied chain that will leave us nothing but more bereaved families. So long as we are involved in the thick swamp that is the occupation, so long as we continue to enter another, and yet another, round of combat in the Gaza Strip, we will continue each year to bury young men and women, little boys and girls, in the blood-drenched soil of our joint land."
--Yigal Elhanan, whose sister was killed in 1997 by terrorists, calls on Israelis not to give up on peace.*
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News Nosh 4.28.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday April 28, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"The dark days of the Nazi regime taught us that the rule of a majority that deprives individuals of their rights, a majority that oppresses the minority living within it, is not a democratic government...Human rights are the soul of democracy, as without them there is no democracy. This is the most important lesson that we must learn from the darkest chapter in our people's history, from the most terrible crime the world has ever known, the Holocaust."
--High Court Chief Justice Miriam Naor stresses in a speech at the swearing-in ceremony of new Israeli judges what they must keep in mind in their work.
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