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