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News Nosh 11.30.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday, November 30, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
Plans for expansion of the city of Acre, which is 1/3 Muslim Arab, don't include a mosque.**


Breaking News:
A Jewish settler shot dead a Palestinian farmer in disputed circumstances in the northern West Bank
Settlers and IDF said Palestinians attacked the settlers with stones while the settlers hiked through Qusra village and Israeli media gave settler/IDF version. Associated Press and Israeli NGO Yesh DIn reported that Palestinian farmer Mahmoud Odeh, 47, was working on his land when settlers coming from Esh Kodesh outpost told him to leave. He refused and was shot in the chest, said Palestinian Authority settler watch official Ghassan Daghlas. (Associated Press, Ynet, Haaretz, Maariv)
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News Nosh 11.29.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday November 29, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“Because in Israel there aren’t really political parties. A single governing bloc is made up of interchangeable parts, including everyone who seeks legitimacy by donning right-wing costumes. They’re ready to expel foreigners, support antidemocratic legislation, observe the Sabbath and keep it holy, stick a note in the Western Wall, and let the settlements do as they please.”
—Haaretz journalist Zvi Bar’el writes that the Israeli government is aiming for a one leader, one party, one people. And “if anyone is reminded of a party in a different country that adopted a similar slogan in the 1930s, that’s his problem.”*
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News Nosh 11.28.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday November 28, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"You are not a victim and you are not persecuted. You are the prime minister of Israel, and there are important things on the agenda. It is impossible to take this wonderful country and turn it into the private business of one person with everything aimed to save him from his interrogators."
—Yesh Atid Chairman, MK Yair Lapid, slams Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his government for passing the bill to prevent police from giving recommendations regarding investigations into public officials to the Attorney General.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
Calling Palestinian petitions to the High Court of Justice a “legal intifada,” lawmakers from the Netanyahu government moved to raise the fees so that Palestinians and those representing them must pay triple what Israelis pay to petition Israel's High Court.**
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News Nosh 11.27.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday November 27, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“Tzipi Hotovely and her ilk constantly attack progressive Jews as ‘self-hating’ for protesting Israeli policy against Palestinians, but then have no problem disseminating popular white–nationalist talking points against American Jews.”
—In a Letter to the Editor, Haaretz reader Iftach Shavit compared Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely’s controversial remarks about US Jews living convenient lives and not serving in their military with quotes by a Nazi propagandist character from a Kurt Vonnegut novel.*
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News Nosh 11.22.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday November 22, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
"I say with sincere regret, I have not yet come across the Palestinian Sadat who will declare his desire to end the conflict, who will recognize the State of Israel inside borders, whatever they may be, and support our right to live in peace and security.”
--In a speech at the Knesset, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ignored the numerous statements by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in support for a two-state solution and the Israelis' and Palestinians' rights to live in peace and security.*
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News Nosh 11.21.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday November 21, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"These days, when government ministers no longer view morality, reason or the public's needs as determining factors and are motivated solely by the quest for power, the president was wise to draw this line and define a moral bar, one which an enlightened society must strive to meet."
--Peace Now Secretary-General Avi Buskila explains in an Op-Ed in Israel Hayom why President Reuven Rivlin's decision not to pardon the 'Shooting Soldier from Hebron,' Elor Azaria, was wise.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
Israel is now seeking to retroactively legalize the expropriation of privately owned Palestinian land in the West Bank settlement of Ofra, even though in 2016 it admitted that the land was expropriated by mistake and it said it would return it. Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit approved the new decision.**
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News Nosh 11.20.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday, November 20, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"It is doubtful that there was such a clear confrontation between the Chief of Staff and the Defense Minister in the history of the state, and on such an important issue as the purity of arms and the values of the IDF."
--Maariv analyst Yossi Melman comments on how Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman responded to the decision of President Reuven Rivlin not to pardon the 'Shooting Soldier from Hebron.'*

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News Nosh 11.17.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday November 17, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
Israel Claimed Iran Refused Its Offer for Humanitarian Aid. Red Cross Says Otherwise. (Haaretz+)


Breaking News:
Two Israelis Wounded in West Bank Car-ramming Attack
A 17-year-old Palestinian from Halhoul carried out the attack at two junctions between Alon Shvut and Efrat settlements on Friday morning injuring two Israelis before exiting the vehicle and attempting to stab Israeli soldiers present. He was shot at and injured. (Haaretz and Ynet)
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News Nosh 11.16.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday November 16, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“Let’s face it: In exile, for hundreds of years, the Jewish nation produced the wisest people in the world, and in 70 years of sovereignty it succeeded in becoming extremely stupid.”
—Haaretz investigative reporter Uri Misgav writes that there is no place in the world today where Jews are harassed about their Jewishness like they are in Israel.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit issued a legal opinion that privately-owned Palestinian land may be expropriated for settlement public purposes in order to assist with the legalization of the illegal outpost of Harsha, near Ramallah, which Israel did not authorize mainly because of an access road to the outpost that goes through privately-owned Palestinian land.**
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News Nosh 11.15.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday November 15, 2017
 
Quote of the Day #1:
"I'm a leftist, I'm Jewish and there's nothing wrong with my memory."
--Social media post by Zionist Union MK Mickey Rosenthal following statement by faction leader Avi Gabbay that 'the Left has forgotten what it means to be Jewish.'*
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