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News Nosh 9.11.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday September 11, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“We should not be surprised later when they burn or cut down Arabs’ olive trees, when they burn mosques or churches, and when they burn a family in Duma. We shouldn’t be surprised, yes. And the blood of the Dawabsheh family [burned to death in fire by Jewish right-wing extremists] in Duma and the Henkin family, the Henkin couple, which was murdered in a revenge attack [for the murders in] Duma, is on our hands”
—Former defense minister Moshe Yaalon, blamed incitement by right-wing ministers for the murder of the Dawabsheh family and the Henkin family.*
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News Nosh 9.10.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday September 10, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"People don't understand how much corruption affects every one of us. Think about what could have been done with two billion euros instead of it going for a ship deal that is not needed."
--Former defense minister Moshe Yaalon called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to resign in the wake of all the criminal investigations involving him and those around him.**
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News Nosh 9.8.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday September 8, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
“It’s like Holocaust deniers, it’s the same thing. They shout about Holocaust deniers in Iran, but they deny more than Holocaust deniers."
--Former chief rabbi of Israel, Shlomo Amar, compared Holocaust deniers and Reform Jews and concluded Reform Jews were worse because they reject traditional Jewish law.
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News Nosh 9.7.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday September 7, 2017
 
Quote of the Day #1:
“Because there are things permitted to write only in Hebrew, like, for example, ‘Death to Arabs. Burn them all. Give it to them.’ ‘It’s okay, they’re only trolls on Facebook.’ But if you write the word ‘resist’ in Arabic, it’s incitement and subversion against the government.”
Satirist Assaf Harel looks at claims by Culture Minister Miri Regev that a solidarity event for Dareen Tatour - an Arab-Israeli poet who has been charged with incitement and has been under house arrest for two years - was in fact "a stage for terrorism."*

Quote of the Day #2:
"The house on Kunder Street is the Zionist project’s model apartment, because here you get it all in a refined, condensed form. Here Israel says, without stammering: Entrance for Jews only. Exit for Arabs. Not only the right of return, but the right of property is also exclusively for Jews. A Jew who lost his home in 1948 will have his house returned to him with all respect. A Palestinian – and there were hundreds of thousands of them – has lost it forever. "
--Haaretz+'s GIdeon Levy writes about the meaning of the eviction this week of the Palestinian Shamasneh family from a pre-'48 Jewish-owned home, where they lived for 53 years as renters.**
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News Nosh 9.6.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday September 6, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“She is a judge who falls in the center of the scale between judicial activism and legal restraint. She is very rooted in the political-social experience and aware of the uproar that continuously surrounds the High Court. She is very aware of the value of the separation of powers, the need for the government to rule and the Knesset to be sovereign. But she will always fight for the rights of the little guy if those institutions harm him. She is considered a judge who is sensitive to the rights of accused and arrested…”
—Israeli judicial sources share with Yedioth the characteristics of the new High Court Chief Justice, Esther Hayut, and also note that she is very security-minded.*
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News Nosh 9.5.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday September 5, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"Israel Hayom newspaper was set up to serve Netanyahu, so when he called the editor to dictate the headlines, he certainly did not think there was anything wrong with that. The newspaper was at his disposal.”
—Former minister of justice Meir Sheetrit, who was in the Likud for 32 years, tells Maariv after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's phone calls logs were revealed and juxtaposed with headlines.**
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News Nosh 9.4.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday September 4, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"As has already been said many times: If he knew, it's serious. If he did not know, it is even more serious, because it indicates a serious management failure."
--Maariv's senior political commentator, Ben Caspit, writes about Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's claim that he was not aware of any corruption in the acquisition of three submarines that the security establishment did not even want, despite the fact that the police have arrested or questioned: two of Netanyahu's former bureau chiefs, a former head of the National Security Council whom Netanyahu appointed and Netanyahu's personal lawyer and cousin.*
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News Nosh 9.3.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday September 3, 2017
 
Quote of the Day #1:
"The main difference is that we are making the story about the people who live in the country and not about the country itself.”
--Shirley Ramon, head of Educational Authority in Tel-Aviv Municipality, explains why the city is rejecting the Education Ministry's 'Israeli Journey' of trips for pupils for its own secular journey.*

Quote of the Day #2:
“I recently heard that among the Likud values there is a new value called ‘loyalty to the leader.’ I hear this from the Likud leadership. I was not  aware of such a value… I think it is a very grave development, and utterly ridiculous nonsense.”
--Maverick Likud MK Benny Begin, son of legendary Likud prime minister Menahem Begin, derided what he described as a growing trend in his party in which members are expected to express personal loyalty to faction leader Benjamin Netanyahu.**
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News Nosh 9.1.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday September 1, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“Try not to come with prejudices. Prejudices are boring.”

—President of Israel Reuven Rivlin in an Op-Ed in Yedioth to Israeli children on their first day of school.


You Must Be Kidding: 
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu claimed on Facebook that it’s normal for a politician to speak 234 times in three years with the editor-in-chief of a major newspaper.
Former prime minister Ehud Barak responded on Twitter:
"Summary of conversations [with newspaper publishers and editors] from 20 years in politics in all positions: [Haaretz publisher] Amos Schocken - 1. [Yedioth publisher] Noni Moses - 3. With [Israel Hayom editor-in-chief] Amos Regev - 3, usually [to talk] about Mahler, [We are] two fans.”
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News Nosh 8.31.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday August 31, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“Like many politicians before him, Netanyahu reached the point in which he is truly convinced that he and the state are one. Whoever criticizes him is committing treason against the state.”
--Yedioth’s top political commentator Nahum Barnea in an Op-Ed following Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's speech yesterday in which he attacked the media.* 
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