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News Nosh 3.2.18

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday March 2, 2018

You Must Be Kidding: 
Israeli soldiers beat Palestinian journalists with batons and arrested them, on their commanders’ orders, with the declared intention of disrupting their coverage of a weekly demonstration, Haaretz+ revealed.
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News Nosh 3.1.18

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday, March 1, 2018
 
Quote of the day:
“The Haredim have climbed very high up a tree, very much increasing the chance of elections."
-- Hadashot TV News quoting Israeli officials from Likud talking about the fight over legislation exempting ultra-Orthodox students from military service
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News Nosh 2.28.18

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
 
Quote of the day:
“If we manage to kill Nasrallah in the next war, I would see that as reaching a decisive victory.”
-- Maj. Gen. Yaakov Barak 
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News Nosh 2.27.18

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday February 27, 2018
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
IDF forces detained 15-year-old Mohammed Tamimi from his home, despite him being seriously wounded after a soldier shot him in the head in December and he is awaiting surgery next week to restore part of his skull.**
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News Nosh 2.26.18

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday, February 26, 2018


You Must Be Kidding: 
In addition to the $600,000 for hotel rooms while they await temporary residence, the 15 families who squatted on privately-owned Palestinian land will receive $7 million in 'personal compensation.'**

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News Nosh 2.25.18

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday February 25, 2018
 
Quote of the day:
"We could no longer agree to hear the club narrative when fans used violence and displayed their racism by shouting 'Death to Arabs.'"
--Aviv Sharfstein, a member of the management of Beitar Nordia, the breakaway soccer club formed by fans of the Beitar soccer team who wanted to escape the racism and violence of the infamous Jerusalem club.*beitar
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News Nosh 2.23.18

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday, February 23, 2018


You Must Be Kidding: 
An official who was in charge of legalizing Israeli West Bank outpost settlements was named a judge to the Jerusalem District Court, where Palestinians may be forced to make petitions, many about settlements and settlers, instead of to the High Court.
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News Nosh 2.22.18

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday, February 22, 2018
 
Quote of the day:
״I can’t remember such a period of weakness, of lack of leadership, as we are experiencing now. People who want to be leaders and are avoiding any ethical comment which might get them in trouble with the prime minister."
--Senior Yedioth political analyst Sima Kadmon wrote in an Op-Ed about the silence of the coalition politicians.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu plans to allocate 50 million shekels to temporarily move 15 settler homes built on privately-owned Palestinian land located in an outpost not approved by the government.**
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News Nosh 2.21.18

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
 
Quote of the Day #1:
“If Shlomo Filber is a state witness, it’s possible Netanyahu will part not only from the (Prime Minister’s) Residence on Balfour Street, but also from his villa in Caesarea for a much less comfortable bed.”
—Senior political analyst, Ben Caspit, writes in Maariv that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s days on the job are numbered following the agreement of one of his closest confidants to act as a state witness against him.*

Quote of the Day #2:
"It's neither cigars nor champagne. This is a bribe to a judge in Israel. Like the worst crime films. Netanyahu and his people cannot stay for another minute in power. This madness must stop.”
--Knesset Member Stav Shafir (Zionist Camp) wrote on Facebook after it was revealed that a Netanyahu confidant offered a judge an appointment in exchange for closing a case against Mrs. Netanyahu.**
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News Nosh 2.20.18

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday February 20, 2018
 
You Must Be Kidding #1: 
"Yes, I'm comparing the Rabin assassination to what's being done to the prime minister. I compare them because what's being done to (Netanyahu) is everything except taking his life."
--Chairman of the Knesset's House Committee MK Miki Zohar (Likud) compared the murder of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin to the corruption investigations against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and their media coverage, alleging that they were equally bad.*

You Must Be Kidding #2: 
"We have to thank God he sent Trump to be president of the United States."
--Settler leader Yaakov Katz says that last year the settler population in the West Bank grew twice as fast as Israel's overall population and 21.4% in the last five years. Peace Now said Katz's figures were "in the ballpark" of Peace Now's estimates.**
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