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News Nosh 10.27.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday October 27, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"The ruling is based on live and let live. My ruling does not reflect a ruling of value on the desirable character of the Shabbat. This is not a secular or a religious ruling. This ruling reflects the correct interpretation of the law."
Retired chief justice Miriam Naor read her last ruling yesterday, which allows supermarkets to operate on Sabbath.*
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News Nosh 10.26.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday October 26, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"This is a reckless step of a government that seems to be determined to ruin the possibility for a two-state solution. If passed, this bill will constitute a de facto annexation and a clear step toward a de jure annexation."
--Peace Now on the bill seeking to annex key - and distant - settlements to Jerusalem.*
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News Nosh 10.25.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday October 25, 2017
 
Quote of the day #1:
"A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness."

-- Note that Alfred Einstein scribbled in German to a bellboy after he did not have cash to give him a tip. The note sold for $1.3 million Tuesday.*

Quote of the day #2:
"It is deeply worrying that the military terminology used by senior officials in the Strategic Affairs Ministry is being used in the fight against civilians abroad who criticize the State of Israel."
-- Attorney Eitay Mack, who over the past year, has asked the state to reveal information about a judicial arm it is secretly operating abroad against BDS activists.**
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News Nosh 10.24.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday October 24, 2017
 
Quote of the day #1:
“Did Netanyahu say he hoped the State of Israel would last 100 years? If that’s what he meant, that the state would keep a prime minister suspected of criminal offenses while its elected representatives ensure no one could touch him—I’m not sure we want the remaining years.”
—Senior Yedioth political commentator, Sima Kadmon, in a sharp Op-Ed on the legislative bill aiming to prohibit investigating a prime minister.*

Quote of the day #2:
“It hasn’t been even a day since the Knesset has resumed, and we are already embarrassed."
--Yesh Atid leader MK Yair Lapid on the legislative bill aiming to prohibit investigating a prime minister.**

You Must Be Kidding: 
Two weeks after Israeli Police seized olives from a settler who was stealing them from Palestinian land, the police inform the Palestinian owner that they have the olives and he must prove that they belong to him.***

Front Page:
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News Nosh 10.23.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday October 23, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"A criminal suspect maneuvers an entire country into endless twists and turns in his efforts to evade the terror of justice and create for himself a royal house in Jerusalem."
--Maariv political commentator Ben Caspit writes about the series of legislative bills meant to empower Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who faces numerous corruption investigations.*
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News Nosh 10.22.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday October 22, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"What I’m about to write is difficult, and it’s important for me that you read it to the end, even if you end up losing sleep over it, as I hope it will prompt you to do something."
--In an Op-Ed on Yedioth's front page, the former commander of the Northern Command, Major-General (res.) Amiram Levin, warns Israelis that the Netanyahu government is dragging the country into war.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
“Good morning.”
The Facebook post written in Arabic by a Palestinian worker last week, for which he was arrested by Israel Police because they relied on automatic translation software, which erroneously translated the post. Facebook translated “good morning” as “attack them” in Hebrew and “hurt them” in English.**
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News Nosh 10.20.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday October 20, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
At the last minute, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat cancelled a meeting between senior city officials, police officers and representatives of the Isawiyah neighborhood parents committee in E. Jerusalem, which was meant to end a school strike declared by the parents, during which the neighborhood’s 4,300 pupils have been out of class. According to the parents, Border Police forces have been entering the neighborhood daily at about the time the children are let out of school and deliberately positioning themselves near the schools to provoke disturbances.
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News Nosh 10.19.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday October 19, 2017
 
Quote of the Day #1:
“Is there anyone whose positions on Israel should disqualify him from any position in any Jewish institution? Suppose someone supports a boycott of Israel, or turning it into a state of all its citizens. Could he not serve as an accountant of a Jewish federation or a Bible teacher in a Jewish school?”

—US-based Maariv reporter, Shmuel Rosner, examines the questions that have arisen over the battle against the appointment of an anti-occupation Jewish-American historian as the head of the Center for Jewish History.*

Quote of the Day #2:

"The Israeli government has lost all its inhibitions, while promoting settlement expansion at a record pace for recent years and distancing us daily from the possibility of a two state solution."
--Peace Now said in settlement construction report, noting that, since the beginning of the year, Israel authorities have promoted 6,742 settlement housing units.**
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News Nosh 10.18.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday, October 2, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“On the other hand, the arguments that are now being claimed on the left are true: It’s not reasonable that when there is a split between Gaza and the West Bank, Israel says there is no partner because the Palestinian people are divided, and that when there is unity, Israel will claim that there is no partner because of Hamas.”
—Senior Maariv political commentator Ben Caspit looks at why Israel refuses to negotiate with a Palestinian unity government.*

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News Nosh 10.17.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Quote of the day:
"Despite the ideological distance, geographic proximity is more important than all, and creates a shared life. For that, we are here. Moti worked in Kafr Qassem, he did not talk about coexistence—he lived it."

—Arab Israeli MK Issawi Frej (Meretz), who lives in Kafr Qassem, was one of a group of Arab-Israeli officials who paid a condolence visit to the family of Reuven (Moti) Shmerling, a settler from Elkana who owned a storehouse in the Arab-Israeli town and was murdered there two weeks ago.**


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