News Nosh 8.21.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday August 21, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
“During this period of a difficult struggle against the right-wing, a courageous partnership is needed between those who seek civil and national equality, social justice, the end of the occupation and a just peace between the peoples.”
-The statement by the Joint List at the launching of the party’s campaign in Hebrew Tuesday in south Tel-Aviv.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
Kahanist party, Otzma Yehudit, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party filed a joint appeal on Tuesday with the High Court against the Central Election Committee's decision to allow the Arab-majority Joint List to run in the September 17 election, claiming that the Joint List supports terror.**

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APN's Debra Shushan on CGTN's "The Heat" re: Trump and Denial of Entry to Omar and Tlaib

Check out these excerpts featuring Debra Shushan, APN Director of Policy and Government Relations, on CGTN's "The Heat" from August 19, 2019, on the topic: "Israel Denies Entry to Two Members of US Congress."

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News Nosh 8.20.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday August 20, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"Using Palestinians as a tool, as raw material, in the hands of the occupier is a daily event. Any Israeli soldier who has carried out operational activity in the territories knows this. In my unit, for example, we were sent to break into the homes of innocent Palestinians to try out new tools designed for use in break-ins."
--Achiya Schatz, communications director of Breaking the Silence, writes that the Israeli police planting of weapons in Palestinian homes for the sake of an invented story in docudrama is similar to what Israeli soldiers do.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
On Sunday afternoon, as the soccer players and the audience gathered for the opening of the annual soccer tournament between Palestinian families of Jerusalem’s Old City, Israeli police officers arrived at the order of Minister Gilad Erdan and ordered the crowd to disperse, confiscated posters and other equipment, claiming that the event was linked to the Palestinian Authority.**

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News Nosh 8.19.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday August 19, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"Save us from the stale argument that the solution only passes through the gun barrel."
--Yedioth commentator Ariella Ringel-Hoffman derides the politicians calling for a third Gaza War instead of improving the lives of Gazans.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
"There is a common denominator between those who want to separate from the Palestinians and perpetrators of terrorist attacks."
--Former IDF commander Gen. (res.) Gershon HaCohen likened the Israeli left to militant Palestinian organizations, saying that they both wanted to prevent coexistence of Jews and Arabs in the West Bank.**

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Yossi Alpher is an independent security analyst. He is the former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, a former senior official with the Mossad, and a former IDF intelligence officer. Views and positions expressed here are those of the writer, and do not necessarily represent APN's views and policy positions.

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News Nosh 8.18.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday August 18, 2019
 
Quote of the day:
"Happily, Tlaib came to her senses and didn’t fall into the trap. The shameful proposal to let her visit her grandmother is a manifestation of colonialism: depoliticizing the Palestinian issue, transforming it from a national matter into a humanitarian one, and then portraying the occupation as merciful."
-Haaretz+ commentator, Gideon Levy, on the Israeli ban of BDS-supporting Muslim US Congresswomen from Israel and then the offer of a 'special permit' for Rashida Tlaib.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
"He who decides who will be the next prime minister is the Holy One. I still don't know that people decide who the next prime minister will be."
--Culture Minister Miri Regev (Likud) reveals her views about democracy.**

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"The Friedman File" - APN Watch on US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman

President Trump's controversial US Ambassador to Israel has demonstrated that APN was right to oppose his confirmation and subsequently call for his firing.

Based on his actions, statements, and our off-the-record conversations with informed insiders, it is clear that David Friedman is the chief architect behind the Trump administration's thinly concealed push to kill the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Friedman File is APN's comprehensive record documenting the deeds of the settlements enthusiast-cum-ambassador since he assumed his post.

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Legislative Round-Up: August 16, 2019

Produced by the Foundation for Middle East Peace in cooperation with Americans for Peace Now, where the Legislative Round-Up was conceived

  1. Bills, Resolutions, & Letters 
  2. Congress Goes to Israel [+ West Bank] with AIPAC [sorry, I mean with AIEF]
  3. The OTHER Congressional Delegation to Israel/Palestine 
  4. On the Record (general)
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News Nosh 8.15.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday August 15, 2019
 
Quote of the day:
“We send our condolences to his family and to our friends in his yeshiva. As a group, we condemn such brutal actions; such violence hurts all of us. We build bridges between the peoples on this land and we hope that this tragedy will be the last.”
--Palestinian teens, who are members of a Jewish-Muslim interfaith forum that killed Israeli soldier Dvir Sorek was also a member of, wrote in a public letter.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
“Attempted infiltration of 56 illegal aliens into Israel was thwarted"
--This was the headline of a breaking news story on Maariv and Israel Hayom websites today. The story: About nine or 10 Palestinian families from the West Bank, 56 children, women and men, riding in a rented bus were making their way to an Israeli beach when they were stopped at an Israeli military checkpoint in E. Jerusalem and were searched and held because they did not have permits to enter Israel. The last sentence in the Maariv article reads: “In a search of the bus they found items of clothing and other findings that increased the suspicion that this was a group that was making its way to one of the Israeli beaches.” The driver, a resident of Tzur Baher (Palestinian village in E. Jerusalem) in his 20's, and all bus passengers, 56 children, women and men, were detained in transit for further investigation. (Maariv and Israel Hayom Hebrew)

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