News Nosh 02.10.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday February 09, 2014

Quote of the day:
"(The State of Israel) belongs to the Jewish people only."
--MK Shimon Ohayon on what Israeli youth must be taught. His legislative bill was passed by the ministerial committee.** 

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News Nosh 02.09.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday February 09, 2014

Quote of the day:
"The unity of the people is more important than the unity of the land."
--Hawkish Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman grabs todays headlines with his support for a peace agreement - but not all the papers reveal the controversial plan he has for Israeli Arabs.**

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News Nosh 02.07.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday February 07, 2014

Quote of the day:
“There’s only one way to deal with leftists – with force, just like with the Arabs.”
--One of a number of Facebook comments calling for violence against 'leftist' teacher Adam Verete, who told students the IDF was immoral.**

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News Nosh 02.06.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday February 06, 2014

Quote of the day:
"There were cases that reached absurdity. A car with two hilltop youth known to the Shin Bet and the police was caught and inside were all the means used to commit a pogrom, including a fake M-16, axes and knives. The youth in the car did not admit (to doing anything wrong) and were sent home."
--Yedioth security affairs reporter Alex Fishman on how Jewish 'price-tag' attackers were dealt with - but no more.

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Peace Now's 'Price Tag' Tour

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Israel’s Peace Now movement took more than 150 Israelis to the West Bank Friday on a first-of-its-kind tour to learn about the extremist settlers’ violent campaign known as “Price Tag.”

Participants viewed Israeli military installations and Palestinian villages that are routinely vandalized by extremist settlers. Tour participants paid a solidarity visit to one of the Palestinian villages that has been a target of choice for the violent settlers, the village of Kusra near Nablus, where residents received them with flowers.

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Peace Now has been taking Israelis to the West Bank for years to show them up close what the occupation is doing to Palestinians and to their own society. Recently, because of the uptick in settler violence and because of the re-energized peace talks, Peace Now decided to boost this program by adding topical tours. Last week it was a tour to explore the “Price Tag” phenomenon. In the coming weeks Peace Now is planning tours to other trouble spots, featuring other maladies of the occupation.

These tours are expensive, but critically important.

Please support this program. You can help Peace Now expose the occupation to Israelis.

A contribution of $50 will sponsor two seats on the bus. For $100 you can send four Israelis for a day in the West Bank, and open their eyes to what their government does there in their name, and to what the settlers are doing to the Palestinians and to the future of the state of Israel. Join us now.

B'Shalom,

Debra DeLee
President and CEO, Americans for Peace Now

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News Nosh 02.05.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday February 05, 2014

Number of the day:
49.
--Number of times Israeli forces shut down Muslim call to prayer in Hebron because it 'annoyed' Jewish settlers when they prayed nearby.**

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News Nosh 02.04.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday February 04, 2014

Quote of the day:
"When he warns Israel against a South African-style international boycott, he knows what he's talking about it."
--Senior Yedioth political commentator Nahum Barnea tells Israelis to listen to US Secretary of State John Kerry.**

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News Nosh 02.03.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday February 03, 2014

Quote of the day:
"They make it so that I need to be hassled, pay for representation, find proof and declarations, and then, even when I win, they don’t lose."
--Peace Now Secretary General Yariv Oppenheimer on West Bank settlers who filed libel lawsuits against him and lost.**

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This week, Alpher discusses the flood of policy statements from the most senior spokespersons on every side; whether Abbas is making concessions; Kerry's remarks about the consequences for Israel of not reaching an agreement; Indyk's statement in a phone briefing to American Jewish leaders that the upcoming framework agreement would address the right of Jews who fled Arab countries; and the issue of public attitudes toward the peace process in both Israel and the Palestinian Authority and whether they are changing.

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News Nosh 02.03.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday February 02, 2014

Quote of the day:
"You could say that the sovereignty belongs to God, for example."
--Former US envoy to the Middle East Dennis Ross suggests a solution for joint Israeli and Palestinian control of Jerusalem.**

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