News Nosh 02.11.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday February 11, 2014

Quote of the day:
"My big dream is to go to Yemen."
--Israeli singer Zion Golan, known in Yemen as Ziyan Joulan, has become a big star in the conservative Muslim country from which he is banned from visiting.**

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31 Years since Grunzweig Assassination, Incitement Continues

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Thirty-one years ago, on February 10th 1983, Peace Now activist Emil Grunzweig was murdered by an extreme right Jewish terrorist at a Peace Now demonstration in Jerusalem.

Not far from the Prime Minister’s Office, the terrorist, Yona Avrushmi,  lobbed a hand grenade at the front row of the Peace Now marchers. It killed Emil and injured several of his friends.

It was the first in a series of terrorist attacks by extremist right-wing Israelis against the Israeli peace camp. This campaign to crush peace efforts culminated with the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin twelve years later.

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Hard Questions, Tough Answers with Yossi Alpher: February 10, 2014

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This week, Alpher discusses what motivates pro-settler critics of Kerry; what the Israeli public thinks about the danger of sanctions; whether there is more than meets the eye to the issue of the controversy provoked by Netanyahu's remark that he "doesn't intend to remove a single settler;" and with two Iranian warships are currently crossing the Atlantic and heading toward the US territorial water boundary, what is Iran trying to tell us.

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The New York Times - Roger Cohen: The B.D.S. Threat

Secretary of State John Kerry caused outrage in Israel recently when he declared: “For Israel there’s an increasing delegitimization campaign that has been building up. People are very sensitive to it. There is talk of boycotts and other kinds of things. Today’s status quo absolutely, to a certainty, I promise you 100 percent, cannot be maintained. It’s not sustainable. It’s illusionary.”

Members of the Israeli government were indignant. Israel, they declared, will not negotiate under pressure. Advice givers, stay away! But Kerry was only repeating what Israel’s own finance minister, Yair Lapid, had already said: The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (B.D.S.) movement is beginning to bite.

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APN/Peace Now in the News: January 31 - February 7, 2014

Huffington Post - February 4, 2014
APN's Lara Friedman: No such thing as "benevolent occupation"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lara-friedman/sodastream-scarjo-and-the_b_4719194.html

Washington Post (AP story) - February 5, 2014
Peace Now condemns new permits for construction in East Jerusalem
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/israel-negotiator-blasts-ministers-on-kerry-rebuke/2014/02/05/2df10c08-8e5e-11e3-878e-d76656564a01_story.html

Briefing from Jerusalem expert Daniel Seidemann

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Jerusalem expert Daniel Seidemann, on a visit to Washington, briefed APN supporters and activists on Friday, February 7th, 2014.

 

 


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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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