News Nosh 10.15.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday October 15, 2014

Note: News Nosh is off Thursday.

Quote of the day:
"Burning holy places of worship is terror and it needs to be taken care of like terror, regardless of whether it was perpetrated for nationalistic, racial or religious motives. In order to deal with this problem – we must first acknowledge the seriousness of the problem."
--President Ruvi Rivlin reacts to the torching of a West Bank mosque by Jewish vandals.**

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Peace Parsha: What’s in a Name?

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As we begin the Torah anew, we are reminded once again of the power of names. God calls the light “Day” and the darkness “Night” (Gen. 1:5); God then hands over this divine prerogative to Adam, having him name all the animals and, ultimately, Eve (2:19-23). Two parshiyot later, an angel instructs Hagar what to name her son, she responds by naming God (16:11,13), and God changes Abram and Sarai’s names (17:5,15). Names, clearly, have power.

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News Nosh 10.14.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday March 01, 2014

Note: Wednesday, Erev Sukkot, News Nosh will come out in its short ‘Friday-version.’ Thursday, Sukkot holiday there will be no News Nosh and Friday will be as usual.

Quote of the day:
"You need a lot of courage to appreciate the enemy you face."
--An Israeli officer responding to controversial remarks by IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz that Hamas fighters were brave.**

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Let's open minds and shift culture

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Have you ever seen a film and thought, "If only everyone could see that! People would start to think differently..."

Recently, you may have received a letter from Dror Moreh, the award-winning Israeli filmmaker of such a film, called The Gatekeepers. Moreh wrote this letter for Americans for Peace Now, the U.S. sister organization of Israel's peace movement, Shalom Achshav. This documentary film features all six living former leaders of Israel's Shin Bet security service, each of whom advocates a position they share with Shalom Achshav: that Israel must reach a negotiated peace agreement with a Palestinian partner. The letter was very successful - we were flooded with messages from people who wanted to see this incredibly important film and support the work of APN and Shalom Achshav.

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Listen to the briefing call with Yariv Oppenheimer, Director of Israel's Peace Now movement

yariv300x197Peace Now Director General Yariv Oppenheimer briefed APN on October 13 on the recent confrontation with Prime Minister Netanyahu, on settlement activity in East Jerusalem, and on Peace Now's role as Israel's gatekeeper of the two-state solution vision. Note: Due to technical difficulties, the first few minutes of the briefing have been cut off.

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October 13, 2014 - Recent books about the Israel-Arab dispute

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For a holiday change of pace, Alpher discusses some recent books about the Israel-Arab dispute, starting with the two best sellers by Shavit and Klein Halevy.

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News Nosh 10.13.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday October 13, 2014

Quote of the day:
“For this reason we, the undersigned, urge members of the UK parliament to vote in favor of the motion to be debated on Monday 13th October 2014 calling on the British Government to recognize the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel.”
--From a letter by over 300 Israeli figures, including former diplomats and minister, sent to the British Parliament ahead of its non-binding vote today on Palestinian independence.**

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News Nosh 10.12.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday October 12, 2014

Quote of the day:
"But here’s the surprising development of October 2014: There’s no need to feel ashamed any longer. If the response in both the mainstream media and social networks is anything to go by, most Israelis seem to accept the choice of an estimated 10,000 Israelis to live in Berlin."
--Haaretz's Anshel Pfeffer writes that the 'Milky pudding protest' has shown that emigrating from Israel - even to Germany - is no longer looked down upon by society.**

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News Nosh 10.10.14

APN's daily news review from Israel

Friday October 10, 2014
 

Quote of the day:

"The Israeli government is living a contradiction. In public, when it faces public opinion and rightist voters, it curses the Palestinian reconciliation government. But under the counter, quietly, it cooperates with it."
--Haaretz reporter Barak Ravid on yesterday's Palestinian unity government cabinet meeting - the first held in Gaza since Hamas got power in the Strip in 2007.**

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Please join us for a briefing call with Yariv Oppenheimer, the Director of Israel’s Peace Now movement, on Monday, October 13, at 11:00 AM Eastern Time.

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