News Nosh 10.10.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Thursday October 10, 2013

 

Number of the day:

175.
--Number of pupils in lock-down in their school in the village of Jalud, while Israeli settlers attacked.**


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News Nosh 10.09.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Wednesday October 09, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"My father didn't come to Haifa from the Budapest ghetto in order to get recognition from Abu Mazen (Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas)."
--Yair Lapid tells Charlie Rose that Israel does not need a declaration from the Palestinians that they recognize Israel as a Jewish state.**


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Israeli Settlements

Israel began establishing civilian communities in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights, and Sinai Peninsula after capturing these territories in the 1967 war. Israel withdrew from Sinai in 1982 as part of its obligations under the 1979 Israel-Egypt peace agreement. Israel unilaterally withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005. The issue of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and their continued expansion remains central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 

People MUST know.

The Israeli daily, Ma'ariv, recently ran a story about construction in East Jerusalem, and told its readers, "These figures were given to us by Hagit Ofran, who heads the Settlement Watch program for Peace Now [Shalom Achshav]. Ofran carefully monitors each and every construction permit given to neighborhoods beyond the Green Line and documents them. She was the only one who could give us the precise numbers in an orderly Excel chart."

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News Nosh 10.08.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Tuesday October 08, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

'Yosef was the only major rabbinic figure to make the courageous ruling that preserving lives was more important than retaining territory...(But he) also represented a racist version of Judaism, claiming that non-Jews were born only "to serve us. Otherwise, they have no place in this world."
--Haaretz Editorial describes how along with his virtues and achievements, Yosef will also be remembered as a man who contributed a great deal to the polarization and division of Israeli society. **


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News Nosh 10.07.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Monday October 07, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"When I was 20-years-old, I realized that my first reaction to hearing Arabic on the streets was fear. I wanted it to be different for my son - that Arabic also be a language of joy, fun and coexistence."
--Adva Shay explains why she decided to send her son to a Jewish-Arab bilingual preschool.**


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News Nosh 10.06.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Sunday October 06, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"In the next version, we will be happy to give you credit for your research study. We believe scientists are envoys of peace and scientists' way of thinking is different from politicians."
--From email Iranian physicists wrote to Israeli physicists over mistakenly not giving the Israeli scientists credit.**


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Plan for the People You Love and Plan for Peace

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Last spring, APN launched a planned giving program. Donors are invited to take us into consideration when thinking about their future. We tell them that our cause is a marathon rather than a sprint. It's not a struggle we'll win overnight. We will win it, though, if we continue to support the Israel we love and the goal of a two-state solution. APN remains the best hope for Israel's future. Please take a look at our new legacy giving program - another way you can support APN.

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News Nosh 10.04.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Friday October 04, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"I don't know what the goal of this government is. Does it want to keep all of the land in our hands, like most of the coalition wants? Does it want to go towards a two-state solution?"
--In an interview with Maariv, former deputy prime minister and Likud MK Dan Meridor expresses doubt in the present government's intentions to reach a peace agreement.**


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APN J Street Panel: Settlements--Not Too Late, Video

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This week at J Street, APN hosted the panel: Settlements--Not Too Late, moderated by APN's President and CEO, Debra DeLee. Panelists included APN's Lara Friedman, the Director of Policy and Government Relations, and Peace Now's Secretary General, Yariv Oppenheimer, as well as Dan Rothem, Senior Research Consultant of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace and Daniel Seidemann, Founder and Director of Terrestrial Jerusalem.

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