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This week, Alpher discusses that given both an intensifying Israeli-Palestinian negotiating process and a spike in violent incidents with Palestinians, which way we are heading; whether, in addition to the Saudi decision to reject a UN Security Council seat, there are additional manifestations of anger or disappointment with America among its Middle East friends; and what was significant about Israel's recent municipal elections for the broader public and political scene.

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News Nosh 10.28.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Monday October 28, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"I loved you in summer."
--The song, by Lebanese singer Fairouz, was posted on Facebook by Israeli forces Arabic public relations Spokesman Avichay Adraee causing a storm among Arabs.**


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News Nosh 10.27.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Sunday October 27, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"I left the UK because of my mother's illness and I returned to Israel, which depends on its sword. If I had known, I would probably not have returned."

--Famous Israeli poet Natan Zach tells Yedioth why he thinks it is okay for Israelis not to live in Israel.**


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Video: Lara Friedman on Social Media and Conflict, at the Google Ideas Summit

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Earlier this week, APN Director of Policy and Government Relations, Lara Friedman, had the honor (and fun) of participating in the 2013 Google Ideas Summit in New York, as part of a panel entitled, "Digital Word Warriors." The panel was moderated by Michele Dunne, of the Atlantic Council.

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+972 Seth Morrison- Lying by omission: The JNF's role in setting Negev land policy

The Jewish National Fund has in the past been caught lying about its role in East Jerusalem evictions of Palestinians. Now its role in Israeli land policy in the Negev is revealed to be much larger than it admits. A former JNF board member demands the organization take responsibility for its actions.

For many years the Jewish National Fund (KKL/JNF), the group known largely for planting trees in Israel, has denied any involvement in taking Bedouin land as part of its efforts to Judaize the Negev. Its website says, "KKL-JNF develops land only in areas designated in the master plans as instructed by, and as requested by the ILA (Israel Land Authority), which are state lands or KKL-JNF lands."

Putting it simply, they were just taking orders.

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News Nosh 10.25.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Friday October 25, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"They reached out and I responded."
--IDF spokesman Peter Lerner on his Twitter exchange with Hamas's military wing.**


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News Nosh 10.24.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Thursday October 24, 2013

 

Number of the day:

1 million.
--The amount of dollars billionaire Power Rangers creator Haim Saban said he would donate to Israeli soldiers if Simon Cowell would sing 'Go Go Power Rangers.'**


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News Nosh 10.23.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Wednesday October 23, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"...history's judgment will doubtless be damning. And it will cite, inter alia, his obsessive demand for Palestinian recognition as proof that he always intended to avoid a pragmatic, two-state solution, despite his Bar-Ilan declarations."

--Journalist and commentator David Landau explains in Haaretz why Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel "as the Jewish state" is proof of his disingenuousness regarding peace between Israelis and Palestinians.**


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News Nosh 10.22.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Tuesday October 22, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"It looks like a terrorist act."
--Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's reaction upon seeing his creamy calorie-laden surprise birthday cake at the Likud-Beiteinu meeting yesterday.**


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