News Nosh 01.09.14

APN's daily news review from Israel

Thursday January 09, 2014

 

Quote of the day:

"The video shows that the army, which is supposed to protect the Palestinians in the West Bank, actually served as backup for violent settlers."
--Israeli human rights organization, B'Tselem, said in a statement upon releasing video showing soldiers accompanying settlers attacking Palestinians.**


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Peace Now to Israeli Government: Remove Belligerent West Bank Outpost

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Israel's Peace Now (Shalom Achshav) movement today sent a letter to the Israeli government, demanding that it enforce the law and remove Esh Kodesh, a West Bank settlement that was established in violation of Israeli law, whose residents have repeatedly attacked neighboring Palestinians.

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News Nosh 01.08.14

APN's daily news review from Israel

Wednesday January 08, 2014

 

Quote of the day:

"I've met many Palestinians who hate Israel. But I've never met one who attributes that hatred to street signs or textbooks. Instead, they talk about parents evicted from their homes, cousins jailed, lands taken, travel permits denied."
--Peter Beinart asks who is inciting more, the Israeli Prime Minister or the Palestinian President.**


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YNet - Nahum Barnea: In the land of sin and hatred

Op-ed: Instead of whining about Palestinian incitement, ministers should discuss state of incitement in Israel

On Sunday, Israel's cabinet dedicated its weekly meeting to an important issue. Not important - critical. Yossi Kuperwasser, the director-general of the Ministry of Strategic Affairs, found the time to attend the meeting and even brought along a presentation. Not just a presentation - an audio-visual presentation, with both images and sounds. Thanks to the presentation, songs in Arabic were played in a cabinet meeting for the first time in history.

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Haaretz- Peter Beinart: In 2014, American Jewish leaders might lose control of the Israel debate

Washington's failure to clinch two-state deal would shift Palestinian focus to international groups and college campuses where organized Jewry holds little sway.

In the spirit of the season, let me hazard a prediction: 2014 will be the year that America's Israel debate begins to pass the organized American Jewish community by.

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News Nosh 01.07.14

APN's daily news review from Israel

Tuesday January 07, 2014

 

Quote of the day:

"Even a very stupid prime minister who makes peace will get positive press. But a prime minister who is an idiot will not make peace."
--Former prime minister Ehud Olmert sends a message to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.**


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Peace Now: Despite Kerry's Visit- 272 Units Promoted in the Settlements

more-settlements186x140.jpgRegardless of the claims that the new housing units would be delayed until after US Secretary of State Kerry's visit, Peace Now has just revealed 272 housing units were approved for validation yesterday (5/1/14).

The plans are for 250 units in the settlement of Ofra and 22 units in the settlement Karnei Shomron. These plans were published for validation online by the Civil Administration's Subcommittee for Settlements.

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Peace Now: Despite Kerry's Visit- 272 Units Promoted in the Settlements

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Regardless of the claims that the new housing units would be delayed until after US Secretary of State Kerry's visit, Peace Now has just revealed 272 housing units were approved for validation yesterday (5/1/14).

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This week, Alpher discusses the pronouncements on the peace process made by Secretary of State John Kerry in the course of his most recent Middle East trip, Foreign Minister Lieberman's departure from his traditional hawkish stance in his pronouncements that seem to view Kerry's performance as highly constructive, the relevance of Ariel Sharon's legacy for the current situation, and whether there is a Palestinian angle to Sunday's demonstration of more than 20,000 Eritreans in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square, demanding freedom to work and live in Tel Aviv.

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News Nosh 01.06.14

APN's daily news review from Israel

Monday January 06, 2014

 

Quote of the day:

"Friends, Bibi (Netanyahu) is not missing votes in the Knesset, the question is only if he has the backbone."
--Opposition leader and Labor party chief Isaac Herzog says Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has a mandate to reach a peace deal, but doubts if he has the courage.**


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