News Nosh 05.13.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday May 13, 2014

Quote of the day:
Israeli police were "looking into the circumstances of how (the settlers) accidentally entered Burin." 
--Israel Police Spokesman says armed Israeli settlers driving ATVs inside a Palestinian village was unintentional. Locals detained the settlers and handed them over to Palestinian security forces.** 

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Hard Questions, Tough Answers with Yossi Alpher: May 12, 2014

This week, Alpher discusses Martin Indyk's remarks about his impressions from the now suspended Israeli-Palestinian peace process; accusations of Israeli spying on the United States; and why the Syrian Army's recapturing rebel strongholds in the city of Homs as rebels withdrew peaceably under a broader agreement is significant.

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News Nosh 05.12.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday May 12, 2014

Quote of the day:
"I ask myself to what evil and dangerous depths will the hate yet descend, and if we will succeed at living productive, peace-filled lives without hatred for the stranger. Holding on to these complicated emotions, I begin the "chevruta" with Dr. Tibi."
--Dr. Ruchama Weiss shares insights from a Torah-studying session with Arab MK Ahmed Tibi.**

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News Nosh 05.11.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday May 11, 2014

Quote of the day:
"Seemingly, the only difference from our neo-Nazi groups is that (ours) enjoy the support of a significant number of nationalist, perhaps even racist, lawmakers, and rabbis who give them what is in my eyes, a pseudo-religious basis [for their actions]."
--Israeli author Amos Oz says Israeli 'hilltop youth' are 'Hebrew neo-Nazis' who have more support than Europe's neo-Nazis.*

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Ambassador Martin Indyk: Remarks on the Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

Ambassador Martin Indyk
Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations 
The Washington Institute's Weinberg Conference
Washington, DC
May 8, 2014

…. Last July, President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry launched a vigorous effort to reach a final status agreement between Israelis and Palestinians. Now it is early May, we have passed the nine-month marker for these negotiations, and for the time being the talks have been suspended. Some have said this process is over. But that is not correct. As my little story testifies. As you all know well— in the Middle East, it’s never over.

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APN/Peace Now in the News: May 2-May 9, 2014

The Forward (JTA story) - May 8, 2014
APN Board Member Mandy Patinkin speaks at APN event, where he is given an award
http://blogs.forward.com/the-shmooze/197856/how-to-give-a-speech-like-mandy-patinkin/

JTA - May 6, 2014
APN Board member Mandy Patinkin speaks and sings at APN award ceremony, accepting APN award
http://www.jta.org/2014/05/06/arts-entertainment/six-degrees-no-bacon/mandy-patinkin-lets-loose

JTA - May 6, 2014
APN Board member Mandy Patinkin speaks and sings at APN award ceremony, accepting APN award
http://www.jta.org/2014/05/06/arts-entertainment/six-degrees-no-bacon/mandy-patinkin-lets-loose

The Algemeiner - May 5, 2014
APN criticizes CoP vote to reject J Street's membership application
http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/05/05/after-j-street-rejection-critics-target-diversity-of-conference-of-presidents/

The Forward - May 4, 2014
APN votes in support of J Street CoP membership
http://blogs.forward.com/jj-goldberg/197563/blackballing-j-street-who-voted-how/#ixzz30rWQdmJG

Daily Kos (blog) - May 3, 2014
APN co-sponsors David Harris Gershon book reading event in DC
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/03/1296586/-Palestinian-American-asks-about-BDS-at-my-book-event-and-nobody-gets-hurt

News Nosh 05.09.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday May 09, 2014

Quote of the day:
"King David is for the Jews, Jesus is garbage."
--Graffiti found on a Jerusalem church this morning, the day after the Vatican called on Israel to protect Christian sites.**

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News Nosh 05.08.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday May 08, 2014

Quote of the day:
"The Iranian nuclear program will only be operational in another 10 years."
 --Former Israel Atomic Energy Commission chief, Brig.-Gen. Uzi Eilam, disputes Prime Minister Binaymin Netanyahu's claims of an immediate Iranian threat.**

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News Nosh 05.07.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 07, 2014

Quote of the day:
"By the end of the week, we learned that his teacher was instructing the kids why we were about to mark the upcoming holidays. 'The Arabs started a war,' our son told us."
--Haaretz writer Ilene Prusher on education in Israeli society after her son came home from nursery school with a tank he made in honor of Memorial Day and Independence Day.**

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Peace Now's Hagit Ofran is One of Haaretz's 66 Israeli Influential Women

As Israel marks 66 years of independence Ha'aretz daily compiled a list of "66 Israeli women you should know". Those women are "breaking barriers, defying stereotypes and wielding influence to great effect in the corridors of power and behind the scenes. Each and every one of these outstanding achievers, we believe, is a woman worth watching."

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