News Nosh 08.07.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday August 7, 2015 
Quote of the day:
"Every society has its extreme fringes, but today we need to ask ourselves: What is it about the public atmosphere that gives the zealots the feeling that they can strut safely in the mainstream? What made it so that these weeds are threatening the well-being of the entire field?"
--Israeli President Reuven Rivlin looks inward following last week's murders.

Front Page:
Yedioth Ahronoth
  • The commander was run over and shot the terrorist
  • They waited with medals of honor // Alex Fishman
  • Who they are and who we are // Hanoch Daum
  • My screams. Beloved land // Bat Galim Shaar 
  • Don’t condemn, act // Yoaz Hendel
  • Kahlon reform: Salary raise for draft soldiers
  • Bennett reform: Up to 34 pupils per class
  • Death of the queen of children’s theater – Orna Porat
  • Not silent and not deterred  - Interview with President Reuven Rivlin
  • Shira (Banki’s) dreams – Fly to Greece, become a lawyer, have four children – Her friends share stories about the child who won’t grow up
Maariv Weekend (Hebrew links only)
Israel Hayom

News Summary:
Three Israeli soldiers were injured by a Palestinian driving a car, in what was believed to be an intentional attack in retaliation for the murder of toddler Ali Dawabshe by Jewish militants last week making the top story in today’s Hebrew newspapers, which also ran the full interviews with President Reuven Rivlin, marking one year in office. Meanwhile, the commentators discussed the battle of the speeches between US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the debate in Israel over violence emanating from the right-wing religious parts of society.

Prepared for APN by Orly Halpern, independent freelance journalist based in Jerusalem.