News Nosh 11.10.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday, November 10, 2017
Quote of the day:
"The basic foundations of our shared humanity are being challenged...We cannot allow the bombing of civilians or attacks on hospitals to become acceptable, to become the new normal."
--President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, said following results of an ICRC online war game that teaches youth across the world the rules of warfare. Results showed that Israelis knew the least about the prohibitions against targeting civilians and their homes. [NOTE: This comes as no surprise in light of the Israeli military methods, such as the bombing of residential buildings in the Gaza War to target a single person and the demolition of houses of relatives of attackers with the hope it will dissuade potential future attackers. - OH]

Front Page:
Haaretz Yedioth Ahronoth 
  • The fifth interrogation - Prime Minister answered investigators’ questions for over four hours
  • Friends are drowning // Sima Kadmon
  • His right hand that takes things // Nahum Barnea (on Netanyahu’s advisor, Isaac Molcho)
  • #UsToo - Days of revolution - women stop being silent: (Radio journalist) Gabi Gazit - the severe testimonies (against him); (TV journalist who exposed Gazit) Dana Weiss - the brave interview; (Accused Keshet TV exec, who stepped down) Alex Giladi - He had a method; Louis C. K. - the harassment is revealed; Harvey Weinstein and the ‘spy’ from Yafo (who worked for him)
  • Yellow celebration - Maccabi Tel-Aviv basketball team defeated Real Madrid
  • Gal Gadot - On life as an international superstar, pregnancy during filming and sexual harassment in Hollywood
Maariv Weekend (Hebrew links only)
  • Prime Minister was interrogated for fifth time
  • When they want to, they investigate // Ben Caspit
  • Molcho, the perfect envoy // Udi Segal
  • (Netanyahu’s lawyer) Shimron to his confidants: I’m sorry I represented (Miki) Ganor
  • He admitted to sexually attacking a 12-year-old and was not convicted
  • (Radio presenter) Gabi Gazit scandal: The radio broadcaster announced he is taking a leave of absence from radio
  • Kevin Spacey scandal: The movie he starred in will be filmed again - without him
  • Where is (former Lebanese president) Al-Hariri? - Suspicions that he is being held in Saudi capital against his will
  • Cleaning the stables // Jacky Khougy
  • The Lebanese chaos // Yossi Melman
  • (Finance Minister) Kahlon and the deliberations: What to do with the surplus tax collection
  • Blue in the eyes - Largest aerial exercise ever held in Israel reached its climax; “The goal - to simulate extreme combat scenarios”
  • Seeing the world - This is how the representatives of Israel Police operate across the world against wanted criminals
  • Exiting the shelter - Leaders, huge corporations and multi-millionaires are stressed over the exposure of the “Paradise Papers” 
  • Returns fire: Uri Or does not forgive until today for his dismissal from politics (over a remark he allegedly said about Moroccan immigrants)
  • The general and the street: One hundred years since the entry of Allenby to Jerusalem
Israel Hayom
  • For four hours: Prime Minister interrogated in Cases 1000 and 2000
  • Bad joke: “Louis C. K. also sexually harassed”
  • Following claims that he harassed: (Radio broadcaster) Gabi Gazit suspended himself from his radio program
  • English studies: There are teachers - they aren't qualified
  • Approved: More severe punishments for drunk drivers; Their licenses could be revoked for 3 years
  • Flagship exercise - Largest air exercise to take place in Israel ever: some 70 fighter jets from 8 countries participated
  • Four women of the leader of the ‘Jerusalem cult,’ who was convicted of rape and enslavery, are fighting for his release
  • In the name of the brother - 3 years after Eyal Yiftah was murdered by terrorists, his brother, Asaf, joined the Paratroopers
  • Is Israel succeeding in preventing escalation on two fronts? // Yoav Limor, Yaakov Amidror, Gershon Cohen

News Summary:
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was interrogated for a fifth time in connection with three different corruption cases, 1000, 2000 and 3000, over suspicions that he took advantage of his position and power to promote the interests of his friends and associates in exchange for bribes, Israel hosted its largest aerial exercise in its history, with eight other countries participating, and a famous Israeli radio host, Gabi Gazit, announced yesterday he was taking a leave of absence after a number of women said he had sexually attacked them, making him the second Israeli media man to be forced out of his job this week by the #MeToo campaign, and making top stories in today’s Hebrew newspapers along with the question over whether Saad Al-Hariri, the Lebanese president who suddenly stepped down, was being held against his will in Saudi Arabia.
Prepared for APN by Orly Halpern, independent freelance journalist based in Jerusalem.
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