News Nosh: May 18, 2018

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday May 18, 2018
Quote of the day:
"(Hamas wants to be) “a state like any other state (and) to be a people like any other people.”
--Former Shin Bet chief Yoram Cohen said that it is not a confrontation with Israel that Hamas seeks, but a country.

You Must Be Kidding: 
Science Minister Ofir Akunis barred students of the Bezalel Academy of Arts from exhibiting their works at an international science conference this month because some of the academy's Arab students mounted an artistic expression of protest against the killing of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces on the Gaza border.

Front Page:
Yedioth Ahronoth
  • War in the police  - Senior police accuse: “Commander of Jerusalem district Yoram Halevi, who wants to be the next police chief, held secret contacts with Netanyahu”
  • Like in the fairytales - Prince William and Meghan Markle wed tomorrow
  • Salute to the air force squadron that attacked in Syria
  • Murder of the sisters (in Jaffa by their brother)
  • Heat wave on Shavuot holiday
  • Family in trans - Husband became woman and remained with his wife and four children
  • The new ‘sweetie’ of the country - Netta Barzilai
  • The first ‘sweetie’ - Ninet Tayeb in a revealing interview about life as an anonymous singer in L.A.
Maariv Weekend (Hebrew links only)
  • Rally of hate - Turkey declared three days of mourning for the death of the Palestinians in Gaza
  • Battle over the police began: Sources in the organization: Police Commissioner believes that (Jerusalem District police commander) Halevy held contacts with Netanyahu over the top job
  • Royal wedding
  • We brought the first fruits - Shavuot holiday under heavy heatwave
  • A new crisis? We will submit a new draft law - Defense Minister Lieberman responded to letter from ultra-Orthodox party leaders
  • And thank you to the ‘hammers’ - Certificate of thanks to the air force squadron that attacked in Syria
  • In the shadow of the tension in the Golan: Ein Zivan (settlement) marks jubilee since its founding
  • A decade since his death: What would Adam Baruch think of us today // Ron Miburg
  • Story of a champion/general: This is how Poli Mordechai became the face of Israel // Ben Caspit
  • Beatles - model 2018: Which Ringo Starr is coming to Israel
  • Shabbat Toy: The pride that Netta Barzilai gave to overweight people
  • White nights: (singer/actress) Liraz Charhi celebrates 40 in a special project for Shavuot holiday
Israel Hayom
  • “Hamas knows that if it challenges us on the fence - it will get a heavy blow”
  • Harsh dispute among the top brass
  • Shabbat queen - Prince William and Meghan Markle wed tomorrow
  • New publisher of ‘Israel Hayom’: Dr. Miriam Adelson
  • We brought the first fruits - Shavuot holiday
  • Dror Kendelshein, who was mortally wounded in Second Lebanon War, weds his love HIla Mahraz
  • The Samaritans, descendants of the Marranos and new immigrants. Who is Jewish, version 2018 - special project
  • Being with her - The moving photos of Netta Barzilai behind the scenes at Eurovision
  • Coffee at Tahrir - Journey to Al-Sisi’s Egypt, which stands before a big change // Eldad Beck in Cairo
  • Song of prayer - Ultra-Orthdox female singer, Tzipi Kolalnoyk has G-d, and he is in the music
  • Also: the headlines from the establishment of the state

News Summary:
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was suspected by Israel’s police chief of secretly meeting with the Jerusalem police commander to get him appointed as the next police chief (although both men deny), the IDF expects more Gaza border protests today because it is the first Friday of the month of Ramadan, a young man in Jaffa murdered his two sisters and a heatwave will make for a hot Shavuot holiday weekend - these were the top stories in today’s Hebrew newspapers.

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