News Nosh: 6.29.18

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday, June 29, 2018
Quote of the day:
“#Birthright wouldn’t show us the occupation so we are going to see it for ourselves.”
—Katie Anne, live-streamed on Facebook herself announcing the reason she and four others were walking off the bus of a Birthright trip to join a Breaking the Silence anti-occupation tour - while the Birthright tour guide slammed them for it. Anne later told Haaretz: "Birthright gave us a map of Israel that does not denote the West Bank [even though] the director of our Birthright organization admitted that the majority of maps in Israel do include [it]. They keep saying they're apolitical but this is clearly to the right."

You Must Be Kidding: 
An Israeli official declared a plot of land in the West Bank 'state land,' then turned it into a legal outpost with a farm and a guesthouse, whose profits go to a company established by the official, who has since left his government job.

Front Page:
Yedioth Ahronoth
  • Female power -  They made history: First 4 women finished tank commanders’ course - and joined the three graduates of pilot’s course
  • They conquered another goal // Ariella Ringel-Hoffman
  • The big vacation - School children go on summer vacation
  • US: Massacre at newspaper office
  • The amazing story of the Israeli youth star whose father lives in Gaza (Photo of girl with black hijab)
  • Gatekeeper or collaborator: How did the Prime Minister’s Office legal advisor conduct herself?
Maariv Weekend (Hebrew links)
  • Ultra-Orthodox in negotiations to advance elections
  • Netanyahu’s demand to renovate his house in Caesarea was rejected
  • MK Revital Sweid suggests: Prohibit suspects under criminal investigation to form government
  • Woman, husband, house // Adv. Yechiel Guttman
  • In the air - 176 graduates of pilots’ course - and in the tank - 4 female soldiers made history by completing tank commanders’ course
  • In the battle to lower the cost of living - the promises remain in the air // Yehuda Sharoni
  • The Syrians are on the fence: New reality on the other side of the northern border // Yossi Melman
  • Dream prince: British crown prince completed his visit to Israel
  • Bullet, fire: The burning Mundial of the members of Kibbutz Kisufim
  • Evil empire: The great wicked man from whom Trump learned his doctrine // Ron Miburg
Israel Hayom
  • The fear: Charging the fence (in the north)
  • (Females) first on the front (Photos of females soldiers who graduated tank commanders’ course and who graduated pilots’ course)
  • Massacre in Maryland: At least 4 killed in shooting inside newspaper office
  • On vacation, big-time
  • Jerusalem of Gold (medal): Capital will host the international children Olympics
  • Suspicion: Chairman of Industrial Association, Shraga Brush, evaded paying 1.5 million shekels in taxes
  • “Did Messi miss (the goal) because he didn’t visit the Wailing Wall?” asked the rabbi - Special for Mundial
  • To the south, with love - Join the men and women volunteering in the battle against kite terror
  • Not giving up - The boy, Muhi Al-Fara, from Gaza lives almost nine years without limbs in a hospital in Israel
  • “A hand under thorny weeds”: Four years since the murder of three youth. The one who led the search for them tells again what happened

News Summary:
Tens of thousands of Syrians fled Assad forces to Jordan’s border and hundreds or possibly thousands more to Israel’s border in the Golan Heights (update: Israel transferred humanitarian aid over the border) and four female Israeli soldiers became the IDF’s first female graduates of tank commanders course, while three other female soldiers graduated the military’s pilot’s course, making top news in today's Hebrew newspapers.

Not making big news was that the IDF killed a 17-year-old Palestinian who tried to cross the Gaza separation fence into Israel. Yedioth and Haaretz referred to him as a ‘person,’ Israel Hayom newspaper referred to him as a ‘terrorist.’ Also, a Palestinian young man from the West Bank was charged for trying to murder a religious Israeli young woman in Afula whom he thought was a settler. And in the West Bank village of Urif, right-wing Jews vandalized Palestinian cars and sprayed graffiti saying, 'Here live enemies to expel or kill' on the walls of homes.
Prepared for APN by Orly Halpern, independent freelance journalist based in Jerusalem.
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