News Nosh: 7.13.18

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday, July 13, 2018
Quote of the day:
“History has forced us not to remain silent in the face of injustice and to maintain a democracy that allows freedom of expression at all times, and we have learned in Majdanek (German concentration camp) not to remain silent in the face of injustice—any injustice.”
--Yesh Atid MK Yael German compared the Jewish Nation-State law to the silence of Polish citizens in the face of Holocaust atrocities during a debate on the bill in the Knesset.*

Front Page:
Yedioth Ahronoth
  • “Bring me back my son” - said the mother of 7-year-old, Karim Majhour, who was kidnapped from the entrance to his house, in a message to the kidnappers
  • The softened (Jewish) Nation-State bill - Coalition withdrew clause 7b, which allows creating Jews-only communities
  • Jungle in the villa // Sima Kadmon writes that Netanyahu pulled the nation-state bill out from the drawer where it has been for seven years because election will take place in approximately 8 months and it will help him get votes like the race-baiting ‘The Arabs are racing to the polls in droves’ statement on the day of the past elections
  • The royal Trump - Trump and Melania arrived in Britain and were greeted by Prime Minister Theresa may (photo of the three)
  • First person - Between the death of his wife and the sinking of his best friend, A. B. Yehoshua on life after the age of 80
  • My daughter, Tamar - Mother of pilot navigator who was killed in an accident in India talks about her third child, who completed pilot’s course and about her anger over not being recognized as a bereaved mother
  • Mother Dikla (Dori - singer) - From painful IVF treatments to the birth of her child by a surrogate mother in Georgia with the brother of (deceased actress) Ronit Alkabetz
Maariv Weekend
  • Maariv Poll: Ayelet Shaked at the head of Likud - 33 mandates, same number as party headed by Netanyahu
  • Ahead of everyone // Ben Caspit
  • At State Prosecutor’s Office they assess: Decision on indictment against Netanyahu - by February 2019
  • Organizers of friendly match between Israel and Argentina that was cancelled are in negotiations to hold game show between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Sami Ofer Stadium (in Haifa)
  • Deportation of infiltrators will wait - The end to the (High Court) overriding clause
  • European Union: “(Jewish) Nation-State Law is racist and will harm Israel’s reputation”
  • Fear of wave of dismissals in the meat industry (due to cancelling of shipments of live animals)
  • How the dramas in the global economy affect the Israeli stock market // Yehuda Sharoni
  • The intel failure - Lebanese agents (spies) who served Israel appeal to High Court: We are left with nothing
  • The first who identified - New book tells the story of the low-ranked Intel officials on the eve of the Yom Kippur War
  • The Polish law - To learn and to forget // Adv. Yoram Sheftel; Not a big deal historically // Adv. Yechiel Gutmann
  • In the crosshairs: Is Michael Moore declaring war against Trump? // Ron Miburg
  • Special: Amiram Mitzna fears the future of the State of Israel
  • In the enemy’s front: Secrets of the commander of the assault (in 1969) on Green Island (in Gulf of Suez)
  • Pele in the Holyland: A historic interview with the greatest (soccer player) of them all
  • Who’s counting: (Haaretz Journalist) Beni Tziffer talks about his biography of sara Netanyahu
Israel Hayom
  • The new threat: burning drones - After the kites: Security forces are preparing for another wave of arson terror
  • Prime Minister: European Union Ambassador will be summoned for a reprimand
  • “Waiting for them to return our Karim” - Family of kidnapped 7-year-old from Kalansuwa says: “We are waiting for the police to act”
  • Exclusive: Lawyer, don’t record - Bar Association expanded prohibition: Lawyers banned from recording phone conversations
  • Maybe this time - After the disappointment from the cancellation of the Argentinian national soccer team, Comtech Company negotiating with Barcelona to bring the team to Israel for a game show (between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Sami Ofer Stadium in Haifa)
  • MK Kish promoting establishing an investigation committee that will probe “the polluting of the investigations against the Prime Minister and his wife”
  • Initiative: Instead of in the kashrut supervisors - a government kashrut corporation
  • How to continue on - Painful conversation with the parents of First Sgt. Shahar Strug, a Duvdevan Unit soldier who was accidentally killed by a shot from his friend
  • In Tiberias, they fear the next earthquake will end in a great tragedy

News Summary:
The battle over the controversial Jewish Nation-State law, the search and the arrests to find the kidnapped 7-year-old Arab-Israeli boy, and the latest analysis on the meaning for Israel of Bashar al-Assad’s reconquering of southern Syria were the top stories in today’s Hebrew newspapers.

*Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday that the majority rules and it wants to ensure the Jewish character of Israel for generations so it has the right to pass the controversial Nation-State bill, which harms minority rights. MK Yael German (Yesh Atid) was the latest to express outrage at the bill, saying it harmed Israel’s democracy. She noted that Poles remained silent when Jews were murdered in the Holocaust, for which MK Avi Dichter (Likud) demanded she withdraw her statement, which she did not. Netanyahu ordered the Foreign Ministry to summon EU Ambassador to Israel Emanuele Giafret for a reprimand after he warned members of Likud that the nationality bill 'stinks of racism' and 'could hurt Israel's standing' in the international community. Meanwhile, the Likud party is suggesting a 'softened version' of the bill. And Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel should close its embassy in Dublin after the Irish Senate passed legislation a day earlier boycotting products from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
Prepared for APN by Orly Halpern, independent freelance journalist based in Jerusalem.
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