News Nosh: 9.7.18

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday, September 7, 2018

Quote of the day:
“There are no adults in the room, anonymous or not, diligently frustrating Trump's cruel, disastrous Mideast policy, only arsonists - Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and David Friedman - dousing the house with kerosene.”
-Debra Shushan, Policy Director of Americans for Peace Now, writes in an Op-Ed in Haaretz+.

Breaking News:
Israeli jets hit Gaza incendiary balloon squad

Front Page:
  • Case 4000 investigation raises more suspicions of fraudulent acts by Sara Netanyahu
  • 25 years since the Oslo Accords
  • For years I believed, but it was a deception // Gideon Levy
  • The left-wing that minimizes the value of security // Amos Harel
  • If only the agreement were implemented // Akiva Eldad
  • Peace scenario without Oslo // Israel Harel
  • The first victims // Ofer Aderet
  • In the right-wing, they continue to fight // Yotam Berger
  • Netanyahu again demands to save spots in the top ten of the Likud list for his candidates : 5779 won’t escape from elections // Yossi Verter
  • Prime Minister’s dilemma: Influence the appointment of the Police Commissioner - or the appointment of the IDF Chief of Staff // Amos Harel
  • New York Times played into Trump’s hands // Chemi Shalev
  • “Many in the Trump administration are working vigorously to avert his agenda. I am one of them” - Senior official in Washington anonymously slammed the President on the pages of the NYT
  • Price of (gender) separation in courses for safe-driving: File for compensation over discrimination
  • Israeli researchers: Probiotics can harm
  • The star of Israeli theater thinks that Zionism is racist
  • Five young people challenge the long-timers of the local councils
  • Trump is not the hero of the scandalous (previous) book about him // Moran Sharir
Yedioth Ahronoth
  • “We are playing into the hands of Hamas” - Former POW and Missing Persons Liaison, Lior Lotan, blasts
  • Invalid - “Trustworthiness of the speed cameras was not proven,” ruled judge and cancelled tickets of 21 drivers
  • Crowning of the reactor - Pilots who participated 11 years ago in ‘Operation Outside the Box,’ in which the nuclear reactor in Dir A-Zur, Syria, was bombed - put symbols on their planes in a festive ceremony
  • Father of Eylon, who was run over by drunk driver, gazed at the driver from up close as the latter entered the courthouse
  • “Treason” - Trump attacked the anonymous ‘senior official’ from the White House who published an Op-Ed against him
  • The republic is in danger // Nadav Eyal
  • (Pop singers) Static and Ben-El are on the way to America
  • The rescuers from Tzafit River - The diary of a Unit 669 soldier
  • The revolutionary  - The target: The High Court. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked in a special interview
  • The Iranian nuclear archive opened - New revelations: What is really in the documents and files that the Mossad fighters brought
  • Shana Tova from Meir Shalev
Maariv Weekend (Hebrew links only)
  • The Ministry of Truth - One is a candidate to become Israel Police Commissioner, another is a senior officer, the third is a commander of an elite military unit, the fourth holds a sensitive intel position. All of them failed in Shin Bet polygraph tests. We would reveal all the names here, but the Police ran to the court in the dead of night and got a gag order
  • Supporters of expulsion of the infiltrators: “We won’t chasing the Prime Minister” - Last night they broke into Netanyahu’s speech
  • Ready for the year 5779 - President Reuven Rivlin toasted the new year with soldiers from the Gaza Division
  • Trump: Reveal who wrote the Op-Ed against me
  • Almost perfect // Attorney Yoram Sheftel
  • Not everything is black // Yehuda Sharoni
  • 3 after the war: The battle for the lives of those with shell shock
  • Minister of tricks - Mossad chief Yossi Cohen is Maariv’s ‘Man of the Year’ - Profile and stormy revelations about the operation to steal the Iranian nuclear archives
Israel Hayom
  • “Without negotiations - The Palestinians won’t receive money” - US President speaks about the stuck diplomatic process
  • Anonymous? A coward with an agenda // Boaz Bismuth
  • “The (speed) cameras are not reliable”
  • “Prevent Assad’s army from becoming an arm of the Iranians”
  • A postcard from the past: This is how we sent greetings before the era of the text messages
  • Is is possible to ask for forgiveness on WhatsApp? Ask the rabbi: A special section
  • In the name of the brother - Ofek, Oron Shaul’s brother, in a painful interview on the occasion of being drafted to the IDF
  • Back to life - The amazing story of Nati Alush, a fighter of the Police anti-riot unit, who was a vegetable for three years - and got out of it
  • US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, makes clear: The embassy was moved without something in exchange
  • From Al-Qaeda to the service of the Queen: Interview with an activist who turned into a spy for the West

News Summary:
An Israeli judge ruled that police speed cameras are unreliable, US senior officials denied being involved in the secret group that is thwarting the US President Donald Trump, as described in a New York Times Op-Ed, Foreign Policy magazine reported that Israel armed and funded 12 Syrian rebel groups, and Israel’s High Court froze the appointing of the new Police Commissioner and IDF Chief of Staff because two of the ‘people’s representatives’ were Netanyahu associates - making top stories in today’s Hebrew newspapers.

Also in the online news, Paraguay urged Israel to reconsider closing its embassy in Asuncion, while the Trump administration pressured Paraguay to reconsider its decision to return to Tel-Aviv its embassy and Turkey announced it would open an embassy in Asuncion in support of Paraguay’s reversal of its commitment to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to the capital. Also, the Israeli court opened the closed trial of the Duma arson murder of the Palestinian family, but sealed the Shin Bet testimony about torture.
Prepared for APN by Orly Halpern, independent freelance journalist based in Jerusalem.
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