News Nosh 11.14.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday November 14, 2014

Quote of the day:
"These guys, who boast that they can fool every Hamas man in Gaza, fell asleep in front of the camera."
--Yedioth's Senior political analyst Nahum Barnea explains why the Shin Bet lied and claimed it said Hamas intended to start the war last July, when the Military Intelligence Directorate said Hamas wasn't interested in a clash,** 

Front Page News:
Yedioth Ahronoth
  • "Gantz's claims are baseless" - In the morning: The Shin Bet (made) calming (statement); In the evening: The Shin Bet attacked
  • It's not ending // Nahum Barnea
  • This is not a nursery school // Alex Fishman
  • Netanyahu promised King of Jordan: We will act for calm
  • Exclusive: Photo from CCTV footage of murderer holding black umbrella and pistol on way to killing Taybeh school principal
Maariv Weekend (Hebrew links only)
Israel Hayom
  • The goal: Calm - Police cancelled the age limitations for (Muslim) worshipers on Temple Mount
  • Why did the man who knew the secrets of Ehud (Olmert) and Shula (Zaken) commit suicide?
  • Head of Shin Bet adds oil to the fire
  • May you have a full recovery - Yehuda Glick's health improving
  • Spesibo, Ina! Ina Rozentuller won the title of "Best teacher of Russian language in the world"
  • A decade after Shoshana, the Israeli Air Force pilots' course goes through a new revolution: Pilots will sign for 7 years of service instead of 9
  • The accused in the 1998 murder of Noa Eyal: Daniel Nahmani
  • Even without being tested: Students with learning disabilities will receive eases at schools
  • Inciting towards a religious war and trying to stop Hamas - Abu Mazen is zigzagging // Yoav Limor and Nadav Shragai

News Summary:
The Shin Bet backtracks again on the Gaza War and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu promises again to calm winds at the Temple Mount making top stories in the Friday Hebrew newspapers.

**After the Shin Bet released Thursday morning a statement that it did not actually tell the IDF that Hamas planned a Gaza war (despite its officials saying otherwise on an investigative TV program), Shin Bet chief Yoram Cohen released a statement in the evening saying that he stood behind the previous statements of his officials. Yedioth's senior political analyst Nahum Barnea writes that the Shin Bet was looking for fame, so it lied and told 'Uvda' TV program that Hamas planned to go to war and that it had warned the IDF in advance.

In a meeting at the royal palace in Amman yesterday, Netanyahu promised US Secretary of State John Kerry and Jordanian King Abdullah that he would calm the winds over Temple Mount, as he promised Kerry over the phone a week ago, but this time the police removed the age limitations it had imposed on Muslim worshipers at the holy site instead of increasing them. [Ironically, the age limitation was ostensibly to prevent clashes at the site. - OH]

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