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News Nosh 12.5.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday December 5, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"At the end of the day, what will determine whether what we saw is a comedy or tragedy is just one thing: Whether the heroes manage to see, in real time, the Other and his own [version of] justice, not only their own.”
—In a speech following an address by Culture Minister Miri Regev, who said that she was committed to the idea of making public funding for the arts conditional on loyalty to the state and lack of criticism of the occupation, actress Liora Rivlin compared the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to a play.*

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News Nosh 12.4.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday December 4, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"The story here is not a story of money at all. The story is simply that our education system is in fact an accurate reflection of civil society. The litmus paper used as a murky mirror of the visible and covert processes in the State of Israel. A policy whose motto is 'Our situation is good, if you exclude the Arabs and the ultra-Orthodox' is a policy that promotes failure."
--Yedioth commentator Chen Artzi-Srur looks at the enormous gap between PISA test scores of Jewish and Arab pupils in Israel, whereby in math, science and language, Arab pupils are at least three to four years behind their Jewish peers.*

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News Nosh 12.3.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday December 3, 2019
 
Quote of the day:
"For 14 years he is prime minister and now, suddenly, it's urgent for him to complete the annexation."
--Kahol-Lavan MK Yair Lapid responds to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's request to serve first in a rotation government so, he says, that he can impose Israeli sovereignty over the Beqaa Jordan Valley in the West Bank.*

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News Nosh 12.2.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday December 2, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"And I tell you honestly: I have a deep fear that the violent discourse will lead to personal injury of the senior officials - and this is a real danger to the entire democracy."
--President of Israel Bar Association said at conference Sunday.*

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News Nosh 12.1.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday December 1, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"When you read the weekend newspapers, and as someone who has experienced the process whose end was that the prime minister of Israel was assassinated, I cannot help but reflect on the possibility that Yigal Amir 2 is already walking among us."
--Former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit posted on Twitter Saturday.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
"You have to expunge from your identity the term 'settlers' and see yourselves as 'noble pioneers' fulfilling your lost Manifest Destiny."
--Prof. Jason D. Hil wrote in an Op-Ed published in Israel Hayom today.**

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News Nosh 11.27.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday November 27, 2019

You Must Be Kidding: 
"What we’re dealing with now is a struggle between Israel's public and a "deep state" - a clandestine cabal of officials operating independently of a nation's elected leadership."
--CEO of far-right-wing religious party Haichud Haleumi, Yehoda Vald, writes that the corruption indictments against Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu are false and only an attempt to weaken the right-wing.**

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"The dramatic question now is this: Are you on the side of law and justice, or are you on the side of civil unrest?"
--Former Air Force Academy colleagues of Education Minister Rafi Peretz, chairman of the joint faction of the far-right-wing religious Habayit Hayehudi and Ichud Leumi parties, wrote a letter to him voicing their concerns over his silence in the face of conspiracy claims - even from within his faction - that there is a an attempt to topple Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on made up charges.*


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News Nosh 11.26.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday November 26, 2019

Quote of the day:
"Therefore, sir, liberate not only the state, but yourself, and as a man who has worked very hard in the service of the people and won all the honors and all the curses, a horizon of life full of interest and full of intellectual and artistic challenges you did not know will open before you."
--Author A. B. Yehoshua pens a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu encouraging him to step down.*

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News Nosh 11.25.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday November 25, 2019
 
Quote of the day:
"His deed is a noble one of the first degree."
--Chairman of the European Jewish Association Rabbi Menachem Margolin said after Lebanese businessman, Abdallah Chatila, bought Hitler's artifacts at an auction, to prevent them from "getting into the wrong hands," and transferred them to a Jewish organization.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
"...the air force attacks were carried out in a surgically powerful and precise manner, with minimal collateral damage.”
--In an unusual letter distributed to IDF units summarizing the two-day IDF aerial operation in the Gaza Strip, the Chief of Staff concluded that the mistaken killing of nine members of a family by missiles to their home in the Gaza Strip was 'minimal collateral damage.'**

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News Nosh 11.24.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday November 24, 2019

You Must Be Kidding: 
The maximum number of entries is 40 times a year for olives, 50 times for figs, 30 for barley and 220 for tomatoes or strawberries.
--IDF has made limitations on how often Palestinian farmers can access their agricultural land. **

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News Nosh 11.21.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday November 21, 2019
 
Quotes of the day:
"A declaration by the United States that rape no longer violates the law is already in the works. Will rape then become legal or moral? Of course not. The same applies to the settlements."
—Haaretz+ commentator Gideon Levy. (See Commentary/Analysis)

"The Trump-Pompeo declaration is worth about as much as the statement that the Earth is flat. Trump-Pompeo can push on the Earth from both sides, rest their chins on it until their faces turn as red as a ripe strawberry – and the ball will remain round."
--Human rights attorney Avigdor Feldman. (See Commentary/Analysis)

"I am a partner to their stance that the occupation is corrupting (our) people. We need to make assassinations when it's about a ticking bomb, but policy makers need to look farther. We are not aware and sensitive enough to what we are doing to the other side.
--Former Israel Air Force chief Amos Lapidot, who passed away yesterday at the age of 85.*

You Must Be Kidding:
"This is my president."
--What Yair Netanyahu, son of the prime minister, wrote under a photo he posted of US President Donald Trump after Israeli President Reuven Rivlin rebuked his father for vilifying Arab members of Knesset at "an existenial threat."**

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