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News Nosh 3.23.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday March 23, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"The man who is unable to read an intelligence document with more than nine paragraphs is not interested in the details, in the history, in the complexity and in the drives of the region’s people. His vision is to see towers rising on both sides of the Green Line, with water fountains and marble everywhere. That’s what he’s familiar with."
--Yedioth's Washington correspondent looks at what motivates US President Donald Trump to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.*
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News Nosh 3.22.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday March 22, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“Israel has one existential threat. It’s a ticking time bomb.”
--Former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo asserted on Tuesday that the Israeli occupation and the conflict with the Palestinians are the only existential threat facing Israel.*
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News Nosh 3.21.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday March 21, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"In short, at least one clear rule can be concluded: If you’re successful, in any field, we’ll call you an Israeli—even if the most Israeli thing you’ve ever done is eat falafel at a stand in Paris."
--Top Yedioth political commentator, Sima Kadmon, examines 'who is Israeli' after an 'Israeli' baseball team no one heard of before won a string of games internationally.*
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News Nosh 3.20.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday March 20, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding #1: 
Some 48% of Israeli Jews do not want Arab teachers educating their children. A similar percentage does not want their children studying alongside Arab students, a new survey reveals.*
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News Nosh 3.19.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday March 19, 2017
 
Number of the day:
26.
--The number of seats the ruling Likud party would receive if elections were held today, down from 30. Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid party would come in second with 25, followed by 13 each for far-right Habayit Hayehudi party and Israeli Arab 'Joint List' party.*
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News Nosh 3.17.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday March 17, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding #1: 
“We’re used to the rightist worldview reflected in civics and history. … Now we have to agree to a blatantly political agenda so that the child can go to a science competition.”
“The messages say everyone hates us already from the era of the Bible, which is also the only legitimization for Israel mentioned in the course...The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is presented with no context – no explanation is given for the Arab hatred and there’s no distinction between Israel and the West Bank."

--Angry parents of students, who like all students participating in competitions abroad must now take a compulsory online right-wing indoctrination course beforehand. Arab students are also required to take the course.
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News Nosh 3.16.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday March 16, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
“These are tears of pain and of hope, to say that we were able to give others life from their death. This tragedy was a cause of the ceasefire."
--Dr. Ezzeldin Abu al-Aish, the Palestinian doctor whose three daughters and niece were killed in an IDF tank shelling during Operation Cast Lead, said outside an Israeli courtroom where has filed a civil suit against the state.*
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News Nosh 3.15.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday March 15, 2017
 
Quote of the day:
"We do not kill if we don't have to." 
--Prof. Asa Kasher, who wrote the IDF's ethics code told a special Knesset discussion on purity of arms that Sgt. Elor Azaria was wrong to kill Palestinian assailant Abdul Fattah Al-Sharif.**
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News Nosh 3.14.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday March 14, 2017
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
Police detained Jeff Halper, a prominent Jewish American-Israeli left-wing activist, for suspected incitement.**
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News Nosh 3.13.17

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday March 13, 2017
 
Quote of the day #1:
“It is all so counter to what I know of Jewish culture. Questioning authority makes you a kapo? To question authority makes you a traitor? If you question bad policies you are a self-hating Jew? That is insane. And, of course it’s the last resort of tyrants.”
--In an interview during his visit to Israel, actor Richard Gere slams the demonization of left-wing pro-peace organizations by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Trump administration’s new ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.*
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