News Nosh

A daily roundup of the news from Israel that Israelis are reading. News Nosh is a free service. To receive News Nosh, subscribe below.

We will neither sell, rent, nor exchange your email address, nor add you to any other email list.


News Nosh 9.17.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Thursday September 17, 2020


Go HERE to subscribe and receive News Nosh as a convenient and free email.

NOTE: News Nosh will be off for Rosh Hashana holiday and return Monday, September 21st.

You Must Be Kidding: 
3.5 years
-The prison sentence of the Jewish-Israeli minor, who was convicted of involvement in the 2015 night-time torching of a Palestinian family's home, killing the parents and their infant. The man was convicted of membership in a terrorist organization (i.e. he is a terrorist) and involvement in a racially motivated crime. He has already been in prison for the past 32 months, making him eligible for release in March.**

Quote of the day:

"Reality ought to have made every Israeli ashamed of their country – because of the occupation, but that’s not all. The violence on the road and on the sidewalk, the aggression, the ignorance, the racism, the ultra-nationalism, the boorishness, the collapsing health system, the army that’s heroic primarily against the weak and built on moral rot, the lack of consideration for others in all realms of life, and now the disgraceful handling of the coronavirus crisis. But wonder of wonders, Israelis are still convinced that they’re the best."
--Gideon Levy in an Op-Ed ahead of the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashana.*

Continue reading

News Nosh 9.16.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Wednesday September 16, 2020

Quote of the day:

 “Netanyahu continues the chain of generations, he continues the tradition of agreements, he gives up on the messianic dreams and he extends his hand in peace. That, no one will take from him.”
—Maariv’s senior political commentator and one of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's biggest critics, Ben Caspit, concedes that the signing of the normalization agreements with the UAE and Bahrain has given Netanyahu a legacy.*

Continue reading

News Nosh 9.15.20

APN's daily news review from Israel  - Tuesday September 15, 2020


Quotes of the Day:

"But if anyone thinks that relations with the Gulf countries will develop without diplomatic compensation with the Palestinians in exchange for the normalization (agreements), let him look at our relationship with Jordan. There are gas exports, there is cooperation in routine security arrangements, but other than that there’s really nothing. This flower of a treaty with the Emirates can either bloom or wilt. It all depends on us."
--Former Israeli minister and retired Brigadier General, Efraim Sneh, writes in an Op-Ed today.**

"Those who fight corruption, on the one hand, and on the other hand abandon the (Israeli) Arabs and do not protect them from Netanyahu's incitement, are stuck in a Gordian knot that cannot be untied. They will be rescued from being stuck only if, like Alexander the Great, they draw their sword and sever the knot once and for all: by declaring aloud that they are proud of the Arab population, by demanding a commission of inquiry into false accusations against Yaakub Abu al-Qiyan (Israeli-Arab who was accused by law enforcement of being a terrorist, when he wasn't), and by demanding to cancel the eviction of all the residents (of the unrecognized village of) Umm al-Hiran."
--Odeh Bisharat writes in an Op-Ed today.

Continue reading

News Nosh 9.14.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Monday September 14, 2020

Quote of the day:

"Go in peace. Don't come back."
-- Hundreds of anti-government Israelis who showed up at Ben-Gurion Airport to 'send off' Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on his trip to Washington to sign normalization agreements with the UAE and Bahrain in the midst of the corona crisis.*

You Must Be Kidding: 

"Sport is global language endowed with tolerance and peace between countries and peoples. Beitar's fans will soon understand that the people of the Emirates want peace and coexistence."
--Moshe Hogeg, the owner of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team, which has a fan club that hates Arabs, said about possibility that the fans will accept the purchase of the team by an Emirati businessman. **

Continue reading

News Nosh 9.13.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Sunday September 13, 2020

You Must Be Kidding: 
The Israeli government appointed settlers to examine whether Palestinians are constructing with Israeli authorization or not.**

Continue reading

News Nosh 9.10.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Thursday September 10, 2020

Quote of the day:
"We were trying to save the two-state solution..If we kept going with the status quo… ultimately, Israel would have eaten up all the land in the West Bank."
--In a phone call with the press, senior advisor and son-in-law of U.S. President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, admits that the Trump Administration recognizes Israel's wrongdoing in creating settlements and declares that it accepts that and so must the Palestinians.*

Continue reading

News Nosh 9.9.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Wednesday September 9, 2020
 
Quote of the day:

“In a country that claims to be one of the glorious democracies, in a country that prides itself on its freedom of speech, how can people be afraid to speak as if the thought police are following them, or the KGB was ambushing them?”
—Miki Levine, Maariv's celebrity gossip columnist, writes about the surprise at the courage of two popular Mizrachi singers to release a protest song.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
Some 70 evangelical Americans received Israeli government permission to visit Israel to volunteer harvesting grapes at settlements, despite ban on entry of foreigners, even Jewish ones.*

Continue reading

News Nosh 9.8.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Monday September 7, 2020

Quote of the day:

"When the borders in the north and around Gaza are burning, when corona is raging and the epidemic is taking off, when our money is wildly distributed to bribe sectors of society close to those in rule [the ultra-Orthodox], when [anti-Netanyahu] demonstrations are gaining momentum, when [Netanyahu's] bribery trial is imminent and prison is a reasonable option, when the number of unemployed is close to a million - what do you do? That’s right. You flee. The country of escape this week is Abu Dhabi."
--Maariv commentator Ran Edelist on why Israel and the UAE normalized relations now.*

Continue reading

News Nosh 9.7.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Monday September 7, 2020

Quote of the day:

"When the borders in the north and around Gaza are burning, when corona is raging and the epidemic is taking off, when our money is wildly distributed to bribe sectors of society close to those in rule [the ultra-Orthodox], when [anti-Netanyahu] demonstrations are gaining momentum, when [Netanyahu's] bribery trial is imminent and prison is a reasonable option, when the number of unemployed is close to a million - what do you do? That’s right. You flee. The country of escape this week is Abu Dhabi."
--Maariv commentator Ran Edelist on why Israel and the UAE normalized relations now.*

Continue reading

News Nosh 9.6.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Sunday September 6, 2020

Quote of the day:

"A young officer in the Israeli army, the age of my daughter, threw 60-year-old (Khairi) Hanoun to the ground. His kaffiyeh fell off from the force of the fall. The officer sat on Hanoun. He held him down on the ground, pushing Hanoun’s face in the sand. And he put his knee on his head. That’s how a soldier doing 'meaningful service' in the Israel Defense Forces looks today. And this is exactly how George Floyd was killed by a policeman in Minneapolis, in an incident that led to a worldwide protest against police brutality in the United States against Black people...It never occurred to him that his knee was crushing the neck of the Palestinian George Floyd."
--Haaretz+ commentator Rogel Alpher writes about the meaning of the soldier filmed attacking an unarmed Palestinian man who protested the confiscation of his village lands.*

Continue reading
12 3 ...181 182 183