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News Nosh: May 25, 2018

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday May 25, 2018
 
Number of the day:
2,500.
--Number of Jewish-Israeli housing units in the West Bank whose construction Israel plans to approve.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
Israel's High Court approved razing a West Bank Bedouin village, because it didn’t have construction permits that are nearly impossible for Palestinians to obtain from Israeli-controlled areas of the West Bank.**
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News Nosh: May 24, 2018

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday May 24, 2018
 
Quote of the day:
“You are becoming callous and brutal and the world is becoming disgusted. You may have won a country but you have lost your soul. Sad.”
—In a letter to the Editor, Canadian reader Liz Fox wrote that her feelings towards Israel changed after seeing the video of IDF soldiers shouting in joy after shooting an unarmed Gazan demonstrator and the photo of an old man after being shot in the leg.*
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News Nosh: May 23, 2018

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 23, 2018

 

You Must Be Kidding: 
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman smiles as he receives a photo of Jerusalem with the Third Jewish Temple replacing the Muslim Mosques.**
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News Nosh: May 22, 2018

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday May 22, 2018
 
Quote of the day:
"This isn't Iran. If Israel wants to follow in Iran's footsteps, let it, but stop calling it a democracy. What happened here is a disgrace to any democratic country. It's inconceivable for people who went out protesting to be repressed like this, hurt physically, beaten and humiliated."
--Jafar Farah, Director of the Mossawa Center that promotes the rights of Israel's Arab citizens, was released after being detained at Friday protest and having his leg broken by a policeman.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
An ultra-Orthodox lawmaker called a secular Jewish lawmaker “a Jewboy who tattles on his fellow Jews." during an argument that broke out over whether to establish a parliamentary inquiry committee that would examine the use of state’s witnesses against politicians.**
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News Nosh: May 18, 2018

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday May 18, 2018
 
Quote of the day:
"(Hamas wants to be) “a state like any other state (and) to be a people like any other people.”
--Former Shin Bet chief Yoram Cohen said that it is not a confrontation with Israel that Hamas seeks, but a country.

You Must Be Kidding: 
Science Minister Ofir Akunis barred students of the Bezalel Academy of Arts from exhibiting their works at an international science conference this month because some of the academy's Arab students mounted an artistic expression of protest against the killing of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces on the Gaza border.
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News Nosh: May 17, 2018

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday May 17, 2018
 
Quote of the day:
"The amount of people hit did us an immense wrong. It was a difficult story to tell."
—Senior IDF Spokesperson's Unit officer Lt.-Col. Jonathan Conricus admitted Israel's failings in it's PR campaign over the Gaza border protests.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
"The amount of people hit did us an immense wrong. It was a difficult story to tell."
—Senior IDF Spokesperson's Unit officer Lt.-Col. Jonathan Conricus said that the number of people Israeli soldiers injured and killed did Israel a 'wrong.'*
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News Nosh: May 16, 2018

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 16, 2018
 
Quote of the day:
"The day before yesterday there were 60 Gazans who stormed the fence knowing that they were committing suicide. It appears that we want the next time to be 600."
--Senior Maariv political commentator, Ben Caspit, slams the government for not solving the problems of desperate and destitute Gazans.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
The person who invited the Evangelical pastor, who said all Jews will go to hell, to speak at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, was the religious Jewish US Ambassador David Friedman, who hosted the ceremony**
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News Nosh: May 15, 2018

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday May 15, 2018
 
Quote of the day:
"We pretended that we are a normal country. We got carried away with the delight of our leaders, that everything is fine. Hey, we defeated Iran in Syria, we were hosted like kings in Russia, we received recognition like we never had before from the US and even we conquered Europe with our Netta."
--In an insightful commentary, senior Yedioth commentator, Sima Kadmon, looks at the 'split screen' in which Israel celebrated the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem and the winning of the Eurovision contest, while its soldiers killed 60 Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border demonstration.*
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News Nosh: May 14, 2018

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday May 14, 2018
 
Quote of the day:
"The (Israeli) political echelon's fear of reaching a decision that will give some sort of a horizon to the population in Gaza makes Israel a partner in what is happening. It is impossible to let Gaza die and to come with complaints that it is doing so on our doorstep."
--Top Yedioth political commentator, Nahum Barnea, today.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
Infamous Beitar Jerusalem soccer club, known for its racist fan club and for never hiring an Arab player, added 'Trump' to its official name.**


Breaking News:
37 Palestinians Reported Killed by Israeli Gunfire at Gaza Border Fence (Updated at 15:53 GMT+2)***
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News Nosh: May 11, 2018

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday May 11, 2018

Quote of the day:
"In my opinion, reaching an agreement with the Palestinian Authority is an Israeli national interest and we have to aspire attain it...Since August 25, 2014, all Gazan factions have withheld from shooting into Israel and maintain the state of calm...As we all know, we are witnessing the quietest period we've had in two decades."
--Former Shin Bet chief Yoram Cohen said during a security conference in Herzliya.
 
Number of the day:
30.
Only 30 out of the total 86 foreign ambassadors serving in Israel have accepted the Foreign Ministry’s invitation to the reception marking the U.S. embassy’s move to Jerusalem.
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