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--David Landau, former editor-in-chief of Haaretz, writes why Israelis don't need to sympathize with striking Foreign Ministry employees over their low wages.**
--Haaretz's Bradley Burston writes about the irony of the right-wing funded film meant to convince Jewish Americans to be right-wing.**
-- Said Labor MK Stav Shaffir, who leads the fight against transfers tax money to the World Zionist Organization's settlement arm and forced a postponement of the vote.**
APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday March 24, 2014
Quote of the day:
"The right wing says you can't talk to [Palestinian President Mahmoud] Abbas. Maybe without the ruckus of the tractors building settlements you could hear him better?"
--Merav Galili, host of 'State of the Nation' Israeli comedy talk show, interviews Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.**
--Zaki Djemal and Yoav Schaefer and four other Israel undergraduates at Harvard write about why they took participants of a tour of Israel and the Palestinian Territories to visit Yasser Arafat's grave.**
--Yariv Oppenheimer, secretary general of Peace Now, on the Attorney General's decision not to allow settlers to re-inhabit the Migron outpost, after police discovered the settlers had forged purchase of privately-owned Palestinian lands there.**
--Peace Now director Yariv Oppenheimer on why he and left-wing MKs made the satirical video that went viral.**
--Advice from senior Yedioth political commentator Nahum Barnea to Israeli right-wing politicians who are following Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea "enviously" and wanting to conquer the Gaza Strip or annex the West Bank.**
--Percentage of the 100,000 settlers living in areas likely to become part of a Palestinian state who would voluntarily evacuate after a peace agreement.**