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News Nosh 6.21.20

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday June 21, 2020

Quote of the day:

"One doesn’t need to read 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion' in order to be filled with feelings of discomfort and injustice by the fact that the team mediating between representatives of the nation-state of the Jewish people and representatives of the Palestinian people is comprised entirely of Jews."
--Carolina Landsmann writes in Haaretz of the hypocrisy of the right-wing, which accuses the left-wing of being 'PC' and which likes to portray itself as “telling it as it is,” but is silent about the make-up of the US team that drafted the Trump peace plan and offered itself as an objective, impartial, unbiased broker between Palestinians and Israelis. Landsmann writes that one of the Trump team members, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, is so pro-settler he "makes Bibi (Netanyahu) look like Ahmad Tibi."*


You Must Be Kidding: 
45 days of community service.
--The sentence an IDF soldier received for shooting and killing a Palestinian fisherman in Gaza in 2018.**


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News Nosh 6.18.20

APN's daily news review from Israel 

Thursday June 18, 2020

Quote of the day:"It's called apartheid via salami tactics."
--Former Meretz Chairwoman Zahava Galon said of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's 'annexation in stages' proposal.*

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News Nosh 6.17.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Wednesday June 17, 2020

Quotes of the Day:

“The court is sending a clear message to law enforcement authorities today that there is no longer a basis for the many years of immunity that the state has granted to the heads of the settlement movement, who have done in the settlements whatever they have felt like, in violation of the law, and all of this to create facts on the ground that affect the future of all of Israel. We hope that the message is heard and that they finally a stop is put to the lawlessness in the settlements and outposts.”
--Peace Now responds after court orders the State to explain its failure to investigate illegal construction in West Bank settlement.*

"Fifty-three years of occupation since the Six Day War have fundamentally changed Israel. After more than 40 years of right-wing rule, Israelis identify and are identified more with ruling whites than with oppressed Blacks. Ethnocentrism, Jewish fundamentalism and hostility towards Palestinians, it seems, have spawned blatant racism towards minorities in general, as Israel’s own black minority of Ethiopian Jews can attest."
--Haaretz+ commentator Chemi Shalev writes about why Israelis backed the civil rights movement in America, but don't back the Black Lives Matter movement**

"Supporters of annexation want to strengthen Israel by reducing danger. They are trying to get rid of a chronic illness that we have been living with for more than 50 years, but the problem is that the medicine they offer could kill the patient, that is, the State of the Jewish people."
—Sallai Meridor, former Israeli ambassador to the US, former Jewish Agency chairman and a present-day settler, shares his view on annexation.***

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News Nosh 6.16.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Tuesday June 16, 2020

Quote of the day:

"He's not here."
-- The answer Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu received when he called to speak with King Abdullah of Jordan about Israel's intention to annex 30% of the West Bank.*

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News Nosh 6.15.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Monday June 15, 2020

Quote of the day:

“I can’t breathe.”
--Arab-Israeli diplomat Ismail Khalidi said to Israeli security guards who pinned him to the ground and put a knee on his neck at the entrance to the Jerusalem Central Bus Station.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
"The riots prove that there is no chance for coexistence in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, and all the minorities must leave the city.”
--Yair Netanyahu, son of the prime minister, called to ethnically cleanse Jaffa from Arabs following Arab-Israeli protests in Jaffa.**

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News Nosh 6.14.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Sunday June 14, 2020

You Must Be Kidding: 
"They double themselves every 12 years, and so it’s something that needs handling.”
--Right-wing pro-settler MK Bezalel Smotrich called for urbanization and “Westernization” of the traditionally nomadic Bedouin community so that there will be fewer of them.*

Quote of the day:
 “The birthrate of the settlers is a kind of bomb that has to be defused. If we don’t neutralize it, it will blow up on us with even greater force. They double themselves every 12 years and this is something that has to be dealt with. The more Western we make them, the more the birthrate will come down. A lawless area has been established here, with no enforcement. Everybody builds wherever they want, they use violence."
--By changing the word 'Bedouin' to 'settlers,' Haaretz+ columnist Gideon Levy illustrated the racism of MK, Bezalel Smotrich.*

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News Nosh 6.11.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Thursday June 11, 2020

You Must Be Kidding: 
“At 6 A.M., they knocked and told me to get out of the house. I said, ‘What? With all our things inside?’ They told me they’d remove everything. They didn’t show me an order or anything. They took me to the checkpoint for four hours; when I returned, there was no house.”
--Fayez, a farmer who owns land and a home, which was one of four buildings belonging to Al-Walaja village farmers that was destroyed without a permit in order to clear the area for an Israeli tourist nature site.**

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News Nosh 6.10.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Wednesday June 10, 2020

NOTE: APN invites you to join a briefing call on West Bank Annexation: A View from the Knesset - with MK Merav Michaeli of Israel’s Labor Party, a member of the opposition in the Knesset, and a longtime advocate for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Date: Thursday, June 11th
Time: 11:00 am (Eastern Time)
Dial-in Number: 951-797-1058
Participant Access Code: 147414

Number of the day: 15

--Percentage of Israelis who fully support the application of Israeli sovereignty in parts of the West Bank and in the Beqaa Jordan Valley, as per the Trump plan, according to a poll.

You Must Be Kidding: 

“Interference.”
—The term the Likud party used to describe the High Court ruling that struck down the law that would allow Israeli settlers to confiscate privately-owned Palestinian land for the benefit of settlements. The Likud party promised to pass the law again.**

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News Nosh 6.9.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Tuesday June 9, 2020

NOTE: APN invites you to join a briefing call on West Bank Annexation: A View from the Knesset - with MK Merav Michaeli of Israel’s Labor Party, a member of the opposition in the Knesset, and a longtime advocate for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Date: Thursday, June 11th
Time: 11:00 am (Eastern Time)
Dial-in Number: 951-797-1058
Participant Access Code: 147414

Quote of the Day:

“…We already know the illusion of euphoria, and if there is anything we have learned since (the Six Day War) it’s that our wars today are not over in six days.”
—In a Maariv Op-Ed, Dr. Orit Miller-Katav warns those who believe that annexing parts of the West Bank sounds like a good idea now.*

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News Nosh 6.8.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Monday June 8, 2020

Quote of the day:

"In '47, they were offered to settle for half of Palestine, but they refused and lost a considerable share of the land. In 1967, they and their Jordanian patrons lost everything else. They came to Oslo weak, so they agreed to give up three-quarters of Palestine, provided they had an independent state in less than a third of the territory. Now the Jews want to gnaw on what remains."
--Maariv Middle East analyst, Jacky Khougy, shares the Palestinian view of Israel's plans to annex West Bank land.*

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