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News Nosh 2.25.20

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday February 25, 2020
 
Quote of the day:
"The logic that holds that if terrorists don’t obey the laws of war, the laws of war must be adapted to the war on terror, ignores the fact that a country that does so undermines the very thing that distinguishes its army from a terrorist organization."
--Haaretz Editorial today slams Defense Minister Naftali Bennett for 'collecting' (Bennett's word) bodies of Palestinian militants.*

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News Nosh 2.24.20

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday February 24, 2020

 
Quote of the day:
"He did not come looking for votes from us. He came to calm us down. He knows that frightened Arabs are going to the polls in droves.”
--Arab Israeli voter from Qalansawe town says that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu fears mass the Arab vote.*

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News Nosh 2.23.20

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday February 23, 2020
 
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
"(Palestinian construction developer Khaled Sabawi’s goal) is to encourage a Palestinian takeover of the land in Judea and Samaria."
--From a letter written by Defense Minister Naftali Bennett's advisor, about Sabawi's housing development project in the Palestinian West Bank village of Turmus Ayya, which is not under Israeli civilian control and, therefore, Palestinians can build there without Israeli permission.*

Quote of the day:
“The Israeli right seems to think that the Palestinians can build only on the moon, and maybe not even there."
--Jewish-Israeli attorney Michael Sfard, who is represening Palestinian housing developer, Khaled Sabawi, in a petition to Israel's High Court seeking IDF protection to work at the site. The developer and his workers have suffered from harassment, violence and attempts to stop their work by Jewish settlers.*

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News Nosh 2.20.20

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday February 20, 2020
 

You Must Be Kidding: 
“We are missing 3 more (mandates) for victory. I will be very happy if I actually get them from the Arab citizens -- do you know why? Because I really believe in that, because we are working for all…”
—Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called on Israeli Arabs to vote for him - despite all the slurs against the Joint List, whose members were elected by and represent Arab Israelis.*

Quotes of the day:
 “Only a true racist like Netanyahu can think the Arab citizens are foolish enough to forget that only two months ago he wrote that we want to annihilate children and women.”
—Joint List Chairman MK Ayman Odeh said in response to the prime minister's comments.*

"Unlike those who aspire to replace Netanyahu today, Yitzhak Rabin had the moral courage to call a thing by its name. Just a few days before the assassination in Tel Aviv, he said that the demand for a 'Jewish majority' was racist."
—Arab-Israeli commentator Salman Masalha writes in an Op-Ed in today’s Haaretz+.**


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News Nosh 2.19.20

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday February 19 2020

 
Quote of the day #1:
"Anyone who doesn't see importance in this meeting, just three weeks after the release of the Trump plan, is wrong...In my opinion, it is always preferable and even recommended to walk around in our region with open eyes."
--Maariv's new diplomatic affairs correspondent, Anna Barsky, writes about her trip to the West Bank at the invitation of the Palestinian Authority.*

Quote of the day #2:
"We talk to Hamas all the time. It's a stupid lie that we ignore them because they are terrorists. They are terrorists, but it's better to talk to them rather than fight them."
--Former deputy IDF chief Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yair Golan, currently a lawmaker with the Labor-Gesher-Meretz alliance, urged Israel on Tuesday to talk directly with Hamas and strike a security agreement.**

You Must Be Kidding: 
Israel's Housing Ministry is promoting the construction of 9,000 Israeli homes in E. Jerusalem, in an area which even the Trump plan designated as Palestinian.***


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News Nosh 2.18.20

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday February 18, 2020

 
Numbers of the day:
36:33.
--Kahol-Lavan seats in Knesset vs. Likud seats in Knesset, were elections held in Israel on Monday.**

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News Nosh 2.17.20

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday February 17, 2020

 
Quote of the day:
"People said that their dream is to come to Israel as tourists."
--Alex Lipshin, a Russian-Israeli, who according to Yedioth is the first Israeli to travel to Saudi Arabia following the Saudi announcement that Israelis were permitted to visit, quoted Saudi Arabians he met.*

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News Nosh 2.16.20

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday February 16, 2020

 
Quote of the day:
"I do not intervene with signs in the public space, but this time the rules have been broken. The humiliation of others is not our way."
--Tel-Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai orders removal of billboard signs, which showed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh blindfolded and kneeling, saying they were reminiscent of ISIS and the Nazis.*

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News Nosh 2.13.20

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday February 13, 2020

 
Quote of the day:
“When Hamas, or any other organization, harms the military, soldiers, commanders, it's not terror, it's war. Painful, dirty, disgusting, but legitimate.”
TV host Dan Shilon differentiated between civilian and military targets on Twitter - upsetting many Israelis.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
Hebrew University will give two academic credits to students who volunteer for the right-wing political group Im Tirtzu, which targets left-leaning politicians, public figures and academics as subversives.**


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News Nosh 2.12.20

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday February 12, 2020
 
Quote of the day:
"It is easiest to set dialogue on fire. It is very difficult to cool it. For months, there has been a racist discourse held against Israeli Arabs. The prime minister and right-wing politicians did not shy away from calling them "Arab parties" in a negative and bitter context. And what are the Arab parties if not hundreds of thousands of Arab citizens voting for them?
Yedioth political reporter, Yuval Karni, wrote in an Op-Ed following the latest statements against Israeli Arabs and the ‘Joint List.’*


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