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 12.29.19

APN's daily news review from Israel

Sunday December 29, 2019

Quote of the day #1:

“Even if its intentions are otherwise, by closing the center the university is joining the murky wave of directing fewer and fewer resources to peace research, democracy and humanist values.”
—Prof. Izhak Schnell of the Department of Geography and Human Environment at Tel-Aviv University reacts to the university’s decision to shut down the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research.*

Quote of the day #2:

"Netanyahu, with no authority or responsibility, keeps promoting more construction in the West Bank settlements all the while sacrificing the possibility of an agreement with the Palestinian people."
--Peace Now reacted to the latest government plan to approve 2000 more settler homes.**

Continue reading

News Nosh 12.26.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday December 26, 2019

 
You Must Be Kidding: 
On a scale of 1 to 10, fully 82% of Israeli Arab youth surveyed rated minority rights either a 9 or 10, in terms of importance. Among Israeli Jewish respondents, the figure was 37%, while in the Palestinian Authority, it was 34%.*

Front Page:
Continue reading

News Nosh 12.24.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday December 24, 2019

NOTE: News Nosh wishes a Happy Holidays to all its readers!

 
Quote of the day:
"Because of the prosecutor’s decision in The Hague, the issue of the Jordan Valley annexation will be put on a long hold."
--A government source revealed that the announcement of a probe into war crimes by Israel in the Palestinian Territories has caused Israel to make policy changes.*

Front Page:
Continue reading

News Nosh 12.23.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday December 23, 2019

  Quotes of the day:
"It was very exciting and it smashed stigmas. I fell in love with Saudi Arabia and with Saudis."
--An Israeli man who was interviewed after watching the screening of a Saudi film at the Jerusalem Cinemateque. The Israeli Foreign Ministry uploaded the Israelis' reactions to its Arabic social media profiles and got excited reactions from the Saudis.*

"I am shocked by the positive reactions of the Israelis. Maybe because of the younger generation. I want to believe that the reactions were not dictated (in order) to bring the peoples closer together."

--Juwaher, a Saudi female wrote on the Israeli Foreign Ministry's Arabic social media profile in response to the video clip of Israelis who reacted positively to a Saudi film they saw at the Jerusalem Cinemateque.*

Breaking News:
Syria says it intercepted missiles fired from Israel; 3 foreign nationals killed in IDF strike in Syria
Four cruise missiles were said to have been launched across the coast through Lebanese airspace toward Syria. Monitoring group says attack before midnight targeted Iranian and Syrian military positions near the capital. Three foreign nationals, believed to be Iranians, were killed. (Haaretz, Ynet and Israel Hayom)

Front Page:
Continue reading

News Nosh 12.22.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday December 19, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
“The existence and expansion of settlements fuel resentment and hopelessness among the Palestinian population and significantly heighten Israeli-Palestinian tensions. In addition, they continue to undermine the prospects for ending the (Israeli) occupation and achieving the two-state solution by systematically eroding the possibility of establishing a contiguous and viable Palestinian state.”
--U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday.*

Front Page:
Continue reading

News Nosh 12.19.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday December 19, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
“The existence and expansion of settlements fuel resentment and hopelessness among the Palestinian population and significantly heighten Israeli-Palestinian tensions. In addition, they continue to undermine the prospects for ending the (Israeli) occupation and achieving the two-state solution by systematically eroding the possibility of establishing a contiguous and viable Palestinian state.”
--U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday.*

Front Page:
Continue reading

News Nosh 12.18.19

 class=

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday December 18, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"(Justice Minister) Ohana decided to stomp on the appointment process of the acting State Prosecutor, using the guise of naively saying it was his authority. He ignores the fact that the Knesset did not imagine it would ever need to legislate a law that would break the judicial legal public crisis like the one that exists today. Ohana also signals that strategically, he or his replacement, if Netanyahu wins the third election, will charge at the fortress - the head of the State Prosecution. In a paraphrase of Leonard Cohen: “First we’ll take the State Prosecution, then the Attorney General."
--Yedioth legal affairs analyst, Tovah Tzimuki, writes in today's paper about the Justice Minister's controversial decision to appoint someone 'contentious,' low ranking and not who the Attorney General had proposed.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
“Safety reasons.”
—The reason the Jerusalem Municipality gave for removing a sign it had posted at the entrance to the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City wishing all the Christian residents “a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." In its place a new sign was placed in honor of Hanukkah.**

Front Page:
Continue reading

News Nosh 12.17.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday December 17, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"(Everyone) worked here together in agriculture. There was no difference between them. After a hard day's work in the field they sat together on the ground, each one took out the food he had brought from home, and everyone ate some of the other’s food. One told a joke, another told a story, and that’s how they passed time pleasantly. They liked one another, they laughed and they cried together.”
--Shfaram Mayor Ursan Yassin, 65, described to a group of visiting Jewish descendants his father's description of the shared life of Jews, Christians, Druze and Muslims, who lived "like one family" in the town until 100 years ago, when the Jews left for other parts.*

Front Page:
Continue reading

News Nosh 12.16.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday December 16, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
“Everyone in the room understands that if we begin to look in depth at every target, they won’t leave for the next two weeks. So in many cases, it becomes a sort of automatic activity…Everyone understands that a high number of targets will result in the senior command being satisfied and it always adds to the advancement of the planning team commanders.”
Two anonymous IDF airmen revealed to Haaretz why the IDF decision-making teams that choose Palestinian targets to attack are not interested in validating old targets and why they are motivated to create as many news ones as they can, which leads to the deaths of innocent people, such as the nine members of the al-Sawarka family killed last month in Gaza.*

Front Page:
Continue reading

News Nosh 12.15.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday December 15, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
“Some parents are afraid of the influence we might have on the youth. It’s simply appalling. We visit other schools, and one of the first questions we ask is whether the teens have ever met a Palestinian. Everywhere we go, the answer is no, and then they realize that the person in front of them is a human being. Apparently that scares the government."
-Aharon Barnea, member of the Bereaved Families Forum, reacted to the cancellation of a meeting of bereaved Israeli and Palestinian family members with high school students in a town in Israel's north.*

Front Page:
Continue reading
1 2 3 4 5 6 78 9 ...170 171 172