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News Nosh 8.20.20

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

 Quote of the day:"I am sitting in government with a defendant in three indictments - isn't this a huge compromise?"
-Alternate and Defense Minister and Chairman of Kahol-Lavan party, Benny Gantz, responds to Likud accusations that his party is to blame if Israel goes to a fourth election.*

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"Get help from a relative or anyone else who speaks Hebrew."
--The Israeli Employment Service's response to complaints that it is not allowing online forms to claim unemployment be filled out in Arabic, which may result in thousands of unemployed people losing their stipends.**

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News Nosh 8.19.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Wednesday August 19, 2020

Quote of the day:

"(Netanyahu tells Israelis:) 'Annexation is around the corner. In a moment Jared Kushner will finish lunch, and voila, there is approval for annexation. And there is no arms deal. We did not discuss it at all. Actually, yes we discussed, but it won't happen. I brought peace for free.' This is a lie, of course. A lie that Netanyahu is the only one who believes."
--Senior Yedioth political correspondent Nahum Barnea writes that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is 'captive to the concept that there are free meals.'*

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News Nosh 8.18.20

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

Quote of the day:

“That land is land that right now Israel, quite frankly, controls.”
—Senior Trump administration advisor, Jared Kushner, ‘frankly’ reveals that he thinks that the West Bank is land that does not belong to Israel and, therefore, essentially, is occupied.*

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The Israeli police released a video of the 30-year-old Palestinian man stabbing a Border Policeman in Jerusalem's Old City yesterday. The Israeli police did not release the video of the Israeli guards shooting a 60-year-old deaf Palestinian man at the Kalandia checkpoint in E. Jerusalem yesterday.* And it said that none of the 10 CCTV cameras that pointed to the place where a Border Policeman shot in cold blood an autistic Palestinian man in the Old City in June worked.*

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News Nosh 8.17.20

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

You Must Be Kidding: 
Israeli army seeks three months community service for soldier who shot dead innocent Palestinian young man who stopped to help the wife and children of another innocent man the soldier also shot in cold blood.*

Quotes of the day:
"Not pleasant, but not terrible, either."
—Haaretz's Gideon Levy writes that's the message the IDF is delivering to soldiers for shooting Palestinians for no reason.*

“After all, how will Israel maintain the occupation, a military regime over an entire people, for generation after generation, without resorting to tremendous and ongoing violence? How can it be imagined that Israeli control over the Palestinians will continue in such a manner, if the soldiers we send to carry it out will have to face a real, not symbolic, accountability for what they were sent to do on our behalf.”
—Amit Gilutz, Spokesman for B’Tselem, writes in Yedioth why the IDF almost never prosecutes soldiers who have harmed Palestinians or just gives them light sentences in the rare case that they do go on trial.***

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News Nosh 8.16.20

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

Quote of the day:

"Everyone understands that the promise of annexation has expired. The dream vanished. No sovereignty and no nada. The parties, the champagne, the pompous statements from that evening at the White House, it’s all for nothing."
--Ben Caspit writes in Maariv that the UAE-Israel normalization agreement means the end of the right-wing dream of West Bank annexation.*

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News Nosh 8.12.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Wednesday August 12, 2020

Quote of the day:

“He didn’t want to leave...He went crazy over how beautiful the sea is.”
--A friend of Haaretz+ journalist Amira Hass told her about the reaction of her 25-year-old son, who crossed a breach in the separation fence in plain sight of Israeli soldiers and went to the sea for the first time with his family, as did thousands of other Palestinians families from the West Bank over the last two weeks. The same breach in the fence where soldiers have shot and seriously wounded Palestinian laborers who entered Israel through them.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
"The lifeguard today is not Jewish."
--Sign put up at entrance to city-owned Jerusalem pool, informing visitors the lifeguard is Arab.**

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News Nosh 8.11.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Tuesday August 11, 2020

You Must Be Kidding: 
"This is a high-ranking officer, who has contributed greatly to the security of the state in life-threatening operational activities.”
--The police explaining why it only fined the commander of Israeli Police SWAT team for keeping in his office an assault dog that bit, threatened and attacked several people who came in.**

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News Nosh 8.10.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Monday August 10, 2020

Number of the day:


--The number of seats the right-wing/ultra-Orthodox bloc would receive if elections were held now, two seats short of a majority in the Knesset, according to a poll. *

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News Nosh 8.9.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Sunday August 9, 2020

You Must Be Kidding: 
They are “germs, there’s no argument there… they spread diseases and must be kept away from society.”
—Yona Avrushmi, murderer of Peace Now activist Emil Grunzweig at an anti-occupation rally in 1983, said about protesters demonstrating against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. After he murdered Greenzweig, he told police investigators that the peace activists protesting against the occupation of the Palestinian Territories were “germs that must be eliminated.” Avrushmi also said that he won’t being going to counter the demonstrations, but “some young guys are going, and they know what to do, they know exactly what to do.”**

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News Nosh 8.6.20

APN's daily news review from Israel  - Thursday August 6, 2020

Quote of the day:

"There are moments where all that is required of a human being, is to be a human being. The event in Beirut is one of those moments. Our offer of humanitarian aid, correct and humane..."
--Maariv's senior commentator Ben Caspit responds to the right-wing Israelis who opposed the display of Lebanon's flag on Tel-Aviv's city hall last night.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
"...we got a spectacular 'pyrotechnics show' in the port of Beirut."
--Far right-wing former MK Moshe Feiglin published a Facebook post celebrating the Beirut explosion.**

"Waving an enemy state's flag is a criminal offense!"
--Yair Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s son, tweeted after the Tel-Aviv municipality lit up city hall with the Lebanese flag out of solidarity.**

“...We get the flag of an enemy state. The world has gone upside-down."
--Right-wing former Israeli minister of justice Ayelet Shaked also expressed her opposition to the Tel-Aviv display of solidarity**

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