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News Nosh 12.31.19

APN's daily news review from Israel

Tuesday December 31st, 2019

 

Quote of the day:

"And perhaps the most terrifying fear of all: the fear that, in fact, all the rules have changed and nobody writes new ones in their place. Because Donald Trump, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Bashar al-Assad, and Binyamin Netanyahu may have nothing in common, except for one rule: there are no more rules. Everything goes."
--In a pre-New Year's Op-Ed, Yedioth commentator Raanan Shaked writes a review of the last decade.*


Breaking News:
Iraqi mourners, supporters of US-attacked militia, storm US Embassy after US airstrikes kill 25
The mourners held funerals for the 25 Iraqi fighters of the Iran-backed militia killed in US airstrikes in a Baghdad neighborhood, after which they marched on to the heavily fortified Green Zone on Tuesday and kept walking till they reached the sprawling U.S. Embassy there. Iraqi security forces fired teargas to disperse protesters. US ambasador and staff evacuated. (Ynet, Haaretz)

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News Nosh 12.30.19

APN's daily news review from Israel

Monday December 30, 2019

Quote of the day #1:

“The truth is, Jews in Israel are trying to convince themselves and the whole world that ensuring their own rights necessitates the elimination of the Palestinians’ national rights. According to the deluded conception prevailing among right-wingers, the establishment of a Palestinian state means the negation of the fulfillment of Zionism. Since in their eyes, assailing Zionism is tantamount to anti-Semitism, Palestinian nationhood in an independent state is perceived as anti-Semitic.”
Prof. Zeev Sternhell in Op-Ed in today’s Haaretz.

Quote of the day #2:

“I have come to the realization that Trump is one of the most important presidents in US history. In a world where boundaries are blurred, where it is unclear who is good and who is bad, it is good to know that that the world's superpower is led by a person with moral clarity…”
Israel Hayom Editor-in-Chief, Boaz Bismuth, writes in an Op-Ed in today’s paper.

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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.**

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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%.*

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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.*

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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)

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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.*

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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.*

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News Nosh 12.18.19

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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.**

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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.*

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