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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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News Nosh 2.11.20

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

 
Quote of the day:
“This is a conflict zone under military rule which doesn’t permit and won’t permit residents from the area to attend. This isn’t an event organized from the outset with the cooperation of the Palestinians and I think that there's something really insensitive here.”
--Korhaa Yuval Itah, 39, a Midburn community member from Jaffa, explains why she opposes holding a 'Burning Man-style' festival in Area C of the Palestinian Territories.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
“In my worldview, I don't see a world with borders, with lines between people...(and all the discussion about territories) from my standpoint are political issues that I don’t want to deal with.”
--Yaron Ben-Shoshan, one of the organizers of the Israeli 'Burning Man-style' festival in Area C of the Palestinian Territories, justified his plan.*


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News Nosh 2.10.20

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

 You Must Be Kidding: 

66.
--Percentage of land that Israel Lands Authority auctioned off in January was actually over the Green Line. ILA owns 90% of the land inside Israel.*

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News Nosh 2.9.20

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday February 9, 2020
 
Quote of the day:
“It’s good that the municipality came to its senses, but it’s a shame that a petition was necessary to make it understand how condescending, unreasonable and strife-inducing the decision was from the beginning."
--The Association for Civil Rights in Israel, which had filed a court petition challenging the Jerusalem Municipality's initial decision to name streets in the E. Jerusalem Silwan neighborhood after rabbis. On Thursday, the Jerusalem municipality rescinded its decision.

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News Nosh 2.5.20

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday February 5, 2020

 
Quote of the Day #1:
"Israelis and Palestinians are not doomed to live together, it is our destiny to live together.”
--President Reuven Rivlin called on Israelis and Palestinians to renew direct negotiations.*

Quote of the Day #2:
“I’m living in Israel 12 years now, I work as a car mechanic and try to earn a decent living and live my life without bothering anyone. During all my years here Netanyahu and his ministers curse us, incite against us, act toward us as if we aren’t human beings, yell at me in the street that I’m a cockroach, that I’m black and disgusting, but suddenly one can talk with a Sudanese man? You mean all Sudanese aren’t cancer? You can negotiate with them?”
—Faisal Sadiq Adam, a Sudanese asylum seeker living in Israel, responded to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's surprise meeting with Sudan's leader to advance normalizing ties between the countries.**


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News Nosh 2.4.20

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday February 4, 2020

 
Quote of the day:
"It's not the planned annexation of a few settlements in Judea and Samaria that should worry us; The whole vision of 'peace and prosperity' from the Trump company needs to worry us. Because it is dangerous for Israel."
--Yedioth's commentator, Sever Plocker, writes in an Op-Ed today that the creation of enclaves based on nationality or ethnicity lead to more war.*


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