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News Nosh 7.10.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday July 10, 2019

 
You Must Be Kidding: 
The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court overturned the conviction of right-wing activist, Noam Federman, who was documented hurling rocks at Palestinian cars and smashing the windshield of another car in Hebron. The Israeli penal code treats stone throwing as a felony, with a maximum penalty of 10 years for stoning cars, regardless of intent to endanger passengers. Federman was only ordered to pay $56 in compensation to each of the two Palestinian car owners. **

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News Nosh 7.9.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday July 9, 2019

 
Phrase of the day:
"Conflict contribution."
--Communications Director of Americans for Peace Now, Ori Nir, writes in Haaretz+ about the actions by US President Donald Trump's Mideast team, Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and Amb. David Friedman, who are led by ideologically pro-settler right-wing extremists, and who have no interest in resolving the conflict and instead are intentionally contributing to it by adding fuel to its fire.*

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News Nosh 7.8.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday July 8, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
“Anyone interested in peace doesn’t busy himself with the archaeology of a ruined kingdom but with the future of the existing kingdom.”
--Zehava Galon writes about US Ambassador David Friedman’s active participation in the ceremony at the so-called 'City of David' archaeological site in the E. Jerusalem Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
“They cuffed my hands and legs like a dangerous criminal and put me in a cell, claiming that I had disrupted a police officer in carrying out his duties and that I blocked the road. I begged them to allow me to pick up my children, ages 3 and 5, from kindergarten. When the policeman realized that he would be responsible if something were to happen to them, they let me go get my children out and return right away to the station for questioning...(When the police realized that the incident had been filmed, the policeman) asked me if I had other films like that and said, 'Come on, let’s close the matter.’ After that they let me go without any citations, but with lots of scars on my body and mind.”
--Dua Saadi, an Arab-Israeli resident of the city of Lod, related what the police did to her before and after what the viral videos showed of her being forcibly pushed into a police car.**

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News Nosh 7.7.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday July 7, 2019

 
Revealed Exchange of the Day:
Lev Tov: “We’re talking about a population – women and children?”
Peled: “All, all. Yes.”
Lev Tov: “Don’t you distinguish between them?”
Peled: “The problem is very simple. The war is between two populations. They come out of their home.”
Lev Tov: “If the home exists, they have somewhere to return to?”
Peled: “It’s not armies yet, it’s gangs. We’re also actually gangs. We come out of the house and return to the house. They come out of the house and return to the house. It’s either their house or our house.”
Lev Tov: “Qualms belong to the more recent generation?”
Peled: “Yes, today. When I sit in an armchair here and think about what happened, all kinds of thoughts come to mind.”
Lev Tov: “Wasn’t that the case then?”
Peled: “Look, let me tell you something even less nice and cruel, about the big raid in Sasa [Palestinian village in Upper Galilee]. The goal was actually to deter them, to tell them, ‘Dear friends, the Palmach [the Haganah “shock troops”] can reach every place, you are not immune.’ That was the heart of the Arab settlement. But what did we do? My platoon blew up 20 homes with everything that was there.”
Lev Tov: “While people were sleeping there?”

Peled: “I suppose so. What happened there, we came, we entered the village, planted a bomb next to every house, and afterward Homesh blew on a trumpet, because we didn’t have radios, and that was the signal [for our forces] to leave. We’re running in reverse, the sappers stay, they pull, it’s all primitive. They light the fuse or pull the detonator and all those houses are gone.”
--A segment of an interview that a special Israeli unit, Malmab, decided to conceal from the interview that historian Boaz Lev Tov conducted with Maj. Gen. (res.) Elad Peled. An Israeli historian revealed that since early last decade, Israel's Defense Ministry teams have scoured local archives and removed troves of historic documents to conceal proof of the Nakba and that it was Israel's military operations against the local Arabs that caused them to flee - and not their leaders.*

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News Nosh 7.4.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday July 4, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"Israel has developed a map of correctness for itself showing that some racism and violence are permissible and some are not. The police will be informed about it in the next few days."
--Haaretz's Gideon Levy writes that Israel cannot have a morality which bans the killing of people based on their skin color (the Ethiopian-Israelis), but allows the killing of others because of their nationality (Palestinian).*

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News Nosh 7.3.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday July 3, 2019

 
Quote of the Day #1:
“Judaism is an adjective that modifies my Arabness.”
--Jewish-Arab-American journalist, Massoud Hayoun, wrote a book about his Egyptian grandfather and his own identity.*

Quote of the Day #2:
“There is a process of deligitimization in which we are being painted as criminals and violent people even though we are experiencing the violence.”
—Avi Yalou, a social activist, said about the protests over police brutality towards Ethiopian-Israelis.**

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News Nosh 7.2.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday July 2, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
“If the policeman had seen a group of white-skinned youth squabbling, his hand would never have gone to his gun.”
Labor party MK Shelly Yachimovich said following the killing of an Ethiopian-Israeli youth by an off-duty police officer.*

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News Nosh 7.1.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday July 1, 2019

 
Quote of the Day #1:
"...What about honor, about values? Think about yourself, about your father. What did this boy contribute to the state? Did he give one percent of what I contributed? Of what my son, who serves in a special military unit, contributes? Has he once visited our military cemeteries? What did he do in his life?"
--IDF Brig. Gen. (res.) Hasson Hasson, former Military Attaché to the President and a member of the Druze community, said in response to a Tweet post by Yair Netanyahu, the son of the Prime Minister, which the Israeli Druze community felt mocked them.*

Quote of the Day #2:
"Two Trump lawyers from New York and two casino moguls from Las Vegas smashing walls and coexistence in Jerusalem."
--Haaretz commentator Anshel Pfeffer refers to the controversial partipation of U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and President Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt, along with Sheldon and Miri Adelson, in the ceremony inaugurating a settler archaeological project in E. Jerusalem, a tunnel that runs under Palestinian homes.**


Breaking News:
Israel Strikes Iranian Targets in Syria, Report Says; 16 Killed, including baby, 21 Wounded
Syrian air defenses responded to attacks on Homs and Damascus outskirts launched from Lebanese air space, Syrian state media says. Syrian anti-aircraft missile fired at Israelis hits Turkish Cypriot mountainside, no casualties. (Haaretz and Ynet)

Iran Says It Has Exceeded Enriched Uranium Stockpile Allowed Under Nuclear Deal
(Haaretz and Israel Hayom)

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News Nosh 6.30.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday June 30, 2019
 
Phrase of the day:
Ping-pong match.
--How the military correspondent of 'Israel Hayom,' Yoav Limor, described the exchanges of troubles (environmental, economic, physcial hardship, etc.) Israel and the Gaza Strip gave each other over the last few days.*

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News Nosh 6.27.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday June 27, 2019


You Must Be Kidding: 
"I'll keep doing it the way that we want to do it."
--The response of Trump advisor Jared Kushner when asked by reporters at the Bahrain economic conference what would happen if the Palestinian Authority rejected the US peace plan's political component.**

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