APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday October 24, 2019
Quote of the day #1:
“Even people who can’t imagine a reasonable life without Netanyahu must admit that Benny Gantz looked prime
ministerial (or in American terms, presidential) Wednesday night. He paid due respect to every segment of Israeli
society – the ultra-Orthodox, whom he promised to treat like brothers, Arabs, Druze, gays and
—Haaretz political commentator Yossi Verter comments after speech by Kahol-Lavan leader Benny Gantz upon receiving the mandate to form a government.*
Quote of the day #2:
"Gantz spoke yesterday like a prime minister, he dressed like a prime minister and he acted like a prime minister. Now he needs the nerves of steel and the patience."
--Maariv political commentator Ben Caspit comments after speech by Kahol-Lavan leader Benny Gantz upon receiving the mandate to form a government.
You Must Be Kidding:
An Israeli nature authority inspector fined a Palestinian farmer 750 shekels ($212) for harvesting olives from his own tree on his own property.**