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News Nosh 6.3.20

APN's daily news review from Israel  - Wednesday June 3, 2020
 

You Must Be Kidding: 

“I felt that I had to let them vent.
The reason why officer 1st Lt. Guy Eliahu allowed his soldiers vandalize Palestinian cars at a Nablus refugee camp. (See Features below.)

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News Nosh 6.1.20

APN's daily news review from Israel

Monday June 1, 2020


 Quotes of the day:“He didn’t even know there was such a thing as Jews and Arabs in this country.”
--Dr. Hatem Awiwi, the cousin of Eyad Al-Hallaq, the autistic Palestinian young man who was shot dead in cold blood by Israeli Border Police.*

“Today it comes down to this: what are you going to do about it? When actions are taken that threaten the viability of two states living side by side in peace and security, what do you say? What do you do?"
--In an Op-Ed in Haaretz, President of Americans for Peace Now, Hadar Susskind, examines why the “mainstream" Jewish organizations, who all tout their support of a two-state solution, are silent about Israel’s intention to annex Palestinian Territories on July 1st.**

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News Nosh 5.31.20

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday May 31, 2020

 Quote of the day:
"Border Police officers claimed they believed he was holding a gun – there was none – and when they called out for him to stop, he started running. The penalty was death. The Border Police, the most brutal of all units, knows no other way to overpower a fleeing autistic Palestinian except to execute him."
--Haaretz's Gideon Levy writes about the killing by two Israeli Border Policemen of Eyad Hallaq, a 32-year-old autistic man, who was on his way to the Elwyn Center for disabled people.*
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"The shooting in Jerusalem, as horrible as it was, did not take place on racial background, but in the context of a nationalist conflict, which unfortunately creates terror. Just this week there were those who told us an intifada was the natural and desired result of all the talk about extending sovereignty. That is the reason for police presence in Jerusalem, and that is the background for the tension."
--'Israel Hayom' commentator Eithan Orkibi writes a whole Op-Ed saying declaring is no parallel of racism between the killing by police of George Floyd in Minneapolis and of Eyad Hallaq in Jerusalem, yet the only actual refute is the paragraph above, which fails to explain why there cannot be racism toward an occupied people.**
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News Nosh 5.27.20

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 27, 2020

NOTE: News Nosh will be off tomorrow, Thursday, May 31st, and back Sunday, May 31st.

You Must Be Kidding: 

"Let's see what will happen in a year and a half. We'll see whether he'll learn from the best and come prepared for the role."
— Transportation Minister Miri Regev said that Defense Minister Benny Gantz is not ready to be prime minister and that he should learn from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is standing trial on suspicions of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.**
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News Nosh 5.26.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Tuesday May 26, 2020

Quote of the day:

"If you discount the disgraceful events of Sunday outside the courtroom at Jerusalem District Court, where Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stood trial for bribery, fraud, and breach of trust, it was not entirely a bad day. After all, Sunday's events proved that we do live in a law-abiding country, where we can find a modicum of equality before the law for the rich as much as for the poor, the weak as much as the strong."
-- Former politician and journalist, Shelly Yachimovich, wrote in an interesting Op-Ed in Yedioth.*

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News Nosh 5.25.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Monday May 25, 2020

Quote of the day:

"It seems to me that even those who expected drama yesterday did not think that was what would happen."
--Senior Yedioth political commentator Sima Kadmon writes in a sharp Op-Ed about the opening of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's trial in which he accused the police and attorney general of fabricating the cases against him.*

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News Nosh 5.21.20

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday May 21, 2020
 
Quote of the day:
"His admirers believe there won't be a trial because of the characteristics he has that others hate. When you are a conniver, a liar and arrogant you manage to cancel trials. That's how his admirers want him - conniving, arrogant, a liar and successful. They wouldn't want someone like that as a teacher, nor as a police officer, nor as a plumber, but a prime minister? That, yes. They admire him because he fulfills the dreams they have no chance of realizing. They, too, would want to avoid going to trial "because it would cost a lot of money," they would also want a private jet and a royal palace. But he has and they don't. They admire the qualities that have earned him that. They hate being ridiculed for that admiration. It offends them. They would like people to think that they have elected him only for logical and substantive reasons."
--Yossi Klein looks at how Netanyahu's opponents and admirers view him.*

Breaking News:
Host of Israeli sites targeted in mass, alleged Iranian cyber-attack
National Cyber Directorate urges the public not to click on any links if they come across a site compromised with a message, 'countdown to Israel’s destruction has begun.' Among targeted sites are Ramat Gan Municipality, United Hatzalah, Kinneret Authority, official site of Meretz party leader. ttack mounted on the Islamic republic's Quds Day (Jerusalem Day). (Ynet and Israel Hayom)
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News Nosh 5.20.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Wednesday May 20, 2020

Quote of the day:

"The man accused of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, who dragged an entire country through three costly election campaigns for a whole year in an attempt to evade justice, and who has, in the middle of an economic plague, just finished putting together the most bloated, wasteful, ostentatious, exploitative government Israel has ever known, is suddenly worried about the taxpayer’s money, and claims that his presence in court for a needless technical hearing would “cost the public a fortune.”
—Haaretz Editorial on the request by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to be absent from the upcoming opening of his trial.*


You Must Be Kidding: 
Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman, Lior Haiat, slammed the European Union for publicly declaring its opposition to Israeli annexation of Palestinian land, calling it 'megaphone diplomacy' and said things should be discussed in 'intimate diplomatic dialogue.' He declared this on Twitter.**

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News Nosh 5.19.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Tuesday May 20, 2020

You Must Be Kidding: 

While on leave, a Givati brigade soldier from Dolev settlement dressed in uniform and carrying his weapon, stopped Palestinian cars at a fake checkpoint near his settlement, removed the occupants and then stole the cars.*

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News Nosh 5.18.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Tuesday March 10, 2020

Quote of the day:"After all the empty talk about an 'emergency government,' they set up the biggest, most wasteful government in Israel's history – 36 ministers, 16 deputy ministers. In Israel, there are currently fewer than 50 corona patients on ventilators. There are more ministers and deputy ministers than patients being ventilated.”
—Opposition leader MK Yair Lapid said in an impassioned speech at the swearing-in of the new government.*

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