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News Nosh 7.30.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Thursday July 30, 2020

(NOTE: News Nosh will be on holiday till Wednesday next week.)

Quote of the day:

"God help our democracy if people start to kill each other."
-- President Reuven Rivlin said in response to the latest assault by right-wingers against anti-Netanyahu demonstrators.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
“This was about two groups who provoked each other. I don’t know who started and who hit back.”
--Despite the numerous videos showing right-wingers brutally assaulting anti-Netanyahu demonstrators in Tel-Aviv on Tuesday, Magistrate Court Judge Anat Yahav decided to release to house arrest two of the men suspected of assault.**

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News Nosh 7.29.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Wednesday July 29, 2020

Quote of the day:

“People are scared to come to protests because of this. It’s frightening to think that next time the attackers might use a knife.”
--Dor Segal, an eyewitness of the Tuesday night attacks on anti-Netanyahu protesters by groups of young men wearing black.*

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News Nosh 7.28.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Tuesday July 28, 2020

You Must Be Kidding: 
"A siege on the Arabs and not on the Jews."
--Words spray-painted by settlers on the walls of a mosque in a West Bank village before they set it ablaze.*

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News Nosh 7.27.20

APN's daily news review from Israel  - Monday July 27, 2020

Quote of the day:

“Until now, we dealt with police violence, which is terrible in and of itself. Now the messages of incitement and violence brought citizens to stab a demonstrator in the neck. This could have ended much worse. This could have ended like Emil Greenzweig. Like Yitzhak Rabin. The incitement must end.”
--Labor Party MK Merav Michaeli said following attacks on demonstrators protesting against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.*

You Must Be Kidding:
"I also sometimes ask myself in the middle of the night why is the traffic light red."
--Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's response to question about why there are no female lawmakers left in the downsized corona cabinet.**

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News Nosh 7.26.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Sunday July 26, 2020

You Must Be Kidding: 
Police shot water cannons at heads of people demonstrating against Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu across from his residence.*

Quotes of the Day:
“When I got up. I got another jet [of water] in the back. I tried to hide but they were spraying at us from everywhere. It was a battlefield. They didn’t attempt to disperse us, but rather to scare us from demonstrating again.”
--Yonatan Kimmel, who came to Jerusalem to demonstrate against Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, was hit by police with a water jet to his head, puncturing his eardrum, knocking him down, cutting his head and bruising him all over his face and body.*

"I'm the one who was proud to defend. I'm the one who was brainwashed. I'm the one who traveled with you in the big world, the one who went with you to demonstrations and I'm also the one who is unable to explain to my children why I did it. You won’t remember me. I don’t matter to you. Only you are important to you. So guess what? Yesterday I came to visit you, yes, yes, at Balfour. I am the one who, if you wake him up in the middle of the night, will know in 37 seconds to how to reach every house in the area with my eyes closed. I was the one who heard the voices of despair of our people yesterday in both the left-wing demonstration and the right-wing demonstration on the other side of the street. I was the one who was beaten by policemen yesterday just because I came to exercise the basic democratic right in Jerusalem. I am the one who was hit by water with unreasonable force from an extreme means of dispersing demonstrations (water cannon) simply because the police…does not have the capacity for restraint.”
--Nir Aden, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's former Shin Bet personal security guard, wrote in a Facebook post that went viral.**

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News Nosh 7.23.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Thursday July 23, 2020

You Must Be Kidding: 
Israel’s Civil Administration on Tuesday tore down a building at the entrance to Hebron that Palestinians say was meant to serve as a center for coronavirus testing and quarantine.**

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News Nosh 7.21.20

APN's daily news review from IsraelTuesday July 21, 2020

You Must Be Kidding: “Traitor, leftee, a big zero."
--What Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's supporters called former IDF deputy chief of staff, Yair Golan, before spitting on him at a anti-Netanyahu protest encampment outside the Prime Minister's Residence.**

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News Nosh 7.20.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Monday July 20, 2020

Quote of the day:

"Security forces would take potshots at Arabs from dozens of meters away, then explain to the journalists already biased against the protesters (Arabs, you know) that they felt their lives were at risk."
--Arab-Israeli commentator explains why Arab-Israelis are not participating in the demonstrations against the government.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
--The number of Arab-Israeli businesses and owners from across the country whom Yedioth interviewed and profiled for its special supplement today to help small businesses.**

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News Nosh 7.19.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Sunday July 19, 2020

Quotes of the day:

"It’s a sure thing that if Hallaq had attacked the cops, or even hiccupped in their direction, all the security footage of all the cameras would have been forwarded immediately to the TV stations and the news sites."
--Haaretz+ columnist Noa Osterreicher writes about the declaration by the Justice Ministry that all seven cameras that pointed at the place where a Border Policeman shot and killed young autistic Palestinian man, Eyad Al-Hallaq, malfunctioned.*

“I will admit that in 2011 I sinned the sin of innocence: I believed that it was possible to translate the protest into a different, hopeful socio-economic policy. But this belief was shattered in the face of the ancient truth: ‘The horse can be brought to the trough, but it cannot be forced to drink’…Today...there is only one option left: not to try to bring the horse back to the trough, but to replace the horse, and soon.”
—Professor Manuel Trajtenberg, who was appointed by PM Binyamin Netanyahu to head the public committee to probe the 2011 social welfare protests, writes in Yedioth about the differences between 2011 and today’s protests.**

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News Nosh 7.16.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Thursday July 16, 2020

 Quotes of the day:

“I’m fighting over my country because I care about it. If it was finished, I wouldn’t be here,” one woman said, imploring the demonstrator, who tried grabbing a microphone from Channel 13 News reporter Avishay Ben Haim, and was now trying to set fire to an Israeli flag. Other protesters gathered around and tried to convince him to stop. At one point, the situation nearly deteriorated into violence. 

“It will be the picture of the protest. That’s exactly what they want. You’re helping our enemies.” The man put out the small flame that had begun to burn on the flag and the woman took it away from the scene. The furious man was forced to relent and came down from the roof.
--Haaretz's Jerusalem correspondent, Nir Hasson, reports from the scene of the biggest most virulent protest remembered in Jerusalem.*

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