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News Nosh 8.11.20

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

You Must Be Kidding: 
"This is a high-ranking officer, who has contributed greatly to the security of the state in life-threatening operational activities.”
--The police explaining why it only fined the commander of Israeli Police SWAT team for keeping in his office an assault dog that bit, threatened and attacked several people who came in.**

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News Nosh 8.10.20

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

Number of the day:


--The number of seats the right-wing/ultra-Orthodox bloc would receive if elections were held now, two seats short of a majority in the Knesset, according to a poll. *

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News Nosh 8.9.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Sunday August 9, 2020

You Must Be Kidding: 
They are “germs, there’s no argument there… they spread diseases and must be kept away from society.”
—Yona Avrushmi, murderer of Peace Now activist Emil Grunzweig at an anti-occupation rally in 1983, said about protesters demonstrating against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. After he murdered Greenzweig, he told police investigators that the peace activists protesting against the occupation of the Palestinian Territories were “germs that must be eliminated.” Avrushmi also said that he won’t being going to counter the demonstrations, but “some young guys are going, and they know what to do, they know exactly what to do.”**

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News Nosh 8.6.20

APN's daily news review from Israel  - Thursday August 6, 2020

Quote of the day:

"There are moments where all that is required of a human being, is to be a human being. The event in Beirut is one of those moments. Our offer of humanitarian aid, correct and humane..."
--Maariv's senior commentator Ben Caspit responds to the right-wing Israelis who opposed the display of Lebanon's flag on Tel-Aviv's city hall last night.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
"...we got a spectacular 'pyrotechnics show' in the port of Beirut."
--Far right-wing former MK Moshe Feiglin published a Facebook post celebrating the Beirut explosion.**

"Waving an enemy state's flag is a criminal offense!"
--Yair Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s son, tweeted after the Tel-Aviv municipality lit up city hall with the Lebanese flag out of solidarity.**

“...We get the flag of an enemy state. The world has gone upside-down."
--Right-wing former Israeli minister of justice Ayelet Shaked also expressed her opposition to the Tel-Aviv display of solidarity**

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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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