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News Nosh 6.17.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday June 17, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"Most people in Gaza are thirsty for water - but no less - they are thirsty for a normal life and a better future for their children. They are our neighbors, despite everything, and you cannot ignore what is happening there."
--One of the Israeli workers at the site near the Gaza Strip where Yedioth revealed Israel is laying down a new upgraded water pipe to connect to the Palestinian water system.*
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News Nosh 6.12.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday June 12, 2019
 
Quote of the day:
“It doesn’t need to matter to anyone what my ethnicity is and what my name is.”
--Newly acquired soccer player of Beitar Jerusalem soccer team, Ali Mohammed, responded to the team's anti-Arab fan club, which opposes the use of his name at the stadium and only agrees to him playing because he is Christian, not Muslim.*
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News Nosh 6.11.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday June 11, 2019

 
You Must Be Kidding: 
"Our problem is with his name only and not with the player himself. So we will change his name so that the name Mohammad will not be heard at Teddy Stadium."
—After discovering that the new acquisition to the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team was not a Muslim, the racist anti-Arab 'La Familia' fan club released a statement explaining it did not oppose the acquisition of the Nigerian - but they did have a problem with his name: Ali Mohammed. The post was later deleted.**
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News Nosh 6.6.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday June 6, 2019

 
You Must Be Kidding: 
"Super Trump, Jerusalem's prince. Super Trump, to the skies he will reach."
--Chorus of song by Jerusalem's Boys Choir, hailing US President Donald Trump as a savior.**
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News Nosh 6.5.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday June 5, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"Above all, she was the face of Israel as we wanted it to be, as it was supposed to be."
--Yedioth's senior political commentator, Nahum Barnea, writes about Nechama Rivlin, wife of the President, who passed away Wednesday.*
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News Nosh 6.4.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday June 4, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
“If the Justice Ministry's department had related to the evidence like we do, they would have clearly seen that the police were responsible for the deaths of Abu al-Kiyan and Erez Levy, and for Odeh’s serious injuries. What we see is a persistent effort to manipulate the evidence, including the failure to provide evidence."
--Professor Eyal Weizman says new video footage categorically shows that it is the police who are responsible for the deaths of Bedouin resident Yakub Abu al-Kiyan and police officer Erez Levy and for the wounding of Arab lawmaker Ayman Odeh during the 2017 government eviction from and destruction of the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran - and that the police and the Justice Ministry could have reached that conclusion, as well.**
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News Nosh 6.3.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday June 3, 2019

 
Number of the day:
10.
The increase in the percentage of US Jews who support dismantling all the Israeli settlements as part of a peace deal with the Palestinians.*
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News Nosh 5.30.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday May 30, 2019

 
Quote of the Day #1:
"The reality is that your government has made the situation very difficult for anyone who asks questions. And that's a very dangerous thing. For any society is is very dangerous."
--Actor Richard Gere explains in an interview with Yedioth why he won't be visiting Israel anytime soon.*

Quote of the Day #2:
"...What we saw in the Knesset on Wednesday night launched a new chapter in the disintegration of Israeli democracy. The newborn Knesset chose to commit suicide solely because of one man's personal caprice. On the one hand, this is utterly shocking; on the other, it is spectacular. The man is fighting for his power, his position, his freedom. Like a fly that refuses to drown in cream, Netanyahu kicked his legs more and more until the cream became butter."
--Yedioth's top political commentator, Nahum Barnea, on Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's desperate attempts to form a coalition before Wednesday night's deadline and what he did when he failed.**
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News Nosh 5.29.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 29, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"Which democracy exactly are you fighting for? A democracy in which five million people are being held under military rule? One where almost no new Arab communities have been built in 70 years and where there is an ongoing attempt to prevent the representation of 20% of its citizens? Perhaps it is a democracy in which lands are divided according to ethnic criteria and after 70 years of dispossession, where senior citizens are thrown out of their homes without an alternative and without compensation?"
--Yedioth reporter Tamar Kaplansky blasts the people who demonstrated Saturday night against the 'end of democracy.'*
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News Nosh 5.28.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday May 28, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
“I have to ask: What has changed during this period?"
--Israeli Chief Justice Esther Hayut said after quoting Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who said in 2017: “One thing that does not change — and should not change — is the need for a strong, independent, honest and impartial court. That has not changed, and it will not change either.”*
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