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News Nosh - 11.14.19

APN's daily news review from Israel

Thursday November 14, 2019

Quote of the day:

"They parted together from the world, and when they ascended to heaven the guard at the door did not ask for IDs, because they are all equal before God. The sky is open to anyone. So should people’s hearts."
--Shlomo Vishinsky, father of an Israeli soldier who was killed alongside his Arab-Israeli comrade-in-arms in Gaza in 2004, calls on Israelis to consider Arab citizens and Arab MKs as equals members of Israeli society.*

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"They sanctify the terrorists' war crimes!"
--Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in Knesset about Arab MKs who expressed opposition to Israeli military actions in Gaza that killed innocent civilians and which were meant, they said, to rescue Netanyahu from his legal woes.**

Breaking News:

Capping 48-hour surge in violence, Gaza cease-fire reached, started at 5:30 AM, sirens still heard in Gaza border communities
Israel 'achieved its objectives,' official claims. 32 Palestinians die in Israeli strikes. Rocket alert sirens ring out minutes after Islamic Jihad confirms cease-fire. Islamic Jihad said it made a list of conditions: "An end to targeted killings in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, an end to attacks on civilians during the (weekly Friday Gaza fence) March of Return protests and a commitment to abide by (existing) agreements pertaining to Gaza." (Haaretz, Ynet, Israel Hayom)

IDF concludes Operation 'Black Belt': 25 eliminations [killings], 450 rocket launches
IDF spokesman: "We took advantage of a window of opportunity in Gaza in relation to the Iranian arena." About 60% of the rocket launches from Gaza were launched into open space and about 90% were intercepted. (Maariv)

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News Nosh - 11.13.19

APN's daily news review from Israel

Wednesday November 13, 2019

Quote of the day:

"The question is what will happen the next time the Qatari money fails to come in time or the events on the (Gaza border) fence get out of control, now that we no longer have Baha to blame."
--Middle East commentator Shimrit Meir writes in Yedioth that the Palestinian Islamic Jihad brigade commander Israel assassinated was a convenient target.*

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"Those who succeed in a labeling campaign know that next step will prevent Hamas's defeat."
--Yedioth's BDS commentator Ben-Dror Yemini writes that the European Union decision to oblige EU countries to label settlement products gives Hamas support to shoot rockets at Israel.**

Breaking News: 

Rocket fire from Gaza resumes after a quiet night; IDF Strikes in Gaza
220 rockets fired since Tuesday morning, 90 percent intercepted, army says ■ 19 Palestinians killed, 69 wounded in Israeli strikes ■ Commando unit deployed to secure border communities from possible infiltration. (Haaretz and Ynet)

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News Nosh 11.12.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday November 12, 2019


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"Go to the Arabs, go to Ayman Odeh, terrorist!"
-A group of ultra-Orthodox youth shouted at Kahol-Lavan leader Benny Gantz outside the wedding hall of the son of ultra-Orthodox MK Yaakov Asher over the possibility that Gantz would form a minority government with the support of the mostly Arab Joint List.*


Quote of the day:
"Benny, the very fact that you attended the wedding of an ultra-Orthodox public persona in these sensitive political times expresses your public courage and your natural desire, which I know of personally, to bring closer and not to distance. Regardless of the results of the (political) negotiations in the coming days, you honored me and my family and the entire ultra-Orthodox sector - and for that I thank you."
--Ultra-Orthodox MK Yaakov Asher wrote to Benny Gantz after hearing he was verbally attacked by ultra-Orthodox youth outside the wedding hall.*


Breaking News:
Before dawn Tuesday morning, Israel assassinated Baha Abu al-Attta, the commander of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in the Gaza Strip, also killing his wife. The Damascus home of Islamic Jihad official Akram Al-Ajouri was also targeted. Later it was known that the army carried out two more assassination strikes against PIJ activists: one that killed one man and another that killed two men riding a motorbike while they allegedly were on their way to shoot rockets. The PIJ said it would mount an "unprecedented response" to Israel's attacks, and warned the Jewish state that it "opened the gates of hell." PIJ retaliated with more than 190 rockets on southern and central Israel by 8PM. Israel’s Homefront Command declared an emergency across parts of Israel and schools and businesses were closed. Israel warned Hamas: "If you join in - the IDF will attack you, if you do not - the IDF will not attack you," the message read. Many were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. Egyptian mediators tried to arrange an Israel-Gaza truce.

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News Nosh 11.11.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday November 11, 2019
 
Quote of the day:
"The days before Rabin’s murder were days of intense and legitimate public debate, that descended in some cases to criminal incitement and defamation that motivated the murderer to try and assassinate Israeli democracy. We mustn’t forget the slippery slope from incitement and hate to bloodshed.”
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Sunday, imploring all political camps not to "fuel hate."*

"It is enough to listen again, and again, to the speech 'their children and our children' by the mutation called 'Erez Tadmor,' spokesman for the Likud campaign and a close associate of Netanyahu, to realize that the real threat to the Zionist vision established here 71 years ago is what grew here, within us."
-Top Maariv political commentator Ben Caspit in a chilling Op-Ed about hate-speech coming from those in office.**

You Must Be Kidding: 
Police had to escort the audience to their cars to physically protect them from right-wing protesters who forced to cut short the screening of the film, "The Advocate," about human rights lawyer, Lea Tzemel, who represents in court Palestinians accused of terror acts.***

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News Nosh 11.10.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday November 10, 2019
 

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"Just so we're all on the same page… the instructions to the police are not to be near the schools during arrival hours in the morning or at the leaving hours in the afternoon. Other than that, patrols will move through the neighborhood freely and as needed."
--Text message written by Israeli police and sent to Palestinian parents in Issawiyah neighborhood of E. Jerusalem. The parents showed Haaretz+ the message after the police violated the agreement and deployed Border Police at the schools and denied it ever made an agreement.*

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News Nosh 11.7.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday November 7, 2019
 
Quote of the day:
"Today it’s foreigners, tomorrow it will be Israelis. Because what’s the difference? If an opinion is dangerous, it should be forbidden to all."
--Haaretz commentator Gideon Levy writes against the High Court decision to allow the deportation of a human rights organization director because of his support for boycotting settlements.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
“The main reason I went to social media is because I can’t tolerate injustice. I’ve been quiet my whole life in the face of evil and injustice, and now I have a tool to balance it, sort of.”
—Son of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Yair Netanyahu, who has used his online presence to defend his father with often incendiary social media posts, which he has had to delete on multiple occasions and which even cost him his job as a social media coordinator at Shurat Hadin, a right-wing Israeli advocacy legal organization.**

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News Nosh 11.6.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday November 6, 2019
 
Quote of the day:
“I don’t know whether to describe myself as an Israeli Arab or a Palestinian. I’m Palestinian to the same degree that I’m Israeli. I’m Palestinian as a fact, and in my identity, but I live in the State of Israel. But what’s important is that food enables people to reveal themselves to one another.”
--Osama Dalal, an Israeli Arab chef from Acre, who has been chosen by the Jewish-Israeli owners of '12 Chairs Cafe,' one of the most popular Israeli eateries in Manhattan, to demonstrate the wonders of Palestinian cuisine in a private room at
the restaurant, for one week beginning today.*

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News Nosh 11.5.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday November 5, 2019
 

Quote of the day:
"How tense is the business here right now? It's hanging by the thread. But neither side wants to go down that slope, and (both) make efforts so it doesn't happen. We want to end incidents while maintaining the upper hand. They, on the other hand, try to avoid incidents from happening and we try not to give them reasons."
—Lt. Col. Yoav Schneider commander of Battalion 82 explains why Israel bombs Hamas military lookout posts when they are empty and why soldiers don't shoot more Palestinians on the border fence.*

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News Nosh 11.4.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday November 4, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"In the world of medicine, we call this an autoimmune disease."
--Yedidiya Stern writes in Yedioth that the attack by Justice Minister Amir Ohana on the most senior members of staff under his authority, accusing them of an alleged "political agenda" in the investigations into the prime minister is an example of the governing body attacking itself.*

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News Nosh 11.3.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday November 3, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"...The most important war is the war for peace."
--Labor party chief Amir Peretz said ahead of the Rabin memorial rally, the slogan which was "No to violence, yes to peace."*

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