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News Nosh 12.10.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday December 10, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"When there's a vacuum, ignorance and lies take place.”
--Dr. Liat Ben David, director of the Davidson Institute of Science Education at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, said after a religious Jewish speaker who claimed that the Earth was flat gave a lecture to ninth graders at the request of the American Jewish religious organization, which operates that school and over 100 others.*

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News Nosh 12.9.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday November 26, 2019
 
Number of the day:
2,306,000.
--Number of people living in poverty in Israel, according to a report by Latet, an Israeli food bank NGO. Half of the elderly in need cannot heat their homes in winter or adapt them to medical needs and more than half of children receiving aid do not have enough to eat.*

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News Nosh 12.8.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday December 8, 2019

 Quotes of the day:
"This is a period of uncertainty and such periods are fertile ground for incitement and hateful voices, fertile ground for discourse that seeks to turn the tables, to make the guards out as rioters, the protectors as attackers, turn falsehoods into truth. They will lie, and we will tell the truth. This is a period that an unprecedented delegitimization campaign is being made against the law enforcement system in Israel. It is a successful campaign in which hatred and incitement are the currency. This is no longer coming from the lunatic fringes of society."
--Deputy Attorney General Dina Zilber said in a speech at the annual conference of the Israel Association for Public Law.*

"Dina's speech was rightly applauded here, but in groups where we have a serious problem of trust it did not achieve its goal - and perhaps the opposite.”
--Deputy Attorney General Raz Nazri said at the annual conference of the Israel Association for Public Law.*
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News Nosh 12.5.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday December 5, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"At the end of the day, what will determine whether what we saw is a comedy or tragedy is just one thing: Whether the heroes manage to see, in real time, the Other and his own [version of] justice, not only their own.”
—In a speech following an address by Culture Minister Miri Regev, who said that she was committed to the idea of making public funding for the arts conditional on loyalty to the state and lack of criticism of the occupation, actress Liora Rivlin compared the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to a play.*

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News Nosh 12.4.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday December 4, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"The story here is not a story of money at all. The story is simply that our education system is in fact an accurate reflection of civil society. The litmus paper used as a murky mirror of the visible and covert processes in the State of Israel. A policy whose motto is 'Our situation is good, if you exclude the Arabs and the ultra-Orthodox' is a policy that promotes failure."
--Yedioth commentator Chen Artzi-Srur looks at the enormous gap between PISA test scores of Jewish and Arab pupils in Israel, whereby in math, science and language, Arab pupils are at least three to four years behind their Jewish peers.*

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News Nosh 12.3.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday December 3, 2019
 
Quote of the day:
"For 14 years he is prime minister and now, suddenly, it's urgent for him to complete the annexation."
--Kahol-Lavan MK Yair Lapid responds to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's request to serve first in a rotation government so, he says, that he can impose Israeli sovereignty over the Beqaa Jordan Valley in the West Bank.*

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News Nosh 12.2.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday December 2, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"And I tell you honestly: I have a deep fear that the violent discourse will lead to personal injury of the senior officials - and this is a real danger to the entire democracy."
--President of Israel Bar Association said at conference Sunday.*

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News Nosh 12.1.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday December 1, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"When you read the weekend newspapers, and as someone who has experienced the process whose end was that the prime minister of Israel was assassinated, I cannot help but reflect on the possibility that Yigal Amir 2 is already walking among us."
--Former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit posted on Twitter Saturday.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
"You have to expunge from your identity the term 'settlers' and see yourselves as 'noble pioneers' fulfilling your lost Manifest Destiny."
--Prof. Jason D. Hil wrote in an Op-Ed published in Israel Hayom today.**

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News Nosh 11.27.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday November 27, 2019

You Must Be Kidding: 
"What we’re dealing with now is a struggle between Israel's public and a "deep state" - a clandestine cabal of officials operating independently of a nation's elected leadership."
--CEO of far-right-wing religious party Haichud Haleumi, Yehoda Vald, writes that the corruption indictments against Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu are false and only an attempt to weaken the right-wing.**

Quote of the day:
"The dramatic question now is this: Are you on the side of law and justice, or are you on the side of civil unrest?"
--Former Air Force Academy colleagues of Education Minister Rafi Peretz, chairman of the joint faction of the far-right-wing religious Habayit Hayehudi and Ichud Leumi parties, wrote a letter to him voicing their concerns over his silence in the face of conspiracy claims - even from within his faction - that there is a an attempt to topple Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on made up charges.*


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News Nosh 11.26.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday November 26, 2019

Quote of the day:
"Therefore, sir, liberate not only the state, but yourself, and as a man who has worked very hard in the service of the people and won all the honors and all the curses, a horizon of life full of interest and full of intellectual and artistic challenges you did not know will open before you."
--Author A. B. Yehoshua pens a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu encouraging him to step down.*

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