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News Nosh 9.19.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday September 19, 2019
 
Quote of the day #1:
"I suggest you make an exit now. This is the 90th minute. Your hourglass is almost out. These are the last moments where (Attorney General) Mendelblitt can make you a reasonable deal. If you don't do it now, you are taking a big gamble. Remember Olmert. He, too, thought it would not happen to him, but he went to Maasiyahu (prison). Do you want to go to Maasiyahu, Bibi? Sure, you'll have some quiet there, finally. I understand. But I don't think you’ll like the scent of Lysol or the kitchen duties. There is no sushi there, and the pasta isn’t great."
--Maariv's political commentator, Ben Caspit, writes what he thinks Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's deceased personal lawyer and friend would have advised Netanyahu following his election loss and the upcoming hearing on his corruption cases.*

Quote of the day #2:
"The racism of the politicians kills us - we learned to live together, Arabs and Jews."
--Aida Husari, 52, from Shfaram town, who donated her kidney to a Jewish man. The Jewish man's original donor donated to Husari's sister-in-law.*


Breaking News:
Israel Election Results: Gantz Widens Lead Over Netanyahu as 97% of Vote Counted
Netanyahu's bloc, comprised of right-wing and ultra-Orthodox parties, currently stands at 55 seats. The center-left bloc has 57 seats. (Haaretz+ and Ynet)
Israel Election Results: Netanyahu Says He Wants Unity Government; Gantz: I Will Lead It
Kahol Lavan MKs say they will sit with Netanyahu ■ Shaked says she isn't sure she will join right-wing bloc ■ Gantz widens edge over Netanyahu as 98% of vote counted. (Haaretz+ and Ynet)

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News Nosh 9.18.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday September 18, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"Listen Abu Yair, incitement has a price."
--Following a high turnout of Arab voters and 12 seats for his party, Ayman Odeh, leader of the mostly Arab Joint List, rebuked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the father of Yair, for all his election campaign incitement against Arab citizens.**

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News Nosh 9.16.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday September 16, 2019
 
Quote of the day:
"Zionism began even before the establishment of the state, and demanded sovereignty and a national home for the Jewish people in its historical land. And now we are the most sovereign and the most nationalist in the most historic country, ours, but wait a moment, it's also the Arabs'."
--Poet and author, Yonatan Geffen, writes in Yedioth Ahronoth why he's voting for the Joint List.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
"You are leading a double life.”
A husband asked for a divorce from his wife, accusing her of infidelity, after he discovered she had decided to vote for Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu party and not Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's Likud party. he accused. **

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News Nosh 9.15.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday September 15, 2019
 
Quote of the day:
"Like a beaten society, we've grown accustomed, accustomed to the idiotic idea of going to the polling stations yet again, because the stars didn't align for Binyamin Netanyahu and Avidgor Liberman in April."
--Yedioth commentator, Chen Artzi-Sror.*

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News Nosh 9.12.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday September 12, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
“I was disqualified for much less than 'The Arabs want to annihilate us...'"
--Far-right-wing LEHAVA organization chairman, Bentzi Gopstein, whom the High Court disqualified from running for Knesset, tweeted on Twitter after a Facebook message was sent from Netanyahu’s FB account to his supporters saying that they should spread a message that Arab citizens of Israel 'want to annihilate' Jewish Israelis.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
“I strongly oppose approving the building addition. This hotel is an anti-Semitic hotel. It’s a hotel that doesn’t recognize Israeli sovereignty.”
--Statement by Jerusalem city councilman from Likud party, Elisha Peleg, who has delayed the expansion of the Palestinian hotel in E. Jerusalem. The members of the city's planning committee expressed amazement at the councilman’s stance and told him that approval of construction cannot be denied on such a basis.**


Breaking News:
Report: U.S. believes Israel planted listening devices near White House
Politico says devices that mimicked cell phone towers also placed in other 'senstive locations' around Washington; Israeli officials vehemently deny claims, calling report 'blatant lie.' (Haaretz and Ynet)

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News Nosh 9.10.19

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

 
You Must Be Kidding: 
"After all, there are 1.8 million Arab residents."
--Statement made by former state comptroller Yosef Shapira, who at the time explained why he instructed his office to translate the prefaces to every state comptroller report into Arabic. However, his successor, Matanyahu Englman, does not see that reason as sufficing and intends to cancel the translations to Arabic.**

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News Nosh 9.9.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday September 9, 2019

 
You Must Be Kidding #1: 
“I really asked my staff, and they all said that you looked pleasant and gentle and that you are surely a good dentist but everyone thought that this way, with the head covering, it wouldn’t work for us in the clinic … even if we would make you appointments and fill the schedule … people wouldn’t want … there would be a lot of problems with this … We’d have a lot of problems, which wouldn’t be justified, but we’d have problems with this. So you know, I’m left with the sympathy and the good intentions but I can’t fulfill them … I can’t fulfill it under these conditions.”
Director of dental clinic tells Arab dentist who wears a Muslim headscarf why she didn’t get the job. He was fined.*

You Must Be Kidding #2: 
"When it comes to the suspects who are in custody, who don't see their family, who are under psychological pressure that is suitable for use by the Shin Bet investigations - we are in trouble. This is how evidence is obtained? Is that the way?"
--Yedioth senior commentator Ben-Dror Yemini argues that the psychological methods used by the Shin Bet interrogators for obtaining testimony (ostensibly from Palestinians) are unsuitable for use not by the Shin Bet - in other words, that Jewish Israelis should not be interrogated the way that Palestinians are by the Shin Bet But he expresses no problem with those methods being used on Palestinians.**


Breaking News:
Iranian militias in Syria launch failed missile strike against Israel after 18 people were killed in an aerial attack by an unidentified aircraft on Iranian targets in Syria near the Iraq border. (Israel Hayom and Ynet)

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News Nosh 9.8.19

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

You Must Be Kidding #1: 

"Rabin murdered Holocaust survivors."
--Yair Netanyahu, son of the prime minister, wrote in a Tweet.


You Must Be Kidding #2: 
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has repeatedly warned in recent days of the danger that the election will be “stolen" due to alleged voter fraud by Arab citizens of Israel. The Likud party alleged voter fraud at more than a hundred polling stations from the April elections.
The police investigated and found one case in favor of Likud.**


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News Nosh 9.5.19

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

 
Quotes of the day:
"We won't let them steal the election."
--Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says speaking of his party's attempt to pass a bill to place cameras at polling stations to prevent alleged fake votes in Arab sector.*

"Advancing the bill, even though it has no chance, is meant to keep the narrative of 'Arabs stealing the vote' in the minds of Likud voters. This will get them to go out and vote."
--A source within Likud told Maariv.*

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News Nosh 9.4.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday September 4, 2019
 
You Must Be Kidding: 
"The education minister not only goes beyond his purview, he simply acts as if he's the minister of religionization. He doesn't care about Israeli students, but only how to turn them into settlers living in the West Bank."
--Democratic Camp party member, Stav Shafir, and Meretz party leader, Nitzan Horowitz, said after far right-wing Education Minister Rafi Peretz promoted plans to have school children make school trips in the West Bank.**

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