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News Nosh 10.13.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Monday July 20, 2020

Quote of the day:

“‘You say there is no detention, but there is a restraining order. I have not seen in any ruling a legal anchor for this construction, according to which there is no detention order, yet there is an order to prevent a person from going out to certain places. After all, no restriction order has been issued...What interest does the state have in this provision? Suppose there was an order — there is also discretion. Once the arrest warrant has been suspended, what interest is served by the decision to [keep Maher al-Akhras] at Kaplan Hospital rather than at home or in a hospital in Ramallah?'”
--At the High Court hearing Monday over detained Palestinian hunger-striker Maher al-Akhras's petition to be released, Justice Menachem Mazuz questioned the state's murky way to hold a Palestinian man, who was not charged or put on trial.*

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News Nosh 10.12.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Monday October 12, 2020

You Must Be Kidding: 
-- The number of Israeli soldiers hospitalized after a brawl between recruits from the (Jewish) Givati Brigade and the Bedouin Reconnaissance Regiment over the line in the dining hall at the military base.

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News Nosh 10.6.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Tuesday October 6, 2020

 Headline of the day:“The Minister of the Immediate Environment”
-- The headline in 'The Marker,' referring to Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel, who violated corona guidelines that prohibit travel farther than 1 kilometer from home and prohibiting visiting people outside the home. She traveled 150 kilometers to visit her in-laws in Tiberias.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
“While Israel reels from its second lockdown and economic distress, Netanyahu is promoting construction in isolated settlements that Israel will have to evacuate."
--Peace Now responds to Israel's plan to advance next week at least 4,430 settlement units in the Palestinian Territories.*

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News Nosh 10.5.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Monday October 5, 2020

 Quote of the day:“These weren’t American soldiers, for example, who plundered the Vietnamese, or Germans thousands of kilometers from home. These were civilians who looted from their neighbors across the street. I don’t mean that they necessarily knew Ahmed or Noor whose property they stole, but that the neighbors were part of a shared social civil fabric."
—In a new book, historian Adam Raz reveals the phenomenon of Jews plundering the property of their Arab neighbors en masse in 1948. Raz said the subject was meaningful because it exerted, and continues to exert, considerable influence on the relations between the two people who share this land.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
"If Biden wins we will see a policy shift that, in my personal opinion, will be wrong and will be bad for the region, including for Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait."
--Speaking to an Emirati newspaper, top US 'diplomat' to Israel, Ambassador David Friedman, publicly expressed his view of who should win the 2020 US Presidential election.**

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News Nosh 10.1.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Thursday October 1, 2020

 Quote of the day:"The Yom Kippur Selichot (repentance prayers) has expired, but it is not too late to apologize to the Palestinians. As human beings and as a people."
—Maariv commentator Ran Edelist writes that it's unlikely that all 3,532 Palestinians killed by Israeli military and security forces between 2009 and 2020, including 694 minors and 324 women, were ticking time bombs.*

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News Nosh 9.30.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Wednesday September 30, 2020

 Quote of the day:"There is the indicted Mr. Binyamin Netanyahu and there is the Prime Minister of Israel Binyamin Netanyahu. It is not the same thing. If you mix things up and use your governmental power as prime minister to influence you criminally, then it begins to be a serious problem.”
—In a leaked tape recording, Attorney General Avichai Mendelblitt is heard saying that Netanyahu could be incapacitated as prime minister due to a conflict of interests.*

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News Nosh 9.29.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Tuesday September 29, 2020

Quote of the day:

"Yes, she’s got a huge following, and it would have been nice to enlist her to the cause of peace, but if she’s not interested, or not brave enough to stand up to the BDS crowd, there are many other emerging political leaders who’d be happy to take the slot she was offered."
--Haaretz's Washington correspondent, Amir Tibon, writes about US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's pull-out from Americans for Peace Now's October 20th virtual event commemorating 25 years since the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, who was murdered because of his support for a two-state solution.*

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News Nosh 9.24.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Thursday September 24, 2020

 Quote of the day:

"...(Haaretz Editor-in-Chief) Aluf Benn is wrong when he calls the left-wing criticism of the accords (with the UAE and Bahrain) 'achingly pathetic.' Israel’s control of the territories and its inhabitants and ending the conflict with them are not just the litmus test by which the accords that Israel has signed must be judged – it is the heart of the matter. Benn knows full well that despite the accords, tomorrow a Palestinian will stand humiliated at a checkpoint and when the next Jewish holiday comes around we’ll impose a closure on our neighbors."
--Executive Director of Breaking the Silence, Avner Gvaryahu, writes in an incisive Op-Ed today.*

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News Nosh 9.23.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Wednesday September 23, 2020

Quote of the day:

We are honoring "an American Supreme Court justice, a Jew, a champion of human rights in general and of women's rights specifically. An inspiring, brave woman."
--Elad Tesler, a member of Kibbutz Ramat Hashofet (Kibbutz of the Judge Highlands), explained how kibbutz residents were honoring former Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: by changing the kibbutz name to 'Kibbutz Ramat Hashofetet, meaning (Kibbutz of the female Judge of the Highlands).*

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News Nosh 9.22.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Tuesday September 22, 2020

Quote of the day:

“It does not take much to imagine how such an event would have ended had the driver been a Palestinian: execution on the spot, before leaving the body out to lie on the ground until a sapper arrived to rule out the possibility of an explosive device. Within minutes of the incident, the police would release a statement about an attempted terror attack.”
—Journalist Oren Ziv compares the police reactions to a suspected car-ramming attack by a Jewish-Israeli and one by a Palestinian.**

You Must Be Kidding: 
"We need to try and kill anyone who raises his hand against a Jew. And he doesn't even have to kill [a Jew], only strike him or want him dead."
--Said by the Tzfat (Safed) Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu.**

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