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News Nosh 7.25.19

APN's daily news review from Israel

Thursday July 25, 2019

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"The stay in the village was a lot of fun. According to the plan, the team changed every three months, but the guys did not want to go home. Everyone wanted to stay there. What could be bad? Beach, diving, amazing women."
--Former senior Mossad agent, Aharon (Araleh) Sharf, said about the diving resort in Sudan that the Mossad ran in the '80's as a cover for a base to secretly aid the exodus of Ethiopian Jews to Israel.*

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News Nosh 7.24.19

APN's daily news review from Israel

Wednesday July 24, 2019
 

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"We have to look at a pitcher that came from Grandma and Grandpa’s house and ask whom it originally belonged to.”
--Aya Gov, who created the 'Archive of Plunder' as her final project at the Bezalel Academy of the Arts after discovering that her grandfather came into possession of such objects during the war, said that because in Israel there is no organization that represents all of the Palestinians in the discussion regarding the return of stolen property from war, citizens have to ask who are the rightful owners of the objects.*

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News Nosh 7.23.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday July 23, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
“You can demolish the building over our heads. Our whole lives are here. Where can we go?”
--Father at one of the 70 homes Israel demolished in Wadi Hummous, inside the Palestinian Territories, Monday.*

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16.
--The number of Jewish settler outposts established since 2017 inside the Palestinian Territories without authorization, according to the latest Peace Now report.*

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News Nosh 7.22.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday July 22, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"Despite sophisticated intelligence methods and the huge amount of money the state wastes on the battle against BDS, Israel will never manage to make criticism of the occupation go away."
--From today's Haaretz Editorial.*

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News Nosh 7.21.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday July 21, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
“To claim that Israel is the victim of the Palestinians isn’t just to ignore the occupation, it’s to justify its practices entirely.”
—Haaretz commentator Rogel Alpher wrote in an Op-Ed after U.S. peace envoy Jason Greenblatt said in an interview with PBS on Wednesday that "Israel is actually more the victim than the party that's responsible.” Greenblatt also rejected the term "occupied" to describe the West Bank and called the use of the word 'settlements' "pejorative." **

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News Nosh 7.18.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday July 18, 2019

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Judge Oded Moreno accepted the defense’s arguments that Nahum Ariel’s posts did not constitute incitement or a criminal insult to a public servant and acquited him. Ariel, 25, a resident of Yitzhar settlement, wrote that “there isn’t a single prohibition in halakha [Jewish law] against killing a soldier conducting a nighttime eviction" (of settler outposts) and alongside a picture of a policeman he wrote, “This scumbag is called N.S. He’s a religious dog who just took part in the arrest of a woman from our settlement.” **

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News Nosh 7.17.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday July 17, 2019


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"At first they said he was under arrest. After half an hour they left. They said he's not under arrest and not anything."
--Fayyed Azzam, brother of Faris, an Arab-Israeli who was shot by soldiers while in his car at a West Bank checkpoint Tuesday. The IDF initially said that Faris was a terrorist that tried to run them over. An Israeli official later claimed the soldiers only aimed at his car and that his moderate wounds are the result of "a family dispute." Faris, who is hospitalized, said he didn't hear them call him to stop because his windows were closed and the A/C was on. Once they opened fire he pressed the gas, fearing they would've killed him had he stopped. Regarding the army’s claim that his brother was suspected of a terror attack, Fayyed said, “They always lie."

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News Nosh 7.16.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday July 16, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"It’s hard to decide what’s worse: the ignorance and shamelessness of Education Minister Rafi Peretz, who doesn’t hesitate to determine that a large group of citizens (LGBQT), supposedly with equal rights but who do not conform to rules he regards as the norm, is worthy of being sent for re-education (gay conversion therapy), or the evil and ignorance he demonstrates in his declaration that it’s time to completely take control over the Palestinians and their land while imposing apartheid and a denial of their most basic civil rights."
--Haaretz+ commentator Tzvia Greenfeld.writes in today's paper.*

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News Nosh 7.15.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday July 15, 2019
 
Quote of the day:
"It’s difficult to believe that in 2019, the public conversation in 'the only democracy in the Middle East' revolves around whether or not to support conversion therapy."
--From today's Haaretz Editorial.*

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