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News Nosh 9.3.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Thursday September 3, 2020 

Quote of the day:

"Successful leadership relies upon sociology and ideology – on a group of supporters united around a common interest and idea. Netanyahu rallied the Mizrahim and the religious behind him, promising them a bigger slice of the national pie after they’d been oppressed by “the left,” and he’s been keeping this promise."
--Haaretz Editor-in-Chief Aluf Benn writes about what makes Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu popular, despite it all.*

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News Nosh 9.2.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Wednesday September 2, 2020

You Must Be Kidding: 
“The commander showed restraint and was forced to arrest the suspect after he continued attacking the forces.”
— IDF Spokesman response to video in which an Israeli military officer is seen with his knee on the neck of a 65-year-old Palestinian protester.*

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News Nosh 9.1.20

APN's daily news review from IsraelTuesday September 1, 2020

Irony of the Day:

Sheldon Adelson, the right-wing Jewish-American tycoon who is the largest donor to the election campaigns of US President Donald Trump and the Republican party, is reportedly buying the US government's beach side official residence for US ambassadors in Israel, which is for sale after the US ambassador left to Jerusalem following the transfer of the US embassy there at the behest of Trump with Adelson's support, if not at his behest.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
"We brought them a garbage bag, and one of the girls in the group said that she doesn’t need the bag. ‘The Hasbani Stream is mine, Be’er Sheva is mine and so is Hebron. The whole country is mine and you are the ones who have to clean it,’ she said."
--Tarek Hassuna, from the Arab-Israeli village of Misr, was one of many cleaning workers, who report constant daily bullying and expressions of racism by visitors to Lake Kinneret and streams in the Galilee.**

“The minds of 14-year-old children are full of hatred and racism. I don’t respond when they curse us and the police. They tell us we have no place in this country, that we’re their slaves...Two girls pushed a worker into a latrine yesterday, telling him to clean it.”
--Sharif Zoabi, an Israeli-Arab who has also worked for a decade as a cleaner at the country's northern nature parks.*



Breaking News:
Report: 11 people killed in alleged Israeli strike south of Damascus, Syria points finger at Israel
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 3 Syrian soldiers, 7 pro-Iranian militia fighters and a civilian woman had been killed as a result of the attacks southwest of Damascus and in the province of Daraa. (YnetHaaretz and Israel Hayom)


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News Nosh 8.27.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Thursday August 27, 2020

NOTE: News Nosh will be off on Sunday August 30th.

Quote of the day:

“I didn’t hear ‘Stop.’ I acted the way I was taught.”
—Quote of the Border Policeman who shot dead the autistic Palestinian young man, Eyad Alhallaq. Haaretz’s crime reporter, Josh Breiner, revealed quotes from the testimonies of the two Border Policemen who were involved in Alhallaq's killing.

You Must Be Kidding: 
For the article Haaretz published today about the investigation of the killing of the autistic Palestinian young man, Eyad Alhallaq, reporter Josh Breiner asked the Justice Ministry department that probes allegations of police misconduct why there has, as yet, been no reenactment of the incident that took place three months ago. The reenactment then was held early this morning. Meanwhile, investigators have not yet arranged a confrontation between the two Border Policemen to try to reconcile their contradictory stories, even though the Justice Ministry’s investigation is almost complete...**

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News Nosh 8/26/20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Wednesday August 26, 2020

You Must Be Kidding: 
"After it was discovered that this could lead to injuries, (IDF) forces worked to remove them from the area."
--IDF Spokespersons' Office declared that the military had no idea that planting boxes of stun grenades in a Palestinian village "in order to create desterrence" could harm people. One child was wounded. Soldiers neutralized the third box of explosives only after photos appeared on social media. **

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News Nosh 8.25.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Tuesday August 25, 2020 

Quote of the day:

"Netanyahu uses accepted and recognizable concepts from previous diplomatic moves with the Palestinians and Arab nations, but intends the opposite of what the international community and previous Israeli leaders sought to achieve. His goal is not to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with the help of Arab states, but to decide the outcome on the basis of their support and setting impossible terms for the Palestinians..."
--Col. (ret.) Shaul Arieli writes that, ultimately, Netanyahu's policies will lead to one-state instead of two.*

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News Nosh 8.24.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Monday August 24, 2020 

Quote of the day:

"Netanyahu’s political livelihood is based on dividing society and he is now interested in setting the police against those protesting against him."
--Haaretz's Jerusalem correspondent, Nir Hasson, blames Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for the police violence against demonstrators calling for his resignation.*

Number of the Day:
89.
--The number of Palestinian residential units the Jerusalem municipality has knocked down so far this year compared to 104 for all of 2019 and 72 in 2018. In the first three weeks of August alone, 24 homes were torn down.**

Breaking News:
Pipeline Explosion Causes Blackout in Syria, Minister Says Evidence Points to 'Terrorist Attack' - TV channel showes footage of a large fire following the explosion which occurred northwest of the capital of Damascus; minister says possible terror attack. (Haaretz and Ynet)

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News Nosh 8.23.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Sunday August 23, 2020

Quote of the day:

“You have to understand that a person like this truly believes that people are meant to serve him, that everything is intended to serve him, and that he has no problem getting rid of people after they have fulfilled his need. When he stands on the stage, it’s actually compensation for his empty world. He is fighting for his life – in the psychological sense – and that is how he is so effective. Positive leaders don’t have this need. There isn’t this pit that they have to keep filling all the time. They aren’t dependent on the admiration of the public, they don’t feel that if that’s taken from them they’ll remain with nothing, so that leadership, from their point of view, is not an all-or-nothing proposition. Many of them retired, resigned or gave up leadership of their own volition."
—Emeritus psychology professor Micha Popper explains how narcissistic personality disorder differentiates between a toxic charismatic leader, and a positive charismatic leader.**

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News Nosh 8.20.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Thursday August 20, 2020

 Quote of the day:"I am sitting in government with a defendant in three indictments - isn't this a huge compromise?"
-Alternate and Defense Minister and Chairman of Kahol-Lavan party, Benny Gantz, responds to Likud accusations that his party is to blame if Israel goes to a fourth election.*



You Must Be Kidding: 
"Get help from a relative or anyone else who speaks Hebrew."
--The Israeli Employment Service's response to complaints that it is not allowing online forms to claim unemployment be filled out in Arabic, which may result in thousands of unemployed people losing their stipends.**


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News Nosh 8.19.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Wednesday August 19, 2020

Quote of the day:

"(Netanyahu tells Israelis:) 'Annexation is around the corner. In a moment Jared Kushner will finish lunch, and voila, there is approval for annexation. And there is no arms deal. We did not discuss it at all. Actually, yes we discussed, but it won't happen. I brought peace for free.' This is a lie, of course. A lie that Netanyahu is the only one who believes."
--Senior Yedioth political correspondent Nahum Barnea writes that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is 'captive to the concept that there are free meals.'*

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