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News Nosh 11.10.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Tuesday November 10, 2020

Quotes of the day:
“With regard to Israeli activity beyond the Green Line, there may be an uncomfortable atmosphere for Israel. The only time Biden, then chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, spoke harshly in conversation with me was when a new settlement was established. It is also clear that the issue of Israeli sovereignty in the territories will be frozen for the next four years…”
—Former Likud member of Knesset and Israeli former ambassador to the US, Zalman Shoval, writes in Maariv today that Israel must rehabilitate bilateral support for Israel in Congress to benefit its long-term goals.*

“The enslavement was so absolute that the moment came when the state established from the ashes of the Holocaust became a state in the shadow of a man who thinks that there are good people among the Nazis, as well. In the state of Trump-Israel, a cynical prime minister imitates an inciting and divisive American president. In the state of Trump-Israel, anyone who protests against government policy is considered anti-Zionist at best or is simply anti-Semitic. In the state of Trump-Israel, free media is the enemy of the people.”
—Yedioth journalist Tzipi Shmilovich writes that the Israeli government and its leader emulated the US President and will pay for it both in the US and in Israel in the future.**

Breaking News:
Saeb Erekat, Top Palestinian Peace Negotiator, Dies at 65 After Contracting COVID
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared three days of mourning. Tributes for Erekat poured in from right-wing and left-wing Israeli politicians and from around the world. Former Likud minister and Kadimah chairwoman, Tzipi Livni, expressed grief over Erekat’s death, writing on Twitter: “I’m saddened by the death of @ErakatSaeb. Saeb dedicated his life to his people. Reaching Peace is my destiny he used to say. Being sick, he texted me: “I’m not finished with what I was born to do”. My deepest condolences to the Palestinians and his family. He will be missed.” Peace Now called his death “a sad day for all supporters of peace in Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Erekat, the 'man of peace,' was part of every process between Israel and the PA and fought to build real trust between Israelis and Palestinians until his last day.”

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News Nosh 11.9.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Monday November 9, 2020

Quotes of the day:

"But Trump and Netanyahu have turned their lack of credibility into their art. Both use the phrase “Fake News" to fend off proven truths. One should not deal with the facts, but only claim that that those telling them are liberals or leftists."
--Dr. Baruch Leshem, the author of a book about Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's political marketing skills, writes today in Ynet Hebrew that, like with US President Donald Trump, the public may be tired of the spin.*

"So, yes, thanks to Trump the right-wing should understand that even Israel's greatest friend in the world is not buying the vision of non-stop settlements that will lead to one country. But according to what was reflected in the media we became thankless."
-Yedioth's right-wing columnist, Ben-Dror Yemini, writes that even leftists should be thankful to outgoing US President Donald Trump, despite the things Trump did that leftists oppose.**

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News Nosh 11.8.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Sunday November 8, 2020

Quotes of the day:

"Not only has (Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu) just lost his open door to the Oval Office, his stature has been diminished overnight both on the international stage and at home. It’s impossible to exaggerate how much street-cred he accrued over four years by being known as the foreign leader with the closest ties to the president of the United States...It is probably too much to hope for, that Trump’s defeat in the U.S. will bring also an end to Israeli Trumpism, to the lies, smears, the broken promises and lack of shame proudly flaunted by his admirers."
--Journalist, commentator and author of "Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu," Anshel Pfeffer takes a look at the local effects of US President Donald Trump's defeat.*

"Government? Demonstration? Peace? All in one sentence? The only 'peace' people my age have experienced is the series of diplomatic accords with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan. Accordingly, when we hear a prime minister say 'peace,' we realize he means an agreement that will let the government sell planes or other weapons, or repatriate asylum seekers who fled genocide and put their lives back at risk."
—Journalist Lee Yaron writes about the perspective of an Israeli millenial.**

You Must Be Kidding: 

“They have almost full control of the press, unions and other segments of the society.”
—Eduardo Bolsonaro, the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, on left-wingers in Brazil.
“They took control of almost 100% of the mainstream media and academia. They are brainwashing, indoctrinating.”
-Yair Netanyahu, son of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, says of the "most radical left, that represents maybe 5 or 10% of” Israel.
---Yair Netanyahu and Eduardo Bolsonaro commiserate in the first episode of Yair's new podcast, “The Yair Netanyahu Show.”**

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News Nosh 11.5.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Thursday November 05, 2020

Quote of the day:

"We will probably be in 10th place and will come after North Korea and Iran."
--Former director of IDF Intel, Amos Yadlin, predicts that under a Joseph Biden US presidency, Israel won't be a top priority.*

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News Nosh 11.4.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Wednesday November 4, 2020

Quote of the day:

"Trump created a new category of asymmetric negotiations and abolished the façade of the honest American broker, a false image that the U.S. had always tried hard to maintain. Trump’s rule was Israel first, and only after that, if he had any time and energy left, the Palestinians...Trump left Israel and the Palestinians with no diplomatic horizon. He left Israel with no chance to separate from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. And he left it with the occupation, which has dictated and continues to dictate the country’s character, laws and culture."
--Journalist Zvi Bar'el writes in an Op-Ed this morning.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
Settlers called the Israeli military, which arrived at farmland in the West Bank and detained the Palestinian landowner and an Israeli human rights volunteer who were documenting the outdoor pool that the settlers had built on the property of the Palestinian landowner.**

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News Nosh 11.3.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Tuesday November 3, 2020 

You Must Be Kidding: 
״Instead of dealing with the importance of this day and how to prevent further political assassinations - most of the lesson plans in general deal with comparing the subject to the corona epidemic. With all due respect, there is a very significant difference between the two subjects.״
--A teacher from central Israel objected to the decision of the Education Ministry to teach school children about the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin by comparing it to the corona epidemic.**

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News Nosh 11.2.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Monday November 2, 2020

Quote of the day:

“Police investigate every case of violence regardless of the identity of the perpetrator.”
--Israel Acting Commissioner of Police Moti Cohen insisted that the police do not discriminate between Arab and Jewish citizens in murder investigations. A day earlier, a report revealed that police have solved only 22% of the murder cases in Arab-Israeli communities this year as opposed to 53% of the murders in Jewish communities.*

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News Nosh 11.1.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Sunday, November 1, 2020

Quote of the day:

"It seems that even 25 years after the assassination, nothing seems to have changed. Incitement is the same incitement and the one who incited is the same one who incites."
--Peace Now tells Maariv after supporters of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vandalized a Peace Now stand ahead of the Saturday night protest march organized by the movement to mark the 25th anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin's assassination.*

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News Nosh 10.29.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Thursday October 29, 2020

Quote of the day::""The country is split like the Red Sea between two camps, and the hatred is simmering underfoot."
--President Reuven Rivlin said in a speech today at a memorial event for former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin on the 25th anniver:"sary of his assassination.*

Numbers of the day:
--Percentage of left-wing Israelis vs. right-wing Israelis who fear that another political assassination will take place in Israel.**

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News Nosh 10.28.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Wednesday October 28, 2020

Quotes of the day:

"You made our country bigger."
--'Israel Hayom' quotes 12-year-old Rachel, who wrote in 1967 to then IDF chief of staff, Yitzhak Rabin, after the conquering of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and the Golan Heights.*

"Schoolchildren returning from ceremonies in memory of Rabin say that by no means should a prime minister be assassinated - but in the same breath they point out that parts of the homeland must also not be returned.”
--Uzi Baram writes in Haaretz+ that Yitzhak Rabin's legacy of giving up land to make peace with the Palestinians is not in the consensus.**

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