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News Nosh 11.26.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday November 26, 2019

Quote of the day:
"Therefore, sir, liberate not only the state, but yourself, and as a man who has worked very hard in the service of the people and won all the honors and all the curses, a horizon of life full of interest and full of intellectual and artistic challenges you did not know will open before you."
--Author A. B. Yehoshua pens a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu encouraging him to step down.*

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News Nosh 11.25.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday November 25, 2019
 
Quote of the day:
"His deed is a noble one of the first degree."
--Chairman of the European Jewish Association Rabbi Menachem Margolin said after Lebanese businessman, Abdallah Chatila, bought Hitler's artifacts at an auction, to prevent them from "getting into the wrong hands," and transferred them to a Jewish organization.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
"...the air force attacks were carried out in a surgically powerful and precise manner, with minimal collateral damage.”
--In an unusual letter distributed to IDF units summarizing the two-day IDF aerial operation in the Gaza Strip, the Chief of Staff concluded that the mistaken killing of nine members of a family by missiles to their home in the Gaza Strip was 'minimal collateral damage.'**

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News Nosh 11.24.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday November 24, 2019

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The maximum number of entries is 40 times a year for olives, 50 times for figs, 30 for barley and 220 for tomatoes or strawberries.
--IDF has made limitations on how often Palestinian farmers can access their agricultural land. **

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News Nosh 11.21.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday November 21, 2019
 
Quotes of the day:
"A declaration by the United States that rape no longer violates the law is already in the works. Will rape then become legal or moral? Of course not. The same applies to the settlements."
—Haaretz+ commentator Gideon Levy. (See Commentary/Analysis)

"The Trump-Pompeo declaration is worth about as much as the statement that the Earth is flat. Trump-Pompeo can push on the Earth from both sides, rest their chins on it until their faces turn as red as a ripe strawberry – and the ball will remain round."
--Human rights attorney Avigdor Feldman. (See Commentary/Analysis)

"I am a partner to their stance that the occupation is corrupting (our) people. We need to make assassinations when it's about a ticking bomb, but policy makers need to look farther. We are not aware and sensitive enough to what we are doing to the other side.
--Former Israel Air Force chief Amos Lapidot, who passed away yesterday at the age of 85.*

You Must Be Kidding:
"This is my president."
--What Yair Netanyahu, son of the prime minister, wrote under a photo he posted of US President Donald Trump after Israeli President Reuven Rivlin rebuked his father for vilifying Arab members of Knesset at "an existenial threat."**

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News Nosh 11.20.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday November 20, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
“We see this as a way of incentivizing Jewish students to engage in efforts aimed at promoting shared society and Jewish-Arab coexistence."
--Dr. Ziad Mahameed, a local physician who serves as secretary of an Arab-Israeli non-profit that now gives grants to needy Jewish university students.*


Breaking News:
1.) Hours Before Midnight Deadline, Gantz Tells President He Has Failed to Form a Coalition (Haaretz+ and Ynet)
2.) Report: At least 23 dead in wide-scale Israeli strikes in Syria (Ynet and Israel Hayom)

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News Nosh 11.19.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday November 19, 2019

 
Quote of the day #1:
"First, it is worth dwelling on the reasons why the Prime Minister is bothering to organize emergency conferences of the parties that support him. It is not the situation in the Gaza periphery and the collapse of the hospitals, not the murdered women or the construction workers who fall to their deaths, but the war of survival. And in this war - all victims are kosher. Even when it comes to 20 percent of the citizens of the State of Israel."
--Yedioth commentator Chen Artzi-Srur on the incitement by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu against the Knesset representatives of the Arab public.*

Quote of the day #2:
"I drove to the Knesset this morning from (my home in) Nokidm and got a phone call from an angry citizen, who said to me, ‘Be warned, if you join Netanyahu's coalition - you're done.’ After five minutes, I received another phone call: "Be careful, if you join the Gantz minority government - you're done." At the entrance (to the Knesset), a citizen told me that if there are another elections, I am over. We live in a fascinating reality.”
—Elections kingmaker and Yisrael Beiteinu chairman, MK Avigdor Lieberman, told Maariv Monday.

Breaking News:
Israel Intercepts Four Syria Rockets Believed to Be Fired at Iran's Command
Explosions heard in Damascus ■ Israel's intelligence recently assessed that Tehran decided to respond resolutely to any Israeli action. (Haaretz, Maariv, Ynet)

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News Nosh - 11.18.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday November 18, 2019
 
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"...this would be a national historic terror attack against the State of Israel and we cannot allow this."
--The way Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu described a government with outside support from Arab-Israeli MKs.**
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News Nosh 11.17.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday November 17, 2019
 
Quote of the day:
"They, who serve in the most moral army and the most advanced intelligence services in the world, didn’t know that the flimsy tin shack had long since stopped being part of the “Islamic Jihad infrastructure,” and it’s doubtful that it ever was. They didn’t know and they didn’t bother to check — after all, what’s the worst that could happen?"
--Gideon Levy in an Op-Ed on the massacre of eight members of a Palestinian family in Gaza by the IDF.*

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After reports on Arabic social media that members of the Abu Malhous family in Gaza was killed in an IDF missile attack Wednesday, the IDF's Arabic-language spokesperson, Avichay Adraee, falsely posted on his official social media accounts that a senior Islamic Jihad commander, named Abu Malhous, was killed in a missile strike. Adraee said he was in charge of the group's rocket squadrons in central Gaza. However, Israeli security officials said no militant by that name exists. IDF Spokesman Adraee made it up. Now, the IDF is now probing how it mistakenly bombed a row of tin shacks belonging to the Abu Malhous family, killing eight of them, including a mother and children.**

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News Nosh - 11.14.19

APN's daily news review from Israel

Thursday November 14, 2019

Quote of the day:

"They parted together from the world, and when they ascended to heaven the guard at the door did not ask for IDs, because they are all equal before God. The sky is open to anyone. So should people’s hearts."
--Shlomo Vishinsky, father of an Israeli soldier who was killed alongside his Arab-Israeli comrade-in-arms in Gaza in 2004, calls on Israelis to consider Arab citizens and Arab MKs as equals members of Israeli society.*

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"They sanctify the terrorists' war crimes!"
--Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in Knesset about Arab MKs who expressed opposition to Israeli military actions in Gaza that killed innocent civilians and which were meant, they said, to rescue Netanyahu from his legal woes.**

Breaking News:

Capping 48-hour surge in violence, Gaza cease-fire reached, started at 5:30 AM, sirens still heard in Gaza border communities
Israel 'achieved its objectives,' official claims. 32 Palestinians die in Israeli strikes. Rocket alert sirens ring out minutes after Islamic Jihad confirms cease-fire. Islamic Jihad said it made a list of conditions: "An end to targeted killings in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, an end to attacks on civilians during the (weekly Friday Gaza fence) March of Return protests and a commitment to abide by (existing) agreements pertaining to Gaza." (Haaretz, Ynet, Israel Hayom)

IDF concludes Operation 'Black Belt': 25 eliminations [killings], 450 rocket launches
IDF spokesman: "We took advantage of a window of opportunity in Gaza in relation to the Iranian arena." About 60% of the rocket launches from Gaza were launched into open space and about 90% were intercepted. (Maariv)

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News Nosh - 11.13.19

APN's daily news review from Israel

Wednesday November 13, 2019

Quote of the day:

"The question is what will happen the next time the Qatari money fails to come in time or the events on the (Gaza border) fence get out of control, now that we no longer have Baha to blame."
--Middle East commentator Shimrit Meir writes in Yedioth that the Palestinian Islamic Jihad brigade commander Israel assassinated was a convenient target.*

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"Those who succeed in a labeling campaign know that next step will prevent Hamas's defeat."
--Yedioth's BDS commentator Ben-Dror Yemini writes that the European Union decision to oblige EU countries to label settlement products gives Hamas support to shoot rockets at Israel.**

Breaking News: 

Rocket fire from Gaza resumes after a quiet night; IDF Strikes in Gaza
220 rockets fired since Tuesday morning, 90 percent intercepted, army says ■ 19 Palestinians killed, 69 wounded in Israeli strikes ■ Commando unit deployed to secure border communities from possible infiltration. (Haaretz and Ynet)

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