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News Nosh 2.10.21

APN's daily news review from Israel - Wednesday February 10, 2021

 

You Must Be Kidding: 
45.
—Percent of illegal settlement outposts erected in the Jordan Beqaa Valley of the West Bank that are in an Israeli military firing zone and to which the military turns a blind eye. However, soldiers prevent Palestinian shepherds from even letting their cattle graze in the firing zone.**

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News Nosh 2.7.21

APN's daily news review from Israel - Sunday February 7, 2021

 

Quote of the day:
"In less than a year we have moved from a state of unprecedented American normalization of the settlements (remember Psagot Winery's "Pompeo" wine?) and almost annexation, to the possibility of investigating those involved in the settlement enterprise as war criminals."
--Yedioth analyst Shimrit Meir writes that the decision of the International Criminal Court in The Hague to investigate Israel on war crimes for establishing settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories returns the Palestinian issue to the international and Israeli discourse, after years of it being marginalized.*

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News Nosh 2.4.21

APN's daily news review from Israel - Thursday February 4, 2020

Quote of the day:

“We need a tourniquet and he offers us a band-aid with ‘Likud’ written on it.”
--Joint List Chairman, MK Ayman Odeh, called the plan that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu presented yesterday to combat violence in the Arab sector an “election ploy on the backs of Arab murder victims."* 


Breaking News:
Lokman Slim, a prominent Hezbollah critic, was found shot dead in his car in southern Lebanon Thursday morning after going missing Wednesday. His telephone was found on the ground, but his ID and pistol were missing. (Also Yedioth Hebrew) It was the first such alleged killing of a leading anti-Hezbollah activist in years. On Wednesday, Hezbollah said it downed an Israeli drone that entered Lebanon using an anti-aircraft missile, but the IDF said the drone wasn’t downed, despite photos and locals saying they heard an explosion. Hours later, on Wednesday night, Israel struck Hezbollah targets in southern Syria near the Golan Heights border, Syrian state TV said. (VIDEO) Syria said it responded to 'an Israeli aggression.’ 

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News Nosh 2.3.21

APN's daily news review from Israel - Wednesday February 3, 2020
 

Quotes of the day*:

“There was a rain of bullets. I thought that was it. All my dreams, everything I have done - it’s all over.”
—Dr. Mohammed Aramush, who was injured by gunfire in the shootout between police and criminals on his street in the Arab-Israeli town of Tamra. Aramush was in his yard when he was hit. His friend, nursing student Ahmed Hijazi, was killed.

“While it’s necessary for the police to enter Arab communities and actively deal with crime, they cannot turn these communities into the Wild West.”
—Haaretz Editorial after police killed Ahmed Hijazi.

“Instead of firing targeted fire, the police fired in all directions. There is no reason to shoot in this way. I do not hear of such incidents in Tel Aviv or Netanya. There are no police officers with M-16 (assault rifles) in Bnei Brak or any other (Jewish cities)."
—Ja’afar Farah, Director of the Mossawa Advocacy Center for Arab Palestinian Citizens of Israel.

“Our public indeed demands a fight against criminals and the eradication of crime, but not to kill the best of our sons.”
—Joint List MK Ahmad Tibi. 

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News Nosh 2.2.21

APN's daily news review from Israel - Monday February 2, 2021

 

Quote of the day:

“(The outlawed anti-Arab terrorist) Kach party, in its various spiritual incarnations - Kahane Hai (Kahane Lives), Jewish National Front (Hazit Yehudit Leumit), Jewish Power (Otzmah Yehudit), and its derivatives, the Lehava organization, and others - has taken root in the public and in the political experience in Israel. Its graduates, supporters, representatives, activists and the like are once again legitimate interviewees in the mainstream media, and this is evident in the right-wing courtship of them, with the active encouragement - through his recommendation and pressure - of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.”
—Former Israeli peace negotiator, Attorney Gilad Sher, writes about how Israel’s most radical right-wing have become acceptable in Israel.*

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News Nosh 2.1.21

APN's daily news review from Israel - Monday February 1, 2021

You Must Be Kidding: 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly promised to advance the creation of a new Jewish settlement with 9,000 homes if three small far-right-wing parties merge.*

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News Nosh 1.31.21

APN's daily news review from Israel - Sunday January 31, 2021

 

Quote of the day:

"The question that should keep IDF commanders from sleeping is whether, from an ethical, legal and operational point of view, is whether it is appropriate for IDF soldiers in compulsory service to engage in the eviction of Palestinians, and in missions that it is doubtful they are security or policy related."
--Former chief military censor, Brig. Gen. (res.) Rachel Dolevi, currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Commanders for Israel Security Movement, describes the concern that evicting Palestinians from their homes and land harms the ethical resilience of the IDF.*

 

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News Nosh 1.28.21

APN's daily news review from Israel - Thursday January 28, 2020

 

Number of the day:

13.
--Percentage of settler population growth during the Trump era (not including in E. Jerusalem). During the same period, Israel’s population grew by around 8% to reach nearly 9.3 million, according to the government.*

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News Nosh 1.27.21

APN's daily news review from Israel - Wednesday January 27, 2021
 

Quote of the day:

“The cynics will argue that this was the deal: providing the IDF with a budget of billions to plan "offensive options" in exchange for support for (Netanyahu’s) general line. But even without being cynical - it's not certain that talking about war is a smart tactical move.”
—Yedioth’s Middle East analyst Shimrit Meir comments on IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi’s eyebrow-raising speech blasting a return to the Iran nuclear and declaring plans prepared to attack Iran.*

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News Nosh 1.26.21

APN’s daily news review from Israel - Tuesday January 26, 2021

 

Quote of the day:

"It's not this or that position paper that drives the right-wing nuts, but the fear of (Israeli civil society) organizations that insist on documenting, reporting and reminding the public of what is happening in its - and ostensibly for his security - in the Territories."
--—Mickey Gitzin, Director of the New Israel Fund in Israel, writes that B’Tselem’s declaration that Israel is an apartheid state is not what right-wingers fear, but informing Israelis about what Israel is doing in the Palestinian Territories does.* 

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