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News Nosh 5.22.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 22, 2019
 
Quote of the day:
"Everyone (almost) thinks Israel needn’t seek a peace accord in the foreseeable future; everyone (almost) is sure there’s no partner. Everyone (almost) supports hawkishness toward Iran and harsh blows in Gaza, believes Europe is anti-Semitic and admires Donald Trump."
--Commentator Rami Livni writes that in contrast to the popular belief that Israeli society is divided, the differences between Israelis are actually shrinking.*
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News Nosh 5.21.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday May 21, 2018

 
Quote of the day:
"It's called poetic justice."
--Commentator Ron Kahlili writes that he has no empathy for senior Likud MK Gideon Saar, whose daughter is being derided for dating an Arab-Israeli, because Saar never condemned the years of incitement against Arabs from the government and leader of his party.*
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News Nosh 5.20.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday May 20, 2019

 
You Must Be Kidding: 
Settlers were filmed Friday throwing rocks at Palestinians near Asira al-Qibliya, a West Bank village close to the settlement of Yitzhar, as Israeli troops watched without intervening.**
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News Nosh 5.19.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday May 19, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
“In Israel, we do science the way we drive…A stop sign for us is hardly a recommendation. Also a red light. On the road, that’s dangerous. In the laboratory, it's fantastic. That's exactly what you want as a scientist. Let there be no limits. Everything is possible. That you can do it. You know best. Most of the time it fails. But in the moment that it works, it does not look like anything seen before. That amazing moment in the lab, when you know you did something that nobody did before, is worth it. So we probably won’t build a Mercedes, but we will invent Waze and Mobileye and Copaxone and the disk-on-key and sell them. It’s a matter of personality.”
-- Prof. Daniel Zajfman, the outgoing president of the Weizmann Institute, in a fascinating interview.*
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News Nosh 5.16.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday May 16, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
“To be a sucker is the worst affront an Israeli can experience, and because the state’s attitude toward its citizens renders them suckers by definition – the security situation is fraught, government corruption is rampant, taxes are high and the quid pro quo is low – in interpersonal relations we are in no way willing to be suckers.”
--Israeli culinary anthropologist, Prof. Nir Avieli, speaks about how Israeli society can be understood through its preference for larger meals over quality ones at restaurants.*
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News Nosh 5.15.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 15, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
“The safeguarding of...judges’ independence is therefore one of the cornerstones of every democratic regime.”
--High Court Justice Esther Hayut broke her silence and responded to the reported plans by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to curtail the authority of the High Court.*
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News Nosh 5.14.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday May 14, 2019

You Must Be Kidding: 
“I’ve met…every Secretary of State since [George] Shultz and every President since George H.W. Bush.”
--The US rejected the recent visa request of veteran Palestinian official, Hanan Ashrawi, who received her Ph.D in the US and who has visited the US many times, and whose grandchildren live in the US. Ashrawi said no reason was given.*
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News Nosh 5.13.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday May 13, 2019

 
Quote of the day:
"There is nothing more revolting: Jews preaching to Germans on why they should close their doors and throw out the migrants."
—Commentator Nitzan Horowitz writes in an Op-Ed during a visit to Berlin.
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News Nosh 5.12.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday May 12, 2019
 
Quote of the day:
"In our advanced age it is about time for us all to decide if 71 is the Age of Reason or the Age of Dementia. We are a strong but frightened state, advanced and also dark, feeling safe and also unstable, thriving, but many of its inhabitants are poor. The Middle Eastern neighborhood was and still is difficult, but today it is much less threatening. There are opportunities to deepen our roots in this place..."
--Alon Ben-David, military commentator for Channel 13 News, writes in Maariv.*
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News Nosh 5.8.19

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 8, 2019
 
Quote of the day:
“Heroism is not a military term. Wherever there is sacrifice, there is heroism… The opposite of heroism isn't cowardice, but selfishness. A selfish person can be brave, but he cannot be a hero...Heroism is sacrifice, and it doesn't have any cruelty in its nature. It is the highest form of service. It is founded on the love of humanity…Only a person who has a lot within him, can give back a lot. He who has a thin personality has nothing to offer to the greater good of others…He who is ignorant cannot be a hero, since ignorance means no interest in those who surround you. Lack of interest means a lack of love, and where there is no love there is no sacrifice, and thus no heroism.”
—In an Op-Ed in Yedioth, former IDF deputy chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Yair Golan quotes commander of the Palmach and a founder of the IDF, Yitzhak Sadeh, and writes: “Just imagine how our lives would have look like if our public sector had more people with the quality of heroism? People who don't live by a desire to rule over others, or limit themselves to their own personal gain; people who use knowledge to increase our society's human riches rather than to accumulate financial gain. People who have a lifestyle of loving their neighbor, whomever he or she may be. Imagine that leaders would be such heroes, like Yitzhak Sadeh was.”
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