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News Nosh 10.30.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday October 30, 2015 
 
Quote of the day:
“’I don’t exempt myself and the government of responsibility,’ Netanyahu should have said. Instead, he was quick to explain that the situation is not related to the occupation and the settlements, and he accused Abu Mazen of lies and incitement, as if the trips (Minister) Uri Ariel (who wants to change the status quo) made to the Temple Mount were innocent annual school trips to learn about the land.”
--Uri Segal writes in Maariv that US Secretary of State John Kerry was right: the waves of Palestinian violence will come and go until the Palestinians get a state.

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 “The word ‘peace’ may escape from the lips of the former US president and then what will we do? At that moment, the rally will turn ‘political,’ Clinton will be declared a treasonous, Arab-loving ‘lefty,’ and everything will storm to heaven.”
--Ben Caspit explains how Yitzhak Rabin's assassin succeeded also in rewriting history so that the reason for his death would not be heard.
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News Nosh 10.29.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday October 29, 2015 
 
Quote of the day:
"It shocks me how the first thing the government did was to deny any connection between the wave of terror and the occupation. That is part of the racism and dehumanization that again turns an Arab into a person whose nature is murderous and who has a perverted sense of morals." 
-Israeli actor Itay Tiran opens his mouth in interview to Yedioth ahead of the broadcasting of the suspense series he stars in. 

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“So it turns out Arabs do good things sometimes.”
--One of many Facebook posts by right-wing Israelis celebrating the death of American-Israeli left-wing activist Richard Lakin, who succumbed to the wounds he suffered from an attack in Jerusalem by two Palestinians two weeks ago. 
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News Nosh 10.28.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday October 28, 2015

 
Quote of the day:
“We won’t accept the emerging trend by which only residents of the Territories will get benefits. Likud gives money to settlements at the expense of the Galilee and the Negev. Begin would be ashamed of being in the Likud today.”
--MK Eitan Cabel slams the government for removing periphery communities from the list receiving tax benefits and adding settlements in and around Hebron.

You Must Be Kidding: 
A Jewish group has offered $500 to any Jew who goes to the Temple Mount and is caught praying. 
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News Nosh 10.27.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday October 27, 2015

 
Quotes of the day:
"We are getting calls from people who have never approached us before."
--Sivan Hendel, director of the peace education department at the Peres Center for Peace, says the escalating wave of violence between Arabs and Jews has sparked a jump in requests for "peace-related materials" for both Jewish and Arab schools.
 
"The heavy hand of the right will lead to a reality in which my grandchildren won't be able to live here. And that's not because the left has lost its way and not because of the right's pragmatism, but because there's no leadership that's fighting for the future.”
-- Nissim Zvili, one of four men involved in the former peace process who gave an interview to Yedioth about their views of Israel's future.

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"The decision was intentionally general and unclear. It wasn't said in what situation exactly one could shoot and in which one not, but the message was clear: it is permissible to use a lighter finger on the trigger without fear of being put on trial."
--Yedioth's Legal Affairs reporter Tovah Tzimuki describes the Israeli government cabinet decision that led to a 'Wild West' phenomenon in Israel. Now Israel's Attorney General is putting things in order with a new guideline on when Israelis can shoot to kill.
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News Nosh 10.26.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday October 26, 2015

 
Quote of the day:
“That finger that pressed the trigger of the gun had many fingers, many fingers that are today in power in the State of Israel.” 
--At a local memorial ceremony marking 20 years since the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, Carmiel Mayor Adi Eldar attacked the present government in a ‘direct and unprecedented way,’ wrote Maariv.

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“We wrote a request to (the Defense Ministry to) prevent the rally and it turns out that not only did the rally take place, but you took part in it. The fact that a deputy minister participates in illegal activity, and thereby encourages it, while violating the law, is inconceivable.”
-- Deputy Attorney General Dina Zilber wrote in a sharp letter to the Defense Minister after Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan (Habayit Hayehudi) participated in an illegal demonstration in the West Bank.
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News Nosh 10.25.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday October 25, 2015 
 
Quote of the day:
  • I hereby resign from the tribe that says killing unarmed people is a form of self defense, whose practitioners are heroes.
  • I hereby resign from the tribe that says: We deserve everything, all the land, and we've got the Book that says so.  
  • I resign from the tribe which says the other guys are monsters, animals, out only for our blood and our land, undeserving and disqualified from having a country of their own.
  • I resign from the tribe that says settlers are not civilians and are fair game for murder. I resign from the tribe that says any Jew, because they're Jewish, deserves to be stabbed.
  • I resign from the tribe that says Death to Arabs, the tribe which posts that hating Arabs is a virtue.
  • I resign from the tribe that says Palestinian kids suspected of throwing rocks should be put to death on the spot.
--From Haaretz+ columnist Bradley Burston’s ‘letter of resignation from the tribe.'
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News Nosh 10.23.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday October 23, 2015 
 

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"I feel bad. I found myself in an uncomfortable situation, which I am sorry about. I am in a little bit of a poor mental state, but it will be alright."
--Dudu Moyal, who was seen in the video clip throwing a bench on the face of mortally wounded Eritrean Habtoum Zarhoum, said after the court hearing, in which he and three others were released from house arrest. Zarhoum died.
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News Nosh 10.22.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday October 22, 2015 
 
Quote of the day:
"Jews and Arabs, what do we all want at the end of the day? To make a living and advance in life, we want a better future for our children. And we want that the good food that we will serve will transfer that message."
--Fuad Marwan, co-owner of Al-Masraa restaurant in Acco that is holding a 'co-existence dinner' tonight prepared by Jewish and Arab chefs

You Must Be Kidding: 
53.5%
--The percentage of religious Israeli Jews who believe the option of carrying out a forced population transfer of Israel’s Muslim population should be brought back to the public discourse. Another 27.5% had no opinion and only 19% opposed, according to a poll that examined religious Jews’ views on Arab citizens of Israel.
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News Nosh 10.21.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday October 21, 2015 
 
Quote of the day:
"I have a great deal of respect for those in uniform who defended themselves and the citizens around them without killing the terrorist..."
--Prof. Asa Kasher, who compiled the IDF ethics code, writes that shooting a terrorist in the head is "immoral and illegal."

You Must Be Kidding: 
"Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews."
--Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu tells the 37th Zionist Congress in his speech Tuesday.
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News Nosh 10.20.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday October 20, 2015 
 
Quote of the day:
“You’ll surely portray us a terrorists, but we’re not that. We are just people who want to live in dignity and hope, but not despair."
--A Bedouin youth tells the media from the home of the family of the Beersheva Bedouin attacker.

You Must Be Kidding: 
Arab Israeli Hussein Shakra began pastry school this week and on first day they handed each student a set of knives that she/he is supposed to take to and from school. Panic broke out in the classroom, wrote Shakra on Facebook. ‘How will they let me on the train with these knives,’ one Jewish girl asked.
“You’re the one who’s worried? What am I gonna do!? (yup, I’m the only Arab in the class),” wrote Shakra on Facebook. 
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