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News Nosh 08.14.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday August 15, 2015 
 
Quote of the day:
"It's time for our country to make every effort to catch those extremists, perpetrators of hate crime and terrorism."
--Rabbis for Human Rights group responds to the arson on a Bedouin family tent in the West Bank.

You Must Be Kidding: 
It was a “false incident.”
--IDF brigade commander testifies in court that the incident at a military checkpoint in the West Bank, in which a Palestinian family was held for an hour on the way to the hospital with a dying baby and the uncle was beaten unconscious and handcuffed, never happened. The judge was convinced otherwise.
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News Nosh 08.13.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday August 13, 2015 
 
Quote of the day:
"We are not interested in war with any country, but if Israel attacks us - and that includes assassinating nuclear scientists - Iran will attack back.”
--Iranian MP Mohammad Hassan Asafari, a hardliner and a former officer in the Revolutionary Guards, answers the question of a visiting Jewish-American journalist about whether Iran wants to destroy Israel. 


Breaking News:
Report: Israel will lift Gaza blockade in exchange for 7-10 year truce with Gaza Strip
Al-Hayat newspaper reported that in negotiations being brokered by Tony Blair in his meeting with Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal in Turkey, Hamas would agree to the long-term ceasefire in return for naval passageway. (Times of Israel and Maariv)
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News Nosh 08.12.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday August 12, 2015 
Quote of the day:
"A temporary directive was issued to underscore the ways in which troops on the ground must handle situations that do not constitute an imminent threat to their lives."
--An IDF statement on the important change (or clarification) to the rules for opening fire on Palestinians: no more shooting at people who are running away.
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News Nosh 08.11.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday August 11, 2015 
 
Quote of the day:
"I ask you not to turn Barzilai Hospital into an Israeli Guantanamo Bay in which prisoners are allowed to be tortured when other hospitals refuse to do it."
--MK Basel Ghattas (Joint List) wrote in a letter to Barzilai Hospital director, after Israel transferred hunger-striking Palestinian administrative, Mohammed Allan, to hospital, likely in order to force-feed him.

You Must Be Kidding: 
"As your eyes can see, gathered together at the sacred site are the ‘Red Cow’ organization, the ‘Builders of the Temple’ organization, the ‘Pulsa de Nora Rabbis,’ the ‘Hilltop Youth,’…’The Beast Destroyers,’ the ‘Altar Slaughterers,’ the ‘Tree Cutters,’ the ‘Mosque Burners,’ the ‘Church Arsonists’ and other various comrade activists and representatives of the secret gangs that operate within the enemy organizations of our people, who wear masks out of fear that they will be identified by rats of the Shin Bet who planted them within our forces, but we know who they are and we will expose them at the time and place that we determine….”
--Commentator Natan Zehavi shares his prophecy of how the 25th anniversary of the death of Rabbi Meir Kahane will look.

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News Nosh 08.10.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday August 10, 2015 
 
Quote of the day:
"Will the (Israeli) government now tell Jewish communities around the world how to run the family unit?" 
--A source explains one reason why the Jewish Agency pulled out of Netanyahu's 'Diaspora Initiative.'

You Must Be Kidding: 
“…these (Jewish) guys are organizing, acting, going out, throwing fire bombs, beating Arabs, publishing incitement on internet blogs in ways you wouldn't believe - and that's not considered terror or a security risk in legal terms."
--Former Shin Bet official explains how different sets of Israeli laws for Palestinians and for Israelis let Israelis literally get away with terror.
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News Nosh 08.09.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday August 9, 2015 
 
Quote of the day:
“Which do you prefer burning: a church or a baby?”
103FM Radio talk show hosts ‘Shai and Dror’ ask Beni Gopstein director of racist right-wing organization Lehava in a surprise phone call after Palestinian baby burned to death in arson attack and Gopstein says he believes churches need to be burned.

You Must Be Kidding: 
"I can deliver a message to Ruby Rivlin: you can sleep peacefully at night…Nobody is going to kill him. He is not important enough for someone to kill him."
-- Daniella Weiss, a settler activist and supporter of hilltop youth believed to be behind murder of Palestinian baby and father, 'reassures' Israeli President he doesn't need to worry about threats to his life.
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News Nosh 08.07.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday August 7, 2015 
Quote of the day:
 
"Every society has its extreme fringes, but today we need to ask ourselves: What is it about the public atmosphere that gives the zealots the feeling that they can strut safely in the mainstream? What made it so that these weeds are threatening the well-being of the entire field?"
--Israeli President Reuven Rivlin looks inward following last week's murders.
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News Nosh 08.06.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday August 6, 2015 
 
Quote of the day:
"In my view, if we all are silent about these things, we are all collaborators.”
--President Reuven Rivlin responds to his detractors for speaking out against Jewish terror.
You Must Be Kidding: 
“Of course I am.”
--Right-wing Lehava organization director, Beni Gopstein, answered the question in a debate about whether he is in favor of burning churches.

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News Nosh 08.05.15


APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday August 5, 2015 
 
Quote of the day:
"They want to build a new holy temple and they want to kick out, expel, eliminate, what they call 'idolaters'. And if that, by chance, reminds you of the ideology of ISIS and Hamas, it probably is not far from reality.” 
--Former senior Shin Bet official, Lior Ackerman, compares Jewish extremists to ISIS, after one was put under administrative detention (prison without charges). 

You Must Be Kidding: 
91.5
--Percentage of investigations into settler attacks on Palestinians that were closed without indictments, despite Israeli authorities claims of being committed to cracking down on nationalistically-motivated crimes.
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News Nosh 08.04.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday August 4, 2015 
 
Quote of the day:
"Where is God's house located? In (murdered victim) Shira Banki’s home or (stabber) Yishai Shlissel's home? In Shlissel's Jerusalem, since the time of the Second Temple, there have been zealots walking around full of hatred, who use the name of G-d to put fear in the streets. They are certain that G-d gave them the keys to the city..."
--Rabbi Binyamin (Benny) Lau writes about secular Jews vs. religious Jews and who has ownership over morality. 

You Must Be Kidding: 
"Some Muslim was burned, probably a future terrorist, so there's a big fuss, and our president accuses the entire Jewish nation of the crime. It doesn't make sense. Where is the president when Jews are murdered every other day?"
--"Asheriko from Facebook" tells Ynet in an interview after uploading videos of President Reuven Rivlin in Nazi uniform.
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