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News Nosh 05.30.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday May 30, 2014

Quote of the day:
“What was supposed to have been a joyous week of triumph and bonding with Israel turned into a disgraceful exercise in mistreatment and humiliation for too many fledgling friends of Israel."
--Dr. Elihu Richter, an Israeli professor who tried to visit the six Christian Iranian-British and Iraqi-British delegates Israel incarcerated at Ben-Gurion airport in 'intolerable conditions.'**

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News Nosh 05.29.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday May 29, 2014

Quote of the day:
"The middle finger that Israeli politicians are flipping at the world may score points with right-wing voters, but it is poking the eye of Israel’s most important and most loyal allies."
--Ori Nir, Spokesman of Americans for Peace Now, explains the dynamics behind Israel's loss of support from pro-Israel US opinion leaders, primarily progressive American Jews."**

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News Nosh 05.28.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 28, 2014

Quote of the day:
"It views the skinheads and their swastika tattoos with sincere concern, yet shares their opinions and understands their behavior toward foreigners."
--Haaretz+ commentator Zvi Barel raises Israel's dilemma following the victory of extreme right-wing parties in the European Parliament elections, but also says there are 'benefits' to European anti-Semitism.**

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News Nosh 05.27.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday May 27, 2014

Word of the day:
Arabic.
--One of three official languages of Israel and the one that MK Zeev Elkin (Likud) proposes to drop as part of a bill that would would define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.**

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News Nosh 05.26.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday May 26, 2014

Quote of the day:
"Time after time, it turns out that the settlers’ claims of purchase, which always happen at the last minute, are based on forged documents. Despite this, the government allows these claims to hold up enforcing the law, and prevent the evacuation of illegal structures built on private land.”
----Yesh Din organization attorneys Michael Sfard and Shlomi Zacharia slam the government after police discover that the Amona outpost is built entirely on private Palestinian land.**

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News Nosh 05.22.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday May 22, 2014

Note: News Nosh will not be published Friday, May 23rd, and will resume on Sunday.

Quote of the day:
"This measure puts an enormous budget in places where the nation of Israel, in its democratic way, never intended they should go."
--MK Elazar Stern (Hatnuah) blasts the immunity the World Zionist Organization’s Settlement Division has from the Freedom of Information Law, preventing the scope of the government’s investment in settlements from ever being known.**

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News Nosh 05.21.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 21, 2014

Quote of the day:
"The stupidest response to seeing the video of the two Palestinian boys being shot without constituting a threat to the IDF forces is to argue that in Syria more Arabs are being killed (than here) and that no one opens their mouth about that."
--Senior Maariv commentator Ben Caspit says Israel must immediately investigate the killings of the two Palestinian boys.**

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News Nosh 05.20.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday May 20, 2014

Quote of the day:
"Acting like an ostrich state is not an option for us."
--Justice Minister and chief Israeli negotiator Tzipi Livni slights Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to freeze peace talks.**

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News Nosh 05.19.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday May 19, 2014

Quote of the day:
"For years the Jews lived together among Christians and Muslims. We are not anti-Semitism deniers, but there were lights and shadows, and we should emphasize the lights, not just the shadows."
--Dr. Orna Katz, Education Ministry supervisor for the study of history, explains why Israeli schools will be teaching about two popes this week.**
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News Nosh 05.18.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday May 18, 2014

Quote of the day:
"We demand government action to stop these ugly acts. We will say together no to racism, no to violence, and yes to living together in peace."
--50 IDF reservists intend to make a protest tent outside the extremist Yitzhar settlement against price-tag attacks.**
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