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News Nosh 05.15.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday May 15, 2015 

Quote of the day:
"After the appointments of Miri Regev as Minister of Culture and Danny Danon as Minister of Science and Space we're only lacking Benny Gopstein of [anti-Arab] LEHAVA to be appointed Minister for Regional Peace Issues."
--Singer Aviv Geffen tweets his shock at Netanyahu’s choices for ministers.**

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News Nosh 05.14.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday May 14, 2015 

Quote of the day:
“It was after this hit-and-run attack, the app states, that Arab villagers often tried to block Jewish traffic on the main road. Citing testimony from some of these villagers, iNakba also provides details pertaining to the reprisal operation that followed the convoy ambush – information not widely available via official Israeli sources. “
--Haaretz’s Judy Maltz shares stories revealed in a new app that shows two sides of Israel’s independence war story.**

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News Nosh 05.13.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 13, 2015 

Quote of the day:
"The bodies were checked and they were unarmed. They were still listed as terrorists: they were shot at, so of course they must have been terrorists."
--IDF soldier explains how killed civilians are labeled 'terrorists' in a testimony about how two Palestinian women were killed in Gaza after being spotted talking on their cell phones in an orchard, nearly a kilometer away from an IDF force.** Such testimonies were read in Knesset yesterday.**

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News Nosh 05.12.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday May 12, 2015 

Quote of the day:
"The time has come for zero tolerance for 'death to Arabs' chants, a slogan that has flown under the radar. Zero tolerance, including detainment, arrest and indictment." 
--High Court Justice Isaac Amit said during petition hearing to prevent the ‘Jerusalem Day’ parade from marching through the Old City’s Muslim Quarter.**

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News Nosh 05.11.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday May 11, 2015 


Quote of the day:
“Someone gave this order, and I don’t believe that, simply out of a sense of adventure, these people decided to blow up U.S. intelligence services and torch the post office in Alexandria. It’s not possible.”
-- Then-Israeli defense minister Pinhas Lavon demands from then-IDF Military Intel chief to Binyamin Gibli to reveal who gave the order to activate a Jewish terror cell in Egypt in order to undermine Cairo’s relations with the US and Britain. The dialogue was revealed yesterday by IDF archives.**

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News Nosh 05.10.15


APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday May 10, 2015

Quote of the day:
"I think this is the first time that someone has tried to put the conflict aside and said: 'Let's see if we have another common denominator other than the fact that we are enemies.'"
--Matthew Nolan, who made an app to help Palestinians and Israelis date each other."**

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News Nosh 05.08.15

APN's daily news review from Israel

Friday May 8, 2015 
 

Quote of the day:

"...the reputation as the most advanced and enlightened legal system in the world will shatter, and as a country that faces international criticism every day, every Israeli should be worried."

--An unnamed Israeli state prosecutor expressed the concern of many over the coalition deal that has made far right-wing MK Ayelet Shaked the new justice minister.**

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News Nosh 05.06.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Wednesday May 6, 2015 

Note: News Nosh will be off tomorrow, Thursday, for the Lag B'Omer holiday.

Quote of the day:
“Read it until you can't go on. Then read it some more. Don't go back to advocating for Israel until you've read it to the end. It's not that long. Length is not the problem. Nor is language. It's just people talking. Honesty is the problem.”
-Haaretz's Bradley Burston implores supporters of Israel from left to right to read the harsh testimonies of IDF officers and soldiers on their actions towards Palestinian civilians in last summer's Gaza war, published by Breaking the Silence.**

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News Nosh 05.05.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday May 5, 2015 

Quote of the day:
"It's enough to ride the Jerusalem light rail and see that tribal isolation in Israeli society is an illusion. We actually live entwined together, and if we don't learn how to do that, we will have a much harder time in this country. 
--Moshe Tur-Paz, director of Jerusalem's Education Administration, who participated in creative protest on the Jerusalem light rail against racially-motivated attacks on Arab-speakers in Jerusalem.**

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News Nosh 05.04.15

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday May 4, 2015 

Quote of the day:
“So I found a vehicle, a taxi, and I tried to shell it but missed. Two more vehicles came, and I tried another shell or two, but couldn’t do it. Then the commander came and said, ‘Yallah, stop it, you’re using up all the shells. Cut it out.’ So we moved to the heavy machine gun."
--An Armored Corps soldier gave a testimony about a competition that developed during Operation Protective Edge between the members of his unit: who could succeed in hitting moving Gazan vehicles on a road that carried cars, trucks and even ambulances.**

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