Re: latest update from Israel from newsnosh
APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday January 14, 2019
Quote of the day:
"As per the ancient words, "Thou shall not murder,' for G-d's sake! What is the
point of living in a Jewish state, and going through so many trials and
tribulations to protect it, if the officials of this country do not see fit to
condemn such an abysmal act? How are we different from other nations, if the
murder of an innocent woman does not shake us, just because the murderer comes
from among us (allegedly), and the murdered person is the daughter of another
--Maariv commentator Shai Lahav slams right-wingers who either support the
Jewish terror suspects in the murder of a Palestinian woman or who stay silent
about the murder and the attacks on the Shin Bet, which detained and
interrogated the suspects.*
*Elections 2019 Commentary/Analysis:
Trust Israeli Arabs to Splinter Politically (Odeh Bisharat, Haaretz+) I hereby
announce with regret, mixed with relief, that we must adopt the words of
Ecclesiastes: 'There is nothing new under the sun.’ In a few decades, some
diligent historian will discover that at the very moment that the Arab world was
mercilessly riven by schisms, a uniquely favored group, comprising some 2
million Arabs, confounded all expectations to unite behind an electoral bloc. We
can confidently predict that our dedicated but pitiable historian will never
understand, despite all his research, the reason it disintegrated.
We must not let only one version be discussed in the media on the eve of the
elections (Dr. Haim Misgav, Maariv) The appearance of the prime minister, while
defining his expected announcement as "dramatic," has finally given the world a
different perspective on what happened in his interrogations.
Let go, Bibi, let go: The opportunity for a quick exit without prison is closing
(Ben Caspit, Maariv) Among his associates, that is, those who are not yet state
witnesses, the feeling of defeat spread throughout the week. For the first time
they look at him and see a drowning man clinging to the straw. An outgoing prime
minister whose expiry date passed.
The death rattle of Netanyahu's premiership (Shimon Shiffer, Yedioth/Ynet) The
prime minister's new lawyers were probably none too pleased with his 'dramatic
speech' last week, when he tarred and feathered his predecessors, bringing up
Sharon and Olmert's past legal woes in a desperate attempt to save himself.
Corruption and distortions in the holy system: not everything is pure in the
State Prosecutor 's Office opinion (Meir Uziel, Maariv) Someone wants to make
people believe that there is a perfect system up there that mortals are unable
to know its secrets. Many senior jurists even claim that the PM is persecuted.
The Flaw in Israel's Electoral System (Raviv Drucker, Haaretz) Our electoral
system encourages such warped politics - you can gain power even when 52 percent
of the public doesn’t want you to be the next prime minister.
Karl's version of Parkinson's Law: Work expands to exceed the time alloted it.
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