HAARETZ 1. IDF: TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS DEMANDED BY PALESTINIANS IN GAZA STRIP RECIPE FOR DISASTER.
2. Hudna talks: Leaders of Arab states also excluding Arafat. ABU MAZEN: ARAFAT DID NOTHING AGAINST TERROR. 3. OVER A QUARTER OF AERIAL ELIMINATIONS CAUSED CIVILIAN INJURIES. 4. SHARON: CASINO WILL NOT SAVE US; NETANYAHU: IMPORTANT TO ENCOURAGE TOURISM. 5. SHEIK SALAH ACCUSED OF CONNECTIONS WITH IRANIAN AGENT. HATZOFEH 1. (
). SCREW-UP: ILLEGAL WAREHOUSE FOR TIRES CAUSED LARGE FIRE. (
). 2. IDF DISMANTLING MILITARY RABBINATE AS INDEPENDENT BODY. 3. IDF PREPARING TO TRANSFER CONTROL IN GAZA TO PALESTINIANS. 4. ISA: ISLAMIC MOVEMENT LEADERS AIDED IRANIAN INTELLIGENCE. 5. PRIME MINISTER AGAINST CASINO IN ISRAEL. MAARIV 1. PM Sharon to his aides: Hudna unacceptable to me. 1,000 DAYS. 810 Israelis murdered, thousands of Palestinians killed, almost three years of violence. YEDIOT AHRONOT 1. (
). FIRE SCREW-UP. (
). 2. SHARON OPPOSES CASINO. 3. NETANYAHU ATTACKED IN PARIS. ______________________________ EDITORIALS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS Yediot Ahronot says that recurrent calls by various groups of rabbis against the evacuation of settlements and settlement outposts are, the beginning of anarchy, the end of which cannot be foreseen, and adds: What will happen then in the country? The rabbis will order opposition to evacuation. The leaders will call on left-wing soldiers not to guard and not to protect the settlers communities and we, the Israeli people, where do we go? This is the embodiment of anarchy, the end of democracy. Yediot Ahronot, in its second editorial, refers to a recent statistic that 30% of Israeli youth are not drafted into the IDF, and says that haredim and those with legitimate handicaps aside the number is far too high and attests to, a decline in values in the State of Israel
and the intolerable ease with which the IDF and the Defense Ministry discharge almost anyone who wants to go home. The editors recall when not having served in the IDF was considered shameful but note that, Today, the unfit have become celebrities, who are proud not to serve and say so in newspaper headlines. The paper criticizes those parents who boast how they saved their children from military service and laugh at the suckers who wear uniforms, and remarks, The State of Israel has lost its shame. Hatzofeh strongly criticizes the IDFs plan to incorporate the IDF Rabbinate into the Personnel Branch.