27,10,2003 HAARETZ 1. CONTACTS ON NEW HUDNA; MOFAZ ANNOUNCES EASING OF CLOSURE RESTRICTIONS. 2. EVE OF ELECTIONS, SHARON AND PERES TRYING TO BREATHE LIFE INTO SOMNOLENT CAMPAIGN. 3. Sharon affairs. PM TO BE QUESTIONED THIS WEEK ABOUT GREEK ISLAND AND CYRIL KERN. 4. HISTADRUT INTENSIFIES SANCTIONS; TODAY: ADDITIONAL PERETZ-NETANYAHU MEETING. 5. BELGIAN PM: RELATIONS WITH ISRAEL ON HIGH ROAD.
Verhofstadt to Haaretz: PA lacks will, ability and courage to prevent violence. HATZOFEH 1. (
). [ATTORNEY GENERAL] RUBINSTEIN APPROVES POLICE INVESTIGATION AGAINST SHARON. (
). 2. FM SHALOM: CAPTIVES EXCHANGE DEAL SOON. 3. IDF DEMOLISHES FOUR BUILDINGS THAT SERVED AS LOOKOUTS ON NETZARIM. 4. AS OF TODAY: CIVIL SERVANTS INTENSIFYING THEIR STRIKE. MAARIV 1. We will abandon hospitals and disrupt traffic lights. INTENSIFICATION OF SANCTIONS. Finance Ministry and Histadrut officials failed to reach agreement yesterday. We will all pay price in coming days. 2. AS OF TOMORROW EVENING: RAIN. YEDIOT AHRONOT 1. Expose: Secret Finance Ministry plan gift from state. UP TO NIS 10,000 INCREMENT TO NET WAGES. Bonus: NIS 100-150 per month. Whoever earns over NIS 10,000 will not receive. Goal: Fight recession. Increasing poverty number of poor children reaches 600,000. 2. MISTAKE AFTER MISTAKE. Two days after deadly mistake at Netzarim additional details of Ein Yabrud investigation revealed: Series of errors in in which three soldiers were killed. Chief-of-Staff denies that he criticized officers that dispatched force on mission. 3. POLICE EXPECTED TO QUESTION SHARON ON WEDNESDAY in Greek island affair. (
). ______________________________ Yediot Ahronot asserts that comments about evacuating Netzarim are a waste of time and nothing more than letting off steam and releasing frustrations. The editors argue that refusing to evacuate Netzarim is a continuation of the shortsighted policy-making, which has characterized the State of Israel since its creation, but calls on the government to take the unique opportunity available to it at the moment and make an intermediate agreement. The paper lists the advantages to all sides if such an agreement were to be reached and believes that this is definitely possible. We must just invest a lot of desire and courage in order to run towards it. When the agreement is formed, it will become clear that it is possible to give up Netzarim
and one day we will ask
what were we doing there? Hatzofeh praises Attorney General Eliyakim Rubinsteins decision to open an investigation into Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and calls on the public to support him in the face of pressure and slander.