HEADLINES & EDITORIALS Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 HA’ARETZ 1. JUDGE MURDERED IN SHOOTING BY ASSASSIN WHO AMBUSHED HIM AT ENTRANCE TO HIS HOME. (…). Police checking possibility that motive was criminal or nationalistic. Security establishment rejects Fatah’s claim that it was responsible for the murder. (…). 2. FRANCE ANNOUNCES: SHARON PERSONA NON GRATA AT THE MOMENT IN PARIS. PM’s Bureau: Sharon’s visit to Paris was not on the agenda. 3. DESPITE PRESSURE, YASSER ARAFAT DID NOT FIRE HIS COUSIN. 4. SUSPICION: ISRAELI WOMEN BEING ENTICED TO WORK ABROAD AS PROSTITUTES. 5. HEZBOLLAH: ISRAEL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSASSINATION IN BEIRUT. Senior organization official killed in explosion; despite extremist Sunni organization’s claim of responsibility, Nasrallah warns: We will cut off Israel’s hands.

6. POWELL TO VISIT MIDDLE EAST BUT APPARENTLY NOT ISRAEL. Powell leaving on Monday for round of visits in Middle East; will discuss advancing peace process and pressuring PA to implement reforms. HATZOFEH 1. JUDGE MURDERED OUTSIDE HIS HOUSE. (…). All possibilities being investigated, including nationalistic motives. Was known to rule in favor of terror victims and against the Palestinian Authority. 2. CHIRAQ: SHARON – NOT WANTED IN FRANCE. France – no reason to continue contacts on coordinating PM’s visit to Paris following his call on French Jews to quickly emigrate to Israel. 3. FEAR THAT IRAN WILL TRANSFER UNCONVENTIONAL WEAPONS TO HEZBOLLAH. 4. CIVIL WAR IN GAZA – ARAFAT “CAVED IN.” Reduction in nephew’s authority; Abu Ala: my resignation stands. 5. ANTICIPATION IN NORTH OVER HEZBOLLAH THREATS. Yesterday: Senior Hezbollah official Ghaleb Alawi, responsible for many attacks against Israel, killed in Shiite section of Beirut by car bomb. Hezbollah pointing finger at Israel and threatening revenge. MA’ARIV 1. (…). ISRAELI JUDGE MURDERED. (…). Police to check motive for murder – revenge for ruling, nationalistic or personal conflict. YEDIOT AHRONOT 1. (…). MURDER OF A JUDGE. (…). ______________________________ SUMMARY OF EDITORIALS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS Yediot Ahronot, in its second editorial, believes that the debate between Israelis and French Jews over whether or not the latter should immigrate to Israel is the latest version of the old debate over the relationship between Jewish life in the land of Israel and that in the Diaspora. The editors remark that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, “is a secular Jew, who holds to the outlook of the central stream of Zionism,” and add that, “According to this outlook, only the establishment of a Jewish state will heal the non-Jews of their collective spiritual disease and only it can spare the Jews from punishment by non-Jews. Jews in the Diaspora are destined to be persecuted or to assimilate. Only in Israel can a secular Jew strike at his attackers and take a good bet that his grandchildren will be Jews. Therefore, when he called on French Jews to immigrate here forthwith, he did not deviate at all from his worldview…While his reto the wave of anti-Semitism in France is a natural refor an Israeli of his generation, it may not have been a wise reaction. It is doubtful if many French Jews will follow his advice but it is certain that his worrying advice will damage those who don’t obey him. It is not for nothing that French Jews are suspected of dual loyalty and now those who harbor such suspicions have found someone who confirms their accusations.” The paper says that French President Jacques Chirac – the defender of the republican traditions of the French revolution – had to respond as he did. The editors believe that, “The question is whether it was worth Sharon’s while to blurt out what was in his heart,” and respond, “Apparently, the man known for his ability to be silent when he is expected to say something has managed to hurt many people with a few sentences.” Hatzofeh comments on the ongoing investigation into the Paritzky affair and says that it reflects poorly on Shinui, “which aspires to integrity and clean hands.” Yediot Ahronot discusses yesterday’s murder of Tel Aviv District Court Judge Adi Azar.