HEADLINES FROM THE HEBREW PRESS

HA’ARETZ 1. Worsening crisis with US over arms exports to China. US DEMANDS: APOLOGY SIGNED BY MOFAZ. US conditions: Knesset must provide for supervision over security exports within six months. The settlement: Even if settlement is achieved – US interested in gradual lifting of sanctions on Israel. The crisis: Knowledgeable sources – Worst crisis between two countries since Pollard affair. 2. ATTORNEY-GENERAL TO PRESENT SEVERE INDICTMENT AGAINST OMRI SHARON; CLAIMS IN RESPONSE: LAW IS ABSURD. 3. DEFENSE MINISTER: IDF EXPECTED TO EVACUATE PHILADELPHI CORRIDOR BY THIS COMING OCTOBER. Contacts between IDF and settlers on non-violent evacuation of some communities. 4. PULSA DENURA CEREMONY HELD FOR SHARON. Twenty right-wing activists held ceremony, which was also held in 1995 against late PM Yitzhak Rabin. HATZOFEH 1. Corrupt family: Omri Sharon gives up immunity. SUSPICIONS: FALSE OATH AND VIOLATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES LAW. Attorney-General to announce that he is filing indictment against MK Omri Sharon. Plea-bargain, which was put together in recent weeks between Sharon’s son and State Prosecutor’s Office, rescinded. In published statement, PM’s son admits crimes attributed to him. 2. SHOCK IN POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT OVER PULSA DENURA CEREMONY FOR PM. 3. ISA DIRECTOR: WE WILL CONSIDER ADMINISTRATIVE DETENTION FOR RIGHT-WING ACTIVISTS. BPI-info


MA’ARIV 1. Mazuz announced last night: Indictment against PM’s son. STATE OF ISRAEL VS. OMRI SHARON. False oath. Receiving illegal contribution. Filing false papers for corporation. Breach of trust in corporation. These are only some articles in indictment. Omri Sharon: Renounces immunity. 2. THEY PRAYED FOR SHARON’S DEATH. YEDIOT AHRONOT 1. Mofaz to Yediot Ahronot: We will not leave enclave in southern Gaza Strip. WE WILL LEAVE PHILADELPHI CORRIDOR BY ROSH HASHANAH. IDF tightens supervision over Gaza Strip: Entry only for residents and first-degree relatives. 2. 10 years after Rabin’s murder. PULSA DENURA AGAINST SHARON. ______________________________ SUMMARY OF EDITORIALS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS Yediot Ahronot strongly criticizes those rabbis who participated in a pulsa denura ceremony against Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and says that they, in effect, called for his murder. The editors call for strong measures to be taken against them. Yediot Ahronot, in its second editorial, believes that Prime Minister Sharon, in regard to the Disengagement Plan, “has crossed the point of no-return.” Hatzofeh criticizes the JNF’s intention to post memorial signs for two pre-1948 Arab villages that used to exist on the land of what is now Canada Park and urges rabbis in the Diaspora to inform their communities that the JNF is no longer, “blue-and-white.” BPI-info