HEADLINES FROM THE HEBREW PRESS

HA’ARETZ 1. Hebron settlers evacuating wholesale market as per agreement with IDF. RIGHT-WING “EMERGENCY MOBILIZATION” AHEAD OF CONFRONTATION AT AMONA. 2. FOLLOWING HAMAS VICTORY: MOFAZ WILL SUPORT ADDITIONAL EVACUATION ON WEST BANK. 3. RUSSIAN ADVISERS TO AID LIKUD CAMPAIGN. This evening: Olmert to present 50 Kadima Knesset candidates, including 11 women, five security figures, six immigrants and four religious Jews. HATZOFEH 1. Olmert rejects compromise proposal proffered by Yesha Council leaders. AMONA HOMES TO BE DEMOLISHED – APPARENTLY TOMORROW. “We are asking for three months in order to complete purchase of property from Palestinians,” Yesha Council leaders told Acting PM Olmert, who responded, “There is a court decision to demolish the homes and it will be carried out.” Residents fear: Military will demolish homes this morning – heavy equipment already in place. Last night: Roadblocks placed on highways and roads leading to Amona. 2. MAZUZ: THERE IS NO AGREEMENT WITH HEBRON RESIDENTS; RESIDENTS: THERE IS AN AGREEMENT AND IT WILL BE CARRIED OUT. Hebron residents: Mazuz officially informed High Court of Justice that renting market to Jews will be considered positively. Families evacuated their homes overnight. 3. TODAY: OLMERT TO PRESENT OFFICIAL KADIMA LIST. 4. WEST CONSIDERING FREEZING AID FUNDS TO PA. 5. SENIOR HAMAS OFFICIAL: WE WON THANKS TO DISENGAGEMENT. 6. THREE TERRORISTS WOUNDED IN CLASH WITH IDF FORCES. MA’ARIV 1. Quartet: Hamas must recognize Israel and the Roadmap. ABU MAZEN: ISRAELIS NEED NOT PANIC. PA Chairman recovers from defeat. “Palestinian people have not changed,” he says in internal remarks. 2. AMONA TEST. Twenty-four hours before evacuation: 2,000 youths reach outpost. Young woman punctures tires of IDF jeep; stones thrown at IDF position. YEDIOT AHRONOT 1. PREPARING FOR VIOLENCE AT AMONA. Eight families who made their homes in Hebron market shops voluntarily evacuated last night. Amona: Yesha leaders calling on thousands of settlers to come at any price and assist those barricading themselves in order to thwart home demolitions. 2. KADIMA PRESENTS: A STAR IS BORN. “We felt like we were at an audition,” said Kadima candidates, who were invited to Olmert’s bureau yesterday with CV’s and waited anxiously for interview that would launch their Knesset careers. Olmert met some for first time, moments before placing on list. More surprises: Olmert offered realistic place to brother of director of his bureau. Dov Lautman expected to close out list at 120th place. ______________________________ SUMMARY OF EDITORIALS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS Hatzofeh refers to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent visit to Israel and believes that Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert should have done more to draw her attention to the dangers of neo-Nazism around the world. Yediot Ahronot urges its readers to take Hamas leader Khaled Mashal seriously when he says that, “Opposition is strategic option until all of Palestine is liberated and the last refugee returns.” Yediot Ahronot, in its second editorial, criticizes Google’s recent agreement with the Chinese government.
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