Today’s issues: Law, order and the conflict, Arab citizens have a right to protection, the Trump effect is rocking the Middle East, and the problem for Likud.
The Jerusalem Post examines the shooting by a private security guard of an Israeli Arab who was participating in a riot on Saturday night, and states: “It is of utmost importance that a thorough and transparent investigation be conducted, both for the sake of justice and to reassure the Arab community that law enforcement authorities take seriously the death of any citizen, whether Jewish or Arab.”
Haaretz comments on the death of the Arab rioter on Saturday night, which occurred in clashes that broke out in the context of the shut-down of the town’s schools in protest over police inaction at stopping violence, and asserts: “The government as a whole, and the police in particular, must understand that they are obligated to the security of Israel’s Arab citizens no less than to the security of its Jewish citizens. Otherwise, the lack of faith will only grow and could devolve into a systemic breakdown in relations between the state and its Arab citizens.”
Yediot Aharonot notes the expulsion of six senior members of Hamas’ military wing from the Qatari capital of Doha several weeks ago, prior to the arrival of US President Trump in the region, and contends that “Hamas is watching the events impatiently. It is seeing its only political support in the Arab Sunni world being pulled from under its feet.” Pointing out that under pressure, the Qataris will be willing to sell the Palestinian organization, the author states: “The Trump effect is rocking the Middle East. One thing is clear: An old-new creature is being built in the form of an Arab Sunni bloc that is willing to incorporate Israel into it. The ball is in our court. Let’s just hope we don’t score an own goal.”
Israel Hayom discusses the failure of the legislation that proposed to legally define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, and notes: “Likud’s problem with the phrase ‘equal rights for all citizens’ generated much unnecessary divisiveness and controversy.” The author calls on current Likud members to learn from the political ‘upheaval’ of 1977, when Likud won the election after decades of left-wing hegemony, and states: “This lesson is clearly expressed in two passages of Proverbs, 27:24 and 16:18: ‘For riches are not forever’ and ‘Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.’”
[Alex Fishman and Benny Begin wrote today’s articles in Yediot Aharonot and Israel Hayom, respectively.
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