The Jerusalem Post discusses the deteriorating situation in the Gaza Strip and the possible implications for Israel, and notes that as long as Hamas cleaves to its Islamist ideology and rejects any form of cooperation or recognition of Israel, it is difficult to envision Israel doing much to alleviate the suffering. The editor wonders whether “the essence of Palestinian identity precludes the possibility of a change in political leadership,” and suggests that “maybe it is possible for a dynamic, less dogmatic and more positive political leadership to change direction and start focusing efforts on building a viable state for the Palestinian people that fosters peace at home and with its neighbors.”
Haaretzcomments on the agreement on reforms and budget cutting in the electricity sector, but is appalled that not only is the Histadrut dissatisfied with the billions of shekels that will be heaped on the workers, it has also demanded that the state withdraw a petition to the High Court of Justice that seeks to limit the right to strike of workers in essential services in cases where the state wants to advance reforms but the workers use strikes as a weapon to thwart them. The editor praises Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s insistence on reducing the power of workers at these monopolies to prevent reforms, and adds: “Caving in to the Histadrut’s demands would signal that the battle to lower the cost of living and improve public services will be waged only against weak players. The strong ones, who control the switches, will once again get a free pass.”
Yediot Aharonot discusses the increase in murderous terror attacks, but warns that Israel’s reflexive expansion of settlements in response is detrimental. The author argues: “The decision if and where to build should only be made from considerations of political logic and under the restrictions of the law,” and declares: “The proper response to terror is punishing the perpetrators and preventing future terror. Everything else is a cynical use of the victims’ blood to advance sectarian interests.”
Israel Hayom notes the 76th anniversary of the murder of Avraham (Yair) Stern, the head of the pre-state Jewish paramilitary organization known as the Lehi, and states: “Lehi leader Avraham (Yair) Stern knew that gaining statehood meant more than just defeating the British and Arabs on the ground. It was about winning the battle of ideas, with Jewish heritage and our two temples being the ultimate weapon.”
A süti beállítások ennél a honlapnál engedélyezett a legjobb felhasználói élmény érdekében. Amennyiben a beállítás változtatása nélkül kerül sor a honlap használatára, vagy az "Elfogadás" gombra történik kattintás, azzal a felhasználó elfogadja a sütik használatát.