HEADLINES FROM THE HEBREW PRESS

1,04,04 HA’ARETZ 1. BUSH TO TELL SHARON: FUTURE WEST BANK BORDER “WILL BE CONSIDERED ACCORDING TO REALITY ON THE GROUND.” 2. IDF HINTS: SHARON’S SLIP OF THE TONGUE CAUSED CONCEALMENT OF US-LIBYAN CONTACTS. 3. ANGER IN JEWISH COMMUNITIES: EUROPEAN ANTI-SEMITISM REPORT DOES BLAME MUSLIM EXTREMISTS. (…). 4. LAPID’S COMMITTEE TO PROPOSE NEW HOLIDAY: JEWISH-ARAB SOLIDARITY DAY. HATZOFEH 1. Clashes into night in Hebron between residents and police due to synagogue evacuation at Hazon David outpost. IDF PREPARATIONS AHEAD OF CLASHES OVER OUTPOST EVACUATIONS. Two outposts evacuated and Chief-of-Staff has already declared that additional outposts will be evacuated in coming days. In Shiloah village, 10 new families moved in to live there under security forces protection – Arab residents rioted. 2. MAZUZ CRITICIZES ARBEL: “THERE ARE THOSE WHO ADVISE AND THOSE WHO DECIDE.” MA’ARIV 1. THE PROFIT IS ALL THEIRS. (…). 2. PALESTINIAN SURPRISE: ABU ALA SUPPORTS DISENGAGEMENT.


3. EUROPEAN UNION ADMITS: ANTI-SEMITISM RISING. Recommends: Check schoolbooks on continent. 4. ISRAELIS GETTING RICH IN IRAQ. YEDIOT AHRONOT 1. ABU ALA: STOP TERROR ATTACKS. Palestinian PM supports negotiated Israeli disengagement from all territories. ______________________________ SUMMARY OF EDITORIALS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS Yediot Ahronot believes that, “When Likud Party members go to the polls and are asked their opinion about the disengagement from Gaza, they will not only think about the question before them but also about one that isn’t related to it at all: How will their decision affect Ariel Sharon’s personal fate? One can assume that there will be more than a few for whom this will be the main issue according to which they will make their decision. This is how the Prime Minister’s future conduct will affect the fate of the country.” Hatzofeh discusses the ongoing strike by municipal rabbis and local religious council employees over not having been paid in many months and reminds its readers that the nation’s two Chief Rabbis joined a sit-down strike opposite the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday. Yediot Ahronot, in its second editorial, criticizes the Labor Party as being ineffectual in opposition. The editors suggest that its voters will not care that it supported the disengagement plan and will punish it at the next election BPI.