HA’ARETZ 1. US: ISRAEL AVOIDING SETTING BORDERS FOR SETTLEMENTS. Americans stopped work of joint committee, purpose of which was to set construction line borders. 2. DOZENS OF RIGHT WING ACTIVISTS BLOCK AYALON HIGHWAY; POLICE ADMIT: WE WERE SURPRISED. 3. Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum to be dedicated today. DOES BLOSSOMING OF MUSEUMS TURN MEMORY OF AUSCHWITZ INTO UNIVERSAL SYMBOL? Today’s events – 16:00: Ribbon-cutting ceremony and delegates’ tour of Museum. 18:00: State ceremony with President and Prime Minister. Tomorrow’ s events – 09:00: Special session at Yad Vashem with President. 13:30: Lunch at David’s Citadel Hotel, to be attended by Prime Minister. 4. HEADS OF ALL PALESTINIAN ORGANIZATIONS TO DISCUSS LONG TERM CEASEFIRE TODAY IN CAIRO. 5. RELATIVE QUIET HAS RETURNED VOLUNTEERS TO KIBBUTZIM BPI-info

HATZOFEH 1. “Thought police:” Delegation of 40 US Jews detained at Ben-Gurion International Airport. TOURISTS QUESTIONED – BECAUSE THEY ARRIVED ON SOLIDARITY VISIT WITH GUSH KATIF. Among those questioned – Congressman Dov Hikind. Police deceived delegation: “Gush Katif is closed military zone – you will not be able to enter.” Police: This is regular questioning procedure for every group arriving in Israel. Understanding between Mofaz and Nasser Yusuf: Jericho to be transferred to Palestinian responsibility tomorrow. 2. CONCERN IN IDF OVER CONTINUATION OF TERRORIST ORGANISATIONS ARMING THEMSELVES IN GAZA STRIP. Additional concern: Large number of attempts to infiltrate into Israel from Gaza Strip fence last month. 3. OPPONENTS TO UPROOTING BLOCK AYALON HIGHWAY WITH BURNING TIRES. 4. MORE LEFT WING HYPOCRISY: SUPPORTERS OF GUSH KATIF TRANSFER OPPOSE TEACHING OF TRANSFER IN SCHOOLS. Knesset Education Committee approves bill to perpetuate Rechavam Zeevy’s legacy. 5. TODAY: NEW YAD VASHEM MUSEUM TO BE DEDICATED TODAY. MA’ARIV 1. AYALON OUTPOST. Last night: 100 right wing activists last night closed main national highway. Failure: It took police one hour to clear blocked road. 2. TONIGHT: YAD VASHEM DEDICATION. Dozens of leaders from around the world to participate. Police on high alert. 3. IDF MANUAL ON DEALING WITH REFUSENIKS. OC Personnel issues list of punishments in attempt to reduce phenomenon in IDF. YEDIOT AHRONOT 1. SETTLERS THREATEN: WE WILL BURN OTHER HIGHWAYS. Last night: Demonstrators blocked Tel Aviv’s Ayalon highway with burning tires. In Judea, Samaria and Gaza – deliberating over how to act during evacuation: To sprawl on the floor “like potatoes” or to twist “like butterfly fish”. 2. ABU-MAZEN: WE WILL HAVE TO MAKE PAINFUL CONCESSION ON RIGHT OF RETURN. Will meet in Cairo today with heads of rejectionist Palestinian organizations. 3. IN MEMORY OF THE SIX MILLION. Yad Vashem’s new holocaust museum to be dedicated today in Jerusalem with dozens of state leaders in attendance. ______________________________ SUMMARY OF EDITORIALS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS Both papers comment on various issues related to today’s opening events for the new Yad Vashem historical museum: Yediot Ahronot remarks: “The Zionist movement was not born as a conceptual response to the holocaust. The Jews aspired to a state for themselves long before the Holocaust and would have realized their historic right to national self-determination even without it (the Balfour Declaration on a ‘national home’ for the Jews in Palestine was issued well before the formation of the Nazi movement). Were it not for the Holocaust, at least 20 million Jews would be living in Europe today. It is inconceivable that they would not have their own state, and it is inconceivable that it would not be Israel with Jerusalem as its capital.” Hatzofeh suggests that the organizers of today’s events, “have devoted too much attention on the ceremonial side of the occasion, while ignoring the unique aspects of establishing a Holocaust museum.” The editors believe that, “The day of the opening of the new Holocaust museum at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, in which we raise anew the memory of the Holocaust, is a time for soul-searching, in order to learn from the past about the obligations laid upon the Jewish People for the future, and they are to deepen the eternal bond with the Land of Israel, according to the principle that the Jewish People and the Land of Israel are one.” BPI-info