HA’ARETZ 1. TODAY: JERICHO DUE TO BE HANDED OVER TO PA RESPONSIBILITY. 2. Dozens of world leaders attend dedication ceremony for new Yad Vashem museum: UN SECY.-GEN. AT YAD VASHEM: NEW MUSEUM WILL PROVIDE INSPIRATION FOR WAR ON DARKNESS. HATZOFEH 1. Sharon at Yad Vashem: “We vow to preserve human dignity, and protect its image, its freedom and rights.” THE WORLD REMEMBERS. Forty leaders from around the world came for dedication ceremony of largest Holocaust museum in the world at Yad Vashem and vowed to remember and never to forget. President Katsav: “Museum is warning that distance between hatred and murder is short, as is that between burning synagogues and destruction of democracy.” UN Secy.-Gen.: Must declare war on anti-Semitism. 2. NEW ZEALAND: MAJ.-GEN. GABI ASHKENAZI IS NOT WELCOME GUEST. 3. YOUTHS WHO BLOCKED AYALON HIGHWAY LEFT IN REMAND BECAUSE THEY COULDN’T MAKE BAIL. 4. TRANSFER OF JERICHO TO PA POSTPONED. 5. FEBRUARY CPI ROSE BY 0.2%. 6. THREATS TO HARM SHARON DURING HIS VISIT TO PARIS. MA’ARIV 1. Security establishment concerned over wave of outposts in Yesha. OPERATION DOUBLE. Concern in IDF: Settlers plan to establish outpost in Judea and Samaria for every settlement evacuated in Gaza Strip. 2. HERE TO REMEMBER. Dozens of world leaders bowed their heads yesterday before memorials, photos of victims and pages of testimony at dedication of new Yad Vashem museum. YEDIOT AHRONOT 1. Expose: Medicine-resistant bacteria at Tel Hashomer hospital. DEADLY BACTERIA IN HOSPITAL. (…). 2. TO SEE AND REMEMBER. 41 heads of state and senior officials from around the world arrived yesterday for dedication of new Yad Vashem museum and vowed: We will never forget. ______________________________ SUMMARY OF EDITORIALS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS Both papers refer to Monday night’s demonstration in which far right activists opposed to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s Disengagement Plan managed to block – including with burning tires – the Ayalon highway in Tel Aviv: Hatzofeh asserts that the demonstration, “does not serve the residents of Gush Katif and does not contribute to strengthening public opinion against the Disengagement Plan,” and adds that, “The Yesha Council was correct to express its reservations over this demonstration, which only caused damage and failed to add even one supporter to those who oppose disengagement.” The editors believe that, “As the day for implementing the insane Disengagement Plan approaches, the Yesha Council and the residents of Gush Katif must see to it that there are no unsupervised, irresponsible actions.” Yediot Ahronot, in its second editorial, recalls the remark of a settler leaders several years ago regarding the relative lack of success of the settlement movement: “We haven’t succeeded in settling in the hearts,” and dismisses Monday night’s as, “an act of stupidity.” The editors believe that, “One would have to be a complete fool in order to stage operations like these, which cause settlers to be hated even more by all those people whose only fault is that they have cars and want to get home safely.” __________ Yediot Ahronot comments on yesterday’s dedication of the new Yad Vashem museum and says that its main role will be in educating future generations about the lessons of the Holocaust once the remaining survivors pass on.