HA’ARETZ 1. ISRAEL AND EGYPT CLOSE TO SIGNING PHILADELPHI AGREEMENT; ATTORNEY-GENERAL MAZUZ: NO NEED TO SUBMIT IT TO KNESSET. Main disagreement: Israeli demand that Egypt accept responsibility for preventing weapons smuggling. 2. WILL GUSH KATIF RESIDENTS SAVE KIBBUTZ NEVEH YAM? 3. Today: Anti-unemployment plan gets underway. OPERATORS OF WISCONSIN PLAN CONCERNED: MOST PARTICIPANTS IN EXPERIMENT ARE 45 AND OVER. 4. PM’S CONFIDANT EYAL ARAD WON GOVERNMENT TENDER AND WILL OVERSEE DISENGAGEMENT INFORMATION. 5. STATE TO HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE: FENCE ROUTE NOT INFLUENCED ONLY BY SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS. Up until now, State Prosecutor’s Office has claimed that “diplomatic” considerations are not involved in fence construction. HATZOFEH 1. Finance Minister likely to determine fate of transfer government. NETANYAHU VS. SHARON. Yesterday: Finance Minister voted in favor of proposal to postpone disengagement by one year, along with ministers Naveh and Katz. Other ministers voted against and sharply attacked Netanyahu. Right trying to compel Netanyahu not to be absent from Wednesday’s Knesset vote and to decide publicly. 2. BORDER POLICEMAN DEHYDRATES AND DIES DURING RIOTS NEAR FENCE.

3. [OC NORTHERN COMMAND MAJ.-GEN. BENNY] GANTZ: “HEZBOLLAH INTENDED TO KIDNAP SOLDIERS ON MT. DOV.” 4. STATE COMPTROLLER: EVERYBODY KNEW ABOUT TANNENBAUM EXCEPT FOR THE IDF. 5. POLICEMEN LYNCHED DEMONSTRATOR AND MEDIA IGNORED. 6. ANTI-DISENGAGEMENT PARTY. One of the organizers: “Left-wing extremists threatened to stab me if party is held.” MA’ARIV 1. Right-wing initiative to formulate rules of conduct for evacuation opponents. STRUGGLE AGREEMENT. Today: MK Effie Eitam planning to meet rabbis and spiritual leaders and to propose series of “Do’s” and “Don’ts” that will apply during disengagement. New agreement due to obligate both Gush Katif residents and their supporters. YEDIOT AHRONOT 1. In wake of attack by Labor party ministers and Olmert on Finance Minister. SHARON-NETANYAHU CRISIS WORSENS. Finance Minister: I will not appear for vote. Today: Sharon convenes his advisers. Inclination: Dismiss, but not now. 2. LYNCH PERPETRATOR APPREHENDED. Right-wing activist Shimshon Sitrin, suspected of stoning bleeding Palestinian youth in front of TV cameras, arrested after police search. His father, who tried to help him escape: “My son is a hero.” Police: We will not rest until all lynch perpetrators are arrested. 3. THIS ISN’T SAVYON, IT’S NITZANIM. Luxurious homes with views of the sea, country club and park. Nitzanim plan that reached Yediot Ahronot reveals: Thus will be paradise for Gush Katif evacuees. And who won disengagement information tender? PM’s adviser Eyal Arad. ______________________________ SUMMARY OF EDITORIALS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS Hatzofeh asserts that, “Whoever believes that there will be a relaxation in the demands on Israel to withdraw more and more up to the 1967 borders after the Disengagement Plan – is more than naďve.” Yediot Ahronot believes that the privatization process has been socially detrimental and that too many Israelis can only define themselves by what they oppose, not by what they favor. Yediot Ahronot, in its second editorial, suggests that Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being highly cynical vis-a-vis his statement that he will absent himself from Wednesday’s Knesset vote on a bill that would postpone disengagement by one year. Yediot Ahronot, in its third editorial, says that the public is far more sympathetic to right-wing refusal to serve than it is to left-wing refusal to serve. BPI-info