HEADLINES FROM THE HEBREW PRESS

HA’ARETZ 1. US PRESSING: PASSAGE OF CONVOYS FROM GAZA TO WEST BANK – THIS WEEK. 2. Prof. Yisrael Aumann – eighth Israeli to win Nobel Prize. HE WAS TOLD THAT HE WASN’T GOOD AT MATH; YESTERDAY HE WON THE NOBEL PRIZE. 3. IDF UNCOVERS TUNNEL NEAR EREZ CHECKPOINT. Dug in order to infiltrate terrorists into Israel. 4. MOFAZ: EXPEL FEIGLIN SUPPORTERS FROM LIKUD. Called on Netanyahu to cooperate with him in ridding party of „dangerous group.” HATZOFEH 1. A NOBEL FOR ISRAEL. Prof. Yisrael Aumann receives Noble Prize in economics. Aumann and his family walked from hotel to ceremony auditorium so as not to desecrate the Sabbath. 2. For first time since uprooting: IDF uncovers smuggling tunnel from Gaza Strip. GAZA TERROR TUNNEL. Over weekend: IDF force uncovers weapons smuggling tunnel that terrorists succeeded in digging to under Erez crossing installation. GOC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. Yoav Gallant: „Discovery of tunnel prevented terrorist attacks on Israeli territory.” 3. UN SECURITY COUNCIL CONDEMNS IRANIAN PRESIDENT. 4. SOLDIER NIR KAHANA, WHO WAS MURDERED IN STABBING ATTACK, LAID TO REST MA’ARIV 1. Eight days to primaries. Initiative: Take away from Central Committee power to choose MKs. SENIOR LIKUD OFFICIALS VS. CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS. They are afraid to be identified due to fear of revenge. But in Likud they are convinced: In order to survive, the Central Committee must be weakened. 2. FAMILY NOBEL. (…). He walked to auditorium so as not to desecrate the Sabbath – and was almost late. But it all ended well: Surrounded by 36 family members, Prof. Yisrael Aumann received the Nobel Prize in Economics. 3. IDF TO RAID RIGHT-WING STRONGHOLDS. Target: Illegal outposts and Tapuah. YEDIOT AHRONOT 1. EIGHTH NOBEL PRIZE. Yesterday: Prof. Yisrael Aumann became eighth Israeli to win Nobel Prize. (…). 2. PERETZ: PALESTINIAN STATE WITHIN FOUR YEARS. Labor Chairman to Yediot Ahronot: „Go immediately to negotiations with Palestinians.” „Skip Roadmap.” 3. State invests: NIS 68 MILLION TO REFURBISH WESTERN WALL. Plan: Bar-mitzvah stewards and refurbishment of plaza. SUMMARY OF EDITORIALS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS Hatzofeh hails Hebrew University Prof. Robert J. (Yisrael) Aumann foe receiving the Nobel Prize in Economics. The editors remark: „Prof. Aumann brought special honor yesterday to the State of Israel and the Jewish People when he proved that rationalism does not contradict religious faith and a religious way of life, and that such an honored ceremony as the Nobel Prize award ceremony need not entail the desecration of the Sabbath. Despite the ceremony’s problematic hour and the fear of being late, Prof. Aumann and his ramified family walked to the auditorium in which the ceremony was held. Prof. Aumann also brought special honor to the State of Israel when he showed that it is possible to be an outstanding family man, and to raise a large family, without harming professional advancement.” Hatzofeh, in its second editorial, says that, „The State of Israel humiliated itself this week,” when it agreed to modify the red star of David symbol so that Magen David Adom could be accepted into the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Yediot Ahronot calls on form ISA Director Avi Dichter to make known his political views before formally joining Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s new Kadima party.
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