HEADLINES FROM THE HEBREW PRESS

HA’ARETZ 1. ISRAEL THREATENS TO CUT OFF GAZA ELECTRICITY. Warning follows Kassam fire at sensitive installations; rocket lands in IDF base. 2. POLL: KADIMA INCREASES TO 39 SEATS; LIKUD LED BY NETANYAHU INCREASES TO 14. Dialogue poll for Ha’aretz and Channel 10 News: Kadima – 39, Labor – 21, Likud – 14. Netanyahu to reserve second place on list for Shalom. 3. PA elections. ISRAEL WILL NOT ALLOW VOTING IN EASTERN JERUSALEM. HATZOFEH 1. OC Intelligence warns: Israel – Rockets all around: Kassams from Gaza, rockets from Lebanon and missiles from Syria. KASSAMS GETTING CLOSER: LAUNCHINGS FROM CLOSE TO GAZA STRIP FENCE. Kassam rocket fired from near Gaza Strip fence near ruins of Elei Sinai fell on IDF base south of Ashkelon. Border Policeman moderately wounded in to arrest terrorists near Jenin. 2. NETANYAHU ON FEIGLIN: I WILL CLEANSE LIKUD OF „NEGATIVE ELEMENTS”. After Netanyahu’s election: Likud ministers prepare to resign – after elections for Knesset list. 3. 15% OF ISRAELI CHILDREN – AT RISK. MA’ARIV 1. Elected Likud Chairman agrees to reserve #2 place on list for Shalom. NETANYAHU: EJECT FEIGLIN FROM LIKUD. Likud ministers: Quit Government only in two weeks. „Want to go to primaries in Volvos.” YEDIOT AHRONOT 1. DM orders IDF to prepare for new wave of attacks from Gaza: „PA IS CRUMBLING AND TERRORISM IS ON THE WAY.” Defense Ministry assessment: Hamas to resume terrorism against Israel next month due to Palestinian elections. Last night: Kassam rocket hit heart of IDF base south of Ashkelon. 2. Sharon minus junk food. THE DIET BEGINS. Unsure if PM smiled at home yesterday when he was served a plate of plain chicken and vegetables. After stroke: No more fatty hamburgers, steaks and shwarma. This is what his doctors have ordered. 3. Foreign Ministry presents: ROMANTIC MISSION. Love blossoming abroad under aegis of Foreign Ministry: Twenty Israeli representatives have, in recent years, married non-Jewish women whom they met abroad. Jewish communities angry: How can the Israeli ambassador’s wife attend official party with large cross? ______________________________ SUMMARY OF EDITORIALS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS Yediot Ahronot comments on MK Benjamin Netanyahu’s election as Likud Chairman and candidate for Prime Minister and believes that, „Netanyahu can change his views and expressions but not his character – and it was his character and personal qualities that ‘killed’ him in his first term.” Yediot Ahronot, in its second editorial, suggests that the reports regarding Prime Minister Sharon’s medical condition could have been more candid. The editors wish him a rapid recovery. Yediot Ahronot, in its third editorial, regrets that environmental issues will be given short shrift in the coming elections campaign. Hatzofeh complains about fraudulent kashrut certificates, especially on olive oil.
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