HEADLINES FROM THE HEBREW PRESS

HA’ARETZ
1. HANIYEH: IRAN IS THE PALESTINIANS’ STRATEGIC DEPTH.
Palestinian PM in Teheran: We will not recognize Israel; PLO: Declare early Authority elections.


2. After 15-day manhunt, costing NIS 1.5 million, serial rapist is caught.
ONLY AT THE POLICE STATION THEY UNDERSTOOD: THE MAN THEY ARRESTED WAS BENNY SELA.
(…).
3. SLIP OF THE TONGUE OR INTENTIONAL POLICY CHANGE?
Israel astounded at Secretary of Defense Robert Gate’s remarks regarding nuclear capabilities.
4. WAR INVESTIGATION TO CONCLUDE WITHIN TWO WEEKS.
Maj.-Gen. Levin: IDF developed a mistaken battle concept abandoning basic principles.

HATZOFEH
1. HUNDREDS OF POLICE SEARCHED FOR SELA – A FEW CITIZENS FOUND HIM.
(…).
2. OLMERT DOES NOT RULE OUT ATTACKING IRAN.
3. HIZBULLAH REBUILDING ITS INFRASTRUCTURE IN SOUTHERN LEBANESE VILLAGES.
4. HANIYEH TO BRING $120 MILLION FROM IRAN IN HIS SUITCASE.
MA’ARIV
1. SENIOR GENERAL STAFF SOURCE: „WE HAVE THINGS TO TALK ABOUT WITH THE SYRIANS.”
After GOC Intelligence, another Major-General supports negotiations. „The Syrians can provide the merchandise and they have a positive readiness.”
2. After two weeks of fear: Benny Sela captured in Nahariya.
IN HANDCUFFS AGAIN.
(…).
YEDIOT AHRONOT
1. Rapist Benny Sela to Yediot Ahronot after capture:
I THOUGHT THEY WOULD CAPTURE ME FASTER.
(…).

2. AL-QAIDA ESTABLISHING ITSELF IN LEBANON.
Concern in Israel: Fighters infiltrated by Global Jihad acting to erode ceasefire on northern border.

SUMMARY OF EDITORIALS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS

Yediot Ahronot hails the Baker-Hamilton report’s recommendations as, „realistic and logical.” The editors claim that while the current US administration may have no interest in peace with Syria, Israel does: „Therefore, Israel would do well to conduct an independent policy. In less than two years, a new president – man or woman – will be elected in the USA, and American policy will almost certainly change as well.”
Yediot Ahronot, in its second editorial, doubts that any substantive will be taken by those responsible for convicted serial rapist Benny Sela’s recent escape from custody.

Hatzofeh claims that the draft 2007 Economic Arrangements Law will hurt the country’s weaker socio-economic groups and derides as mere lip-service the Government’s claims that it cares about the country’s weaker strata.
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