1. LABOR: REPLACE PM BY END OF JULY.
Against of apparent majority for Knesset dissolution, senior Kadima officials to meet today with Olmert in attempt to agree on early primaries.
2. Smuggling to the Gaza Strip.
EGYPTIAN SOLDIERS’ TUNNEL DETECTION TRAINING – IN TEXAS.
1. Fateful cabinet decision today.
SATISFACTION IN ISRAEL: EGYPT BATTLES SMUGGLING.
In face of concern over strengthening of Hamas, military sources report: Significant improvement in recent weeks in Egyptian handling of arms smuggling from Sinai to Gaza.
1. „DECIDE WHAT TO DO WITH GAZA, WE ARE FED UP WITH SUFFERING.
Residents of communities adjacent to the Gaza Strip to protest in Jerusalem today in call to decide: Agreement on calm or military operation.
2. STATE OF ISRAEL VS. DARFUR REFUGEES.
Knesset soon to request approval for immediate expulsion of infiltrators. Refugees: Death sentence.
3. IMMIGRATING TO HI-TECH.
Hi-tech company decides to open doors to Ethiopian immigrant community: Recruited them from community centers throughout the country, sent them to qualification exams and organized intensive programming course. Soon they will become company employees.
SUMMARY OF EDITORIALS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS
Yediot Ahronot discusses reports that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni will – today – decide whether or not to accept a temporary ceasefire with Hamas and says that, „The larger question is: What to do with Gaza – a tahdia or a large-scale ground operation?” While the editors believe that neither the aforementioned ministers nor the top IDF leadership favor a large-scale ground operation, they venture that there is support for some sort of before Israel agrees to any kind of respite. The paper notes that both the IDF and Hamas want to be seen as having landed the last blow before a ceasefire and declares that, „The proposal for a final strike must be replaced by creative ideas that will bring Gilad Shalit home and expand the respite agreement so that it holds out the possibility of a dramatic change in the region.”
Ma’ariv says that, „If Shaul Mofaz would give up on his dream to replace Olmert now, the downtrodden Prime Minister would have no choice but to move on,” and adds that, „Tzipi Livni would slide into his place – and the nation would breathe a sigh of relief – without elections.”