HEADLINES

  HEBREW PRESS


 

HA’ARETZ

1. FOURTH DAY OF ACRE RIOTS.

Yesterday morning it seemed like the calm was returning to Acre, but with nightfall rioters took to the streets for fourth night of disturbances.  (…).

 

2. 24 HOURS THAT COULD HAVE SAVED GILAD SHALIT’S LIFE.

 

3. APPARENT: NIGHT MEETING BETWEEN LIVNI AND BARAK IN ATTEMPT TO CONCLUDE NEGOTIATIONS.

 

4. CONCERN OVER COLLAPSE ON TEL AVIV STOCK EXCHANGE AT START OF TRADING.

(…).

 

MA’ARIV

1. TENSION.

Will Tel Aviv Stock Exchange be dragged into avalanche this morning?

 

2. LIVNI AND BARAK: NIGHT ATTEMPT TO FORMULATE AGREEMENT.

Hanegbi in shuttle diplomacy between two chairpersons.

 

3. ACRE NOT QUIETED.

Last night: Riots renewed.  City cancels theater festival.

 

YEDIOT AHRONOT

1. After worldwide loses: All eyes turn to Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

FINANCE MINISTRY PREPARING SAFTEY NET.

(…).

 

2. UNDERCOVER UNIT AND POLICE ANTI-TERROR UNIT IN ACRE.

Border Police elite units sent to impose order in city.  Theater festival canceled.

 

YISRAEL HAYOM

1. Race against time to formulate „global rescue plan”.

TODAY ON THE STOCK EXCHANGE: FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL.

Great tension before resumption of trading on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange this morning, after four day break and

18% Wall Street

freefall.  If index declines more than 12%, trading will be suspended.

 

2. POLICE: WORRY OVER SPREAD OF ACRE RIOTS.

Focus of concern: Mixed cities, like Haifa and Ma’alot.

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SUMMARY OF EDITORIALS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS

 

Two papers comment on recent events in Acre:

 

Yediot Ahronot believes, „What happens in Acre, stays in Acre; this is the good news.”  The author notes that the Jewish-Arab disturbances have – so far – not spread and says, „One must hope that it stays localized.”

 

Ma’ariv suggests that, „It is neither repression nor neglect, as the liars are telling us.  Even in Sweden, there is no ‘co-existence.’  This is a tribal and cultural conflict, a chronic global disease.”  The author cautions that the situation will not be so quickly or easily resolved, intervals and periods of calm notwithstanding.  The paper believes that, „Most Muslims, Swedes or Jews, whether in Malmo or Acre, do not want riots.  However, the majority does not decide.  There is always a minority that drags and sweeps along, and inflames.  A Raad Salah or a Kahane always enters the picture.”

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Yisrael Hayom comments on the US presidential election.  The author says, „As someone who has followed you, as a journalist, I know that you know what it is to swim against the tide.  And that is only one reason why I support you.”  The author goes on to declare that he is impressed with Senator John McCain’s patriotism, support for the surge in Iraq at a time when the war was very unpopular, national security experience and sincerity.

 

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