Yediot Aharonot considers the implications of the impending Iranian nuclear deal: „From a comprehensive strategic outlook, Iranian accordance would mean a first retreat on its position that, until now, posed inflexibility without any pretext towards compromise.
Summary of Editorials from the Hebrew Press
Yediot Aharonot considers the implications of the impending Iranian nuclear deal: „From a comprehensive strategic outlook, Iranian accordance would mean a first retreat on its position that, until now, posed inflexibility without any pretext towards compromise. That in itself represents an important achievement for the West, and proves the theory that Iran, due to its internal problems and collapsing economy, is pressed and prepared to fold to international pressure. A good start, even though not enough in itself.”
Ma’ariv argues that „Israel must do everything in order that the Palestinian Chairman will continue to be Mahmoud Abbas. There is no one better in the vicinity.”
Yisrael Hayom refers to Financial Times political writer Clive Crook’s Nov. 8 article, Obama has lost sight of the centre to make it’s point: „‘Even though most Americans still like the President personally, they are less enthusiastic about his policies…'” And, the author notes, „Even if, de jure, foreign policy is run by the administration and not the Congress, de facto, even the most powerful administration is not free of the need to cooperate with the House of Representatives. The paper notes that „Recent surveys testify that American support for Israel encompasses most of the political spectrum… That is a fact that certainly does not escape the attention of the [Obama] Administration or of the Congress.”
The Jerusalem Post is concerned with a recent report by the New York-based Anti-Defamation League, which spotlights the activities of a minority on the Right „who have crossed the line from criticism of President Barack Obama’s policies to denying the legitimacy of America’s political system itself,” and notes that „[Historically] Jews have done best in societies characterized by political, social and economic stability, and suffered where opposite tendencies prevailed. So, regardless of political orientation or denominational affiliation, it’s plain that upholding the legitimacy of the American political system and preserving its stability is a Jewish interest.” The editor worries that the ADL’s claim of „‘a toxic atmosphere of rage'” in America is not hyperbole, but a true assessment of the political system’s condition, and finds that a similar toxic atmosphere of rage exists in Israel as well. The editor states that „Disrespect for legitimate authority, demonization of elected officials and demagoguery are bad for the Jews… even when it takes place in their own state.”
Haaretz commends PM Netanyahu for not supporting Justice Minister Neeman’s plan to split the post of attorney general into two, but claims that this is just one battle in the campaign over the nature of the legal system. The editor concludes: „The forces that stopped Neeman in the last battle should not be lulled into the illusion that there has been a break in the campaign or that it is over. The campaign will be decided by the battle over the next attorney general.”