HEADLINES FROM THE IZRAELI HEBREW PRESS

HEADLINES FROM THE IZRAELI  HEBREW PRESS
 
HA’ARETZ
1. HEALTH SYSTEM CRISIS WORSENING; HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE TO DECIDE ON LEGALITY OF RESIGNATIONS
(…).
 
2. PA TO ISRAEL: WE WILL FREEZE STEPS IN UN IN EXCHANGE FOR MONEY TRANSFERS
 
MA’ARIV
1. MEDICAL RESIDENTS: IF WE HAVE TO, WE WILL GO TO JAIL
(…).
 
2. BARAK: IF I WERE IRANIAN, I SUPPOSE THAT I WOULD ALSO WANT A NUCLEAR WEAPON
 
YEDIOT AHRONOT
1. The Doctors: Where is the Prime Minister?
„NETANYAHU, GET INVOLVED.”
Senior doctors who resigned: PM is also Health Minister, and in the past nine months has invested 20 minutes in the crisis. Today: High Court of Justice to discuss legality of resignations.
 
YISRAEL HAYOM
1. COURT TO MEDICAL RESIDENTS: „WHY DID YOU ABANDON PATIENTS?”
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2. BARAK: IF I WERE IRANIAN, I WOULD ALSO WANT A NUCLEAR WEAPON
Defense Minister in interview with American public television: „…and allegedly Israel around them with nuclear weapons.” Former Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh: Russia and China are not essential in decision on Iran sanctions.” US has disclosed new bunker-buster bombs.
 
WALLA!
1. BARAK DENIES STATEMENTS ON IRAN: „I ONLY ANSWERED THE QUESTIONS”
 
NANA10
1. BARAK: „NOT OPTIMISTIC ABOUT SANCTIONS – „WE MUST NOT BE DEPICTED AS A NATION OF FLUSTERED CRYBABIES”
 
[Headlines for Walla! and Nana10 are from their websites as of 10:10.]
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SUMMARY OF OP-EDS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS
 
Yediot Ahronot complains that. „Devotees of the unbridled expansion of the judicial authority have believed, for years, that whoever argues with them is for the corrupt and against the rule of law,” and contends that their over-zealousness has provoked a counter-reaction: „The court that has grown too big for its britches and the jurists who are drunk with power have played right into the hands of those who are the true enemies of democracy.” The author asserts that, „A proper democracy needs a strong Supreme Court, strong, not arrogant and lacking boundaries. Now, the price of arrogance is clear; the attempt to subject judicial appointments to a [Knesset] hearing is only the tip of the iceberg.”
 
Ma’ariv analyzes the current state of affairs in the Likud. The author believes that a coterie of younger MKs – such as Yariv Levin, Zeev Elkin, Ofir Akunis and Tzipi Hotovely — is leading a struggle against some of the more veteran MKs – such as Dan Meridor, Benny Begin and Reuven Rivlin – over the future direction of the party. The paper says that the latter, who hold varied views on diplomatic and security affairs, are united in their view of the Likud as, „a party that maintains vital balances in the structure of governance and legislation, that preserves the rights of minorities and – in short – upholds the democratic nature of the State.” The author suggests that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, „too often engages in maneuvering between the various groups instead of taking a stand,” and calls on MKs such as Minister Gideon Saar to be more forthright in, „restraining Elkin’s group before it corrupts the foundations of Israeli democracy wholesale.”
 
Yisrael Hayom believes that, „Syria is on the verge of civil war. While it may be relatively long and violent, it seems that the countdown on the Assad regime has begun.” The author suggests that while the foregoing, „is good news for neither Iran nor Hezbollah, it is not necessarily good news for us,” because, „post-Assad Syria has many scenarios.”
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