HEADLINES FROM THE IZRAELI HEBREW PRESS
1. NETANYAHU AND LIBERMAN FORMULATE NEW LAW TO LIMIT THE LEFT
2. USA: NOT SURE THAT ISRAEL WOULD WARN [US] REGARDING IRAN ATTACK
1. THE SECRET ATTACK IN IRAN
IT IS STILL A LIMITED WAR BUT IT IS HERE. If report that Isfahan nuclear facility was hit is correct, then it is no longer a localized action but a strategic strike, the second within two weeks. Iran does not intend to sit by quietly.
2. NEW NON-PROFIT ASSOCIATIONS LAW: HEARING BEFORE DONATIONS
100 METERS FROM DISASTER
(…). Due to human error, artillery shells missed target and landed near IDF Chief-of-Staff, GOC Central Command and GOC Ground Forces. (…).
1. Despite denials: Results of mysterious explosion in Isfahan revealed.
„IRANIAN NUCLEAR INSTALLATION DAMAGED IN EXPLOSION”
Tehran claims that „No explosion was heard” but Israeli intelligence experts told The Times: Large uranium enrichment site was damaged – „and it was not an accident.” (…).
2. NON-PROFIT ASSOCIATIONS LAW RETURNS
In wake of opposition: New, softer version of draft law on non-profit association financing formulated. Donations to organizations that call for refusal or boycott of Israel to be banned.
3. TZE’ELIM MIRACLE
(…). Two shells veered off target during exercise – and exploded near soldiers and senior officers.
1. BARAK ON IRAN: WE ARE NOT AFRAID, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT WE WILL BE PUT TO THE TEST
DM said that Israel is not interested in war with Iran but made it clear that the IDF will not stand by in the event of an existential danger. „War is no picnic,” he said and hinted giving the US advance warning is not mandatory.
2. HALF OF ISRAELIS: THERE WILL NEVER BE PEACE WITH THE PALESTINIANS
According to Saban Institute poll, 49% of the Jewish Israeli public believes that there will never be peace with the Palestinians. Two-thirds think that arrangement based on 1967 borders must be advanced. 90% of Israelis concerned by Iran.
3. OUTPOST IN MEMORY OF FOGEL FAMILY EVACUATED: „SHOWED CONTEMPT FOR THEIR MEMORY”
Civil Administration and police forces demolish Gal Aryeh outpost that was established in Itamar two days after massacre of five members of the Fogel family. Settlers outraged: „Civil Administration Arab employees broke Holy Ark.”
4. LEFT OUTRAGED OVER RESTRICTIONS ON FINANCING: „NETANYAHU IS A DICTATOR”
1. BARAK ON IRAN: „ISRAEL IS VERY STRONG BUT IS NOT LOOKING FOR WAR”
DM says that Israel is far from being paralyzed by fear but non-diplomatic option vis-à-vis Iran would be the last one. Obama: „US has no ally more important than Israel.”
2. NEW NON-PROFIT ASSOCIATIONS LAW: HEARING BEFORE CONTRIBUTIONS
After previous proposal caused storm, new proposal to be raised on restricting donations, which is expected to harm left-wing organizations.
[Headlines for Walla! and Nana10 are from their websites as of 11:15.]
SUMMARY OF OP-EDS FROM THE IZRAELI HEBREW PRESS
Yediot Ahronot says that, „[Turkish Prime Minister] Erdogan presented his relations with Syria as proof of his stance in the Arab world. But the relations between the two did not bring about an end to the killing in Syria. The bottom line is that the Turkish influence in the Arab Middle East is very small.”
Ma’ariv contends that, „The main lesson from the 29th of November 1947 is: That the State of Israel is part of the world, part of the global system, part of the historic process of nationalist movements which realized their historic dreams, part of the United Nations.” The author notes that, „On the day on which the UN recognized the right of the Jewish nation to territory, it recognized the right of the people who sit here, Palestinian Arabs, to a state.”
Yisrael Hayom says that, „December will mark a full year since the protests in Tunisia which opened the wave of protests known as the ‘Arab Spring’, and which quickly developed into an ‘Islamic Winter’. Following Tunisia came Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Morocco – each one with a different experience and different circumstances in the change of its structure of governance and in the relationship of the central regime with its populace. The uprisings are far from over. The American pull-out from Iraq will also influence the balance of power. So too, the manner in which the Iranian nuclear crisis ends will exercise its influence for years to come.”