HEADLINES FROM THE IZRAELI HEBREW PRESS
1. DESPITE DISAGREEMENT WITHIN THE LIKUD, LAW TO STRENGTHEN RIGHT ON JUDICIAL SELECTION COMMITTEE PASSES
2. ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION TO SHUT DOWN NUCLEAR REACTORS IN WARTIME
IDF and Commission concerned that missile assault could penetrate installations’ defenses and cause major environmental damage.
3. SAUDI HACKERS: WE STOLE CREDIT DETAILS OF 400,000 ISRAELIS
1. CONCERN: CREDIT CARDS OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS LEAKED ON LINE
Last night: World hacker group „Anonymous” posted file with – so it claims – names, addresses and credit card details of 400,000 Israelis. Group says: „We have the details of one million citizens and we will post the rest soon.”
2. POLICE INVESTIGATING COMPLAINT: SECULAR YOUTH SPIT ON ULTRA-ORTHODOX GIRL
According to complaint, youth kicked 11-year-old girl during ride and shouted at her, „We will wipe out the ultra-orthodox.” Driver discerned what was happening and protected the girl.
1. Group of Saudi hackers: We attacked Israel.
„CREDIT CARDS OF 400,000 ISRAELIS REVEALED ON INTERNET”
(…). „Anonymous” hackers: We will leak hundreds of thousands more in order to hit Israelis’ pockets. (…).
2. NETANYAHU’S SAFE PLACES PLAN
Proposing four more safe places for MKs on Likud list in order to soften safe place for Barak.
1. Netanyahu to reconsider draft law to cancel Bar Association elections.
ATTORNEY GENERAL: CANNOT CHANGE ELECTION RESULTS RETROACTIVELY
Storm in Knesset and Likud over Law, Constitution and Justice Committee decision to advance law that would retroactively cancel Bar Association elections. Weinstein will not defend law before High Court of Justice. Peres: Blow to judicial system – „Historic damage.” (…).
1. PUBLICATION OF CREDIT CARD NUMBERS: THREAT LESS SEVERE THAN CLAIMED
2. NEGOTIATIONS MEETING IN JORDAN: LOW EXPECTATIONS ON BOTH SIDES
Atty. Yitzhak Molcho to go to Amman this afternoon for meeting with Saeb Erekat and Quartet representatives. Jerusalem claiming that proposals presented by Palestinians on borders are not valid and emphasized: These are not peace talks.
1. DETAILS OF APPROXIMATELY 14,000 CARDS LEAKED; CREDIT COMPANIES: „CARDS HAVE BEEN BLOCKED”
2. SENIOR JORDANIAN SOURCE: „ABDULLAH CONCERNED OVER DIPLOMATIC STALEMATE”
[Headlines for Walla! and Nana10 are from their websites as of 10:45.]
SUMMARY OF OP-EDS FROM THE IZRAELI HEBREW PRESS
Two of today’s articles relate to the socio-economic protests that swept Israel during the summer of 2011.
Yediot Ahronot argues that, „When the rules of the game of democracy are changing, the result is a growing social alienation of the last group still pledged to the Israeli dream, the one which took to the streets the last summer. It is confused, in shock and without a path or means.”
Yisrael Hayom professes that, „The majority in Israel expected that the political system would accede to the demands for change, but instead it saw the winking eye and the real balance of power which influences the Government: Pressure groups, as opposed to the general public. In 2011, they transmitted an important message and ‘they saw the light’. This year more than ever, the public understands that the power to change rests in its own hands; not in the political establishment, not among the elected official and not in government ministries or committees of experts.”
Ma’ariv notes that, „Hamas is playing the easiest and most successful trick: Preparing for war and talking peace. Hamas is a terrorist body, racist and anti-Semitic, which breaks all international laws while preparing itself for war. But the truth interests no one! We are dealing in the international arena, and in that arena the battle for public awareness is no less important than the ground battle in Gaza. In the last two rounds, in Lebanon and in Gaza, the international arena decisively influenced the battlefield. And it will happen again. Hamas is already preparing the groundwork. It is launching missiles of peace. It is guaranteeing itself victory. It is already creating the mindset in which it is breaking out in calls for peace, and saber-rattling Israel heads off on a campaign of destruction. In light of Hamas’ declarations, Israel has to do precisely what Hamas is doing: Talk peace while preparing for war. The Prime Minister and Foreign Minister need to declare: Any and all moderation will be welcomed with opened arms. Israel invites any and all leaders who accept the Quartet’s conditions (not Israel’s conditions!) to the peace table. If you are serious, so are we.”