HEADLINES FROM THE IZRAELI PRESS

HEADLINES FROM THE IZRAELI PRESS

 

HA’ARETZ

1. BREAKTHROUGH: ABBAS TO HEAD TRANSITION GOVERNMENT

Netanyahu warns Abbas: You cannot hold both ends of the stick

peace with Hamas or peace with Israel.

 

2. IDF PREPARED FOR SMUGGLING OF ADVANCED WEAPONRY FROM SYRIA TO REGIONAL TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS

MA’ARIV

1. CARMEL [WILDFIRE REPORT]: YISHAI INTENDS TO PETITION HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE AGAINST THE STATE COMPTROLLER

Lindenstrauss expected to attribute „special responsibility” to the Interior Minister over his role in wildfire disaster.

 

2. OBAMA FREEZES IRANIAN ASSETS IN THE US

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YEDIOT AHRONOT

1. (…)

WHY DO I DESERVE HALF A SALARY?

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2. ANOTHER BLOW TO IRAN

US freezes all Iranian government assets in the US.

YISRAEL HAYOM

1. Sources in Jerusalem: Agreement

Spitting in Europe’s face.

ABU MAZEN, HEAD OF HAMAS GOVERNMENT

 

Sharp criticism in Israel of Fatah-Hamas agreement on creation of joint government. PA Chairman Abu Mazen to act as transitional PM. Netanyahu: „Abu Mazen cannot hold both ends of the stick; either peace with Hamas

 

 

or peace with Israel.”

 

 

WALLA!

 

1. „ISRAEL AND THE US TO HOLD BIGGEST EXERCISE IN HISTORY”

 

According to reports, IDF-USAF air defense exercise, the biggest ever, to be held around October and will include thousands of soldiers.

 

NANA10

 

1. IRAN: TIGHTENING OF ECONOMIC SANCTIONS BY US

 

HOSTILE AND INEFFECTIVE STEP

 

Headlines for Walla! and Nana10 are from their websites as of 09:50] ______________________________

 

SUMMARY OF OP-EDS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS

Yediot Ahronot believes that coverage of ultra-orthodox extremism has been over-dramatized and blown far out of proportion. The author says that, „To tell the truth, Israel does have a problem with ultra-orthodox extremists, the Neturei Karta and the Sicarii. However, it is clear that they do not constitute a danger to the existence of the democratic state. They are, in the end, bothersome and infuriating.” The paper also believes that too many journalists tend to lump all ultra-orthodox Jews together, thus doing a disservice to those ultra-orthodox Jews who fully participate in Israel’s national life.

 

Ma’ariv claims that, „Decisions taken by the Government are not carried out because

many times

the government that made the decision has been replaced. Against this background, it was amusing to hear the Prime Minister, at last Sunday’s Cabinet meeting, announce the decision to lay a railway line to Eilat: ‘For 63 years, there has been talk about linking up the periphery to the center, but nothing has been done.’ Go believe it. We would be thrilled to discover that, at long last, work has begun on a much less pretentious project: The Tel Aviv light railway , the tender for which was issued 8.5 years ago.”

Yisrael Hayom urges its readers not to get overly excited by the latest move in the on-again, off-again reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas and says that yesterday’s, „was not the first ‘successful’ meeting between Fatah and Hamas representatives.” The author believes that even the assumption that the Qatari government is prepared to generously underwrite yesterday’s agreement will founder on Hamas’s refusal to accept the Quartet’s demand that it renounce terrorism, recognize Israel and commit to honoring previous PA-Israel agreements. The paper asserts that, „Hamas is incapable of providing the goods expected by Abu Mazen and other delusional people.”

 

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