HEADLINES FROM THE IZRAELI PRESS

HA’ARETZ:1. ARAB PRESSURE TO ACT ON SYRIA, WEST HESITATING

 

2. INDIA HIDING EVIDENCE THAT IRAN WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR NEW DELHI TERRORIST ATTACK OUT OF CONCERN FOR BILATERAL RELATIONS

 

 

MA’ARIV

1. FACTORY CLOSED: 300 PRI HAGALIL WORKERS GOING HOME

(…).

 

 

2. TWO SOLDIERS BRUTALLY ASSAULTED: „WE FELT LIKE THEY WERE CUTTING ONTO OUR HEADS”

Around ten Arab youths suspected of attacking two young soldiers and beating them with clubs. „I fell and they kicked me in the head. They kept shouting ”Jew, Jew.'”

 

 

3. IN ISRAEL: HUNDREDS ATTEND CONFERENCE IN SUPPORT OF ASSAD

 

 

4. Oscar 2012.

MAYBE THIS TIME

Tonight we will know if two-time candidate Joseph Cedar’s „Footnote” will bring us a coveted Oscar. (…).

 

YEDIOT AHRONOT

1. ALMOST LYNCHED IN HAIFA

„There were 15-20 of them. They shouted: ‘Jews! Jews!’ and attacked us with clubs and stones.” Thus one of the two soldiers who were assaulted Friday night in Haifa, that has been a symbol of coexistence. Chilling testimony on his head: Arabic graffiti etched with knife.

2. MAYBE THIS TIME

(…).

YISRAEL HAYOM

1. Police investigating: Did violent brawl have nationalist motive?

SHOCK OVER ATTEMPTED LYNCH IF TWO SOLDIERS

Haifa: Around ten Arabs brutally attacked two soldiers. „They hit us with bars, shouted ‘Kill the Jews’ and cut ‘You dog’ onto my head with a knife.” Police commissioner: „We cannot allow this to pass.” Four suspects arrested. Being checked: Did brawl start after soldiers cursed?

2. FINGERS CROSSED

Tonight we will know if Israel will win its first Oscar for „Footnote.”

WALLA!

1. POLICE: ATTACK ON SOLDIERS IN HAIFA

APPARENTLY NOT NATIONALIST

Police investigation raises suspicion that attack which occurred near Rambam Hospital was carried out against background of „thuggishness.” (…).

 

 

2. SIX MONTHS AFTER COMBINED TERRORIST ATTACK<www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Terrorism-+Obstacle+to+Peace/Palestinian+terror+since+2000/Terror_attacks_Eilat_18-Aug-2011.htm&gt;, HIGHWAY #12<en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highway_12_(Israel)&gt; REOPENS

 

 

NANA10

1. THREE ROCKETS EXPLODE IN OPEN AREAS IN THE SOUTH, NO CASUALTIES

 

 

2. ASSESSMENT: SOLDIERS WERE ASSAULTED DUE TO MISTAKEN IDENTITY, NATIONALIST MOTIVE NOT RULED OUT

 

 

[Headlines for Walla! and Nana10 are from their websites as of 13:20.] _____________________________

SUMMARY OF OP-EDS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS

The first two articles refer to Turkish government efforts to influence events in Syria and in the region.

Yediot Ahronot argues, „Those who still maintain that the Erdogan government can influence the region’s deadly politics are mistaken. The crisis in Syria is beyond Turkey’s capabilities.”

Yisrael Hayom asks, „How is it possible to translate the international consensus against the Assad regime into efficient action against him? An answer to that same question is yet to be found even after the International ‘Friends of Syria’ Conference convened the other day in Tunis. And perhaps there is still no answer because, to tell the truth, the consensus is only on paper. It is no wonder that Assad is still holding on.” The author adds that, „Until the world stops stuttering, Assad will continue to put on a show and present us with the new Syrian constitution today. In another three weeks in Istanbul, Turkey will convene another session of the ‘Friends of Syria’. That, most likely, is really encouraging for the people of Homs.”

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Ma’ariv contends, „The victory against the claim of slander in the Muhammad al-Dura affair is not enough. The intifada taught us that even if you win the military battle, you are liable to lose the public PR battle. Consequently, the intifada is considered ‘the war for public consciousness’. If, however, a serious, thorough examination would reveal that the truth, as it was then conceived, does not withstand the test of reliability, the trustworthiness of the story, which is the cornerstone of the al-Aqsa intifada, would be undermined.” The author declares that, „Israel must disclose the truth and remove the stain.”

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