HEADLINES FROM THE IZRAELI PRESS

HEADLINES FROM THE IZRAELI PRESS

 

HA’ARETZ

1. OBAMA’S DECISION: HARSH LINE TOWARD IRAN OR CONFRONTATION WITH NETANYAHU

Yesterday: US President responded to PM’s remarks and said, „Tehran has not received a thing from us except sanctions.”

 

 

2. DEPUTY BRIGADE COMMANDER ACTED IN CONTRAVENTION OF ORDERS; DENMARK DEMANDING CLARIFICATIONS

 

 

MA’ARIV

1. IDF INVESTIGATION: DISMISS DEPUTY BRIGADE COMMANDER THAT HIT FROM HIS POST

Chief-of-Staff expected to approve recommendation. Eisner likely to stand trial. Dozens of soldiers sent letter supporting him.

 

 

2. SALAM FAYYAD THREATENING NOT TO COME TO TODAY’S MEETING WITH NETANYAHU

 

 

3. JERUSALEM MUNICIPALITY SEEKING PERMIT TO RENOVATE MUGHRABI BRIDGE

Five months after Netanyahu blocked renovation plan, tension is liable to return to Temple Mount.

 

YEDIOT AHRONOT

1. Deputy Brigade Commander storm:

„I MADE A MISTAKE, BUT I WAS ATTACKED FIRST”

Lt.-Col. Eisner, who struck a pro-Palestinian demonstrator, was investigated by the Military Police. His appointment as deputy commander of IDF Training Base #1 to be rescinded. His former soldiers in letter of support: „He is an ethical officer.”

YISRAEL HAYOM

1. Eisner’s soldiers: „He is an ethical, esteemed and meritorious officer.” Reserve officers to Chief-of-Staff: Don’t be part of field trial. Would be proper to back him until investigation is complete.” Being said, in the IDF: Eisner lost control. Severity of event also stems from the fact that it was not reported along chain-of-command.” Eisner admits: I went overboard.

HE MADE A MISTAKE, AND WHAT A PITY

Lt.-Col. Eisner investigated by Military Police. Preliminary investigation: Force deemed improper. Eisner: Could be that my response was too impulsive. Assessment: No alternative but to draw personal conclusions.

2. MEMENTO FROM THE FLY-IN.

Two fly-in participants

Spanish activist and French activist drew swastika in their holding cell.

3. „TWELVE IRANIAN MISSILE SCIENTISTS PRESENT AT [ATTEMPTED] LAUNCH OF NORTH KOREAN SATELLITE”

Diplomats estimate: „Iranians went to test launch to learn about the missile.” (…).

 

 

WALLA!

1. APPARENT: CHIEF-OF-STAFF WILL DISMISS OFFICER, WHO BEAT ACTIVIST, FROM HIS POST

In wake of investigation into incident involving Lt.-Col. Shalom Eisner, senior IDF officers assess that Chief-of-Staff will have no alternative but to dismiss him. Barak: „His conduct was unacceptable.”

 

 

2. AFTER ALMOST TWO YEARS: NETANYAHU AND FAYYAD TO MEET IN JERUSALEM

Chance to revive the diplomatic process? PM Netanyahu to meet, in his office, with his Palestinian counterpart, and will receive from him letter prepared by Abu Mazen. Hamas outraged over timing of meeting

on Prisoner Day.

 

 

 

 

NANA10

 

1. JORDAN VALLEY BRIGADE DEPUTY COMMANDER, WHO BEAT LEFT-WING ACTIVIST: „TIMES ARE TOUGH BUT I WILL GET OVER THIS”

 

For the first time, Lt.-Col. Shalom Eisner related to recent events. „It’s tough, my hand hurts, but we’ll get over this.” On assessment that Chief-of-Staff will dismiss him from his post: „It does not depend on me.”

 

 

 

 

 

2. TODAY: NETANYAHU AND FAYYAD TO MEET IN JERUSALEM

 

PM to meet with his Palestinian counterpart for first time since May 2010. DM: Palestinians are responsible for stalemate in negotiations.”

 

 

 

 

 

[Headlines for Walla! and Nana10 are from their websites as of 11:55.] ______________________________

 

SUMMARY OF OP-EDS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS

 

Yediot Ahronot notes that, „According to estimates, the extent of [Israel’s] black economy is NIS 100 billion per annum, which is 23% of our GNP.” The author opines that, „The collection of only 10% of that would mean an additional NIS 10 billion to the state budget. Expanding tax collection would assist the budgetary crisis in areas such as defense, education and health and would likely allow

 

 

in the long term

tax reductions and diminished social gaps.”

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Two of today’s articles deal with the recent altercation between foreign activists and the IDF in which an Israel officer hit an activist in the head with his rifle:

 

Ma’ariv contends, „We have gone crazy. We have simply gone crazy. Because, there are also facts. And they also deserve a bit of respect. Therefore, firstly, a band of anarchists is running around in the territories, primarily from Europe; they belong to known organizations, most of which, if not all, support Hamas and Islamic Jihad. They are Islamist-to-radical left. Second, the ‘bicyclist’ Andreas Ias is a member of the International Solidarity Movement (IMS), which has already been involved with assisting terrorism in the past, and even openly and declaratively supports Palestinian ‘armed struggle’. Third, these activists are generally more extreme than the Palestinians themselves. And before anyone claims that they are only ‘activists against the occupation’ it is worthwhile noting that the group’s media advisor, Paulo Rosovsky, declared that, ‘Israel is a non-legitimate entity’. Israel, not the occupation. Fourth, Israel, it would seem, is the only country in the world which allows those who declaratively act to destroy it to act freely, in the name of human rights of course. Fifth, we have had dozens of events in which it became apparent that the filmed footage was totally incomplete, and the more they revealed something the more they hid the real story. ‘Pallywood’, as termed by Prof. Richard Landis. And here, aided by our media, they succeeded to fade into the background, the facts, their ideology and their agitation and their contention

 

 

and to reduce the entire story to a few solitary moments in which an officer struck one provocateur.”

Yisrael Hayom recalls that, „A moment before the officer struck the activist from Denmark in the head, that same guy broke his finger with a board.” The author maintains that, „The fact that the protesters acted violently, that Lt. Col. Eisner’s hand was injured, disappeared from the pictures which were disseminated, and not for nothing. We must remember that the objective of all of the events is to demonize Israel and the IDF.