HEADLINES FROM THE IZRAELI PRESS

HEADLINES FROM THE IZRAELI PRESS

HA’ARETZ:1. BARAK ACCUSES: ASHKENAZI AND CONFIDANTS TOOK BRIBES

(…).

 

 

2. NETANYAHU BOOED AT LIKUD CONVENTION

 

 

3. IPS ADMITS: UNDERCOVER COMMANDOS THREW ROCKS IN BIL’IN

 

 

MA’ARIV

1. LIKUD RIGHT-WINGERS TORPEDO NETANYAHU’S ELECTION AS CONVENTION PRESIDENT

(…). Netanyahu sought to be elected in open vote. But hundreds of Danon and Feiglin supporters demanded secret ballot and session was ended. Significance: Show of strength before Knesset primaries.

 

YEDIOT AHRONOT

1. The murder in Be’er Sheva.

THE GIRL WHO SAW EVERYTHING

(…).

2. HUMILIATION FOR NETANYAHU AT LIKUD CONVENTION (…). Today: Knesset to debate election law.

YISRAEL HAYOM

1. VOTING AND DISSOLVING

Today: If there are no surprises, the Knesset plenum will approve its dissolution in a snap process. Turbulence in the Likud: Delegates demanded secret ballot for vote on convention president

the vote was postponed. Garnering stars: Liberman offered Yair Shamir, former PM’s son, high spot on list.

WALLA!

1. NETANYAHU ANNOUNCES OFFICIALLY: „ELECTIONS ON THE 4TH OF SEPTEMBER”

At opening of Cabinet meeting Prime Minister said that, „It seems to me that the right thing to do is to have a short election process.”

 

 

2. KNESSET PLENUM TO VOTE FOR DISSOLUTION TODAY: „AGREEMENT HAS BEEN SECURED”

 

 

3. TENS OF PALESTINIANS THROW ROCKS AT IDF NORTH OF HEBRON

 

 

NANA10

1. GOVERNMENT APPROVES: ELECTIONS TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 4

Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, announced that the Government has authorized the Ministerial Committee on Legislation submit a law to hold early elections.

 

 

2. LAST NIGHT: IDF FORCES ARREST FIVE FUGITIVES THROUGHOUT THE WEST BANK

 

 

[Headlines for Walla! and Nana10 are from their websites as of 11:10.] ______________________________

SUMMARY OF OP-EDS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS

All papers discuss various issues related to the upcoming elections:

Yediot Ahronot reminds its readers that last night the delegates to the Likud Convention rebuffed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to have himself named Convention President by acclamation and suggests that the delegates, „were prepared to give him a lot of honor and a lot of power, but not all the honor and all the power.” The author says that, „The true struggle is over how much maneuvering room Netanyahu will have in setting the Likud’s list of candidates for the Knesset,” and

predicting that the Likud will emerge from the upcoming elections as the largest party suggests that the new MKs, „will be less disciplined and less loyal to the Prime Minister than his coalition partners; they will limit his maneuvering room.” The paper says that last night’s session was marked by the large number of religious delegates and concludes: „Dan Meridor, Reuven Rivlin and Michael Eitan represent the old liberalism, which Jabotinsky believed in and to which Begin dedicated speeches. But they have no successors: The next generation of Likud politicians is made from other more nationalist and religious

materials.”

Ma’ariv discusses, „the motives of those whom the public has chosen to serve as prime minister,” and suggests, „It seems that over the years they have completely forgotten that they are supposed to place the public interest before their own interests.” The author remarks that, „Netanyahu has choreographed the move to hold early elections because it suits him at the moment, regardless of the price. Cancelling the Tal Law will wait, and the solutions that were supposed to have given answers to the social protest have already been proven ineffectual… The main point is that Netanyahu will be at the peak of his popularity and thus increase his chances of ruling over us for another four years.”

 

Yisrael Hayom believes that, „From the moment he decided that in the new political reality he would be unable to lead as he has up until now, Prime Minister Netanyahu took a step that that prime ministers have feared to do for years

 

 

renewing the people’s confidence in elections. A genuine and decisive move

yes. But is it also correct politically? We will only know after the elections.”

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