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Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

 

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24 July 2018

 

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

Today’s issues: Hamas is to blame, the truce with Hamas, and Helsinki: Israel, Syria andIran.
The Jerusalem Post  comments on the possible reasons why the bombing of AMIA, the Jewish Mutual Association of Argentina located in Buenos Aires remains unsolved despite the 24 years that have elapsed, and declares: “The AMIA investigation has been nothing short of a disaster from day one, but the new government seems determined to conduct an honest investigation. While political corruption in Argentina is not new, we are hopeful that these inquiries will bring forth the truth about the whole affair.”
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Haaretz discusses the decision by Hatnuah and the Labor Party to run together in the next general election as the Zionist Union, as they did in 2015, in the hope of forming a viable alternative to the current government, and asserts: “The absence of an alternative has dealt a mortal injury to Israeli democracy.”  The editor points out that in the current state of affairs, “Netanyahu sets the tone, everyone toes his line and the public is not exposed to other ideas,” and states: “Netanyahu governs by ‘divide and rule.’ The opposition must take the opposite approach: Unite and rule.”
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Yediot Aharonot  contends that the recently passed Nationality Law was a foolish move by the Knesset that garnered international condemnation not only from Israel’s haters, but also from some of its biggest supporters, and declares: “There’s no need to agree with every word in the different statements. But it appears Israel’s parliament scored an own goal.”
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Israel Hayom  asserts that as far as the Palestinians are concerned, ‎ Palestinian nationality is permitted but Jewish ‎ nationality is forbidden, and adds: “This is why the nation-state law is imperative and ‎ it is not merely declarative: The law defines Israel ‎ as the ‘nation-state’ of the Jewish people, thus ‎putting the brakes on the Palestinian’s subversive ‎ plans.” ‎
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[Ben-Dror Yemini and Reuven Berko wrote today’s articles in Yediot Aharonot and Israel Hayom, respectively.]