Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

HaaretzJerusalem PostYediot AharonotMa’arivGlobesIsrael Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post berates the US State Department and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for their criticism of Israel’s building plans in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and asserts: “The expansion of Jerusalem’s neighborhoods to accommodate the city’s growing population is a matter for the municipality’s urban planners. It is not the concern of third parties, such as the State Department, whose (yet another) … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

MFASummaryNewHaaretzJerusalem PostYediot AharonotMa’arivGlobesIsrael Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post comments on a Channel 2 report of the ongoing investigation by the Police and the State Attorney’s Office of allegations that PM Netanyahu illegally received funds from foreign businessmen during his current tenure as premier, and declares: “if it turns out that Channel 2’s report is accurate and Netanyahu comes under investigation, we call on the attorney-general to conduct a speedy and … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

Today’s issues:  Building in the settlements, construction that cynically exploits the terror wave, the fantasy of replacing Netanyahu, and the higher they rise, the harder they fall.   ​The Jerusalem Post notes that despite Israel’s internationally renowned unique tactical and technological expertise in fighting terrorism while simultaneously maintaining an open society and a vibrant democracy, one of the least successful and counterproductive Israeli responses to Palestinian terrorism is … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

HaaretzJerusalem PostYediot AharonotMa’arivGlobesIsrael Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post comments on the escalation in Islamist terrorist violence emanating from Hebron and the vicinity, and asserts: “Our leadership has allowed Hebron’s terrorist cancer to fester for too long.”  The editor contends that Israel, like Turkey, the EU, America and other countries around the world, is fighting a long war with a distorted and toxic form of Islam and states: “it can and must be contained and … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

MFASummaryNewHaaretz Jerusalem Post Yediot Aharonot Ma’ariv Globes Israel Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post discusses the call last week by the Presbyterian Church of the Unites States to pursue alternatives to the two-state solution and to study “the call from Palestinian civil society for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the State of Israel,” and asserts: “Unfortunately, the Presbyterians, like some other progressive movements, once again, have shown how their sincere … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

Haaretz Jerusalem Post Yediot Aharonot Ma’ariv Globes Israel Hayom   The Jerusalem Post attacks Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for his refusal to meet with President Rivlin last week when both were in Brussels and for his subsequent libelous statement in his address to the European Parliament that Israeli rabbis are ordering their disciples to murder Palestinians, and contrasts it with the outlook of President Rivlin, who, when addressing the same forum, stated: “We … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

MFASummaryNewHaaretz Jerusalem Post Yediot Aharonot Ma’ariv Globes Israel Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post asserts: “BDS is a modern instantiation of anti-Semitism that poses a danger to Israel,” but believes that the government initiative to extend a hand to J Street “could hold out some hope for change, at least on college campuses.”Haaretz discusses the emerging reconciliation agreement between Israel and Turkey, which the editor hopes will be signed soon, but notes the situation in … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

Haaretz Jerusalem Post Yediot Aharonot Ma’ariv Globes Israel Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post discusses talks between Israel and the US regarding the ten-year military aid package to Israel, and calls on both PM Netanyahu and MOD Liberman   to “do everything in their power to finalize the military aid package quickly.”Haaretz comments on PM Netanyahu’s prowess regarding negotiations with Washington, and states: “when one examines Netanyahu’s achievements in the negotiations with … [Read more...]