Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

Haaretz Jerusalem Post Yediot Aharonot Ma’ariv Globes Israel Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post comments on threats in the social media by right-wing activists against an army officer who testified in the court case against the IDF soldier who shot and killed a prone and seriously wounded Palestinian terrorist, and contends that the attack on the officer has “crossed a red line that has been blurred in large part due to the conduct of our political leaders. Instead of unequivocally … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

Haaretz Jerusalem Post Yediot Aharonot Ma’ariv Globes Israel Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post states: “The omnibus anti-terrorism law passed by the Knesset last week is a laudable attempt to modernize draconian legislation left over from the British Mandate, but the claim by its sponsors that it somehow balances enforcement with the preservation of civil liberties is questionable.” The editor warns: “In seeking to cast the net of enforcement as wide as possible in order to fight … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

Haaretz Jerusalem Post Yediot Aharonot Ma'ariv Globes Israel Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post comments on the battle being waged by Chief Rabbinate rabbis who are intent on preventing Jews belonging to the Reform or Conservative movements from using state-owned mikvaot [ritual baths] to perform conversion ceremonies, and argues that “The State of Israel should be a place where all forms of Jewish expression are encouraged and given the freedom to grow and flourish.” The editor argues: “If … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

MFASummaryNewHaaretzJerusalem PostYediot AharonotMa’arivGlobesIsrael Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post believes that because of all the death and suffering caused by those who claim to be acting in the name of Islam, it behooves moderate Muslim leaders “to confront problematic aspects of Islamic texts and theology that seem to promote violence.” The editor argues that while neither Islam nor any other religion can exclusively be blamed for the horrific act of pointless violence perpetrated … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

HaaretzJerusalem PostYediot AharonotMa’arivGlobesIsrael Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post comments on how Israelis are refusing to succumb to fear, and, noting their quick return to the restaurants that were the scene of Thursday’s vicious terrorist attack, states: “By insisting on taking part in the positive – if somewhat mundane – aspects of life such as going out to socialize and dining at a coffee shop, Israelis are making a statement: Those who sow nihilism and violence will fail, … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

HaaretzJerusalem PostYediot AharonotMa’arivGlobesIsrael Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post comments on surveys conducted over the past few decades by respected research institutes, which have consistently found Palestinians to hold bigoted and highly negative opinions of Israel and Israelis, and contends that “At least part of the answer lies in the educational messages taught to Palestinian children from a very young age, even at institutions belonging to the more ‘moderate’ Palestinian … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

HaaretzJerusalem PostYediot AharonotMa’arivGlobesIsrael Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post addresses recent statements by PM Netanyahu regarding resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, and states: “The initiative that Netanyahu is pushing seeks to flip the conventional order of peacemaking. The Oslo model, the Arab initiative and the French initiative are predicated on the idea that a negotiated peace with the Palestinians would be a precursor and a … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

HaaretzJerusalem PostYediot AharonotMa’arivGlobesIsrael Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Welcome-visitors-455677 discusses the pilgrimages of Christians to the Holy Land, and declares: “Seeing the excitement of Christian visitors to the Holy Land can help Israelis rekindle the warmth of their own attachment to the land, and especially to Jerusalem as we prepare to celebrate its reunification on Sunday.”Haaretz http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/1.722705 attacks … [Read more...]