Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

HaaretzJerusalem PostYediot AharonotMa’arivGlobesIsrael Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post is hopeful that Prime Minister Netanyahu will not cave in to demands from the zealots in his coalition with regard to the creation of the pluralistic prayer area at the Western Wall, and calls on him to “stand up for the idea that democratic decisions must be respected and that religious rights and equality must be upheld.”Haaretz reminds readers that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted on … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

HaaretzJerusalem PostYediot AharonotMa’arivGlobesIsrael Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post cites several egregious incidents involving Israeli-Arabs who were perceived as security threats that occured over the past few weeks, and expresses concern that the “necessary preoccupation with security checks has become excessive in some cases, resulting in the humiliation of citizens to the detriment of Israel’s public image.” Referring to a recent High Court of Justice ruling that ordered … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

HaaretzJerusalem PostYediot AharonotMa’arivGlobesIsrael Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post comments on the plans of leaders of the international community to convene in Paris to plan a peace conference that would lead to the renewal of talks to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but reminds readers that Israel officially opposes the French initiative, as it believes that “such a group approach by non-interested parties is doomed to fail, because the Palestinians would exploit it as … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

HaaretzJerusalem PostYediot AharonotMa’arivGlobesIsrael Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post comments on recent incidents in which police allegedly used excessive force against Arab citizens, and declares: “The police force must work harder to improve the attitude of police officers toward Arab citizens. Officers must receive clear guidelines on how to deal with civilians – whether they are Palestinians living on the West Bank or Arab Israelis.”Haaretz discusses the section of the annual … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

HaaretzJerusalem PostYediot AharonotMa’arivGlobesIsrael Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post believes the expected expansion of the coalition will impact issues regarding religion and state, and contends: “Expanding the coalition offers opportunities: to end religious discrimination against non-Orthodox streams of Judaism; to break Orthodoxy’s monopoly of religious services.”Haaretz asserts that Sunday’s vicious beating of an Arab supermarket worker in Tel Aviv by policemen “reflects the … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

HaaretzJerusalem PostYediot AharonotMa’arivGlobesIsrael Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post notes that “Controversy surrounding the cabinet shuffle might be commanding public attention, but the grim realities of Israel’s economic challenges are not going anywhere,” and asserts: “The newly enlarged government has a duty to address these challenges as it formulates economic policy for the next two years.”Haaretz is incensed by Avigdor Lieberman’s intent to focus on an attempt to permit … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

HaaretzJerusalem PostYediot AharonotMa’arivGlobesIsrael Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post comments on the likelihood that the death sentence for terrorists will be approved as a result of Avigdor Liberman and his party joining the coalition, despite the fact that PM Netanyahu buried a proposed bill on the same issue only a year ago, and asserts that despite the attempt to term this as deterrence, what the politicians actually mean is revenge. The editor declares: “The proposal to sentence … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

HaaretzJerusalem PostYediot AharonotMa’arivGlobesIsrael Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post slams Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev’s ‘cultural loyalty’ initiative, which would require all state-funded institutions to fly the national flag, including sports centers, soccer stadiums, schools, cultural institutions and theaters built with state funds in both Jewish and Arab municipalities. The editor contends that loyalty cannot be legislated, nor can a real sense of loyalty can be … [Read more...]