Israel News | Zionism Israel Center | Zionism History | Zionism Definitions | ZioNation | Forum | Zionism FAQ | Maps| Edit

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press 21-Jan-2007

Information Department, Israel Foreign Ministry - Jerusalem
(Government Press Office)
21 January 2007

Haaretz -
Ma'ariv -
Yediot Aharonot -
Globes -
Hazofe -
Jerusalem Post -

Yediot Aharonot says that if the Cabinet fails to approve the appointment of Labor MK Raleb Majdele as Israel's first Arab minister, "This will be tantamount to a shameful blotch on us all, and - first and foremost - an additional astonishing and regrettable step regarding the personality of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert." The editors reject opposition to Majdele's appointment because it ostensibly stems from internal Labor Party politics as an ill-disguised fig-leaf for opposition to the appointment itself.

Yediot Aharonot, in its second editorial, rejects Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik's proposal that Israel adopt the American model so that senior appointments are subject to Knesset approval as being ill-suited to Israeli political and electoral norms. The editors aver that, "The thought of political horse-trading over the appointment over the selection of the IDF Chief-of-Staff and - why not, at the next stage - the President of the Supreme Court - is certainly a nightmare that must not be allowed to come true."

Yediot Aharonot, in its third editorial, refers to European media coverage of the Middle East and wonders if there us, "an illogical gap between us and the Europeans in the way we see Middle Eastern affairs."

Hatzofeh says that, "The criticism is not only from the Right," and adds that, "On the Israeli Left as well, they think that Olmert and Peretz must go home." The editors suggest that, "It is not clear if the Chief-of-Staff affair will topple a house of cards and lead to other resignations," and believe that the Israeli public would welcome new elections.

Haaretz calls for a shakeup of the educational system. Today, it appears that from kindergarten to the army, the learning capacity of the young is being wasted on very little. The classroom structure today wastes a great deal of potential and, above all, encourages mediocrity.

The Jerusalem Post criticizes Defense Minister Peretz' decision to change his previous decision permitting construction of 30 housing units for Gush Katif evacuees in Maskiot, a settlement in the Jordan Valley. Coming only one day after PM Olmert promised evacuees he would speed up their resettlement process, the decision is seen as an attempt to gain favor with several Labor party factions in the race to Party leadership and has been attacked from all sides of the political spectrum.

[Shlomo Feferblatt and Nitzan Keidar wrote today's editorials in Yediot Aharonot and Hatzofeh, respectively.]

Copyright - Original materials copyright (c) by the authors. Originally posted at Please do link to these articles, quote from them and forward them by email to friends with this notice. Other uses require written permission of the author.


Post a Comment

<< Home

Subscribe to
email newsletter for this site and others

Powered by

Feedblitz subcription
To this Blog only

You can receive our articles by e-mail. For a free subscription, please enter your e-mail address:

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz

Web Logs & Sites

This Site

Zionism & Israel
Zionation Web Log
IMO Web Log (Dutch)

ZI Group
Zionism-Israel Pages
Israël-Palestina.Info (Dutch & English)
Israƫl in de Media
MidEastWeb Middle East News and Views
MidEastWeb Middle East Web Log

Brave Zionism
Israel: Like this, as if
Israel & Palestijnen Nieuws Blog

Friends and Partners
EinNews Israel
Israel Facts
Israel Proud Adam Holland
Middle East Analysis
Irene Lancaster's Diary
Middle East Analysis
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Israel Facts (NL)
Cynthia's Israel Adventure
Jeff Weintraub Commentaries and controversies
Meretz USA Weblog
Pro-Israel Bay Bloggers
Simply Jews
Fresno Zionism
Anti-Racist Blog
Sharona's Week
Z-Word Blog
Jewish State
Take A Pen - Israel Advocacy
Zionism on the Web
ZOTW's Zionism and Israel News
Zionism On The Web News
ZOTW's Blogs
Christian Attitudes
Dr Ginosar Recalls
Questions: Zionism anti-Zionism Israel & Palestine
Southern Wolf
Peace With Realism
Sanda's Place
Liberal for Israel
Realistic Dove
Blue Truth
Point of no Return
Christians Standing With Israel
Christians Standing With Israel - Blog

Encylopedic Dictionary of Zionism and Israel
Middle East Encyclopedia
Zionism and its Impact
Zionism & the creation of Israel
Zionism - Issues & answers
Maps of Israel
Christian Zionism Resources
Christian Zionism
Albert Einstein
Gaza & the Qassam Victims of Sderot
Zionist Quotes
Six Day War
Jew Hatred
Learn Hebrew
Arab-Israeli Conflict
International Zionism

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
Israel Boycott
Boycott Israel?
Amnesty International Report on Gaza War
Boycott Israel?
Dutch Newspaper Reporting: A Study of NRC Handelsblad
Hamas (Dutch)
Dries van Agt (Dutch)
Isfake lobby

At Zionism On the Web
Articles on Zionism
Anti-Zionism Information Center
Academic boycott of Israel Resource Center
The anti-Israel Hackers
Antisemitism Information Center
Zionism Israel and Apartheid
Middle East, Peace and War
The Palestine state
ZOTW Expert Search
ZOTW Forum

Judaica & Israel Gifts
Jewish Gifts: Judaica:
Ahava Products

Powered by Blogger

Subscribe to
Posts [Atom]

RSS V 1.0

International Affairs Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory