Summary of Editorials from the Hebrew Press - June 19th, 2012
19.06.2012 09:30 |
Yediot Aharonot's author, a resident of the lower Galilee Circassian community of Kfar Kama who served in the Israel Air Force, comments: "I am a non-Jew, and I carry the cursed disease of Islam, as it was called last week by [Israeli media personality] Avri Gilad. And although the community in which I live arrived in this land before the establishment of the State of Israel, and has never displayed the least sign of anti-Israel sentiment – but rather for the most part, has been, and it doesn't matter for what reason, on Israel’s side. The vulgar generality, according to which Muslims carry a disease, hurt me as well. The author professes that "The difference (in Hebrew) between a generalization (הכללה) and a curse (קללה) is very thin and amounts to one letter. A generalization, Mr. Gilad, is the pseudo-mathematical method of idiots and the sophisticated."
Ma'ariv asserts that "The conclusion by [radio personality] Razi Barkai that some of the media has come out against Netanyahu is a misleading error. Barkai is a senior journalist and revered radio announcer who has already seen and heard everything. Razi got a bit confused. The correct sentence is totally opposite: Benjamin Netanyahu has come out against the free press in Israel."
Yisrael Hayom contends that "In the industrial zones of Judea and Samaria, there is coexistence between Jews and Arabs. At the Ariel University Center, Jews and Arabs study together. Far away from politics, a system of understanding is being created between human beings."
Haaretz is incensed by “the control the Orthodox religious establishment exerts on many aspects of life,” and points to the Adoption Law as a case in point. Referring to a bill sponsored by MK Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz) that challenges this control, the editor hopes it will “void the section of the Adoption Law that requires parents and adopted children to be of the same religion. This clause means that non-Jewish children who are adopted by Jews must be converted - under Orthodox auspices, of course.” The editor contends that “The Orthodox control over the adoption process is a reality that cannot be tolerated,” but admits that “Past experience shows that chances the situation will change are slim.” The editor nevertheless believes that “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's broad coalition, in which parties like Kadima and Yisrael Beiteinu pretend to represent the secular public, must support this bill, which would ! reduce Orthodox control over at least one area of life.”
The Jerusalem Post reminds it readers of the “lawlessness that has become the status quo in the Sinai Peninsula,” and opines that the attacks “emanating from Sinai directed at Israel are part of a broader strategy on the part of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, al-Qaida and other Islamist terrorist organizations to ramp up tension between the Jewish state and post- Mubarak Egypt.” The editor asserts that “As long as the political situation in Egypt remains unstable, little will be done [by the Egyptians] to end the anarchy in Sinai,” and adds: “there is, unfortunately, very little Israel can do to remedy the chaotic situation in the peninsula.”
[Iman Suscha, Ben Caspit and Haim Schein wrote today’s articles in Yediot Aharonot, Ma'ariv and Yisrael Hayom, respectively.]
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