Jerusalem Post
Yediot Aharonot
Israel Hayom


Three newspapers discuss issues relating to the nuclear deal signed with Iran:
Yediot Aharonot examines the Syrian aspect of the deal with Iran, and states that the agreement “promises [Syrian President Bashar Assad] that the Islamic Republic will continue to support him and fund the military aid and everything required for his survival.” The author adds: “With Iran’s new status, there will be no problem bolstering the palace, the army and Syria’s security organizations,” and declares: “All Assad had to do – like Rouhani, and like the agreement’s six foreign ministers – is to declaim that he is joining the battle against ISIS and the terror organizations. Everything else will be okay. Bashar trusts the Iranians.”
Israel Hayom is frustrated and infuriated by “The list of fundamental falsehoods that undergird the P5+1 accord with Iran,” and asserts: “The world has basically accepted a series of false narratives about Iran, and about Israel.” The author reminds his readers that PM Netanyahu was right just a few years ago in his warnings regarding the "Arab Spring," and based on how that panned out, suggests that “Israel’s warnings about Iran and skepticism about this deal should be given a bit more credibility and credence.”
Globes contends: “The West held all the aces – and lost.” The author is pessimistic regarding the chance Congress will veto the agreement, even though “The Iran deal means a vastly increased risk of nuclear war and nuclear-armed terrorists,” and asserts: “The West could use a lot more backbone and fewer ‘historic’ agreements.”
The Jerusalem Post focuses on the despicable behavior of some Beitar Jerusalem F.C. fans at a match in Belgium last week, and contends that their antics should not be a trigger for nationwide chest thumping, “because these hooligans are hardly representative of an entire nation.”
Haaretz comments on the Civil Administration’s intention to demolish homes in the West Bank Palestinian village of Sussia, and asserts that despite the fact that they were built without permits, the enlistment of planning laws to justify restricting and blocking Palestinian construction and development is misleading. This, the editor declares, is because “Parallel construction laws enable the expansion of settlements while displacing as many Palestinians as possible and forcing them into Areas A and B, where the Palestinians have civilian authority,” and asserts: “Thus, invoking the law is a particularly cynical move.”
[Smadar Perry, David M. Weinberg and Norman Bailey wrote today’s articles in Yediot Aharonot, Yisrael Hayom and Globes, respectively.]