Jerusalem Post
Yediot Aharonot
Israel Hayom

 Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press


The Jerusalem Post is concerned by the genocide of Christian population in various regions in the Middle East, particularly in regions controlled by ISIS, and warns that “Christianity will disappear from Iraq and Syria – places where Christians have lived since the religion began – within one or two generations.”
Haaretz discusses Minister of Education Naftali Bennett’s “dubious achievement: a significant escalation in the religious assault on the public education system,” and notes that because in the current political climate it will be difficult, if not impossible, to get Bennett and his emissaries to stop their missionary activities, urges parents “to closely examine the lessons to which their children are being exposed and to take action against them, as needed.” The editor argues that thes activities are clearly of a partisan political nature, and asserts: “Behind the lip service about wanting ‘to convey Judaism positively’ lies a well-organized and practiced system funded by the Education Ministry, whose purpose is to proselytize.”

Yediot Aharonot contends that the wars within wars and the countless sub-wars which are currently being waged in the Middle East  are all clearly delineated along the ethnic rift between Sunnis and Shiites, and notes: “While everyone claims to be fighting ISIS in order to deceive the US, they are actually engaged in their own wars: The Turks are destroying the Kurds, the Russians are destroying Sunni jihadists, the Iraqi army is destroying Sunni forces, and the Iranians are glad the Sunnis are keeping busy in Syria and Iraq.”

Israel Hayom is pleased that “the International Basketball Federation, FIBA, has chosen Israel as one of the four hosts of the first round of games in the 2017 European Championship,” despite the wave of terrorism that is “stabbing us across the country,” and is hopeful that the Israeli team will be able to “capitalize on the home court advantage and make it to the final rounds, invigorating the Israeli crowds who will now have a chance to watch their team from up close and not just on a screen.”

[Guy Bechor and Eli Sahar wrote today’s articles in Yediot Aharonot and Israel Hayom, respectively.]