Jerusalem Post
Yediot Aharonot
Israel Hayom

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press


The Jerusalem Post http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Justifying-terrorism-443309 contends that in hid recent address to the UN Security Council, “UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has apparently revealed himself as a Palestinian partisan,” and notes that the statement “will only encourage Palestinians to carry out more of the barbaric attacks we have seen in recent weeks.”

Haaretz http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/1.700451 discusses the many fatal and serious accidents in the construction industry, and declares: “when it comes to the profit line, real estate developers may consider it worthwhile to gamble with their workers’ lives.” The editor states that the odds on a construction worker dying at work in Israel are seven times higher than in Britain, and calls on the State to “toughen the penalty against employers who fail to uphold the safety laws, especially when workers are injured and killed.”

Yediot Aharonot http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4759302,00.html remarks that US President Barack Obama could have easily picked any stage he desired for his Wednesday speech marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day, but he chose the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC, and adds: “That night, at the embassy, even the most skeptical of observers had to admit that Obama went all the way with showing his affection to the State of Israel and the Jews of the world. It was a speech with a resounding message, and highly emotional.”

Israel Hayom http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=15129 comments on the royal welcome given to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on his first visit to Italy and France after the signing of the nuclear agreement and states: “The Iranians are hungry for Europe’s products and technology, while European companies are hungry for Iranian money. Human rights and democracy don’t figure in.” The author reminds readers that Iran should be judged not by its words, but by its actions, and accuses the European nations of choosing to look away as they announce a new chapter in Iranian-European relations, and concludes: “The bill for the honeymoon will be footed by others — in Syria, the Persian Gulf, and Israel.”

[Orly Azoulay and Eyal Zisser wrote today’s articles in Yediot Aharonot and Israel Hayom, respectively.]