Jerusalem Post
Yediot Aharonot
Israel Hayom

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press


​The Jerusalem Post discusses talks between Israel and the US regarding the ten-year military aid package to Israel, and calls on both PM Netanyahu and MOD Liberman   to “do everything in their power to finalize the military aid package quickly.”

Haaretz comments on PM Netanyahu’s prowess regarding negotiations with Washington, and states: “when one examines Netanyahu’s achievements in the negotiations with Washington, he doesn’t seem to have anything to brag about.” The editor believes that Netanyahu’s attitude towards the US president and destroyed the potential for significant growth in U.S. aid to Israel, but adds: “The total will still grow, but not by as much as it could have, and it will be given on inferior terms. Israel’s citizens are paying compound interest on Netanyahu’s war against Obama, to the point that it is undermining the strength and quality of the Israel Defense Forces.”

Yediot Aharonot comments on the controversy surrounding the trial of the soldier who shot and killed a Palestinian terrorist after the Palestinian was wounded and lying prone on the ground, and states: “It has become clear that if the manner in which the trial is conducted does not suit a particular group – then they break the rules and threaten the witnesses.”

Israel Hayom notes the commemoration on Tuesday of World Yoga Day by the UN, and points out that “in the real world, especially in those parts where people less fortunate than well-fed and over-privileged U.N. bureaucrats are too busy fighting for their own and their children’s most basic survival to engage in the luxuries of Yoga Day, people are still being tortured, raped, beheaded and murdered, just for existing.” The author asserts: “Unctuous U.N. bureaucrats wax lyrical about peace, humanity and other terms that this corrupt organization has rendered completely meaningless through its deliberate disregard for the most basic principles of international law,” and declares: “These thousands and thousands of bureaucrats are squandering taxpayer dollars on ridiculous self-congratulatory initiatives that serve no purpose whatsoever.”

[Yossi Yehoshua and Judith Bergman wrote today’s articles in Yediot Aharonot and Israel Hayom, respectively.]