Jerusalem Post
Yediot Aharonot
Israel Hayom

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press


​The Jerusalem Post comments on a Channel 2 report of the ongoing investigation by the Police and the State Attorney’s Office of allegations that PM Netanyahu illegally received funds from foreign businessmen during his current tenure as premier, and declares: “if it turns out that Channel 2’s report is accurate and Netanyahu comes under investigation, we call on the attorney-general to conduct a speedy and thorough probe – with an emphasis on speedy. The nation must not be subjected to a drawn-out period during which unsubstantiated suspicions regarding Netanyahu’s wrongdoing paralyzes the government and prevents it from functioning.”

Haaretz comments on Israeli business tycoon Nochi Dankner’s conviction for stock manipulation last Monday , and asserts: “Dankner’s conviction is a good opportunity for Israel’s private sector to take stock and to make the necessary distinction between good, value-creating businesses on one hand and on the other hand businesses that misuse the public’s money and behave aggressively, actions that ultimately destroy value.”
Yediot Aharonot comments on the results of a study about the trend of minors from the West Bank who carry out terror attacks, and notes that “one of the conclusions of the study is that attackers are no longer the younger generations of lower-class families, who were easily recruited because of despair or promises of monetary reward, but a growing number of children from ‘established’ families.”
Israel Hayom remarks that while Hilary Clinton is undoubtedly relieved she will not be indicted for her part in the email scandal, but adds that a presidential candidate whom the FBI director has termed ‘extremely careless’ “will find it difficult to attract voters in November’s general election.” Noting that “This election is shaping up to be one of the most extraordinary America has ever known,” and despite predictions of a landslide victory for Clinton, the author submits: “if I were Clinton today, I’m not sure whether I would breathe easy or instead begin to worry.”

[Smadar Perry and Boaz Bismuth wrote today’s articles in Yediot Aharonot and Israel Hayom, respectively.]