Israel Government Press Office)
Yediot Aharonot claims that “Involving Turkey in the diplomatic process would transform it from an opposing entity to an involved entity, thus taking the sting out of its antagonistic diplomacy towards Israel.”
Ma’ariv notes that “Many in the Old World are beginning to contend belatedly with the results of open gates policies towards emigration from northern Africa and Islamic countries. The comfort of a cheap work force has been replaced by great discomfort in wake of what many of these Muslim emigrants brought with them: Radicalism and an attempt to impose Islam on classical Europe.”
Yisrael Hayom calls an academic boycott of Israel “intellectual hypocrisy” and asks: “Wouldn’t it be appropriate that a lecturer who calls for a boycott of the academic institution for which he is employed to be an example by being the vanguard of those submitting their resignations from that same institution, which, according to his preaching, should be boycotted?”
The Jerusalem Post praises the Knesset on its decision this week that the country’s next budget, for 2011-12, will also be a two-year one. The editor notes that “Significantly, both the IMF and OECD approve of the Israeli innovation despite the admitted inbuilt risk that the longer the budget’s applicability, the lower its flexibility,” and feels that a biennial budget will assure industrial quiet and less jittery economic management, and ultimately allow increased economic stability.
Haaretz declares that Israel’s beaches belong to the public, and states that “Plans to build private resorts on public beaches could damage both the beach’s character as an open area and the public’s ability to enjoy this resource freely.”
[Prof. Eli Foda and Yoni Graf, Nadav Haetzni and Yaakov Achimeir wrote today’s articles in Yediot Aharonot, Ma’ariv and Yisrael Hayom, respectively.]