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Review of Hebrew-speaking Newspapers: «Yediot Ahronot», «Haaretz» «Israel a-Yom», «and Maariv-Shavua». Thursday, 17 November 2016

The main themes of the Thursday editions of the Israeli Newspapers – adoption of the draft law on the legalization of outposts in the first reading and the statement by Avigdor Lieberman about the restriction of construction outside the settlement blocs.

«Yediot Ahronot»: the law on the legalization of the outposts was approved in preliminary reading

Ha’aretz: U.S. demand clarification from Israel regarding Medvedev presented the UAV dual-use

«Israel a-Yom»: the City without stopping

«And Maariv-Shavua»: Pragmatism or a «political attack»? The deputies argue about Lieberman’s statement

«Yediot Ahronot»: the law on the legalization of the outposts was approved in preliminary reading

The Knesset by 58 votes to 51, adopted in the first reading three draft laws on the legalization of outposts. Surrounded by Deputy Yoav Kish (Likud), who is the author of one of the bills, the editorial NEWSru.co.il explained that at different times were submitted private bills by members of the «Likud» and «Bayt Yehudi», and they do not have time to combine. In the future we plan to combine the bills.

Ha’aretz: U.S. demand clarification from Israel regarding Medvedev presented the UAV dual-use

The US authorities through diplomatic and government channels, and appealed to the leadership of Israel with the demand to give explanations about the donated to the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation drone helicopters, the newspaper «Haaretz» citing a senior official in Jerusalem. The article Barack Ravid and Gili Cohen noted that the American authorities learned about the incident from media reports. Requirement clarification is due to the fact that the United States imposed sanctions against Russia, which, in particular, prohibit the transfer to Russia of dual-use technologies. While Israel is one of the closest allies and strategic partners of the United States.

«Israel a-Yom»: the City without stopping

Wednesday, November 16, in tel Aviv hosted a traditional night race. The organizers said that it was attended by 25 thousand people. The safety of participants provided at least two thousand police officers. Along the route, runners were equipped with 12 music scenes. In order to create an atmosphere of celebration, the organizers invited well-known Israeli DJs. To one of the groups of runners joined the mayor of tel Aviv Ron Huldai.

«And Maariv-Shavua»: Pragmatism or a «political attack»? The deputies argue about Lieberman’s statement

The statements of the defence Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, made during a meeting with Israeli political observers, caused a strong reaction in the socio-political system of Israel. The defense Minister of Israel urged to carefully form relationships with the future administration of Donald trump in terms of construction in the settlements in Judea and Samaria. According to Lieberman, it is necessary to obtain approval of new administration agreements contained in the letter former President George Bush to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. In this letter sent in 2004, the US administration first recognized the existence of settlement blocs and said that they will factor in determining the future borders of Israel and a Palestinian state.

Review of Hebrew-speaking Newspapers: «Yediot Ahronot», «Haaretz» «Israel a-Yom», «and Maariv-Shavua». Thursday, 17 November 2016 17.11.2016

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