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All the News That Fits: Israel, Having a Bad Day

By J.J. Goldberg

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Some days it’s just not worth getting out of bed. Here are some top headlines from today’s Haaretz.com. After the jump, some top headlines from Ynet-Yediot.

Report: Turkey navy to escort aid ships to Palestinians in Gaza

Turkish officials tell Hurriyet Daily News that Turkish navy will strengthen presence in eastern Mediterranean Sea to stop Israeli ‘bullying’.

Dozens of Israelis questioned at length upon landing in Turkey

Israeli passengers authorities at Istanbul airport humiliated them and made them undress to their underwear; Officials in Ankara say Turkish tourists subjected to same treatment evening before at Israel airport.

Foreign Ministry officials admit: Turkey citizens routinely humiliated at Israel’s airport

Dozens of Israelis say they were humiliated at Istanbul airport, forced to strip to their underwear on Monday; Foreign Ministry officials say humiliation of Turkish citizens happens on regular basis in Israel.

Egypt builds concrete wall around Israeli embassy in Cairo

Although official denies wall is to protect Israeli mission, move follows repeated angry protests outside embassy.

Egypt denies conducting operations to destroy Gaza tunnels

Previous media reports said that Egypt had begun operations to close smuggling tunnels under its border with the Gaza Strip.

Netanyahu: Israel government has duty ‘to correct social disparities’

Benjamin Netanyahu urges attendees of weekly government meeting to ‘maintain balance between social sensitivity and economic responsibility’; says Trajtenberg Committee recommendations to be published within two weeks.

Netanyahu: It’s impossible to meet the demands of all Israelis

In a video address to the Israel 2021 Conference on Sunday, Netanyahu warned that the government must maintain economic discipline, lest Israel deteriorate to the level seen in other countries, which have let the reins go.

Quartet envoy Blair: Rationality can prevail, even in the Middle East

WATCH LIVE: International confab aims to boost Israel’s cooperation with Arab world; Bank of Israel chief: Cut in trade with Turkey will be ‘expensive’; Peres: Relations are more important than borders.

Netanyahu and Barak withheld information from MKs on latest Israel terror attacks

After it emerges that Shin Bet and MI were ordered to keep mum on certain pieces of intelligence pertaining to the escalation in south, MK Shaul Mofaz accuses PM, Defense Minister of being a danger to the functioning of Israel’s security organizations.

… Sources in the committee pointed out Netanyahu and Barak’s decision to allow Egyptian military units in to Sinai without the Knesset’s approval – and the recent row between Netanyahu and Mofaz over Israel’s unpreparedness for the Palestinian independence bid – as further examples to the breakdown of relations between the Israeli security apparatus and the committee that is charged with its oversight.

Next: Headlines from today’s Ynetnews.com:

Abbas: I met with Barak in Jordan

Palestinian president says he discussed various issues with Israeli defense minister, but refuses to specify reason behind meeting; Netanyahu urges direct talks

3 houses razed in Migron outpost

Nighttime courtroom drama causes delay but operations resumed before dawn and forces completed their mission, with relatively little resistance; police detain six settlers; mosque torched near Nablus

Mosque torched near Nablus

In what looks like a retaliation for razing at Migron outpost, Palestinians say first floor of compound set on fire with tires, windows smashed and slogans in Hebrew spray-painted on fence

Terror attacks skyrocket in August

Report: Total of 178 attacks against Israel recorded last month, compared to 53 in July

Haredim disrupt girls’ school activities

Battle over state-religious school in Beit Shemesh continues as ultra-Orthodox protestors try to prevent students from leaving building; police restore order

PM: Israel will not apologize to Turkey

Benjamin Netanyahu adamant that Israel’s actions during 2010 Gaza flotilla raid fall within its right to self-defense. Jerusalem regrets loss of life, he says; ‘I hope we can mend our relations with Turkey’


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