Weekly News Items from the Israeli Press, September 8, 2011
Federation Projects in the Israeli Press
(Jpost) Humanitarian group sends delegation to aid thousands in Kenya and Somalia after drought
JFNA Partners in the Israeli Press
(Jpost) Program created to help children following the Second Lebanon War in 2006 will soon help Japanese children deal with trauma.
Welfare and Social Issues
(Jpost) 17-year-old Arina Shestopolov Censor gave first aid in the field and saved the lives of two men.
(Haaretz) A new document proposes an alternative planning policy in the spirit of the social revolution.
(Jpost) ‘March of a Million’ called "climax" of mass-protest phase; events held in TA, Jerusalem, Haifa, Afula, Karmiel, Eilat; protest organizer Itzik Shmuli: "We’re the new Israelis."
(Jpost) Protesters in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem take down tents; homeless activists say ‘we have nowhere else to go.’
(Haaretz) Holon social protesters vow to rebuild wooden structures, after many inhabitants left homeless; Tel Aviv mayor says tent encampments can't exist indefinitely.
(Jpost) New strike begins as court rules that mass resignations are illegal; "We will not eat until negotiations are reopened" strike leader says.
(Ynet) Mass resignation rattles health system as Labor Court rules move is illegal, mulls injunction
JFNA looks at the doctors' protests and the motivations behind them.
(Ynet) African country's Health Ministry to set up network of clinics according to model adopted from Jerusalem's Terem emergency medical centers
(Jpost) On Tourism Ministry-funded trip, media personality is expected to support Dead Sea candidacy to win Wonders of Nature competition.
(Jpost) The Tourism Ministry and Channel 2 News are launching competition in which national and international public can vote for seven favorite sites.
(Haaretz) All but one of the children at the school is of Ethiopian background and the parents objected to what they called the 'discrimination' against their children.
(Haaretz) Karen Tal hopes to apply the methods and values she inculcated successfully in a multicultural south Tel Aviv school to other educational institutions. With help from some leading business people and philanthropic bodies, she just might pull it off.
(Jpost) Project organizer: We want their millions of readers to know about this Israel, and we’d also like to encourage tourism to the Negev.
(The Marker) Why is the treasury sitting on its concentration report?
Science, Technology and Development
(Jpost) LEPREL1 was identified by Ben-Gurion University professor as the cause of common human eye disorders.
Op-Eds and Opinion Pieces from the Israel Press
Yediot Ahronot remarks that, "No one in the Israeli Government can say that he was surprised. Turkey warned over and over again what would happen if an Israeli apology was not forthcoming. Israel had every right not to apologize – but now it must cope with the results. The punch is hard and painful, but we took it wholeheartedly."
Yisrael Hayom asks, "How did Turkey and Israel go from first rate strategic partners to bitter rivals? One of the answers in concealed in Turkey's recently adopted foreign policy, under the regime of the Justice and Development Party. The architect of this foreign policy, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has chartered a policy characterized by aggressively demanding that the US, Europe and the Middle East states, including Israel, recognize Turkey's ability to play a central role in international diplomacy and the world economy. This policy also embodies an ideological element of strengthening Islamic civilization, including Turkey within it."