Ma’ariv argues that "The Israeli Government is led by a man unfit for his job. Everyone around him knows it. Most of his minister’s know it. Those who have been exposed to his method of managing and decision-making know it. They know and they keep quiet." The editor alleges that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara has undue influence over her husband’s conduct of affairs of state.
Yisrael Hayom notes that "Norway conducts itself with hostility towards us. One should hope that the Foreign Ministry will express its protest to the Norwegian Foreign Minister," who is currently visiting Israel, "in a more sophisticated manner than the ineffective mode in which we protested to the Turkish Ambassador."
The Jerusalem Post laments that "The annual television-licensing fee that we pay has been commandeered to pad the state budget," and calls on consumers to "exercise their power and not accept less-fare-for-more-money as force majeure."
Haaretz claims that "Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s incompetence is forcing the government to find substitutes to carry out his work, lest Israel’s foreign policy collapse or become limited to ludicrous and brazen rebukes of foreign governments." The editor adds: "As a result, President Shimon Peres and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have stepped into this vacuum."