Yisrael Hayom avers that "Special and harsh circumstances lead to special and harsh laws." The author suggests that "Determining severe restrictions via legislation and applying them carefully and with sagacity, to each individual case, is likely to pass legal muster," and adds that "Only time will tell if the new legislation, if it is approved, will prove not only just but prudent as well."
Ma’ariv comments on the tenth anniversary of the withdrawal from southern Lebanon and declares that "The main lesson for the future is that any disengagement, withdrawal or exit from areas in Judea and Samaria that is not accompanied by international agreement – is destined to fail."
The Jerusalem Post examines the radical transformation brought about to the IDF’s Chaplaincy Corps by IDF Chief Rabbi Brig.-Gen, Avichai Ronsky, during his four years of service, and notes that Ronsky’s great contribution to the IDF and the State of Israel was in confronting people with the fact that without a solid belief in the fundamental righteousness of Jews’ demands for a state in the land of Israel, it is difficult to imagine Zionist continuity and it is nearly impossible to meet the myriad challenges faced by the Jewish state.
Haaretz discusses the inter-ministerial committee tasked with examining the status of migrant workers’ children, which is scheduled to submit its report this week. The committee is expected to recommend that the government grant permanent-residence status to children who are currently enrolled in the state education system, and have been living in Israel for more than five years. The editor notes that if the interior minister accepts the report’s proposals, "Israel will have taken advantage of an opportunity to rectify a long-standing injustice," and declares: "Israel must shed its parochial paranoia by developing a cogent and humane immigration policy that fulfills the biblical commandment as it relates to foreigners: ‘And he shall be as one that is born in the land.’"
[Hanoch Daoum, Amos Gilboa and Dr. Aviad Hacohen wrote today’s articles in Yediot Aharonot, Ma’ariv and Yisrael Hayom, respectively.]