Yediot Aharonot notes that "The number of those in the know in Israel of an operative plan to attack in Iran – if there is such a plan – is minute. Not every member of the IDF General Staff and not all Cabinet members are in on the secret, not in the decision-making and not in the
planning. Therefore, when former Mossad Director Efraim Halevy suggests that the next twelve weeks are critical to the Middle East – including the Iranian nuclear issue – it is the measured and wise analysis of the situation by an experienced professional, but is not based on exposure to \’actual concrete information\’. In other words, he is not privy to intelligence information, plans, current diplomatic considerations and military considerations as of August 2012."
Ma\’ariv\’s author muses that "Sometimes I am jealous of the Americans. They know, according to the majority, to accord credit to whoever is managing the war, like a tailwind, a patriotic breeze – while we just spin our own wheels." The author says: "Allow the Government to manage the strategy and its actions with the Iranians and stop shooting those who are leading this critical course of action in the back."
Yisrael Hayom contends that "Iran will certainly attain a nuclear weapon if economic sanctions fail and if a military operation is not carried out."
Haaretz states that “Violent incidents are taking place in Area C, which is under the complete control of the Israeli government, but the message being sent to the Israeli police command and the military is that the settlers are in charge.”
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The Jerusalem Post comments on the wide pattern of racist abuse – especially in relation to the Ethiopian community – and laments that this is becoming all too common in Israel. The editor points out that “courts are starting to take notice and punish this kind of racism,” but nevertheless feels that more can be done. The editor states “Israel’s social activists should embrace anti-racism, not only regarding immigrants but also Ethiopian citizens, as a cause,” and adds: “As the civil rights movement learned in the American South, recourse to the courts can be as effective as public mobilization.”