"Beacons will be lit for an immediate end to the unnecessary violence and the occupation of the Territories, for repairing the wrongs Israeli society makes, for repairing the relations between the weak among us and the hope for peace with all our neighbors"
--Ad on Haaretz's front page for alternative beacon lighting ceremony on Israel's Independence Day.
Senior Hamas official: No Israel-PA deal will be permanent - Moussa Abu Marzouk's statements, made in interview to The Forward, reflect a harder line than the stance of the group's political leader, Khaled Meshal. (Forward)
Palestinian President to change Fatah leadership in Gaza - Mahmoud Abbas hopes to capitalize on fatigue of Gazans with Hamas in order to strengthen its own status ahead of elections at the end of this year. One of the main obstacles: Mohammed Dahlan, former Fatah strongman with great support in Gaza. (Maariv and NRG Hebrew)
Knesset caucus on Holocaust likens leftists to Nazis - Connection between the conference organized by the 'Holocaust Lessons Caucus,' led by National Union MK Michael Ben-Ari, and the Holocaust of record was weak at best. (Haaretz)
Herzliya Municipality refuses to perpetuate the memory of Rehavam Zeevi - Not because of his support to transfer Arabs out of the country, but "because of his dismissive treatment of women and his relations with criminals." (Maariv)
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Yaakov Katz on what the delivery of advanced Russian missiles would mean for Israel.