Peres interviewed Prof. Zev Sternhell, an outspoken anti-nationalist who recently was wounded when extremists threw a pipe bomb at his
After asking polite questions for several minutes, she turned the microphone over to Judea/Samaria human rights leader Orit Strook, who tried to point out that the media has incorrectly reported that the Supreme Court ruled that Jews have no right to the house. She reminded the interviewer and listeners that the justices decided that the issue of who owns the building must be decided in civil courts.
Peres, however, cut off Strook, saying she was straying from the main issue.
Strook also tried to point out the judicial bias against Jews in Judea and
The media and government call the illegal Bedouin areas "unrecognized" but refer to Jewish houses in Judea and
The media and government call the illegal Bedouin areas "unrecognized" but refer to Jewish houses in Judea and Samaria as 'illegal.'
Other anti-nationalist emphasis was provided by the Haaretz newspaper, which reported on Tuesday night's emergency meeting of nationalists in Kiryat Arba. It highlighted one quote by a rabbi that the "State of Israel has become the enemy of the people and the
None of the several other speakers agreed with him and, as Haaretz told readers several paragraphs later, Rabbi Eliezer Waldman said "stop this nonsense" of calling the state an enemy. The problem is with the ruling government," he explained.
All of the speakers insisted violence would not be initiated from the defenders of the Peace House.
Ynet, the English Internet branch of the Yediot Acharonot newspaper, also joined the campaign against Hevron Jews. It published an op-ed peace by Dror Etkes, an official of the strongly anti-Yesha Yesh Din group.
He wrote, "While the settlers made every effort to create the impression they legally acquired the home, suspicions grew that we are dealing with yet another case of forged purchase documents.
"It is clear that they again attempted to force the Israeli public to accept the establishment of another settlement in the heart of
Ynet did not publish an opinion supporting a Jewish presence in the Peace House.