In today’s press review, we take a look the Israeli press following Israel's suspected air strikes on Syria. Also in the papers: make your own gun thanks to a 3D printer, and find out which countries are best to give birth in!
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Mon. 06/05/13: International papers react to reports of Israeli air strikes on Syria. Haaretz says Israel is trying to send a "pacifying message" to Bashar al-Assad: the country’s sole interest in the air strikes is preventing the transfer of weapons to Hezbollah, not regime change. Also, Germany’s biggest neo-Nazi trial gets underway while the Independent says anti-Semitism is on the rise in Europe.
FRENCH PAPERS, Mon. 06/05/13: François Hollande is all over the French press today: a day of judgment, exactly one year after his election. He had promised things would change when he was elected, but he’s facing fierce criticism from across the political spectrum... including from his former supporters.
What role for the US in Syria? Columnists weigh up Obama’s options for intervention, with many commentators advising him to proceed with caution. Afghanistan’s state coffers might be dry, but illegal enterprise is booming: the international papers reflect upon the financial challenges faced by the country. And there are tales of adventure from the high seas for a Women’s Institute group, who got carried away with their fancy dress.
French papers mark François Hollande’s first year in office with a less-than-glowing report card, highlighting the president’s plummeting popularity. Elsewhere, the fate of Syrians living in Aleppo is on the front page, two years after the city was engulfed by sectarian violence.
And an arms cache uncovered... in a bin in Paris! One homeless man discovered a curious collection of weapons.