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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (September 2, 2018)
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Alray International Media Watch section is a daily press tour through selected international websites and newspapers, particularly the Israeli ones.

This section is prepared by Alray Palestinian Media Agency to update its viewers with the most Palestinian top news in the international press.


Yedioth Ahronoth:

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri issued a response Friday to Thursday’s angry demonstration in south Tel Aviv, during which demonstrators burned his picture, reassuring residents "that the events of last night will not diminish my sincere concern for you." Further details


Former United States Secretary of State John Kerry is about to publish his memoir from his years at the White House, where among other things, he tells of his complex relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this according to the Jewish Insider website, which published parts of the book on Friday. Further details


As general elections seem to be likely, sooner rather than later, there are those in the Zionist Union Party who are working energetically behind the scenes and are examining the possibility of a split in the party. Further details


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will make his first visit to Israel on Sunday to discuss tourism, labor and defense deals, and visit Yad Vashem. Further details


Lana Del Rey announced Friday that she is cancelling her performance at Israel's Meteor Festival, which was scheduled to take place on September 7. Further details


Thousands of Palestinians are taking part Friday in the weekly "March of Return" protests along the Gaza border fence. Further details


Jordan said on Saturday it regretted a US decision to halt funding to a United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, saying it would only fuel radicalism and harm prospects for Middle East peace. Further details


The United States on Friday halted all funding to a UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees in a decision further heightening tensions between the Palestinian leadership and the Trump administration. Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

UK Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn took to social media Saturday evening to call the US's decision to end its funding of UNRWA "shameful" and called it "a vital UN refugee agency." Further details


The Philippines’ controversial President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to arrive Sunday for a four-day visit, on the heels of yet another statement that triggered fury in which he said during a speech Thursday that rape will continue as long as there are beautiful women. Further details


Thousands of Israelis gathered in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening to protest the planned location of the gas processing platform serving the Leviathan gas reservoir only nine kilometers off the coast of Israel. Further details


A delegation of Knesset members from the Joint List will be visiting the European Union parliament in Brussels this week to seek condemnation of the Jewish Nation-State Law. Further details


Israel welcomed the United States’ decision to cut its funding to UNRWA as a positive step forward in the peace process, while the Palestinians and the Jordanians warned it would inflame the Middle East. Further details


The Palestinians on Saturday strongly condemned the US administration’s decision to cut the entire US aid budget to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) and warned that the move would promote terrorism and extremism. Further details


The Palestinian March of Return protests took place on Friday with 7,500 Gaza residents reportedly demonstrating at various locations near the security fence. Further details


The Trump Administration has dismissed UNRWA’s definition of who is a Palestinian refugee, but has no plans to come up with an alternative definition that would determine how many people fit the criterion. Further details


The Trump administration has cut all funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), questioning the organization's "fundamental business model" of servicing an "endlessly and exponentially expanding community" of declared Palestinian refugees. Further details


Former secretary of state John Kerry is venting his frustrations with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a new book slated for release this month. Further details


As the summer aliyah season was ending last week and the school year was about to begin, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews brought 400 new immigrants from Ukraine to Israel. Further details


The Times of Israel:

The Palestinian Authority is considering turning to the UN in a last-ditch effort to force Washington to continue funding the agency that deals with Palestinian refugees and their descendants. Further details


The United Nations has warned that essential services in the Gaza Strip will collapse within a week if money is not secured to purchase generator fuel, Walla news reported Saturday. Further details


Residents of the West Bank village of Burin reported two attacks on their community by extremist settlers on Saturday. Further details


The European Union on Saturday said the US decision to end decades of funding to the UN agency that aids Palestinian refugees and their descendants was “regrettable,” and vowed to continue funding the agency. Further details


A day after the US announced it will not give any further funding to UNWRA, the UN agency that aids Palestinian refugees, Israeli officials said the Trump Administration has made clear to them that it intends to see UNRWA closed down altogether and all its functions taken over by other agencies. Further details


Former US Secretary of State John Kerry has described his complex relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his tenure under president Barack Obama, in his memoir, “Every Day Is Extra,” which is being published on September 4. Further details


Israel welcomed Saturday a US decision to end funding for the UN Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA), accusing the organization which supports some 5 million Palestinians of perpetuating the Middle East conflict. Further details


Pro-Israel students at Tufts University say a new course on Palestine is one-sided and demonizes Israel, and violates the university’s own policies on taking political stances. Further details


A spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas assailed the US for announcing Friday that it will end all funding to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, calling the move a “flagrant assault” against all Palestinians. Further details


The Trump administration announced Friday it is cutting nearly $300 million in planned funding for the UN agency that aids Palestinian refugees, and that it would no longer fund the agency after decades of support. Instead, it said it would seek other channels by which to aid the Palestinians. Further details


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu supports a reported plan by US President Donald Trump to halt all aid to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, Hadashot news reported Friday. Further details


Arab Israeli lawmakers are set to hold a series of meetings with senior European Union officials to urge them to oppose the controversial nation-state law passed last month, Hadashot news reported Friday. Further details