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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (October 23, 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:

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said on Monday that Jordan had not received an official request from Israel to renegotiate parts of the peace treaty that leased out two border areas for agricultural work. Further details


Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday that he does not believe in the possibility of reaching a long-term ceasefire arrangement with Hamas, emphasizing that nothing short of striking the “terror group” with “the hardest blow” is going to improve the security situation in southern Israel. Further details


IDF shot Monday a “terrorist” who lightly wounded a soldier by stabbing him with scissors near the Tomb of the Patriarchs. According to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, the soldier and another force responded with fire and neutralized the “terrorist”. Further details


The Hebrew University has stepped up its campus security Sunday evening, ahead of the arrival of Lara Alqasem, a US graduate student who was detained upon entering the country because of alleged involvement in the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement. Further details


Hamas and Islamic Jihad may not have intentionally fired the two rockets at Be'er Sheva and central Israel last week. Further details


In light of Jordanian King Abdullah's intentions to cancel the appendices to the 1994 peace treaty, which would end Israel's lease of Naharayim’s Island of Peace and the Tzofar enclave, the Jordanian public have been supporting the treaty’s cancellation in demonstrations and social media campaigns. Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza “routinely arrest and torture peaceful critics,” Human Rights Watch said in an unusual report focused solely on Palestinians’ violations of the their own people’s rights released Tuesday. Further details


Khan al-Ahmar should be the test case by which Israel pushes back against international pressure, including before the International Criminal Court, MK Bezalel Smotrich (Bayit Yehudi) said on Monday evening. Further details


Chairman of the Jewish Agency Isaac Herzog said on Tuesday that the distancing of the Jewish Diaspora and Israel is an “existential threat” which could lead to “a significant part” of the Jewish people being lost if efforts are not made to address the divides. Further details


Israel is pouring fuel on the fire of anti-Israel activism by dealing inappropriately with those involved in the BDS campaign, Jewish Federations of North America president Jerry Silverman said on Monday. Further details


The leaders of Hamas and Fatah have failed their people and have turned them into “beggars and street vendors who can hardly earn a living,” senior Hamas official Ahmed Yousef said on Monday. Further details


As the Trump administration deliberates when to release its long-awaited Middle East peace plan, the murder and alleged dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi, an American resident and Saudi journalist, has become yet another political dynamic likely to factor into the timeline of the launch. Further details


Israel has reached a breaking point regarding the situation in Gaza, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said on Monday, and “anything less than the toughest response won’t help anymore. We have exhausted the other options.” Further details


Hitler was sent to punish the Jews for denying the Quaran, a Palestinian preacher told his audience in a sermon delivered at the contested Beduin village of Khan al-Ahmar, according to right-wing NGO Palestinian Media Watch. Further details


The IDF West Bank prosecution filed an indictment on Monday against a Palestinian “terrorist” for the murder of Ari Fuld on September 16. Further details


Hamas has rejected an Egyptian request to halt the weekly demonstrations along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, Palestinian sources said on Saturday. Further details


Senior Jordanian officials in Amman told the Al-Hayat newspaper on Monday that the kingdom could have shown greater flexibility in dealing with Israel, but chose not to. Further details