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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (Nov. 22, 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:

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein is trying to prevent a conference at parliament calling to evacuate the Jewish settlement in Hebron. In response, opposition MKs threatened to sabotage a visit of the Czech Republic's president on the same day. Further details

 

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has admitted that giving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a public ultimatum was a mistake. Further details

 

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri allegedly committed tax evasion offenses amounting to NIS 2 million. Further details

 

A video from 2016, in which police officers are seen humiliating Arraba resident Nayef Yabin Yassin was released on Monday. Further details

 

Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev came under fire on Tuesday after implying former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz was responsible for the death of four-year-old Daniel Tregerman, who was killed by a mortar shell fired from Gaza. Further details

 

A conference titled "Hebron First" will take place in the Knesset next week calling for the immediate evacuation of the Jewish settlement in the West Bank city. Further details

 

Israel plans to consult with the US government over a decision by home-renting company Airbnb to remove listings in Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's one-vote majority coalition government faced its first defeat in the Knesset on Monday after the opposition was able to prevent an amendment to the Israel Lands Law from passing, after going back on an agreement made ahead of the vote. Further details

 

The United Nations' Universal Children's Day has for years been “exploited by pro-Palestinian groups” to spread misinformation and construct a narrative about Israel’s inhumane treatment of children in its military operations. Further details

 

The Israel Police and the Israel Tax Authority recommended Tuesday to indict Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas) for fraud and breach of trust, perjury, tax evasion and money laundering. Further details

 

Airbnb, the short-term apartment rental giant, surrendered to the boycott movement and announced on Monday that it has decided to remove from its site apartments for rent in Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

Days after the US offered a $5 million reward for his capture, senior Hamas official Saleh Arouri was scheduled to arrive in Cairo on Wednesday at the head of a Hamas delegation. Further details

 

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate on Wednesday called to boycott the 2019 Eurovision Contest, which is scheduled to take place in Tel Aviv. Further details

 

Airbnb’s move this week to delist properties located in Jewish settlements in the West Bank from its website prompted enough of an outcry in Israel to be heard in Washington, where key lawmakers are expressing concern and raising the prospect of legal action against the service giant. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu behaved irresponsibly by warning that Israel is in a sensitive security situation, former defense minister MK Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) said at the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference in Jerusalem Wednesday. Further details

 

A top UN official hinted that Iran attempted to force Hamas and Israel into another war. Further details

 

Following criticism of the recent ceasefire with Hamas by some in the political class, an IDF general told the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference on Wednesday that the military is doubling down on its strategy of maintaining deterrence, while avoiding open war. Further details

 

Israel is ready for a large-scale operation in Gaza if necessary, Housing and Construction Minister Yoav Gallant, a retired IDF major-general, said at The Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Further details

 

The Israeli public and internet users worldwide were outraged over Airbnb's decision to remove all listings in Jewish settlements in the West Bank on Monday. Further details

 

Israel can only conduct a policy of normalized ties with the Arab world from a position of strength, Transportation and Intelligence Minister Israel Katz said on Wednesday. Further details

 

MK Shuli Mualem (Bayit Yehudi) raised serious concerns about possible weaknesses and flaws in the IDF to MK Avi Dichter, chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, on Thursday, appealing to him to conduct surprise visits at IDF bases. Further details

 

Anticipating the Trump administration’s rollout of its peace plan, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference on Wednesday that it will be a waste because the gaps between Israel and the Palestinians are too great to bridge. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday interviewed two candidates for the position of IDF deputy chief of staff to replace Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, who is set to take over as head of the army next year. Further details

 

A Palestinian man was arrested Wednesday night when he tried to gain entry into a West Bank settlement near Jerusalem carrying a “bag with knives in it”, the Israel Police said. Further details

 

The United States Justice Department has refused a formal Israeli request to allow Jonathan Pollard to move to Israel, a report said Wednesday, three years after the convicted spy was released from jail. Further details

 

 A Palestinian Authority court in Qalqilya on Wednesday sentenced two Palestinians convicted of selling land to Israeli Jews to 15 years of hard labor. Further details

 

An Airbnb official told The Times of Israel Wednesday that the company is evaluating whether to drop its listings in the disputed territory of Western Sahara, two days it announced that it would remove homes in Israeli settlements from its site. Further details

 

The Jerusalem municipality demolished 18 storefronts and three gas stations on the main commercial street of the Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem on Wednesday as part of the city’s new policy of extending the reach of municipal enforcement to neighborhoods beyond the security fence. Further details

 

Amid speculation that US President Donald Trump is looking to roll out his administration’s peace plan for Israelis and Palestinians in February, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Wednesday that she would counsel the American leader that any such proposal was “a waste of time.” Further details

 

The Jerusalem-based Foreign Press Association called for a “thorough and credible” investigation by Israel into the circumstances of an apparent shooting by IDF troops of an Associated Press cameraman during a protest on the Israel-Gaza border on Monday. Further details

 

Israel is coming close to retaking the Gaza Strip and should assassinate the leaders of “terrorist group” Hamas, senior Israeli ministers said Wednesday. Further details

 

Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan on Wednesday called on Israelis to boycott Airbnb in light of the company’s decision to no longer allow listings in Israeli settlements. Further details

 

A Palestinian suspected of stabbing a man in the face south of Jerusalem turned himself in to Israeli authorities Tuesday evening. Further details

Booking.com signaled on Tuesday that it would not follow the example of Airbnb and withdraw listings for rentals located in settlements in the West Bank. Further details

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