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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (January 20, 2019)
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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:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu harshly criticized Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on Saturday night over an interview Mandelblit gave Channel 12, in which he commented on the investigations against the prime minister. Further details


IDF forces demolished Friday the home of 16-year-old Khalil Jabarin, who stabbed Ari Fuld to death four months ago in Gush Etzion. Further details


Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit indicated Thursday that he will not rule out making a decision on whether to bring corruption charges against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of the April 9 elections. Further details


Former IDF chief of staff and the leader of the Israel Resilience Party Benny Gantz on Thursday launched his election campaign, unveiling his "Israel Before All" slogan. Gantz is widely seen as the biggest threat to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reelection in the parliamentary elections to be held on April 9. Further details


The Arab League's Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit has recently said the importance of the Palestinian cause has been somewhat “reduced,” sparking outcry in the Arab world. Further details


The Jewish National Fund, know in Hebrew as Keren Kayemeth LeYisrael, said it is freezing all of its projects constructing security infrastructure in the Israeli communities along the Gaza border, amid a dispute with the Finance Ministry. Further details


An Arab-Israeli student has been killed in a late-night attack in Australia while she was speaking on the phone with her sister, police said on Thursday. Further details


The Gaza Strip has been experiencing mass emigration in recent months, with almost half of those leaving the Palestinian enclave choosing not to return. Most of the Gazans who chose to emigrate are young and educated. Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

Iran and the Palestinian Authority tried to stop Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's trip to Chad but failed, the premier revealed ahead of landing in the the African country early Sunday morning, on a historic diplomatic visit aimed at renewing diplomatic ties between the countries. Further details


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacked Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit's decision to be interviewed by Hadashot News on Saturday night, claiming that Mandelblit's choice was "unprecedented in the history of Israeli justice." Further details


The election will not delay the decision regarding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s public corruption cases, Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit told Hadashot News in a rare on-the-record interview aired Saturday night. Further details


 The IDF informed the family of brothers Saleh Omar and As'am Barghouti, who carried out a pair of deadly “terrorist” attacks in December, that it will demolish their houses on Sunday, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit. Further details


Labor leader Avi Gabbay said he would not give up his leadership position, likely in response to his promise of 'surprises' and the merging of political parties, when asked on an interview on Army Radio on Sunday. Further details


Hamas threatened Israel, through western and regional mediators, because of the delay of the Qatari money transfer, according to Hahadashot on Sunday. Further details


A well known German Green Party politician urged Berlin’s mayor to stop a travel trade fair because Malaysia is the partner country and stokes antisemitism against Israel. Further details


The Palestinian leadership will not allow the US or any other party to tamper with or change the Arab Peace Initiative, PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat said on Saturday, referring to the 10-sentence proposal for an end to the Israeli-Arab conflict that was first endorsed by the Arab League in 2002. Further details


Palestinian Authority Minister for Local Government, Hussein al-A’araj, issued a public apology on Saturday for saying that the protests in Hebron against a new social security law were being led by a Palestinian collaborator with Israel. Further details


Hamas officials said that Israel has indirectly contacted the Palestinian “terror organization” in order to reach a prisoner exchange deal, according to a report by Channel 12 News Saturday. Further details


In an effort to influence Israeli public opinion in favor of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the April elections, Israel began indirect negotiations with Hamas to secure the release of the Israelis held captive by the “terrorist” group, the London-based Al-Arabi Al-Jadid reported Saturday. Further details


Malaysia ban against Israeli athletes is not an act of antisemitism, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said in a question and answer session at Oxford Union. Further details


The military announced on Twitter on Friday that it had rescued a foreign national whose boat had been drifting off of the shores of Gaza. Further details


The IDF on Friday demolished the home of Khalil Yusef Ali Jabarin, the Palestinian teenager who stabbed Ari Fuld to death on Sept. 16 at the Gush Etzion junction. Further details


The Times of Israel:

The Israeli military on said Sunday that it plan to indict five soldiers suspected of beating two Palestinian detainees last month, seriously injuring them. Further details


The Israeli military has informed the family of two alleged Palestinian “terrorists” that their house in the West Bank village of Kobar is slated for demolition. Further details


In an alley in Jerusalem’s Old City, a three-story building has become a symbol of Palestinian fears they are losing precious ground in the historic area. Further details


Israeli officials are reportedly set to revoke permits for schools in East Jerusalem run by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees. Further details


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in Chad Sunday morning for a half-day trip during which he is expected to announce the renewal of diplomatic ties with the African Muslim-majority nation. Further details


Palestine TV, the Palestinian Authority’s official channel, has broadcast an image that equates shopping at a new mall in East Jerusalem, built by Israeli supermarket king Rami Levy, with treason. Further details


A Hamas spokesman on Saturday evening denied an Arab newspaper report that, quoting unidentified sources in the organization, said Israel was looking to complete a prisoner swap deal before national elections on April 9. Further details


The Anti-Defamation League wants Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., to explain a photo of her posing with a man who has likened Zionists to Nazis and who has praised “terrorists”. Further details