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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (January 22, 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:

Israel could face military conflicts on three different fronts—Syria, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip—at the same time in 2019, according to an annual assessment of security challenges done by the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), a national security think-tank. Further details

 

Won't anybody think of the gerbils? The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) is battling the Jewish National Fund over its plan to transform 800 dunams (200 acres) of natural land in Netiv HaAsara into farmland and greenhouses. Further details

 

Israel opened a new international airport outside its Red Sea resort of Eilat on Monday, hoping to boost winter tourism from Europeans and provide an alternative to its main gateway in Tel Aviv during times of conflict. Further details

 

The leader of a major Arab town in Israel has scolded political leaders for what he says was their failure to address the murder of a young Israeli Arab woman in Australia last week. Further details

 

Lawyers for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet with Attorney General Avidhai Mandelblit in Jerusalem, in an effort to persuade him not to announce a hearing for the prime minister before the Knesset elections in April. Further details

 

The Israeli Navy recovered a lost and injured French sailor aboard a yacht floating in the waters off the Gaza Strip on Friday. Further details

 

The Palestinian Authority has raised $2 million for the reconstruction and resettlement of the Yarmouk refugee camp located south of Damascus, previously home to approximately 150,000 people and once considered the capital of the Palestinian Diaspora. Further details

 

A video published on social media Saturday shows several Palestinian women attacking an IDF officer for arresting a 14-year-old boy in Kafr Qaddum, a Palestinian town in the northern West Bank. Further details

 

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked over the weekend dimsissed members of the Druze community protesting against the Nation-State Law, telling them that the controversial law "is not going to be amended since it defines Israel as the national home of the Jewish people." Further details

 

A third Qatari cash infusion will be paid out to Palestinian civil servants in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after it was held back by Israel in protest of Palestinian border violence, a Qatari diplomat said on Sunday. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the central African nation of Chad on Sunday to officially restore relations after nearly 50 years, a move that the Isreli leader said was "historic." Further details

 

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah sent US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a letter in late December rejecting future American financial assistance, citing the 2018 US anti-terrorism law ATCA. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

Airbnb plans to maintain its boycott of West Bank settlements, but has decided to delist vacation rentals from South Ossetia and Abhkazia, two contested autonomous areas in the state of Georgia. Further details

 

Airbnb plans to maintain its boycott of West Bank settlements, but has decided to delist vacation rentals from South Ossetia and Abhkazia, two contested autonomous areas in the state of Georgia. Further details

 

Likud would lose four seats in the Knesset, going from 29 to 25 seats, if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were to be indicted, pending a hearing in February, according to an Army Radio poll on Tuesday. Further details

 

An attempted stabbing “terror attack” in the West Bank occurred on Monday, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit. Further details

 

The EU has called on the PA to ensure elections are held, expressing concerns over the absence of any democratically elected bodies in the Palestinian territories, particularly in the West Bank. Further details

 

Visiting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hailed as “historic” the signing Monday of a free trade agreement with Israel that has been negotiated for the last 15 years. Further details

 

 Prime Minister of Mali, Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga, is in discussions with senior Israeli officials regarding an official visit to the country, Israel's Channel 13 News reported. Further details

 

A third Qatari cash donation for impoverished Gaza civil servants will be made this week after it was held back by Israel in protest at Palestinian border violence, a Qatari diplomat said on Sunday. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

 Tens of thousands of Palestinians are no longer getting food aid or basic health services from America, US-funded infrastructure projects have been halted, and an innovative peace-building program in Jerusalem is scaling back its activities. Further details

 

A Palestinian man attempted to carry out a stabbing attack on Monday evening against Israeli troops near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, the Israel Defense Forces said. Further details

 

Many Israelis would probably have difficulties locating Chad on a map, or pronouncing the name of its capital city, N’Djamena. Further details

 

The UK Labour Party’s deputy leader called on the British government to oppose Malaysia’s decision to bar Israeli athletes from a key Paralympics qualifier, the Huffington Post reported Monday. Further details

 

A Republican lawmaker from Texas is trying to prevent congresswoman Rashida Tlaib from leading a delegation of freshman lawmakers to the West Bank. Further details

 

A Republican lawmaker from Texas is trying to prevent congresswoman Rashida Tlaib from leading a delegation of freshman lawmakers to the West Bank. Further details

 

Israel’s economic capital Tel Aviv on Monday announced plans to raise taxes for short-term accommodation provided by services like Airbnb to match an increase in long-term rentals. Further details

 

Israel is preparing for an historic visit by Mali’s Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, officials said on Monday, a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cemented the reestablishment of diplomatic relations with Chad during the first visit of an Israeli premier to the Muslim-majority country. Further details

 

The IDF’s Military Prosecution on Monday indicted a Palestinian man alleged to have seriously wounded a soldier at a guard post outside the Beit El settlement last month. Further details

 

Palestinian operatives in the Gaza Strip have disassembled spyware equipment planted by a “collaborator” with Israel in a home adjacent to that of Marwan Issa, the deputy head of the group’s military wing, the pro-Hezbollah al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Monday, citing sources in terror groups in the coastal enclave. Further details

 

The body of an Arab-Israeli woman who was brutally raped and murdered last week in Melbourne, Australia, was released by the Coroner’s Court of Victoria to begin the trip home for burial, the Age reported Monday. Further details

 

Jason Greenblatt, the US envoy to negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, and prominent Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi clashed over the Trump administration’s peace efforts on Twitter on Sunday. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has ordered an investigation into a bizarre statement made by a high-ranking Palestinian official who seemed to paint popular protests against a new government social security scheme as Israeli-led, a spokesman for the premier said Sunday. Further details

 

The Women’s March is prioritizing efforts to fight legislation that would curb boycotts of Israel, a policy paper laying out the group’s agenda released this weekend shows. Further details

 

 Qatar’s third $15 million installment in payouts to Hamas civil servants in the Gaza Strip will be transferred later this week, after it was initially withheld by Israel in response to a flare up in cross-border violence, a Qatari diplomat said on Sunday. Further details

 

Jerusalem’s increasingly robust ties with the Arab world help Israel break the ice with Muslim-majority states in Africa, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, as he wrapped a whirlwind visit to Chad during which the resumption of bilateral ties were declared. Further details

 

The remand of a Jewish teen, the prime suspect in the killing of a Palestinian woman, was extended Sunday by an additional four days. Further details

 

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

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