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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (March 21, 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 on Wednesday sought to paint Benny Gantz as vulnerable to blackmail by Iran, accusing him of hiding the fact that there was sensitive information on a cell phone allegedly hacked by Tehran. Further details

 

Palestinian security prisoners at the Ramon Prison in southern Israel set fire to their cells on Tuesday, after Israel introduced a jamming signal that blocks illicit mobile phones. Further details

 

Hamas is facing the biggest demonstrations yet against its 12-year rule of the Gaza Strip, with hundreds of Palestinians taking to the streets in recent days to protest the dire living conditions in the blockaded territory. Further details

 

 The Israeli military said it has shot and killed two Palestinians who attacked troops at Joseph's Tomb in the West Bank early Wednesday morning. Further details

 

“IDF” troops on Tuesday killed the suspected gunman who shot dead an Israeli soldier and a rabbi in a terror" attack in the West Bank on Sunday. Further details"

 

The condition of Israeli soldier who was seriously wounded in a deadly West Bank attack two days ago has significantly improved and there is no longer an immediate risk to his life, the hospital said Tuesday. Further details

 

The head of the UN agency that helps 5.3 million Palestinian refugees on Monday urged donors who filled a $446 million hole in its budget last year after the Trump administration drastically cut the US contribution to be equally generous this year. Further details

 

United Nations war crimes investigators called on Israel on Monday to stop its snipers using lethal force against protesters on the border with Gaza, as the anniversary approached of the start of the March of Return demonstrations there last year in which 189 Palestinians were killed. Further details

 

:The Jerusalem Post

The UK has promised to honor its pledge to oppose anti-Israel resolutions at the United Nations Human Rights Council. Further details

 

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s Middle East peace plan at one point included Jordan giving land to the Palestinian territories and in return getting land from Saudi Arabia, according to a new book on the Kushner family. Further details

 

The Fatah official Facebook page is publishing posts glorifying and praising Omar Abu Laila, who killed two Israelis on Sunday. Further details

 

A group of Jewish American millennials delivered a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday, calling on him to change his policies or risk seriously eroding support for Israel among the next generation of US Jews. Further details

 

Benny Gatnz's and Yair Lapid's Blue and White is expected to receive 32 Knesset seats, while Likud is expected to get 27, according to a channel 12 poll held on Wednesday. Further details

 

Kasim Hafeez, a British Muslim and former Islamist who is now a proud Zionist who stands with Israel, spoke out at the United Nations Human Rights Council against their condemnation of Israel’s actions in Gaza. Further details

 

:The Times of Israel

Israeli and US officials said they expect an announcement on US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights could come as early as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington next week. Further details

 

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a thinly veiled jab at Democrats over anti-Semitism on Wednesday, following controversial comments by a Muslim congresswoman over American support for Israel. Further details

 

Jordan’s King Abdullah II declared Wednesday that Jerusalem was “a red line” for his kingdom amid rising tensions over a contested building at the city’s Temple Mount. Further details

 

Brazil is “still studying” the relocation of its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Brazil’s top diplomat said Wednesday, days before President Jair Bolsonaro is due to visit the country. Further details

 

A Palestinian man throwing stones at Israeli cars was reportedly shot dead Wednesday evening by Israeli troops near the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Further details

 

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to visit the Western Wall on Thursday afternoon together with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in what could be seen as a tacit recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Jewish holy site. Further details

 

The head of the Hamas “terror group” on Wednesday appeared to dismiss recent unrest over economic conditions in the Gaza Strip and vowed major turnout at the upcoming one-year anniversary of weekly clashes along the border with “Israel”. Further details

 

Meeting visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the international community to recognize Israeli sovereignty over areas of the Golan Heights. Further details

 

Bernie Sanders posted a campaign video with a supporter praising him for condemning “apartheid-like” conditions among Palestinians. Further details

 

A pair of Palestinian local municipalities in the West Bank have filed a motion to intervene in a US lawsuit against Airbnb. Further details

 

Gaza has seen regular protests along the Israeli border for the past year, but new demonstrations in recent days have been much less to the liking of the Strip’s rulers, Hamas. Further details

 

Two Palestinians were killed by “IDF” troops in the northern West Bank city of Nablus early Wednesday after they attacked the soldiers who were guarding a group of Jewish worshipers on the way to pray at the Joseph’s Tomb holy site, the “IDF” said. Further details

 

Jared Kushner’s Middle East peace plan once included a massive land swap proposal in which the Palestinians would get Jordanian land and Jordan would get Saudi Arabian land, according to a new book by an investigative journalist released Tuesday. Further details

 

If Palestinian presidential elections were to be held with a race between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh, Abbas would win 51% of the vote compared to 41% for Haniyeh, while 8% said they were undecided, according to a survey published Tuesday. Further details

 

Vandals slashed tires of vehicles and sprayed graffiti on walls in an apparent hate crime attack overnight in the central West Bank village of Batir, locals reported Wednesday morning. Further details

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