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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (April 18, 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's president on Wednesday formally nominated Benjamin Netanyahu for a fourth consecutive term as prime minister, officially launching a process that is expected to result in a new government dominated by religious and nationalist parties in the coming weeks. Further details

 

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner urged a group of ambassadors on Wednesday to keep an "open mind" about President Donald Trump's upcoming Middle East peace proposal and said that it will require compromises from both sides, a source familiar with the remarks said. Further details

 

The new Palestinian prime minister on Tuesday accused the United States of declaring “financial war” on his people and said an American peace plan purported to be in the works will be “born dead.” Further details

 

The humantarian crisis in the Gaza Strip is "at breaking point," and could trigger a new wave of attacks on Israel, a senior "IDF" officer warned Wednesday, citing an alarming infant mortality rate of 4,900 deaths in 56,000 annual births. Further details

 

Israeli troops demolished the West Bank home of a suspected Palestinian “terrorist” in the early hours of Wednesday morning, four months after he carried out a shooting attack that led to the death of a newborn baby. Further details

 

In a lavish event celebrating his election victory, the prime minister vowed to be a leader for those who did not vote for him, attacked the media and boasted of receiving congratulatory messages from Arab leaders, all while being serenaded by Israeli pop stars. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

US President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process Jason Greenblatt chided the new Palestinian Authority prime minister on Wednesday after the latter asserted that the yet-to-be announced American “deal of the century” will be “born dead.” Further details

 

 Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on Thursday to “drive back Zionism,” in an Army Day tirade against the Islamic republic’s arch-foe Israel. Further details

 

An Israeli delegation attended a business conference in Bahrain this week, a senior official in Jerusalem told Israeli television on Wednesday, contradicting statements by organizers and the economy minister’s office that the visit had been scrapped amid security fears. Further details

 

Arizona has eased its rules to a ban on the state doing business with companies that boycott Israel in an attempt to avoid potential lawsuits. Further details

 

The “Defense” Ministry has yet to approve any permits for Christians living in the Gaza Strip to visit Jerusalem or the West Bank for Easter, less than five days before the holiday. Further details

 

The US administration’s peace plan will not be unveiled until June at the earliest, US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner said Wednesday. Further details

 

The Israeli Air Force conducted successful live-fire tests of its Patriot and Iron Dome missile defense systems on Tuesday, the military said. Further details

 

The World Bank warned Wednesday of a deepening economic crisis in the West Bank if the Palestinian Authority and Israel do not resolve a dispute over tax transfers. Further details

 

The US administration has started to scout sites for a new “permanent” embassy in Jerusalem, a spokesperson for the embassy said Wednesday. Further details

 

Roger Waters on Wednesday called on Madonna to cancel her rumored performance at the Eurovision Song Contest finals in Tel Aviv on May 18, claiming that it “normalizes the occupation, the apartheid, the ethnic cleansing, the incarceration of children, the slaughter of unarmed protesters.” Further details

 

Israeli troops on Wednesday razed the home of a Palestinian accused of carrying out a West Bank “terror attack” in December, the military said. Further details

 

The new Palestinian Authority prime minister on Tuesday accused the United States of declaring “financial war” on his people and said an American peace plan purported to be in the works will be “born dead.” Further details

 

A senior Palestinian Authority official reportedly warned that Hamas means to exploit the economic situation in the West Bank and pay off PA officers and security forces to take control of the territory. Further details

 

 Despite high expectations from a White House gathering for select Jewish leaders on Tuesday night, the event turned out to be a pre-Passover reception and did not address the forthcoming peace plan that administration officials have been preparing to unveil, according to sources who were there. Further details

 

An Israeli court upheld the deportation of Human Rights Watch’s local director on Tuesday and ordered him to leave the country within two weeks. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

US President Donald Trump is the first American leader in the last five decades of the Palestinian conflict who appears to be blasé about Israeli West Bank settlement building. Further details

 

Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, told foreign diplomats on Wednesday that the “deal of the century” will not be released before the end of Ramadan, in June, a source familiar with the remarks told The Jerusalem Post. Further details

 

Israel has not formulated any specific plans to annex West Bank settlements, the country’s ambassador to the UN Danny Danon told reporters in New York on Wednesday. Further details

 

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi, one of the cofounders of Hamas, terrorist groups in Gaza released a video threatening Israel. Further details

 

The Israeli delegation that allegedly cancelled taking part in the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Bahrain after news of its involvement sparked protests in the kingdom now seems to have visited after all, Channel 13 reported on Wednesday. Further details

 

President Reuven Rivlin formally offered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the opportunity to form a government at the President’s Residence on Wednesday night, initiating up to six weeks of coalition talks. Further details

 

Palestinians on Wednesday marked Palestinian Prisoners’ Day with calls for the release of all prisoners held by Israel. Further details

 

The New York University chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine says it is receiving an award from the university. Further details

 

An antenna built two months ago at a post shared by Hezbollah and the Lebanese army has been broadcasting Hamas’s Al-Aqsa radio station from Lebanon into Israel, according to Channel 12 News. Further details

 

With Wednesday’s Jerusalem District Court decision to approve the Interior Ministry’s order to deport Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) representative regarding Israelis and Palestinians for alleged boycott activities against Israel, the next question is how will the Supreme Court rule? Further details

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