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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (April 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:

“IDF” and Border Police troops, working with the Civil Administration, on Friday morning demolished two apartments owned by Arafat Irfayia of Hebron, who is suspected of murdering 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher in a forest in Jerusalem last February. Further details

 

Tel Aviv is seeking residents interested in hosting tourists, visiting Israel for the Eurovision song contest, in their homes for a Shabbat dinner experience. Further details

 

The World Bank is calling for an urgent solution to the Palestinian economic crisis, which it blames in large part on Israel’s withholding of the tax and tariff revenue it collects monthly on behalf of the Palestinian Authority. Further details

 

 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 Jerusalem Post:

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah warned top military commanders in a private meeting this week that there will be a war with Israel this summer and that he may not be around to support them, according to Elijah J. Magnier, a writer for the Kuwaiti Al Rai news. Further details

 

Trump’s peace plan is close to what the Israelis want and doomed to fail, outgoing French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud told The Atlantic magazine in an interview it published on Friday. Further details

 

 The negotiations to form Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's next government will formally begin on Sunday, when the Likud's negotiating team meets with representatives of Avigdor Liberman's Yisrael Beytenu party at Ramat Gan's Kfar Maccabiah Hotel. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to hold talks in Cairo on Sunday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi as Palestinians stepped up their attacks on US President Donald Trump’s administration and its upcoming plan for peace in the Middle East. Further details

 

Jared Kushner, senior advisor and son-in-law to President Donald Trump, wrote in a confidential email that the United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA) is "corrupt" and "doesn't help peace." Further details

 

 Residents in southern Israel have reported hearing sounds of an explosion after a projectile were fired from the northern Gaza Strip into southern Israel on Saturday. Further details

 

As the US administration prepares to announce its long-awaited plan for peace in the Middle East, also known as the “deal of the century,” there is growing concern in Ramallah that some Arab countries may not support the PA’s position, which is vehemently opposed to the plan. Further details

 

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

 

Border police officers thwarted a stabbing attack at the Tapuah junction at the West Bank on Saturday, according to the Police Spokesperson's Unit. Further details

 

Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan has instructed not to allow a soccer tournament to take place in Jerusalem on Friday. Further details

 

Jason Greenblatt, the US Special Envoy for Middle East negotiations, has been engaged in a Twitter debate for the last two days with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, over the direction of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Further details

 

The World Bank is calling for an urgent solution to the Palestinian economic crisis, which it blames in large part on Israel’s withholding of the tax and tariff revenue it collects monthly on behalf of the Palestinian Authority. Transfer of the funding is often withheld by Israel as a punishment for a Palestinian policy or action, thus inflicting a severe blow to the PA’s public finances. Further details

 

The World Bank is calling for an urgent solution to the Palestinian economic crisis, which it blames in large part on Israel’s withholding of the tax and tariff revenue it collects monthly on behalf of the Palestinian Authority. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

A rocket launched from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip landed inside the Palestinian enclave on Saturday, the Israeli military said. Further details

 

Border Police on Saturday morning shot and neutralized a Palestinian assailant who attempted to stab an officer at the Tapuah Junction in the West Bank, south of Nablus, police said. Further details

 

A US official, widely reported to be Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt, warned both Israel and the Palestinians against rejecting US President Donald Trump’s upcoming peace plan and rejected the use of the term “two-state solution,” in comments reported Friday by Sky News Arabic. Further details

 

Hamas on Friday called on the UN to speed up a plan to funnel Qatari aid into the Palestinian enclave, part of a reported Egyptian-brokered truce with Israel. Further details

 

US Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt on Friday denied rumors that the soon to be released Trump peace plan calls for the Palestinians to be given part of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula for an expanded Gaza. Further details

 

A gunshot was reportedly fired at Israeli troops serving along the Gaza border on Friday, prompting a number of retaliatory strikes against nearby Hamas positions, the Israel Defense Forces said. Further details

 

Israel has decided to approve hundreds of permits for Palestinian Christians living in the Gaza Strip to visit East Jerusalem and the West Bank for Easter, an Israeli official said on Friday, two days before the holiday. Further details

 

A board member of a US-based group working for equal rights for Jews and Arabs in Israel was stopped for lengthy questioning by Israeli security officials and separated from her personal belongings as she tried to return home to San Francisco. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touted what he said were burgeoning ties between Israel and the Arab and Muslim world Friday in a Passover video he released on his social media platforms hours before the start of the Jewish festival. Further details

 

Israel has agreed to lift restrictions on importing into the Gaza Strip many “dual-use” goods as a part of ceasefire understandings with “terror” groups there, senior Hamas official Khalil al-Hayya said. Further details

 

The US Agency for International Development, responsible for civilian foreign aid, is reportedly preparing to lay off the majority of its local staff as the last of American aid for Palestinian civilians is terminated. Further details

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