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

Israel on Monday indicted former Fatah militant Zakaria Zubeidi and his alleged accomplice Tarek Bargut with carrying out shooting attacks in Jerusalem in 2016 and near the West Bank settlement of Beit El in 2018 and 2019. Further details


Any American peace plan that ignores the Palestinian people's political aspirations for an independent state is doomed to fail, a senior Palestinian official said Monday -- boding poorly for a Mideast peace conference in Bahrain, planned next month. Further details


With time running out, unnamed Likud officials have warned that the party could declare a dead-end in coalition negotiations due to unreasonable demands and call for fresh elections, less than two months after the country went to the polls on April 9. Further details


The United States will hold an international economic "workshop" in Bahrain in late June to encourage investment in the Palestinian areas as the first part of President Donald Trump's coming Middle East peace plan, the White House said on Sunday. Further details


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on his potential coalition partners to stop making unrealistic requests, which he blames for the week-long stalemate in negotiations toward forming a government. Further details


The Palestinians will not attend a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain next month that the Trump administration has cast as a preliminary roll-out of its plan for them to make peace with Israel, a Palestinian cabinet minister said on Monday. Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

The fishing zone off the coast of the Gaza Strip has been extended to 15 nautical miles, the head of COGAT, Maj.-Gen. Kamil Abu Rukun, announced on Tuesday. Further details


Israel and Hamas have denied reports that a Gaza ceasefire understanding had been reached that would ensure six-months of calm. Further details


In a surprise move, security forces arrived at the Tapuah West outpost to remove three structures, including the home of a family with nine children. Further details


Jason Greenblatt, the US Special Representative for International Negotiations, expressed his frustration Monday from the Palestinian reaction to the economic workshop in Bahrain next month, in which the administration is set to reveal the financial part of its peace plan. Further details


The first to ignore the Palestinian Authority boycott on US President Donald Trump's June 25 peace plan meeting in Bahrain, is Hebron Palestinian businessman Ashraf Jabari. Further details


The morning after the director-general of Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) received the Dan David Prize at a ceremony in Tel Aviv, he accused Israel of war crimes. Further details


The Times of Israel:

A Likud ally of Benjamin Netanyahu has officially submitted legislation aimed at granting the prime minister immunity from prosecution, even as sources close to the premier deny he intends to change the law in order to prevent an indictment being filed against him. Further details


Hundreds of Border Police officers arrived at a wildcat outpost in the northern West Bank on Tuesday morning and began razing three illegally constructed buildings. Further details


Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon intends to participate in next month’s economic peace “workshop” in Bahrain, his spokesman Omri Shienfeld said Tuesday. Further details


Israel announced Tuesday that it extended the permitted fishing zone around the Gaza Strip to 15 nautical miles (27.8 kilometers), apparently as a first step in a six-month ceasefire with Hamas, the “terror group” that rules the coastal enclave. Further details


Prisons Service officials said Monday that they were drastically reducing the items available for purchase at prison canteens in wards that house Palestinian security prisoners. Further details


Washington has invited Israel to participate in an American-led Mideast peace conference expected to take place in late June in Bahrain, Channel 13 reported Monday, citing a senior Israeli official. Further details


The Palestinian leadership on Monday pushed back against a plan for an economic conference next month in support of Washington’s Middle East peace plan, saying it was not consulted and no party was entitled to negotiate on its behalf. Further details


Bahrain, which is hosting the rollout of the first part of the US administration’s Middle East peace plan, on Monday reiterated its principled support for the Palestinian cause. Further details


Any American peace plan that ignores the Palestinian people’s political aspirations for an independent state is doomed to fail, a senior Palestinian official said Monday — boding ill for a US Mideast peace conference planned next month. Further details


The Arab League called Sunday on the German parliament to rescind a resolution that condemned a boycott movement against Israel as “anti-Semitic.” Further details


Border Police officers foiled an attempted stabbing attack Sunday outside the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron, police said. Further details


The High Court of Justice on Sunday threw out a petition that sought to change the route of a nationalist march marking Jerusalem Day. Further details


Some 35,000 Palestinians left the Gaza Strip in 2018 and didn’t return due to the financial crisis there, a report said Sunday, with the Hamas “terror group” imposing measures to stem the tide of emigration. Further details


 Palestinian terror convicts in an Israeli prison are reportedly refusing to move to a new ward where cellular jamming devices were installed to prevent them from using smuggled cellphones, despite understandings reached last month with the Israel Prisons Service (IPS). Further details


Activists in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement on Saturday rejected a pro-Palestinian gesture from Iceland’s entry into the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Further details