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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (May 26, 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:

The Palestinian Authority foiled an attack planned by “ISIS” to be executed by a 23-year-old teacher from the West Bank city of Kalkilya, a senior source in the PA said Sunday. Further details


Tens of thousands of Israelis protested proposed legislation granting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution on a series of corruption charges. Further details


Members of Israel's Arab sector staged a protest Thursday against the rampant violence and murders plaguing the Arab population of Israel. Further details


The head of the United Nations agency that has supported Palestinian refugees for seven decades hit back on Thursday at a U.S. proposal to have host countries take over the services it provides across the Middle East. Further details


Avigdor Liberman from the Yisrael Beytenu Party is expected to return to the position of minister of defense, Ynet and Yedioth Ahronoth learned on Thursday. Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

A source close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied a Channel 12 report that the Knesset would vote on Monday on dispersing itself and initiating an election. Further details


The Palestinians have not authorized anyone to speak or negotiate on their behalf at next month’s US-led conference in Manama, Bahrain, where the US administration is planning to unveil the economic portion of its peace plan, PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat said on Friday. Further details


Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Saturday that the day was “fast approaching” when a US-backed “plot” would aim to keep Palestinian refugees in Lebanon permanently. Further details


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held coalition negotiations on Saturday night in order to bridge the gaps and form a government. Further details


The stalemate in coalition talks between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman continued over the weekend with mutual recriminations threatening Netanyahu’s ability to build a majority in the Knesset by Wednesday’s deadline. Further details


The leaders of the opposition vowed at a mass demonstration at the Tel Aviv Museum on Saturday night to stop Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from passing laws to allow him avoid prosecution that they warned would destroy Israeli democracy. Further details


A large political movement in Belgium has placed a key promoter of campaigns to boycott Israel on its federal elections ticket, ensuring his place in parliament. Further details


Jordanian thought leaders are calling for a third Palestinian intifada against Israel in order to thwart the “Deal of the Century,” according to a report published this week by Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Further details


laming Gaza balloons ignited fires throughout the South on Thursday, threatening to break the fragile informal truce between Israel and Hamas in advance of anticipated “border riots” on Friday. Further details


Palestinians are waiting for Israeli authorization to begin operating a new police station near the entrance to Eizariya, though the Civil Administration is unlikely to give the green light. Further details


Hamas, Islamic Jihad must be pressured to keep the peace with Israel, US special envoy Jason Greenblatt told the United Nations Security Council in New York, after incendiary balloons launched from Gaza into southern Israel threatened to destroy the fragile calm that has held in that area for the last few weeks. Further details


The Times of Israel:

Israel announced Saturday night that, as of Sunday, the fishing zone off the coast of the Gaza Strip will be re-expanded to 15 nautical miles (27.8 kilometers), four days after it was reduced to 10 nautical miles (18.5 kilometers) amid a rash of incendiary balloon attacks from the coastal Palestinian territory. Further details


The head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah “terror” group cautioned Saturday that a long-delayed US peace plan could see Palestinian refugees and their descendants permanently settled in host countries across the region. Further details


The Palestinian Authority’s top negotiator, Saeb Erekat, on Saturday urged “all countries” not to participate in a US-led economic peace conference in Bahrain next month. Further details


A large political movement in Belgium has placed a key promoter of campaigns to boycott Israel on its federal elections ticket, ensuring his place in parliament. Further details


Some 4,000 Palestinians demonstrated along the Gaza border Friday, in an unusually low turnout for the weekly protests. Further details


The head of the United Nations organization for Palestinian refugees and their descendants on Thursday rejected a US call to dismantle the agency, saying it cannot be blamed for stalled peace efforts. Further details


Emergency overnight coalition talks in an attempt to bridge gaps between the ultra-Orthodox parties and the secular Yisrael Beytenu party failed to yield a solution, Hebrew-language media reported Sunday morning, with just four days remaining until the deadline for announcing a new government. Further details