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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (June 9, 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:

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Davdid Friedman has said the Jewish has the right to annex at least “some” of the West Bank, in comments likely to deepen Palestinian opposition to the long-awaited American peace plan. Further details


Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on Thursday rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request to postpone his pre-indictment hearing, explaining that new elections did not constitute a justification for further delay to the proceedings. Further details


The Gaza Strip's militant factions on Wednesday warned that Egyptian mediation efforts Israel's "foot-dragging" in following through with certain ceasefire arrangement could lead to an escalation beginning with border protests later this week. Further details


Likud MK Amir Ohana was appointed Justice Minister Wednesday evening by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, becoming the first member of the LGBT community to serve as a minister in the Israeli government. Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

A Trump Administration official argued the view expressed by US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman that “Israel has the right to retain” some of the West Bank dopes not mean existing US policy on the matter altered. Further details


Palestinians on Saturday strongly condemned remarks by US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, who said that Israel “has the right” to annex parts of the West Bank, and accused him of carrying out the policies of “extremist settlers.” Further details


U.S. Ambassador to “Israel” David Friedman said that Israel has the right to annex some but "unlikely all" of the West Bank in an interview to the New York Times on Friday. Further details


 A new US senate resolution insists that any American peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must include a two-state solution. Further details


At least 10 families living in Gaza border communities have decided to leave the area following the repeated rounds of violence between “Israel” and “terror” groups in the Hamas-run coastal enclave, Channel 13 reported on Friday. Further details


Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak released a video on social media warning the public against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and posing the question, “Have we lost our minds?” Further details


The “IDF” thwarted an attempt to smuggle materials, meant for manufacturing rockets, into the Gaza Strip in early May, the army released for publication Friday morning. Further details


Israel's Mission to the UN led a diplomatic effort to prevent a Hamas–aligned group called "The Palestinian Association for Human Rights - Witness" from receiving a prestigious status at the UN. Further details


The Palestinian Authority is still waiting for permission from Israel to open a new police station in the neighborhood of Eizariya, east of Jerusalem. Further details


The hills of Itamar in the West Bank were blanketed in fire Thursday morning, according to a report by Hadashot news. Further details


Jason Greenblatt, Special Representative for International Negotiations, rejected the warning of PA Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, who told The New York Times in an interview that the Palestinian Authority is in dire straits. Further details


The Times of Israel:

Israeli naval forces were dispatched Sunday morning to a cargo ship off the coast of Haifa following an attempt to damage the vessel. Further details


A speaker at an anti-Israel protest in Dearborn, Michigan late last month called Israel a “cancer” and dubbed the US government “Satanic.” He also said US presidents were “criminals and terrorists.” Further details


French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has criticized the Trump administration’s still-secret plan for creating peace in the Middle East calling it “an approach that cannot grant serenity.” Further details


Israel has not presented a plan for annexation of any of the West Bank, nor is any such plan under discussion with the US, an American official said Saturday, following remarks by US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman in which he said he believes the Jewish state has the right to annex at least “some” of the disputed territory. Further details


Palestinian officials excoriated US ambassador David Friedman to “Israel” on Saturday, hours after The New York Times published an interview with the envoy in which he said that some degree of Israeli annexation of the West Bank would be legitimate. Further details


The US ambassador to “Israel” said he believes the Jewish state has the right to annex at least “some” of the West Bank, in comments likely to deepen Palestinian opposition to a long-awaited US peace plan. Further details


A Maryland suburb of Washington, DC is screening an anti-Israel film narrated by Roger Waters as part of a free documentary series. Further details


At least 10 families living in Gaza border communities have announced their intentions to leave the area following repeated rounds of conflict between “Israel” and “terror groups” in the Strip, Channel 13 reported Friday. Further details


A surge in Gaza fighting saw “terrorist” attacks against Israelis more than tripled in May, the deadliest month in almost two years, the Shin Bet security service has said. Further details


"Israel’s" top general said on Friday an unofficial deal with Gazan "terrorists" for calm along the border was proving effective, but appeared to warn that the army would not let Palestinians launch arson balloons into "Israel" indefinitely. Further details