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

Former prime minister Ehud Barak hit back Wednesday after British newspaper the Daily Mail published three-year-old images of him entering the New York home of accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein and appeared to link him to the disgraced financier's "parties" with young girls. Further details

 

Former prime minister Ehud Barak launched his latest election campaign Wednesday evening, repeating his denial that he had anything to do with accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's alleged actions. Further details

 

The mother of a fallen “IDF” soldier whose remains are held by Hamas in Gaza was left sobbing after a meeting with the prime minister, which she left just half an hour after it began. Further details

 

The National Security Council is to discuss Tuesday the intention of the Ateret Cohanim organization, that works to settle Jews in the Old City of Jerusalem and East Jerusalem, to evacuate tenants from two buildings it recently acquired from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in the capital. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

Palestinian leaders are spearheading a new effort to reduce their economic dependence on “Israel” by approaching Arab states for economic cooperation and agreements in a move meant to help counter the Trump Administration’s so-called deal of the century peace project. Further details

 

“Whatever political arrangements” are made in the future, “Jews and Arabs will live together,” Peres Center for Peace and Innovation Chairman Nechemia Peres told a small group of journalists during a tour of the center on Tuesday. Further details

 

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) put forth a new 'pro-boycott' resolution in Congress “affirming that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad, as protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution.” Further details

 

The leaders of Labor and Meretz are expected to meet over the weekend to draft an agreement to run on a joint list in the September 17 election, sources in both parties said on Wednesday. Further details

 

New Right leader Naftali Bennett declined repeatedly on Wednesday to commit to backing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next government and said that if his party passed electoral threshold he would not support dispersing the Knesset again. Further details

 

Israel Democratic Party leader Ehud Barak unleashed a fierce attack on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday night at a rally in Tel Aviv launching his new party. Further details

 

The Palestinian Authority called for an international inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Nassar Taqatqa, who was found dead in his prison cell in Nitzan Prison on Tuesday morning. Further details

 

Palestinians denounced a campaign by Lebanon’s Labor Ministry cracking down on illegal foreign workers in the country. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

US Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt said in an interview broadcast on American TV Wednesday that “Israel” is the victim in the conflict with the Palestinians and that in his view, has not made any mistakes over the decades the strife has continued. Further details

 

The House Foreign Affairs Committee advanced a resolution on Wednesday that rejects the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, stoking concerns among Democrats that the measure could cause infighting within the party. Further details

 

A day ahead of the possible demolition of 10 East Jerusalem buildings built near the security barrier, United Nations officials joined calls on “Israel” not to carry out the demolitions, saying they would displace 17 Palestinian residents and mean “massive property loss” for 350 more. Further details

 

An exercise that an Australian teachers union prepared for grading some tests suggested that “Israel” persecutes Arabs because “they don’t follow the Jewish religion.” Further details

 

US Representative Ilhan Omar introduced a resolution on Tuesday aimed at pushing back against laws seeking to clamp down on boycotts of “Israel”. Further details

 

The "IDF" said Wednesday it arrested Hamas members linked to a money transfer network that funneled cash from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank for terror purposes. Further details

 

An Israeli NGO petitioned Gibraltar’s top court Tuesday to sell an impounded Iranian oil tanker to compensate parents of an Israeli child allegedly killed by the Iran-backed Palestinian “terror group” Hamas. Further details

 

Israel’s defense establishment" plans to plant trees around homes in Gaza border communities to obscure" potential targets for anti-tank missiles fired by terror groups, Channel 13 news reported Tuesday. Further details

 

When it comes to restrictions on religious freedom, Israel is in the company of countries like Saudi Arabia, Syria and Iran, a new report says. Further details

 

Palestinian officials urged diplomats Tuesday to take action to prevent "Israel" from carrying out a demolition order against Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem ahead of a court deadline. Further details

 

Several hundred Palestinian refugees protested Tuesday in the streets of Beirut against Lebanon’s labor ministry cracking down on businesses employing foreign workers without a permit. Further details

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