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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (July 21, 2019)
Alray International Media Watch
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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:

Germany's Foreign Ministry said Thursday it has opened an investigation after learning that the official Twitter account of the country's mission to the Palestinian territories had "liked" anti-Israel tweets. 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

 

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

 

Israeli plans to demolish Palestinian homes near a military barrier on the outskirts of Jerusalem have drawn international criticism, amid Palestinian fears that a precedent would be set for other buildings along the barrier route. Further details

 

As Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, he is solidifying his place as the country’s greatest political survivor and the most dominant force in Israeli politics in his generation. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

Labor chairman Amir Peretz said on Sunday in an interview with Army Radio that there is no way for the Labor party to run for the upcoming September 17 elections with Meretz or Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak's Israel Democratic Party. Further details

 

Qatar on Saturday delivered another cash grant to the Gaza Strip, paving the way for the distribution of payments to Palestinian families, sources in the Gaza Strip said. Further details

 

The head of the political bureau of the Hamas “terrorist” movement, Ismail Haniyeh said on Saturday that he hoped that a visit by a senior Hamas delegation in Tehran over the weekend would provide "important results," according to a Hamas press release on the “terror group's” website. Further details

 

A small section of the Western Wall in the Muslim Quarter, known as the Kotel Katan in Hebrew, was vandalized with graffiti on Saturday. Further details

 

New Right Party head Naftali Bennett and former justice minister Ayelet Shaked met on Saturday night to discuss their political future and the proper way for the right-wing bloc to run in the election. Further details

 

 The future of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s man in Washington – Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer – is likely in the government’s hands. Further details

 

As on every Friday, protests broke out along the Gaza border with some 7,000 people demonstrating. Some 74 people were reported as having been injured, as well as four paramedics and two reporters. Further details

 

Palestinians may have received at least a four-day reprieve with respect to the pending “IDF” demolition of eighteen buildings located just outside Jerusalem near “Israel’s” security barrier. Further details

 

"The Qatari envoy will arrive in Gaza today to distribute millions of dollars to terrorists under the code name of 'poor families,'" Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman attacked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his Facebook page on Sunday. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

“Israel’s” foreign minister was reportedly unable to obtain a meeting with America’s top diplomat during a three-day visit to Washington last week. Further details

 

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said Saturday that a delegation of senior officials from the terror group had arrived in Tehran for a visit. Further details

 

Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa has said that if it were not for Iran’s support of Hamas and other armed groups in the Gaza Strip, Israel and the Palestinians would be nearer to peace. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has downplayed concerns “Israel” is increasingly becoming a partisan issue in the United States, arguing that in the past the Jewish state was almost exclusively supported by Democrats. Further details

 

Several thousand Palestinians gathered near the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel Friday to take part in weekly protests near the fence. Further details

 

“Israel’s” Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer said on Friday that Israel will not prevent two BDS-supporting members of Congress from entering Israel next month. Further details

 

Foreign Minister Israel Katz met his Bahraini counterpart for talks on Iran in Washington and the two posed for a rare photograph, marking what Jerusalem said was a boost in ties with the Gulf nation. Further details

 

An Arab-Israeli lawmaker on Thursday sent official letters to two US congresswomen recently targeted by US President Donald Trump, thanking them for their “tireless work on behalf of the Palestinian people” and likening Trump to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Further details

 

The international Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday dismissed an appeal by the head of Palestinian soccer against his ban for “inciting hatred and violence” toward Argentine superstar Lionel Messi. Further details

 

J Street has addressed two new US proposals regarding boycotts of “Israel”, one that affirms citizens’ constitutional right to engage in boycotts, and another that rejects the BDS movement and calls for a two-state solution. Further details

 

New Right party leader Naftali Bennett held late-night talks Saturday night with his former deputy Ayelet Shaked ahead of a likely decision by her on her future political home. Further details

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