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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (August 4, 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.


The Jerusalem Post:

 Aaron's Tomb in Jordan was closed by the nation's Ministry of Awqaf Islamic Affairs and Antiquities on Thursday after the "illegal entry" of Jews to site without the knowledge of the ministry, according to Arab media. Further details

 

The Kfir Brigade for the first time will be deployed in Gaza later this fall, according to the “IDF” Spokesperson. Further details

 

Amid mounting tensions between the Palestinians and Saudi Arabia, the Palestinian Authority is considering dispatching a senior delegation to Riyadh for urgent talks with members of the Saudi royal family and government officials on ways to avert a further deterioration. Further details

 

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman said over Shabbat that he was “not ruling out” demanding a rotation deal for prime minister after the September 17 election. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son Yair accused Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein of conspiring with Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman to overthrow his father in a tweet that he later erased on Saturday night. Further details

 

The Civil Administration is set to advance plans for at least 2,430 settler homes and to authorize four new outposts as neighborhoods of existing settlements, Peace Now said on Friday. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu requested a meeting with Jordanian King Abdullah, but according to the Arab newspaper al-Quds al-Arab, on Saturday the king refused. Further details

 

Approximately 6,000 Palestinians gathered on the Gaza border fence on Friday, holding the weekly March of Return demonstrations, while a swastika was raised along with a Palestine flag on the fence. Further details

 

 Last week marked the 17th anniversary of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem cafeteria bombing, in which nine people were killed and more than 80 wounded. In honor of the anniversary, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) released a report showing that the “terrorists” responsible for the attack have thus far received $1,257,259 in “pay-for-slay” payments from the Palestinian Authority. Further details

 

Two Palestinian youths crossed the Gaza border fence on Thursda carrying knives, according to the “IDF” Spokesperson's Unit. Further details

 

US Peace Envoy Jason Greenblatt and US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook called on Arab countries to get onboard and help “Israel” and Palestine come to a peaceful agreement, adding that peace between the two would pose a major threat to Iran. Further details

 

Belgium has temporarily suspended its funding to UNRWA, following reports of a UN investigation into ethical misconduct among its senior staff, according to “Israel’s” Embassy in Belgium. Further details

 

After the newest Knesset lists were submitted, a new poll shows that the Likud and Blue and White both have lost seats according to Channel 12. Right now, the two leading parties are tied with 30 seats each. Further details

 

Yedioth Ahronoth:

The Likud Party is requesting the chairman of the Central Election Committee, Judge Hanan Melcer to allow cameras in polling stations in the Israeli Arab sector after they claim voting law violations had occurred in the last elections. Further details

 

The supporters of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began preparing a commitment to be signed by Knesset candidates from the ruling Likud party, stating they will only back the prime minister as the party's leader. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

Israel’s ambassador to Panama on Saturday said security personnel at Ben Gurion Airport delayed him and his family when they found out he was from an Arab village in the country’s north. Further details

 

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday that it is reviewing the case of “Israel’s” ambassador to Panama, who said security personnel at Ben Gurion Airport delayed him and his family when they found out he was from an Arab village in the country’s north. Further details

 

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman issued a broadside against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday, calling for a televised “face-off” with the premier to set the record straight on “everyday lies” told by the PM and members of the ruling Likud party ahead of the elections next month. Further details

 

A majority of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza disagree with the Palestinian leadership’s outright rejection of the US peace plan — which has yet to be fully rolled out by the Trump administration — opting for a more measured “wait-and-see” approach, according to a new poll by the Palestine Center for Public Opinion led by Dr. Nabil Kukali. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son Yair accused Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein on Twitter Saturday of attempting to engineer a coup against his father. Further details

 

More Israeli voters would prefer a unity government made up of the ruling Likud party and centrist Blue and White than one that would include Yisrael Beytenu headed by Avigdor Liberman, according to a new television poll aired Saturday evening by Israel’s Channel 12. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently requested a meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II but was turned down, the al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper reported Saturday. Further details

 

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi expressed support for the establishment of a Palestinian state on Thursday, while meeting US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner in Cairo, Egypt’s state-run Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported. Further details

 

Jordan on Thursday closed Aaron’s Tomb to visitors without express permission to visit, after it said a group of Israeli pilgrims prayed at the holy site illegally. Further details

 

A Palestinian gunman who injured three Israeli soldiers in a firefight early Thursday before being killed was in Israeli territory for two hours after crossing over from the Gaza Strip, a senior commander in army’s Gaza Division said. Further details

 

Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi has turned to the “IDF’s” career soldiers to crowdfund suggestions for Israel’s strategy in Gaza, requesting creative insights as to how the armed forces could best win the next round of fighting with Hamas. Further details

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