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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (August 20, 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:

“Israel” is ready to open the border crossings from Gaza and is even ready to allow Gazans to fly out of its territory so long as there are countries that will absorb them, a government source said Monday. Further details

 

The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday was forced to postpone a conference it organized in the West Bank city of Ramallah after Palestinian officials and factions called for a boycott and threatened to organize protests. Further details

 

The “Israel Defense Forces” has suspended four soldiers for failing to engage the enemy during an infiltration incident on the Gazan border on August 1. Further details

 

A Palestinian intelligence warns of a possible deterioration of security situation in the West Bank which may lead to another breakout of violent uprising and destabilize the Palestinian Authority, if the political and economic stagnation continues, according to a report seen exclusively by Ynet and its sister publication Yedioth Ahronoth. Further details

 

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would likely wait until after Israel's Sept. 17 elections to release a peace plan for the region that was designed by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. Further details

 

Jordan has summoned Israel's ambassador to protest "Israeli violations" at a Jerusalem holy site sacred to Muslims and Jews. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also holds the defense portfolio, faces growing criticism over his handling of the security situation in southern Israel. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

Congresswomen Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, who were denied entry to “Israel” last week, called a press conference on Monday and used the platform to slam Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump. Further details

 

Controversial US Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib responded on Monday to reports that the Palestinian Authority has banned LGBTQ activities within the West Bank, sharing a post by Al-Qaws - the Palestinian LGBTQ group that led to the authority's ban - that listed "five ways to support" the community. Further details

 

The Palestinian Authority government will offer grants to Palestinian university graduates who are prepared to live in the Jordan Valley, PA Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh announced on Monday. Further details

 

Factions in the Gaza Strip are calling the series of attempted infiltrations into southern “Israel” by young men “a harbinger of a larger explosion,” and are urging Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza to set the “ground ablaze.” Further details

 

Israeli filmmaker Eyal Sivan signed an open letter last week supporting a boycott at the international Berlin Pop-Kultur Festival due to its sponsorship from the Israeli Embassy in Berlin. Further details

 

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would likely wait until after Israel's Sept. 17 elections to release his peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict prepared by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. Further details

 

In yet another sign of mounting tensions, Jordanian members of parliament and blocs renewed their recommendation on Monday that the kingdom expel the Israeli ambassador in Amman to protest Israeli “violations” against the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. Further details

 

An Israeli teen who was injured in a car ramming attack in the West Bank remains in serious condition after undergoing neurosurgery. Further details

 

“Israel” will embark on a wide-scale campaign in the Gaza Strip regardless of the current election campaign, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday at Ben-Gurion Airport on his way to Ukraine for a two-day trip. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

Democratic US Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan on Monday blasted “Israel’s” refusal to grant them entry to the country over their support for boycotting the Jewish state, with Omar saying that Washington should halt aid to Israel and that Jerusalem’s decision was incompatible with its position as a US ally and a democracy. Further details

 

Months before “Israel” decided to bar US Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting the West Bank and Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the pair for backing a boycott of Israel" in a letter to Democratic lawmakers. Further details"


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday defended “Israel’s” decision to bar Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering the country and said that the Israeli ambassador to the United States had said they would be allowed in before learning of their itinerary. Further details

 

Hamas has reportedly issued a direct threat yet to escalate the violence along the Gaza-Israel border if “Israel” delays allowing Qatari cash into the Gaza Strip and the electricity supply does not increase. Further details

 

Qatari envoy Mohammed al-Emadi is reportedly set to arrive in Gaza on Thursday to discuss projects funded by the Gulf emirate in the Strip. Further details

 

Amid a spike in violence on the Gaza border, Palestinian “terror groups” in Gaza warned on Monday that the enclave was on the verge of an “explosion.” Further details

 

“Israel” is actively promoting the emigration of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, and is working to find other countries who may be willing to absorb them, a senior Israeli official said Monday. Further details

 

Four soldiers were suspended from their positions Monday after an investigation found that they did not attempt to stop a Palestinian gunman who entered “Israel” from the Gaza Strip and shot and injured three servicemen earlier this month, the army said. Further details

 

The Israeli military on Sunday released video footage of a foiled infiltration attempt from the northern Gaza Strip the night before, in which five Palestinian men attempted to breach the security fence and enter southern “Israel”. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has fired all of his advisers, his office said Monday, amid a financial crisis in the West Bank that has prompted deep salary cuts. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority police have banned a Palestinian LGBT rights group from organizing any activities in the West Bank and threatened to arrest them, saying such activities are contrary to the “values of Palestinian society.” Further details

 

US President Donald Trump on Sunday confirmed that his administration would likely release its long-delayed peace plan after Israel’s elections in September. Further details

 

The Taglit-Birthright Israel organization briefly ordered operators organizing tours for thousands of young Diaspora Jews to freeze visits to areas near the Gaza Strip over security fears, drawing angry denunciations from area officials Monday. Further details

 

Blue and White leader MK Benny Gantz on Sunday said Hamas in the Gaza Strip no longer fears “Israel”, and promised that if his centrist party is elected to lead the country in the September vote, he will launch a military campaign to defeat the “terrorist group”. Further details

 

Jordanian lawmakers on Monday urged their government to kick “Israel’s” ambassador out of the kingdom and “review” the 1994 peace treaty with the Jewish state. Further details

 

Paraguay on Monday said it had officially recognized the military wings of Palestinian group Hamas and Lebanon’s Hezbollah as terrorist organizations drawing praise from “Israel’s” prime minister and foreign minister. Further details

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