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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (September 1, 2019)
Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (September 1, 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:

Hezbollah said on Saturday its field commanders were ready to respond to an attack a week ago that the Iranian-backed Lebanese group blamed on Israeli drones, after Israel's military ordered extra forces to deploy near the border. Further details

 

Under a mountain on the outskirts of Jerusalem, workers are completing three years of labor on a massive subterranean necropolis comprised of a mile (1.5 kilometers) of tunnels with sepulchers for interring the dead. Further details

 

Two Blue and White activists were lightly wounded after an unknown perpetrator opened fire with a BB gun during a party conference in Rehovot headed by number 2 on the Blue and White list MK Yair Lapid. Further details

 

The United States Embassy in Jerusalem on Thursday canceled a meeting that was scheduled to take place in Ramallah between Palestinian business people and the embassy’s commercial attaché after widespread pressure from the Palestinian public. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Zehut Chairman Moshe Feiglin officially announced Thursday they will run together in the upcoming elections under a special agreement. Further details

 

The tiny Pacific island of Nauru has become the latest country to recognize Jerusalem as “Israel's” capital, following in the footsteps of a number of countries, with the U.S. at their head. Further details

 

Yisrael Beytenu Chairman Avigdor Liberman has met with senior Likud officials to discuss replacing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as party leader if he fails to secure a 61-member bloc in the Knesset after the September 17 elections, Ynet has learned. Further details

 

 The Jerusalem Post:

“Israel” will apply sovereignty to all West Bank settlements, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday morning as he celebrated the first day of school with first graders in the Elkana settlement. Further details

 

The United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Geneva expressed rare criticism over the Palestinian Authority’s hate speech in school textbooks and in its media, and voiced concern regarding the use of racist language by state officials. Further details

 

 The “IDF” has canceled a large-scale exercise, as well as transitioning in its new spokesperson, as tensions remain high along the northern border with Lebanon after Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah warned that retaliation is “inevitable.” Further details

 

On May 26, 2018, children at the Dar al Huda kindergarten in Gaza took part in a graduation ceremony that “included the mock killing and kidnapping of Israelis while dressed as Palestinian Islamic Jihad combatants”, according to NGO Monitor. Further details

 

Yamina Knesset candidate Naftali Bennett came out in favor of immunity from prosecution for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night, joining the leaders of the other right-wing parties that would make up a right-wing coalition should Netanyahu win the election. Further details

 

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman slammed Union of Right-wing Parties (URP) members, Education Minister Rafi Peretz and MK Bezalel Smotrich, on Saturday afternoon in a Facebook post saying that they are part of a "messianic phenomenon" for which the state will pay "a very heavy price." Further details

 

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz will have enough support in the September 17 election to obtain a “blocking majority” needed to prevent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from forming the next government, high ranking sources in Blue and White said this week. Further details

 

In a historic announcement, Joint List head Ayman Odeh recently said he may join a coalition formed by Blue and White leader Benny Gantz under certain circumstances. Further details

 

The new school year in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem comes amid growing concern among Palestinians over the fate of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, which operates hundreds of schools and provides educational programs to hundreds of thousands of students. Further details

 

The Palestinian Authority called for an Arab boycott of Honduras in protest of next week’s inauguration of that country’s diplomatic mission in Jerusalem. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday vowed to extend “Jewish sovereignty” to all settlements in the West Bank — a move tantamount to annexation — seeking to shore up right-wing support some two weeks ahead of the September 17 Knesset elections. Further details

 

The Palestinian Authority has reportedly begun the process of issuing building permits to all areas of the West Bank — even those where Israel maintains security and administrative control. Further details

 

Police shut down a soccer tournament for Palestinian families in East Jerusalem on Saturday for the second time this month, claiming the event was sponsored by the Palestinian Authority. Further details

 

The United Nation’s anti-racism committee criticized Palestinian authorities in a Thursday report, calling on the “State of Palestine” to act against “racist hate speech and hate crimes,” including incitement to violence against Israelis and Jews. Further details

 

In a surprise move, Qatar’s envoy to the Gaza Strip announced Sunday his government would cut its funding for fuel shipments to Gaza, needed to power the enclave’s lone power station, by half, Palestinian media reported Sunday. Further details

 

A Palestinian man reportedly died of wounds sustained from Israeli gunfire during clashes Friday in the Gaza Strip. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night stepped up his attacks on Channel 12 over its coverage of the criminal cases he is a suspect in, taking aim at the channel’s owners and senior executives. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday called on Israelis to boycott Channel 12 and its owner Keshet for its role in producing the HBO series “Our Boys,” which the premier called “anti-Semitic.” Further details

 

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez arrived in Israel late Saturday night for a diplomatic visit that will include the inauguration of a “diplomatic office” in Jerusalem. Further details

 

An upscale restaurant in Ramallah backed out of hosting a lunch meeting between the US Embassy’s commercial attache and Palestinian businesspeople earlier this week, according to both an activist and a businessman who said he was invited to the lunch. Further details

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