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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (September 12, 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:

Russia warned on Wednesday that Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge to annex the West Bank's Jordan Valley could escalate tensions as the Israeli prime minister geared up to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's last-minute vow to annex the Jordan Valley if re-elected next week has sparked Arab condemnation and injected the Palestinians into a political campaign that had almost entirely ignored them. Further details

 

Israel" has issued an administrative order banning a settler from entering the northern West Bank," including his home on the settlement of Yitzhar, for three months. Further details

 

The Arab world has denounced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex a large swathe of the West Bank, if he wins the closely contested elections that are less than a week away. Further details

 

A rocket fired from Gaza struck the garden of a family home in Hof Ashkeon Regional Council on Wednesday afternoon, during a fresh barrage from the Strip. Minor damage was reported to the home, and there were no injuries. Further details

 

A scuffle broke out on the floor of “Israel's” parliament on Wednesday when the head of the Joint List of Arab parties, MK Ayman Odeh, shoved his camera phone close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's face during a row over plans to install cameras in polling stations on Election Day next week, prompting Likud MKs to step in to push him away. Further details

 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pledge to annex the heart of the West Bank if he wins re-election next week could inflame the Middle East and extinguish any remaining Palestinian hope of establishing a separate state. Further details

 

Yisrael Beytenu Chairman MK Avigdor Liberman said Wednesday that he believes Netanyahu will win the upcoming elections and establish a narrow right-wing government with "the haredim and the messianics". Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was rushed to safety Tuesday night as rocket alert sirens blared in the southern city of Ashdod as he was giving an election campaign speech. Further details

 

There has been a spike in Jewish settlement construction in east Jerusalem since President Donald Trump took office in 2017, along with strong evidence of decades of systematic discrimination illustrated by a huge gap in the number of construction permits granted to Jewish and Palestinian residents, according to new data published by The Associated Press on Thursday. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed on Thursday morning that his own internal polls indicate that he will not win the September 17 election. Further details

 

Likud spokesperson Jonathan Urich received a subpoena from the head of the election committee, Judge Hanan Melcer, on Wednesday, following inaccurate statements he gave to the committee ahead of Benjamin Netanyahu's press conference about extending Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley. Further details

 

“IDF” fighters and aircraft attacked several “terrorist” targets at a military compound belonging to the Hamas “terror” organization in the northern Gaza Strip, confirmed an “IDF” spokesperson on Wednesday night. Further details

 

An “IDF” tank attacked a Hamas post in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday after three rockets were fired from Gaza, setting off rocket-warning sirens in Yad Mordechai and Netiv Ha’asara in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council in southern Israel on Wednesday afternoon, according to the “IDF”. Further details

 

Jason Greenblatt, the resigning US special envoy to the Middle East, says he is standing behind the decisions of the peace team and wouldn’t change any of the administration’s significant decisions regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Further details

 

In a widely televised news conference, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intent to annex the Jordan Valley and West Bank settlements directly if he retains his post following the Sept. 17 elections. Further details

 

Yamina Party leader Ayelet Shaked said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is purposefully trying to weaken the right-wing union and take its voters, and that if he succeeds he will establish a government with the Blue and White Party instead of with the right wing. Further details

 

The father of Avraham Mengistu, the Israeli Ethiopian man who is being held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip, on Wednesday appealed to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to help establish the whereabouts of his son. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu distanced himself on Wednesday from a message sent by his Facebook page that called on voters to avoid a left-wing government of “Arabs who want to destroy us all – women, children and men – and allow a nuclear Iran that will kill us.” Further details

 

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein had Joint List leader Ayman Odeh forcibly removed from the Knesset chamber on Wednesday during a debate before a vote on the bill that would have allowed cameras to film polling stations, according to KAN news. Further details

 

A spokesperson for the United Nations secretary-general stated on Tuesday that if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to follow through with his promise to extend Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley, the move would not have any international legal effect. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said “Israel” would likely be forced to go to war in Gaza in the near future following spiraling tensions on the southern front in recent weeks. Further details

 

The Hamas “terror group” on Wednesday gloated over a rocket attack the night before which forced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to interrupt a live broadcast of a campaign speech while he took cover, saying the missiles had struck at the heart of “Israel” and shaken its image. Further details

 

The “Israel Defense Forces” launched a series of  airstrikes on the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, just hours after “terrorists” fired two rockets at the southern cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was holding an election rally. Further details

 

Facebook on Thursday announced it was suspending a chatbot operated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official page for violating hate speech policies, after a message spread by his campaign warned that Arab Israeli politicians “want to annihilate us all.” Further details

 

It sounds like a screenplay for a movie: According to the “Israel Defense Forces”, the Jewish state is operating a spy in a very senior position in an Arab state — without his even knowing he is providing invaluable intelligence to “Israel”. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he planned to declare immediate sovereignty over the Jordan Valley but was warned by the attorney general that he did not have the authority to do so unless or until he formed a new government after elections. Further details

 

UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex the Jordan Valley and settlements in the West Bank if reelected would violate international law. Further details

 

In the Jordan Valley in the West Bank, Israeli settlers are celebrating after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans to annex the region. Further details

 

Russia warned Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pledge to extend Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley could escalate tensions, as the Israeli premier geared up to hold talks with President Vladimir Putin. Further details

 

The speaker of Jordan’s lower house of parliament said Wednesday a pledge by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex a key part of the West Bank if re-elected could put the peace treaty with Israel" “at stake.” Further details"

 

Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah “terror group” on Wednesday blamed Gulf countries for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election pledge to extend Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that he will submit for cabinet approval a proposal to retroactively legalize a wildcat outpost in the Jordan Valley, a day after he vowed to annex the entire area if he wins next week’s election. Further details

 

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman this week hosted an Israeli Christian leader in Jeddah, where the two discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Further details

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