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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (September 19, 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:

After most votes were counted, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud has not been able to match or increase support in traditional Likud strongholds. Further details

 

President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday that he has not spoken with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about an election he described as close, adding "our relationship is with “Israel”." Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Israel had two choices in the wake of the elections a day earlier - his continued leadership or a "dangerous" government that would apparently be headed by former "IDF" chief Benny Gantz. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday canceled his trip for next week’s UN General Assembly, where he was supposed to give a speech. Further details

 

The chairman of the Joint List of Arab parties, Ayman Odeh, said Wednesday that he may recommend Blue and White leader Benny Gantz as the next prime minister when he meets with President Reuven Rivlin. Further details

 

After an apparent election setback, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said early Wednesday that he would seek the formation of a new "Zionist" government that excludes Arab parties. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

US President Donald Trump made a brief comment Wednesday about the Israeli elections deadlock, saying "our relationship is with “Israel”," as opposed to with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Further details

 

According to Channel 13, 94.4% of the votes from Tuesday's elections have already been counted, Blue and White stands at 32 seats and Likud at 31 seats, with Blue and White leading by a narrow margin. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will push for Blue and White to join a national-unity government led by him, sources close to Netanyahu said Wednesday, following a meeting of the Likud faction at Jerusalem’s Orient Hotel. Further details

 

In a down and dirty campaign, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cannibalized the Right, declared that Israeli-Arabs are the enemy of the state – and came up short at the ballot box. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Wednesday that if he does not form the next government, “Israel” would be led by a coalition reliant on the Joint Arab List. Further details

 

A large majority of Palestinians rejects Mahmoud Abbas’s presidency and believes that large scale corruption exists in the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority. Further details

 

Palestinians did not conceal their joy at the results of Tuesday’s election, particularly over what they perceive as “the severe blow” dealt to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party. Further details

 

Israeli security personnel shot a Palestinian woman who “tried to stab them” at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, Israeli police said, and Palestinian officials said she died of her injury. Further details

 

The city of Dortmund’s jury for the Nelly Sachs literature prize pulled the plug on its award for a British-Pakistani author on Wednesday because she supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting the Jewish state. Further details

 

The Right cannot form a coalition and there should be as a unity government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday morning, asking Blue and White leader Benny Gantz to meet. Further details

 

140 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons entered the 9th day of hunger strikes in protest against the decision by the Israel Prison Service (IPS) to not remove jamming devices, according to Palestinian Safa News. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

Benny Gantz’s Blue and White centrist party has opened a two-seat lead over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud, according to updated voting results Thursday morning from the Central Election Committee. Further details

 

Right-wing and ultra-Orthodox political leaders rallied around Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday, agreeing to present a united front ahead of coalition talks after they jointly came up short of winning enough seats in Tuesday’s elections to form a new majority government. Further details

 

US President Donald Trump appeared to distance himself from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday as the Israeli leader battled for his political survival after a tight election left him short of a Knesset majority. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said Wednesday he would not travel to New York for the UN’s annual General Assembly next week after failing to secure sufficient support in elections to form a new government with his right-wing political allies. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday he would be against a new Israeli government led by Benjamin Netanyahu, after elections left Netanyahu tied with his main challenger and raised the prospect of negotiations to build a unity government. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh on Tuesday indicated he saw no significant difference between the two candidates for Israeli prime minister. Further details

 

Despite last month’s receipt from Israel of funds it owed, the Palestinian Authority still faces a financing gap that could top $1.8 billion, the World Bank said Thursday. Further details

 

Joint List MK Ahmad Tibi on Wednesday dryly thanked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for galvanizing the Arab vote, linking the higher than usual turnout to the prime minister’s attempts to suppress the minority vote and demonize them. Further details

 

The Joint List campaign on Wednesday said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fiery rhetoric against Arab voters backfired wildly, driving up turnout considerably after the Arab-majority alliance used the premier’s anti-Arab statements to whip up political support. Further details

 

Voter turnout among Arab Israelis rose significantly on Tuesday as compared to the last national elections on April 9, when fewer than half of Arab voters cast ballots. Further details

 

The leader of the Joint List, a primarily Arab Israeli political alliance, said Wednesday he could give his backing to Blue and White leader MK Benny Gantz to form a coalition and become prime minister. Further details

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