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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (September 22, 2019)
Alray International Media Watch
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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:

The Joint List will make a historic decision as to whether it will recommend Blue and White leader Benny Gantz for prime minister in its meeting with President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday. Further details

 

Ankara hosted a pro-Palestinian conference last week that featured radical Islamists who urged the obliteration of the Jewish state and advocated the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions campaign targeting “Israel”. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority officials said on Saturday that they are hoping to persuade donor countries to continue their financial contributions to the United Nations Work and Relief Agency for Palestinian Refugees. Further details

 

The Central Election Committee (CEC) announced around 1:30 a.m. Friday the “almost final” results of the elections. The results confirmed the latest results reported, giving Benny Gantz’s Blue and White 33 seats and Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud 31 seats. Further details

 

The Health, Labor and Education ministries announced last week that they will launch a "terminology course" for Arab students who studied medicine abroad. Further details

 

US Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt discussed the Trump administration’s pending peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when he met Friday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Further details

 

Joint List party leader Ayman Odeh wrote on Twitter on Saturday that the "crime epidemic in Arab society" must be stopped after Ibrahim a-Sa'di and Bian Bashkar-Dalya were murdered during a wedding in the Bedouin town of Basmat Tab'un in northern “Israel” on Saturday morning. Further details

 

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman insisted that he would not join a narrow government of the Left or Right, and committed again to the establishment of a national-unity government of Blue and White, the Likud and his own party. Further details

 

Ultra-Orthodox MKs from United Torah Judaism will ask the leading rabbi in the community this evening whether or not they can join a government with long-time persona non grata and Blue and White co-chairman Yair Lapid. Further details

 

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz is taking steps to ensure that he will receive the first mandate from President Reuven Rivlin to form the next government in time for consultations with the president that start Sunday, sources in Blue and White said on Thursday night. Further details

 

The ultra-Orthodox Shas Party is now willing to join a coalition with long-time bête noire of the ultra-Orthodox parties, Blue and White co-chairman Yair Lapid. Further details

 

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman said on Thursday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer to Blue and White leader Benny Gantz that he form a government with Likud and the rest of the right-wing and ultra-Orthodox parties was a deceptive trick designed to lead to new elections. Further details

 

Yedioth Ahronoth:

President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday will begin consultations with the party leaders in an effort to nominate a prime minister who will be tasked with forming government after no clear winner emerged following last week's elections. Further details

 

Reacting to “Israel’s” election results, Palestinian leaders do not believe the next government will work to promote positive change for the Palestinians. 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

 

Prominent Palestinian activist and co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Omar Barghouti, has been denied a visa to enter the UK, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) organization announced. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

Maher Hanna has struggled to find a way to bring a Palestinian man from the Gaza Strip to a court in Israel to testify in his trial of his client Mohammed Halabi. Further details

 

 “Israel’s” army raided the offices of a prominent Palestinian NGO early Thursday, its director said, in an operation Amnesty International said aimed to “crush peaceful activism.” Further details

 

A founder of the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel will be unable to speak at an event at the UK Labour Party’s upcoming annual conference due to his visa request being delayed. Further details

 

Over 8,000 Palestinians took part in weekly protests along the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel on Friday afternoon. Further details

 

The Joint List alliance of Arab-majority parties will reportedly on Sunday present a list of demands to the Blue and White party as conditions for recommending Benny Gantz as the next prime minister, although, despite talks, the centrist party has not yet made any commitments in return. Further details

 

The Blue and White party has established a secret back channel to communicate with the Joint List in an effort to convince the primarily Arab slate to recommend Benny Gantz be tasked with forming the next government, Channel 13 reported Saturday night. Further details

 

Ahead of recommendations to the president about about who should potentially lead the next government, former prime minister Ehud Barak, who ran unsuccessfully with the Democratic Camp party, on Sunday slammed likely coalition kingmaker Yisrael Beytenu chief Avigdor Liberman as “the opposite of a liberal” and accused him of playing the political field to obtain the premiership for himself. Further details

 

The Joint List, a primarily Arab Israeli political alliance, met Saturday in an attempt to decide whether to back Blue and White leader MK Benny Gantz as prime minister, but failed to reach a decision. Further details

 

President Reuven Rivlin will begin consultations with the newly elected Knesset factions on Sunday in order to decide who to task with forming a government after last week’s election left neither Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud nor Benny Gantz’s Blue and White with a clear path to a majority coalition. Further details

 

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh has ordered senior members of the Gaza-based “terror group” not to publicly comment on rare protests held in Egypt Friday against President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. Further details

 

The outgoing US envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, on Friday penned an op-ed marking his resignation from the position expressing his regrets about stalled peace efforts and his hopes for future progress. Further details

 

“Israel’s” army raided the offices of a prominent Palestinian NGO early Thursday, its director said, in an operation Amnesty International said aimed to “crush peaceful activism.” Further details

 

A founder of the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel will be unable to speak at an event at the UK Labour Party’s upcoming annual conference due to his visa request being delayed. Further details

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